Gain the craftsmanship and design skills you need to successfully launch your woodworking career. Our accomplished faculty and thorough programs will equip you with fine woodworking and design skills that will prepare you to be an entrepreneur or employee in the wood products industry. Join the growing list of VWS alumni who are creating a life in craftsmanship and design.
Create a life in craftsmanship and design.
Enroll in summer, fall or spring semester. Stay for six, nine or fifteen weeks. Re-enroll for up to four semesters.
College degree options and GI Bill eligible.
6 week - August 26 to October 4 - $3,900
9 week - August 26 to November 1 - $5,850
15 week - August 26 to December 19 - 7,800
6 week - January 21 to March 9 - $3,900
9 week - January 21 to March 30 - $5,850
15 week - January 21 to May- 7,800
Our Community Workshops vary in length from two days to two weeks. Come try out woodworking in one of our introductory classes, or if you are an experienced woodworker, come hone in on a skill in an advanced class.
All community classes begin at 9 am and end at 4 pm.
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Meet the students who come to VWS to create a life in craftsmanship and design.
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We are a fine woodworking and furniture-design trade school offering education in the tradition of the apprenticeship in the Green Mountains in Vermont. We are located in a three-story, historic barn turned modern woodworking facility with 40 benches for the students studying in VWS's Immersion Program and Northern Vermont University's degree programs at VWS. We also offer many woodworking intensives and workshops. The master craftsmen and women who instruct here teach extensive furniture-making techniques and give exposure to the variety of paths and careers in the woodworking industry. Perhaps you found us because you are looking for a craft school, trade school or vocational school. Our student body is made up of people who are interested in launching a career or business in furniture-making; looking for a gap-year experience; or very serious about launching their woodworking hobby. Contact us to find out more about our range of programs.