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Waterford Craft School Home2019-10-08T18:49:08+00:00

Learn to make by hand

In the historic village of Waterford

The Waterford Craft School seeks to preserve traditional methods used in craft and building arts through hands-on immersive instruction. We encourage participants to learn make-by-hand skills by offering classes to the public that are taught by experts in their fields.

The Waterford Craft School serves the educational mission of the Waterford Foundation and works with the Waterford Fair to provide opportunities for artisans to demonstrate and teach while for students to experience and learn.

Waterford Craft School Class features:

Hands-on instruction
Crafts & Building Arts
Ages 18 and up
Varying class lengths
Lunch included

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DISCOUNTS

Classes are eligible for Early Bird* and Member** discounts. Find the promotional codes in your cart after you choose your class. 

*Early bird discounts expire 60 days before the start of class.

**You must be a member of the Waterford Foundation to use the Member discount. To become a member, add the Membership to your cart at checkout.

Note: Only one discount code can be applied per transaction. Discounts are not offered on mini classes.

2019-10-10T16:48:43+00:00

Handwoven Rag Rug Creation

 
Appalachian rag-rug weaving incorporated various strips of fabric to create colorful and one-of-a-kind textiles. In this class, students will create their own table runner, small rug, and/or placemats. Handwoven Rag Rug Creation is a multi-day workshop. May 1-3, 2020

2019-10-10T14:05:01+00:00

Introduction to Hand-Woven Cane

Learn the history, origin, and preservation of woven seats, how to prepare the materials to be used and what size cane to use. The chair seat itself will be the “loom” with holes drilled around the frame for the cane to be woven through. Learn the six steps in the process and leave with a finished product.
April 4-5, 2020

“This course was exactly what I hope it would be. I learned A LOT.”

STUDENT, INTRO TO LIME MORTAR

“Allen was outstanding – clear, knowledgeable, understandable, interesting.”

STUDENT, INTRO TO LIME MORTAR

“Wonderful course content. Gave us all hope that we will be able to repair our windows.”

STUDENT, REPAIR & RESTORATION OF WINDOWS

“It was exactly what I hoped to learn – and I am now not at all dissuaded to tackle my own windows.”

STUDENT, REPAIR & RESTORATION OF WINDOWS

“Karen Wychock was friendly, helpful, skilled basket maker. I liked the small class with personal attention.”

STUDENT, A GATHERING, SHAKER BASKET WEAVING

“Great lunch both days. Facility was clean and open. A lot of room.”

STUDENT, A GATHERING, SHAKER BASKET WEAVING
Caroline Twigg

Become an Instructor

Join us as we aim to preserve handmade crafts such as quilting, weaving, pottery, furniture-making, basket weaving, and blacksmithing by educating the next generation of artisans. Classes in building arts are also encouraged, such as traditional construction methods, old and historic building restoration, and adaptive reuse.

Class space provided  – Space appropriate for your specific class is provided for you in Waterford.

No administrative tasks  – The Waterford Craft School handles all registrations and administrative tasks.

Lunch is provided  – The Waterford Craft School provides lunch for students & instructors allowing you to concentrate on teaching.

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Foundation members receive a $25 discount on a class.

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