The Shelburne Craft School believes that working with one’s hands is an essential part of a well-rounded life. We offer opportunities to learn, teach, and develop as artists, artisans, and professionals. The school serves over 1500 people a year and trains adults in craft making, for personal enrichment or as a step towards becoming professional artisans.
In addition to classes, we offer individual instruction and residency programs.
VISITING GROUP FIELD TRIPS: Structured one to two hour experiences for groups of students to explore the Craft School’s offerings in clay, wood shop, glass, metal or fine art. Let us help you customize an experience to your group and/or curricular needs. Click HERE to find out more.
COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS: We can work with any group to build a series of classes at the Craft School and/or off-site, utilizing our skilled faculty, materials and equipment to meet individual needs.
Woodworker-in-Residence: The Woodworker-in-Residence Program provides an incubating environment for emerging woodworkers with the goal of beginning their own woodworking business. By providing affordable shop access, joint marketing and sales opportunities, and an entrepreneurial environment, the program provides participants an opportunity to develop their portfolio, client base, and business model.
Community Renter Program: The Community Renter Program promotes the craft of woodworking by providing affordable shop access to experienced woodworkers in the local community. Admission is granted on a first-come, first-serve basis, with a waiting list of qualified applicants.
CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE WOODSHOP PROGRAM