Learn to make by hand

In the historic village of Waterford

The Waterford Craft School offers immersive, one- and two- day heritage craft classes, mini-workshops, and 5-day summer camps. Connecting master instructors and students together in a preserved 19th century village setting.

The Waterford Craft School is a program of the Waterford Foundation and serves its educational mission, working with the Waterford Fair to provide opportunities for artisans to demonstrate and teach & for students to experience and learn.

Waterford Craft School classes feature:

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

COVID-19 Update
During times of crisis, making something by hand can be a calming experience and a source of inspiration, even for our youngest learners. We continue to monitor CDC and local health official recommendations, making adjustments as necessary.

Loudoun County transmission is considered low transmission by the CDC (3/1/2022).

The staff and Board of the Waterford Foundation are closely monitoring the recommendations of the Loudoun County Department of Health (https://www.loudoun.gov/5307/Coronavirus) and the Centers for Disease Control (https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/index.html).

Updates regarding Foundation events will be communicated as quickly as possible.

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AGE POLICY

All classes are for students 18 years and above unless otherwise stated in the class description.

REFUND POLICY

For students who register directly with the Waterford Craft School: Students who cancel at least 30 days in advance of the first day of class will receive a 100% refund, including the Materials Fee, less a $25 cancellation fee. Students who cancel between 30 and 7 days from the first day of class will receive refund of 50% of the Class Tuition, less a $25 cancellation fee. 0% of the Materials Fee will be refunded. No refunds will be issued for cancellations made within 7 days of the start of the class and no-shows.

If a student cancels within 30 days of the first day of class due to the direct effect of COVID-19, 100% of Tuition will be refunded and 0% of the Materials Fee will be refunded. Students may opt to receive a tuition credit in lieu of a refund.

Students who register for Waterford Craft School classes through Loudoun County PRCS must request refunds through PRCS and follow PRCS refund procedures.

“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, woodworking, basket weaving, and more 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.

If you are interested in becoming an instructor, please contact Lisa Kovatch at [email protected] or 540-882-3018.

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