Two weekly events are scheduled during the Workshop season, from June to October.
- On Monday evenings we meet for dessert and a faculty slide show at 7:00 p.m. (Temporarily suspended until further notice)
- On Wednesday evenings we hold a potluck class dinner and croquet tournament, starting at 6:00 p.m. (Thursday evenings, in the event of rain on Wednesday)
Family and friends are welcome at both events.
Participants must be at least 18 years old. Every course description indicates the appropriate experience level for participation. If you have any questions, please call. For the Workshops and Intensives, admission is first-come, first-served. Applications are required for the Nine-month Comprehensive and Fellowships.
- Courses begin at 9:00 a.m. on Mondays and end on Fridays at 5:00 p.m.
- Instruction is offered weekdays from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. We break for lunch from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m.
- The workshop buildings are open to students around the clock during their courses, with certain restrictions on machine use.
Participants may purchase lumber and sandpaper at the Center for their furniture projects or may bring their own. We stock ash, cherry, maple, white oak, walnut, and poplar at normal retail prices. For courses where everyone uses identical materials—such as All About Finishing, Ornamental Carving, and Learn to Turn—a supply fee will be charged to cover the costs of shared materials. Upon registration, each student is sent a supply list which indicates the approximate supply fee, along with a list of tools to bring to the workshop.
College credit for courses taken at the Center for Furniture Craftsmanship is available through the University of Southern Maine. The number of credits is determined by the duration of the course and you must successfully meet the specific educational goals required. To apply for college credit contact:
Office of Prior Learning Assessment
253 Luther Bonney Hall, USM
Portland, Maine 04104
No dogs or other pets are permitted on campus. The only exceptions are services animals, as defined by the Americans with Disabilites Act.
Read the full pet policy.
Smoking & E-cigarette Use
Smoking and e-cigarette use are permitted on campus only in designated outdoor areas.
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Usually, participants fly into Portland (a 1½-hour drive away). It is also possible to fly into Knox County/Rockland Airport (15 minutes away), Boston (3½ hours) or Bangor (1¾ hours). Automobile rentals are available at all airports.