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Degree-Granting Opportunity

Fine Furniture Immersion Program Vermont Wood­work­ing School

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The Vermont Wood­work­ing School Immer­sion Program is a full-time furni­ture design and wood­work­ing educa­tion program. We’re the perfect place for you to begin build­ing a life in craft.

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Students enroll at Vermont Wood­work­ing School to immerse them­selves in the chal­leng­ing pursuit of fine wood­work­ing. When you choose to come to VWS, you join a rigor­ous, support­ive, and creative commu­nity of wood­work­ers. Here, you gain access to skilled crafts­peo­ple who are excited to share their knowl­edge of both wood­work­ing skills and furni­ture design. Classes run through­out the day and the shop is open after hours and on the week­ends for added time to hone your craft. Over the course of four semes­ters, you’ll learn how to design and build wooden furni­ture using tradi­tional hand tools, modern machin­ery, and contemporary techniques.

At VWS you’ll learn how to cut joinery by hand, from bridle joints to compound angle dove­tails. You’ll become confi­dent using machines large and small. You’ll learn to build a drawer, hang a door, bend wood, and cut joinery. You’ll design your dream furni­ture and gain all the skills you need to create heir­loom furni­ture. We look forward to teaching you.

We accept new students for our Spring, Summer, and Fall semes­ters through­out the year. No wood­work­ing expe­ri­ence is neces­sary to apply. We’re looking for hard-working, creative, and dedi­cated people who are excited about start­ing a career in wood­work­ing. Students may enroll for a minimum of 9‑weeks and can stay for up to two and a half academic years.


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