Course Schedule 2020

Scheduled Courses at The Grove Woodworking School. Teaching boat interiors, cabinetry, into to woodworking, carving, deck hatches, door-making, finishing, lofting, planking and caulking. Gabriola Island, British Columbia. 

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2020 Courses / Workshops

KNIFE MAKING,     May 6-8, 3 days, $450

INTRODUCTION TO WOODWORKING - WOMEN ONLY May 11-15, 5 days, $850

BUILDING DRIFTWOOD FURNITURE                                                         May 20-22, 3 days, $450

HULL PLANKING & CAULKING                                                              May 25-29, 5 days, $850

MARINE VARNISHING & FINISHING                                                         Jun 1-3, 3 days, $450

STRETCHING ART CANVAS June 5, 1 day, $150

BUILD YOUR OWN KAYAK, Price includes taking home your own Kayak    June 8-13, 6 days, $1,900 Note: Kayak class must be pre-booked at least 2 months in advance of program start date

WOODEN BLOCK & PULLEY, MAKE A HANDY BILLY                            June 17-19, 3 days, $450

INTRODUCTION TO WOODWORKING - WOMEN ONLY June 22-26, 5 days, $850

HALF HULL MODEL BUILDING                                                          June 29 - July 2, 4 days, $700

TINY HOME INTERIORS & SHIP CABINETRY                                         July 6-10, 5 days, $850

DECK HATCH BUILDING                                                                             July 13-17, 5 days, $850

CARVING INTRODUCTION, FOR MARINE OR RESIDENTIAL            July 22-24, 3 days, $450

DOOR MAKING, FOR MARINE OR RESIDENTIAL               July 27-31, 5 days, $850

DRIFTWOOD FURNITURE BUILDING                                                        August 3-7, 3 days, $450

INTRODUCTION TO WOODWORKING, COED                                       August 10-14, 5 days, $850

HOW TO LOFT A BOAT HULL, This class is an on demand program and either taught one on one or as a scheduled group class; contact the school for more details. by the hour or a structured 5 days, $850

ONE ON ONE TEACHING/LEARNING                                                         Can schedule A time all year round

GROUP TEACHING/LEARNING, TEAM BUILDING, Schedule a class with 3 or more students: (Friends, Family or Group) can schedule a time all year round.

All courses run 8 hours daily.

Classes are kept small to allow for better one-on-one instruction. I recommend that you sign up early due to these small class sizes, in order to secure your spot.

Extra Classes

There will be some extra evening and weekend courses, workshops and lectures offered.  If they run they will be posted on the school website, news letter and Facebook page.

Half or full day potential workshops being considered:

  • Sail care, washing and small repairs

  • Splicing rope, three strand and double braid

  • Forge and metal work

  • How to use Sketch up

  • Sharpening and Tool Making

Should you have strong interest in any of those programs, please let us know, so we can consider including those to the existing schedule or planning a separate workshop.

We also offer programs for Groups, Company team development or Family get-togethers, which can be developed and run outside the regular program schedule.