Most of our classes do a great job of accommodating different skill levels- accessible enough for beginners, but also able to meet the needs of more experienced students. But each year, a few weeks in January are set aside specifically for advanced students. These classes give students the opportunity to intensively work with top instructors and maybe explore a different aspect of their craft.

It’s a treat to see (and hear and taste!) the work that’s produced during Advanced Weeks. Some of the classes included Bowie Knives with Jim Batson and Chuck Patrick, Artisan Bread Baking with Patryk Battle, Three-dimensional Copper Enameling with Sean Alton, Woodworking: Four-drawer Dresser with Gary Pichon, Advanced Hammered Dulcimer with Ken Kolodner, and Spinning Lavish Luxury Yarns with Patsy Zawistoski.

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Internediate to Advanced Chip Carving with Wayne Barton

Seamless, Nuno-felted Jacket with Linda Veilleux