Port Townsend School of Woodworking
Featured School: November 2020
Sixty miles northwest of Seattle, near the foothills of the Olympic National Park and across the water from British Columbia, the Port Townsend School of Woodworking continues carrying out its mission of inspiring a lifelong passion for craftsmanship in every one of their students. With two bench rooms and two machine rooms at Fort Worden State Park, PTSW delivers over 70 courses annually to about 500 students. Among their students, PTSW accommodates scholarship students and veterans using federal benefits.
Port Townsend Student Project
Port Townsend Student at Work
Port Townsend Student Project 2
Port Townsend Studio Projects
Port Townsend Student Glue Up Project
Port Townsend Outdoor Build
Courses range from weekend beginner courses to twelve-week, full-time intensives on furniture building and design. Masters of carpentry, carving, turning, and furniture making come from near and far to share their knowledge. One instructor and one teaching assistant for a maximum of 10 students means no student gets overlooked.
PTSW just launched their most ambitious schedule to date. 2021 is now open for registration and boasts an extended furniture track, a more diverse instructor roster than ever before, an eight-week Built Environment intensive, and an exciting list of course offerings. With options such as botanical sculpture, Greene & Greene and Krenov-style furniture courses, instrument making, and stereotomy, there’s something for every aspiring woodworker.