A typical day for students includes a combination of classroom instruction, hands-on experience, and personalized learning. We believe each student’s education is maximized by working at their own pace, in conjunction with a structured learning environment. Each student is assigned their own personal workbench. Work interaction between students is highly encouraged.
Several unique disciplines of woodworking are incorporated into each course. Gilding, antique restoration and repair, and carving techniques are all part of the advanced curriculum.
|8:45am||Workshop Opens. Tool sharpening and maintenance.|
|9:00am||Prepare for classroom instruction.|
|9:15am||Daily lecture on furniture history, design, and business.|
|9:45am||Daily bench skill instruction and demonstration.|
|10:30am||Work on bench skills.|
|1.30pm||Student project design and construction.|
|4.30pm||End of daily instruction.|
|5:00-8:00pm||Woodworking School will be open 1-2 nights a week for informal work on projects|
Every student at the Charleston Woodworking School will be asked to adhere to certain professional values that make an outstanding woodworker. Please see these expectations under the “Furniture School Values” tab on this website.