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Woodworking Apprenticeship

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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.

The Apprenticeship

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.

Tuition for Woodworking Immersion

Monthly Payment Plan $50 deposit, then nine monthly payments of $110 (total $995)
Full Payment $995, reserve your place with a $50 deposit. 

Family Discount
A 10% discount is available for siblings registering together.
Returning Apprentice
Returning Apprentices get a tuition discount based on year of attendance.
Discounts cannot be combined. Contact Us to learn more.


We offer limited scholarship awards for those families who may need financial assistance in attending the apprenticeship program. For more information Contact Us.


All programs occur at Trackers Earth Portland - 4617 SE Milwaukie Avenue, Portland, Oregon.

This program comes with...

  • Skill building weekends once a month - monthly weekend days
  • Mentoring with expert instructors at Trackers
  • Skills Evenings, free every Thursday
  • Open Archery Range, free every Thursday, Friday or Saturday

Class Schedule

When signing up for Woodworking Apprenticeship be sure your child can make most of the weekends.

*Do to group size limits we do not allow switching between schedules

Grade 5-12 Woodworking Apprenticeship: 

Schedule A

September 9, 2017
Field Day
October 7, 2017
Field Day
November 4, 2017
Field Day
December 9, 2017
Optional Holiday Party
January 13, 2018
Field Day
February 3, 2018
Field Day
March 3, 2018
Field Day
April 7, 2018
Field Day
May 5, 2018
Field Day
June 2, 2018
Graduation Celebration