Maine Coast Traditional Arts Workshops features internationally award winning artisans who are known as teachers. This year (2021) we feature fine woodworking and carving classes ranging from 2 to 6 days. All skill levels, including complete beginners are welcome to many of the classes. Local hosts provide steep lodging discounts. Class sizes are small to maximize teacher interaction.
The owner, Wm. Francis Brown, is the premier carver of traditional Maine Bellamy eagles, folk and sign carver, and an award winning maker of period furniture:
2021 Class schedule
June 14-18, 2021 Alexander Grabovetskiy (from FL) – Classical Carving
June 19-21 Marty Leenhouts (from MN) – Chip Carving
July 5 – 9 Frank Strazza (TX) – Marquetry and Inlay
July 12 – 16 Mary May (SC) – Acanthus Carving ‘Deep Dive’
August 9 – 14 Matt Kenney (MA) – Make a Kumiko Tea Cabinet
September 13-18 Ray Journigan (VA) – Make & Carve the iconic John Elliott Chippendale
October 3-9 Alf Sharp (TN) – Make a Queen Anne Chair
Upcoming classes include nautical carving, Bellamy eagle carving, windsor chair making, traditional floor cloth, Nantucket baskets, leather bookbinding, folk painting, beginner woodworking, hand tools, plane making, Newport furniture making, furniture finishing, ladderback chairmaking, and more.