Course Schedule 2019

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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2019 Courses / Workshops

New Class for 2019, KNIFE MAKING,     May 8-10, 3 days, $450

Sorry Full: INTRODUCTION TO WOODWORKING - WOMEN ONLY May 13-17, 5 days, $850 Due to demand a new class has been added, check schedule 

BUILDING DRIFTWOOD FURNITURE                                                         May 22-24, 3 days, $450

HULL PLANKING & CAULKING                                                              May 27-31, 5 days, $850

MARINE VARNISHING & FINISHING                                                         Jun 3-5, 3 days, $450

New class for 2019, STRETCHING ART CANVAS June 7, 1 day, $150

BUILD YOUR OWN KAYAK, Price includes taking home your own Kayak    June 10-15, 6 days, $1,900 Note: Kayak class must be pre-booked at least 2 months in advance of program start date

WOODEN BLOCK BUILDING, MAKE A HANDY BILLY                            June 19-21, 3 days, $450

INTRODUCTION TO WOODWORKING - WOMEN ONLY This is a new scheduled class for 2019 June 24-28, 5 days, $850

BUILDING A HALF HULL MODEL                                                              July 2-5, 4 days, $700

TINY HOME INTERIORS & SHIP CABINETRY                                         July 8-12, 5 days, $850

DECK HATCH BUILDING                                                                             July 15-19, 5 days, $850


CUSTOM DOOR MAKING, FOR MARINE OR RESIDENTIAL               July/Aug 29-2, 5 days, $850

BUILDING DRIFTWOOD FURNITURE                                                        August 5-7, 3 days, $450

INTRODUCTION TO WOODWORKING                                                    August 12-16, 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 time all year round

GROUP TEACHING/LEARNING, TEAM BUILDING (if you get 3 or more people together) Can schedule 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.