Learn the craft of woodworking from expert instructors. Build projects for both art and function. This program works for all levels. The small class size allows instructors to give individual attention to each student.
Trees and Tools
The Wilders Woodshop covers the foundations of traditional woodworking. Understand types of wood and principles for selection, sectioning, splitting, and shaping. Delve into both rough and fine carving. Learn about finishing and preservation. Develop skills of tool safety, sharpening, and handling. Start and complete individual learning projects that cultivate your woodcraft skills.
Apprentices work together as part of a powerful learning team. They connect with like-minded peers while building authentic skills and sharing a deep relationship with nature. This is not just a club, this can be a life-long path of study in traditional crafts.
How it works
Mentoring Weekends Apprentices attend one monthly training day from September to May. They get hands-on experience with expert mentors. See below for class schedule.
Skills Evenings & Open Archery Range There are also learning opportunities every week. Apprentices and their family get free admission to our Skills Evenings (every Thursday) and our Open Archery Range (every Thursday, Friday, Saturday). For Open Forges, apprentices get a a reduced rate in material fees.
- September - May
- This program runs September to May with optional family events.
- 9 woodworking Days
- One Saturday every month, 9 AM - 4:30 PM. See below for class schedule.
Attend Skills Evenings (Thursday) or Open Archery Range (Thursday, Friday, Saturday) anytime. The option of over 200 more hours of program time for the entire family at no additional cost.