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Woodworking Apprenticeship

Learn in our Woodworking Studio!
Apprentice with the our expert Woodworkers.
A school-year program that teaches skills 1 weekend-a-month.


Learn the craft of woodworking from expert instructors. Handcraft projects for both art and function. Develop the foundations of traditional woodworking through the following:

Craftsmanship & Art Combine form with function to produce beautiful handmade art and woodcraft. Master traditional styles to integrate into your own designs. Use what you build in your family home and daily life.

Tool Use & Shop Safety Apprentice in our studio workshop under the guidance of expert educators. Learn to safely use a wide array of high quality hand tools. Develop responsibility while helping to keep our shared shop organized.

Stewardship & Harvest Journey to the forest to harvest your material. Focus on sustainability and stewardship for the health of the woodland. Use the tools in your pack to fell and process your raw materials.

Our Apprenticeship Mentors are experienced educators teaching authentic skills. They are facilitators of thoughtful growth through the power of nature and community.

How It Works

Apprentice Training Weekends 1 Saturday or Sunday a month, Fall - Spring
At our Monthly Training Weekends, Apprentices join a team of friends learning from expert Mentors. For flexibility, we offer many schedule options–see below for dates.

Graduation Day May, 1 day
Parents and family join Apprentices and Teachers for a community celebration of what we learned.

Optional Community & Family Events Dates Vary
Apprentices and immediate family get free admission to Archery Range and Community Events.


Reserve your place with a $50 non-refundable deposit. The remaining tuition is 9 monthly payments of $105 (total $995). First payment is due September 10. We will contact you after you register to set up your Payment Plan.

Family Discount 10% discount is available for siblings registering together.
Returning Apprentice Discount based on consecutive years attended.
Scholarships Limited scholarship awards are available for families in need. Contact Us.

Discounts and scholarships cannot be combined.


Drop-off SE Portland Headquarters - 4617 SE Milwaukie Avenue, Portland, Oregon
On occasional weekends we take field trips to learn about and practice ethical harvesting of materials.

Choose Your Schedule

Single Day - Training Weekends 8 Woodshop Days + Graduation Studio Day

When choosing a schedule, be sure your child can make all or most of the weekends; Due to group size limits, we do not allow switching between schedules. Please Note Many schedules fill quickly, so choose soon after registration.

Schedule Options

Single Day Grade 4-8 Schedule D

  • September 22, 2019 Studio Day
  • October 20, 2019 Studio Day
  • November 10, 2019 Studio Day
  • January 19, 2020 Studio Day
  • February 9, 2020 Studio Day
  • March 8, 2020 Studio Day
  • April 19, 2020 Studio Day
  • May 3, 2020 Studio Day
  • May 16, 2019 Graduation

Single Day Grade 4-8 Schedule E

  • September 28, 2019 Studio Day
  • October 26, 2019 Studio Day
  • November 16, 2019 Studio Day
  • January 26, 2020 Studio Day
  • February 15, 2019 Studio Day
  • March 14, 2019 Studio Day
  • April 26, 2019 Studio Day
  • May 2, 2019 Studio Day
  • May 16, 2019 Graduation