Adult Workshops

There’s always something new to make and experience at The Center for Wooden Boats.

BUILD A BOAT
Experience the joys of partaking in hands-on craftmaking by building a wooden boat! Specialized courses guide students through each step - with expert craftsmen at the helm.

LEARN A NEW SKILL
It’s never too late to take that wood shop class you’ve always wanted. At CWB, a variety of woodworking opportunities are available to you.

Boatshop Cabinets

Featured Projects

Chesapeake Light Craft Boatbuilding

CWB Kitten Project

Woodworking Unplugged


Boatbuilding Classes

CHESAPEAKE LIGHT CRAFT BOATBUILDING

In these week long classes students will be guided through the construction of one of the Chesapeake Light Craft kit boats.

BAIDARKA KAYAK BUILDING

Learn how to build your own skin-on-frame kayak, designed to fit your skill level and body type.

BUILDING SMALL LAPSTRAKE BOATS WITH ERIC HVALSOE

In this two-part series, famed designer and builder Eric Hvalsoe will build his 16’ combination sail/row lapstrake boat with students.

 

KITTEN BOATBUILDING PROJECT

Learn all the steps of building a boat through this module-based Kitten Boatbuilding Project!

 

Woodworking

WOODWORKING UNPLUGGED

Handtools Only! Learn how to use planers to smooth a surface, chisel with precision, and become adept with a Japanese hand saw.

INTRO TO VARNISHING

Learn how to repair and rehabilitate varnished surfaces that have been damaged by wear and tear or neglect.

BEGINNING WOODWORKING

This beginning woodworking class is for anyone interested in learning how to use basic wood-working tools skillfully and safely.

HALF HULL MODEL MAKING

In this class students will learn how to make their own half hull model of CWB’s classic Ted Geary designed R-class boat Pirate.

WOMEN’S WOODWORKING

This beginning woodworking class is for anyone interested in learning how to use basic wood-working tools skillfully and safely.