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Classes & Events: Late Winter - Summer 2018

As you look over the classes for this year, keep in mind we always will leave space for private classes for individuals or groups.

March 24-25

Northeast Woodworkers Association in Saratoga Springs, NY
Always a great show! We'll have a new boat on display.

April 7, 8

Build a Willow-Ribbed Canoe

Spend a week-end in Waitsfield, VT, learning how to soak then bend willow into what the Irish called "couples," the doubled willow rods that form the boat's ribs. Building this craft you will find yourself in the ancient place where basketry and boatbuilding meet. For more details, See Willow Boats on this website. To register go to www.yestermorrow.org .

May 21-25

Build Your Own Solo or Tandem Double Paddle Canoe

Spend a week at our home location in Sheffield, MA, in the beautiful Berkshires of western Massachusetts. For more details, contact us at 413-229-2549 or at hemlockgrange@earthlink.net. Cost: from $1,145 to $1,500.

June 22-24

The WoodenBoat Show in Mystic, CT
This is the best place to appreciate gorgeous wooden boats and to see the Berkshire Boat Building School's latest craft. If you have not been to the show, check out www.mysticseaport.org/event/the-woodenboat-show/

July 22-28

Build Your Own Tandem/Solo Double Paddle Canoe

Spend a week in Brooklin, ME at the famous WoodenBoat School, located on one of the most beautiful spots on the Maine coast. Visit www.woodenboat.com for details and registration.