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The Masters Program - Marc Adams School of Woodworking

Our Masters Designation

Michael Fortune once told me that the only way to better yourself is to take classes and study from those who are experts at what they do. I agree! It's possible to learn more in one week from a "Master" woodworker than you could learn in years by your own experience. MASW has such a strong teacher base, along with so many driven students, that it only makes sense to incorporate some type of curriculum that can direct students toward a well-rounded woodworking experience.

Recommended Class Order for the Masters

We are often asked what the most logical path through the different required workshops is to complete the MASW Masters program. Although classes can be taken in any order, we suggest that students start with either the Joinery or Handskills class and proceed with the other as your second class. Design or Finishing should be the third and fourth choices. The fifth through eighth workshops can be any of the technique workshops such as: Turning, Carving, Veneering/Marquetry or Chair Making and the final workshop should be the Apprenticeship class. We especially recommend saving the Apprenticeship class be the final workshop. This order will be the best way to build a sound foundation of woodworking where one class will build skills for the next class.

Curriculum Requirements

(FULL-WEEK CLASSES ONLY)

  1. Joinery
  2. Finishing
  3. Veneering or Marquetry
  4. Design
  5. Carving
  6. Chair Making
  7. Turning
  8. Elective, Any other Full-Week Class (Recommended: Handskills with Stephen Proctor, required in 2019)
  9. The Two-Week Apprenticeship Class

Masters Classes at MASW