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Woodworking & Carving Classes taught  by world-class instructors

                      OUR CLASSES

The Maine Coast Workshop is a small woodworking school located in the scenic coastal community of Camden, Maine, nestled in a scenic harbour on the Penobscot Bay. Our woodworking school focuses on traditional hand tool techniques taught by some of the most well-respected woodworking instructors in the world. Students of all abilities come to take woodworking & wood carving classes.  You'll enjoy wonderful camaraderie, a supportive environment, and you'll advance your skills more in one week than years on your own. 


2021  season  classes .....

Please note that the following classes are best suited for intermediate skill level and above: Matt Kenney tea cabinet, Ray Journigan Chippendale stool, Alf Sharp Chippendale chair. Familiarity with hand and power tools is a prerequisite.  Some students may not complete their projects.  if so, all project parts should be completed and ready for final assembly at home.


Payment options:

Pay full amount by clicking on the class of interest below, add to cart, and follow prompts (pay by PayPal)

To pay a deposit: 

     1.  Send the amount by PayPal to: or....

     2. We much prefer if you would pay by check via regular mail (PayPal fees are high).   Send to:  

           -Between May 26 & Oct 15, please mail to: Maine Coast Workshop, 27 High St, Camden, Maine  04843

           -Between October 15 & May 25 mail to:  Wm. Francis Brown, 411 Mt. Haven Dr., Forest, VA  24551 

Either way, please be sure to include the one-time registration fee of $55 and return the questionnaire.  You will be            notified prior to the class of any additional materials fees.   

For more detailed info on Payment and Registration, click here


Upcoming Classes:

  • Nantucket Baskets 

  • Make a Windsor Chair with Shawn Murphy - in 2022

  • Chippendale tall clock

  • Mike Pekovich - coming 2022

  • Finishing with Mike Mascielli - 2022

  • Make a classic workbench

  • Shaker Oval Boxes

  • Chester County spice box

  • Line-and-Berry inlay

  • Ladderback Chair with David Douyard

  • Make a Traditional 18th Century Floor Cloth

  • Green Woodworking - bowls, spoons, and more

  • Saw Sharpening with Matt Cianci

  • Sharpening Intensive weekends​​

  • Folk painting for furniture

  • More...

Because our classes are small I plan on continuing classes for the foreseeable future.

I want to let you know what steps we are taking to minimize the threat of the virus spreading and to ease your concerns. Maine is releasing most Covid restrictions on May 1 of this year. More Covid info here.


  • All classes will be limited in size.  Most will be 6-8 max. but as small as 5.

  • All classes are fully refundable if cancelled prior to 30 days before the start date.

  • All benches, machines, hand tools, and door handles are sanitized after each class.

  • We respectfully ask anyone not feeling well or with significant concern about the virus to wait til next year