Marc Adams School of Woodworking The Premier Woodworking School in North America

Welcome to the Marc Adams School of Woodworking

Our 24th year has been a extraordinary season and we have plenty of classes still to go before we wrap the season on November 3rd. Even so, it's not too early to look back on our year so far and give thanks for all the knowledge, experience, and fellowship that have already made this our best season yet!

Matthew Hill at the LatheMarc Adams Instructs His ClassCutting Classical Legs on the Bandsaw

Most importantly, we are proud to provide another banner year for our students as they actively pursue their passion for the best woodworking instruction. With over 3000 classes under our belt and our newly expanded, state-of-the-art 40,000 square foot facility at the ready we can't wait to begin telling you about what is in store during our 25th anniversary year.

Here are some of the things we are most thankful for...

The enthusiasm that each and every one of our instructors brings for the craft as a whole, and to their particular specialties, is a bounty that has become the bedrock of our school. That they are willing to openly share the skills they've spent decades acquiring is a gift beyond measure! Instructors, we salute you!

Instructor Helping a StudentLearning to Cut MarquetryThe environment that is created when you mix talented instructors with groups of eager students in an hands-on facility with all the right stuff can be absolutely electric–even in the hand tool classes! The free flow of information and hands-on practice means that everybody leaves a better woodworker than they were when they arrived!

Most of all, we are thankful for each and everyone of you. Each year it's a privilege to help you discover that spark, that new technique, that design that develops and blooms over the course of the week–and beyond.

We are truly humbled to be a part of your woodworking vision.

And the best part is that we aren't even close to being done yet!

Next season is going to be even bigger and even better than anything we've ever done–and that's saying something. With well over 200 classes on our docket and many brand new instructors, our 2018 season is literally going to re-define what woodworking education in North America is all about.

Design WorkComplicated InlayOff-Center Turning

Be sure to check back in November to see our 25th anniversary in all its glory or bookmark our Available Classes page to learn about it as soon as possible.


Craftsman May Be Lying To You

By Scott Grove

The last time Scott Grove taught at the school, he shared this presentation, prepared for the TEDxFlour City Talks, during our Tuesday Night slide shows. In it, Scott addresses the rise of technologically driven production methods and its relation to our definition of traditional, hands-on craftmanship. Ultimately, he asks us to consider just what hand-made means in the 21st century and how do we communicate that our customers. It generated lots of discussion that week and we felt it important to share it with all of you. Enjoy!

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