Our campus comprises four buildings on 18 acres of meadow and woods along the Oyster River in Rockport, ME. Courses are held in the 4,200-square-foot Workshop Building and the 5,600-square-foot Satterlee Building. The Studio Fellowship Program is housed in the 6,800-squarefoot Thomas Miller Jackson Building, which also contains the Whittington Woodturing Studio and the Mattina Proctor Finishing Studio.
Each of these buildings has a bench room, a classroom, and a machine room. Bench rooms are outfitted with European-style workbenches, one per participant. Classrooms are furnished with tables and benches suitable to specialized activities such as drafting, carving, and finishing. Machine rooms are equipped with high-quality machinery of a scale appropriate to the advanced amateur and small professional shop.
Each machine room has full dust-collection and is furnished with 10" tablesaws, a 12" sliding tablesaw, 8" and 12" jointers, 12" and 15" thickness planers, 14" and 20" bandsaws, drill presses, a lathe, a shaper, a chopsaw, a scrollsaw, a slot mortiser, grinders, a stationary disc/belt sander, and an oscillating spindle sander. All facilities offer a plentiful assortment of hand tools and hand-held power tools for your use. The Woodturning Studio is equipped with twleve Oneway 1640 lathes. Also, there is a Shopbot PRS Alpha CNC for shared use in the Jackson Building.
The fourth building on campus is home to the Messler Gallery, the administrative office, and the Fine Woodworking Library, which houses a large collection of books, periodicals, and instructional DVDs. The reading area is comfortably furnished, and has two computers that provide internet access. There is free Wi-Fi throughout the campus.