Workshops and Classes

taught by Clint Chase, in Saco, Maine and other locals

Clint Chase was one of the absolute best instructors I’ve had here in my 17 years of taking courses at the school
— WoodenBoat School graduate and alum

Class Line up for late 2019 and 2020

Please note, we are entertaining an idea to offer the Build your own Compass Skiff and Echo Bay Dory Skiff together in the same week, same place sometime in 2020! You could choose one or bring two teams and build both! Please contact me ad keep in touch!

For me, the greatest takeaway from the class is the confidence in myself to make my project successful. Having helped build a boat under your guidance was a great experience. I loved the shop, felt really comfortable moving around, felt like I was working in a friends space. For Dave and I your teaching style was excellent. You gave us the information needed, then let us work. We were able to figure things out for ourselves, but you were still always willing to come guide us as needed.
— Ben, student from Intro to Boatbuilding 2018

It is always a joy for me to hear how much students learn and take away from their classes with me. It is all about spreading the joy of building and making something completely new from a pile of wood. And it is exciting to see the same deep satisfaction and feeling of accomplishment in others as they gain confidence and competence! Join me at my shop and other locations and learn, grow, and celebrate small boats!

Never stop learning, always try to do better, strive for perfection and always have fun doing it!