JOIN THE GROWING LIST OF VWS ALUMNI THAT ARE CREATING A LIFE IN CRAFTSMANSHIP AND DESIGN
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THE VWS IMMERSION PROGRAM
The VWS Immersion Program is a full-time, furniture design and craftsmanship education program. We accept new students at several points throughout the year. Students may enroll for a minimum of four weeks and can extend for up to two two academic years.
In the tradition of the apprenticeship, students spend full days in the wood shop with access to the guidance of professional furniture-makers and woodworkers. Students learn the basics, then take on increasingly challenging woodworking and furniture-making projects of their own design.
CHOOSE THE LENGTH OF PROGRAM THAT IS RIGHT FOR YOU
Enroll on a weekly or semester basis. Enroll for a minimum of four weeks or enroll for one semester an stay for up to two years
Now accepting registrations for summer, fall, winter and spring with the following start dates:
Students who pursue weekly or semester-based education will enter or flexible design-build program. Students who choose to join our Design-Build Program will have the opportunity to build a project of their own choosing, on a schedule that works for them, under the mentorship and guidance of Vermont Woodworking School's master craftspeople.
The Design-Build Program is offered on a week-by-week basis. Upon arrival, students receive an introduction to our woodworking machines and machine safety course, and may also opt in to a series of introductory workshops including sharpening, hand-joinery, hand-cut dovetails, turning, finishing, and basic furniture-making.
After learning the basics, students begin the satisfaction of bringing their ideas from concept to completion. Students come up with a project concept that inspires and excites them, and with faculty support, they'll learn how to draft, design and improve that concept; then actually build, finish and present their completed piece. Along the way, our skilled teachers provide demonstrations of both traditional and innovative woodworking techniques that students of any level can attend. Each Friday, students and faculty will participate in the design-critique process to support and encourage each other to bring forward their best work.
Students may enroll in our Design-Build Program on any of the above dates this summer or fall. Students are expected to enroll for a minimum of four weeks and may stay enrolled for up to two years. Each week in the Program is $550 and includes use of basic tools and an introductory materials kit.
For students who want to make a longer-term commitment to their education at Vermont Woodworking School, we are still enrolling on a semester and multi-year basis in the Immersion Program and in Northern Vermont University's Associate of Arts and Bachelor of Fine Arts in Fine Wodoworking and Furniture Design. Fall semester for these students officially begins on August 18th, 2020.
Please contact Carina Driscoll, Co-Founder and Director, to ask questions and/or follow up on your registration.
*scholarships & assistantships awarded to 15 week program participants*