WoodenBoat School 2013 Course Schedule
WELCOME to our 2013 season, our 33rd year of offering courses designed around the arts of boatbuilding, woodworking, sailing, and related crafts. I encourage you to take some time and browse through our Website carefully. There’s plenty of information provided–course descriptions, registration fees, faculty bios, an application, and lots more. If you have questions, contact us and we’ll be glad to answer them.
We’ve added several new courses this year:
- The Catboat — The pleasures of a distinct American sailing craft.
- Knowing Your Boat — Do-it-yourself maintenance vs. hiring a professional.
- Building The Arctic Tern — Epoxy-glued lapstrake plywood construction of a new Iain Oughtred design.
- Building the Penobscot 13 — Glued lapstrake construction of a beautiful plywood daysailer.
- Building the Adirondack Guideboat — Lore, legend, use, and construction of a classic small craft.
- Boatbuilding & Woodworking Jigs — Designing and creating useful jigs and boatbuilding aids.
- Making Wood Tools — The art of making traditional woodworking tools.
- Small Boat Repairs — Figuring out what’s wrong and how to fix it.
- Building Half Models — The practice and pleasure of carving half models.
- Build Your Own Shellback Dinghy or Nutshell Pram - Build an ideal dinghy in one busy, satisfying, and fun week.
- Carving Waterfowl — Learn shallow relief carving along with decorative decoy techniques.
- What Shape is She In — A detailed study of boats.
- The Marlinspike Sailor — Functional and decorative knots and ropework.
- Marine Painting and Varnishing — The art and science of finishing prep work to final coat.
- Island Magic — The art of seeing and sharing through writing, drawing, and photography.
- Painting the Downeast Coast in Oils — A comprehensive approach to understanding how to see and paint the Maine coast.
The total experience was something hard to put into words. The idea of learning about wooden boatbuilding is quite an old-fashioned thing, but to be in that environment with all the natural beauty of Maine where so much relates to boats gave such a feeling to all the students. It really is hard to describe but it is something that I will highly value and reflect upon for a lifetime. Thanks.