Heritage Crafts School

Teaching and Preserving Heritage Crafts & Trades

About the school

The Waterford Heritage Crafts School seeks to teach and preserve heritage crafts and trades by offering classes to the public taught by experts in each field.

Classes will vary each session but will include topics such as quilting, weaving, pottery, furniture-making, basket weaving and blacksmithing.

Classes in building arts will also be provided including traditional construction methods, old and historic building restoration, and adaptive reuse.

Classes will include 12 hours of instruction over two days (Saturday-Sunday) and includes lunch each day. Course material will be designed for students ages 18 and up. Classes will be held in the Waterford National Historic Landmark either in or around Waterford Foundation buildings.

Interested in teaching at the Heritage Crafts School in 2018? See the Instructor page for more info. 

2017 Class Information

Dates

Session 3: June 3-4
Session 4: July 8-9

Schedule

2 days of instruction.
Lunch included.
Saturday 9-12, 1-5
Sunday 9-2

Pricing

$175 per class.
Additional materials fee if applicable.
Discounts available for early registration and members.
Read the policies.

2017 Classes

Session 3: June 3-4
Introduction to Lime Mortar

Learn the history, manufacturing methods, and correct uses of lime mortar...
Materials Fee: None
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Window Restoration

Help preserve the Second Street School while learning how to restore original...
Materials Fee: None
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Beginning Rug Hooking

Learn the basics and get started. You will learn about color planning...
Materials Fee: $50
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Session 4: July 8-9
Splint Seat Weaving

Learn to weave a chair seat with ½” splint in a herringbone design followed by...
Materials Fee:$20
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American Rug Making

Students will be introduced to four American rug making tools that are...
Materials Fee: $40
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Shaker Mix – Apple Baskets

Weaving over a wood mold, in the manner of the Shakers, class will weave two...
Materials Fee: $45
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Applique Quilting

This workshop will present the art of quilting using traditional methods...
Materials Fee: $45
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Beginning Weaving

This will be a start to finish weaving class on a 4 shaft floor loom. You will start by...
Materials Fee: $15
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Herbal Medicine Cabinet

An introduction to herbs easily grown in your garden or that might already be there: known as weeds. Learn the basics of …
Materials Fee: $40
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