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
Waterford Craft School in the age of COVID-19
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 WHO, CDC, and local health official recommendations, making adjustments as necessary. Should we have to cancel a class, workshop, or camp due to the pandemic, you will have the option of transferring into a different class, applying your payment to a gift card for use on a future one, or receiving a full refund.

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AGE POLICY

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

DISCOUNTS

MEMBERS ONLY: Members of the Waterford Foundation are eligible for a $25 discount of any one-day or multi-day class. Use code MEM-2020-WCS at checkout.

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

CANCELLATION POLICY

Students who cancel at least 30 days in advance of the first day of class will receive a 100% refund, including the Materials Fee. Cancellations made within 30 days of the first day of class will incur a cancellation fee of 50% of the Class Tuition. 0% of the Materials Fee will be refunded. 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 Gift Certificate in lieu of a refund.

“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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MEMBER DISCOUNT

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Foundation members receive a $25 discount on a class.

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COVID-19 Response Statements

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), the Virginia Department of Health (http://www.vdh.virginia.gov/surveillance-and-investigation/novel-coronavirus/) and the Centers for Disease Control (https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/index.html).

Updates regarding Foundation events will be posted on social media and our website and will be communicated as quickly as possible.

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