The

Masters

Program

The MASW Masters program is the most recognizable and credible woodworking certificate program in America. To date, there have been almost 500 people complete the program—which is incredible!

MASW is not a project school, but rather a technique school. With our diversity of workshops, it’s possible to put together a curriculum with mainstream topics taught by the best craftspeople of modern time. Workshops are balanced throughout the year to help fit your busy lifestyle. Simply choose dates, instructors and specific topics that best suit your needs. Time is not a factor; you can work at your own pace.

Recommended Order for The Masters

It is suggested that students start with either the Joinery or Handskills class as one of their first two workshops. Design or Finishing should be the third and fourth choices. The remaining workshops can be any of the technique workshops such as Turning, Carving, Veneering/Marquetry, any Elective or Chair Making and the final workshop should be the Apprenticeship class. This order will be the best way to build a sound foundation of woodworking where one class will build skills for the next class. (Please note that classes from other schools are not transferable.)

These 15 “Masters” from 11 different states have taken a combined total of over 240 classes at the MASW. I have watched all of them grow and mature as confident woodworkers. We have become good friends, and my life is enriched by having known them. I look forward to their return in the future, maybe someday as teachers. - MA

Jim Pinto, CA

Ralph Tack, NC

Kris Ingmanson, IL

Tom Litz, OK

Ray McCabe, IL

Mark Ortiz, IN

David Longaker, IL

Michael Teele, FL

Earl Togerson, ND

Frank Sturgeon, IN

Bob Gammage, FL

John Pryor, MO

Michael Brown, IA

Roger Haar, CO

Doug Snyder, TN

These 15 “Masters” from 11 different states have taken a combined total of over 240 classes at the MASW. I have watched all of them grow and mature as confident woodworkers. We have become good friends, and my life is enriched by having known them. I look forward to their return in the future, maybe someday as teachers. - MA

Jim Pinto, CA

Ralph Tack, NC

Kris Ingmanson, IL

Tom Litz, OK

Ray McCabe, IL

Mark Ortiz, IN

David Longaker, IL

Michael Teele, FL

Earl Togerson, ND

Frank Sturgeon, IN

Bob Gammage, FL

John Pryor, MO

Michael Brown, IA

Roger Haar, CO

Doug Snyder, TN

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A special note about our photos:

We have taken HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS of photos over the years of our students, instructors, and staff — during classes, after classes, and at various gatherings. Throughout this brochure and on our website, you will see many photos that were taken prior to the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic. Images of people without masks or not practicing social distancing were taken before the pandemic and before the safety practices were implemented. Please rest assured, we follow all of the safety precautions and guidelines mandated by our local and state health officials. Community means everything to us —we aim to provide a safe environment for all who teach and learn at MASW. If you have any questions or concerns regarding our practices, or would like more detailed information about the school’s health and safety guidelines, please do not hesitate to call or email us!