Resources

Financial Aid

The Center has limited funds available for direct loan to students in the Nine-month Comprehensive students. These are private loans directly from the Center.

Amount

  • Loans are limited to a maximum of $11,000 per student.

Terms

  • Loans are amortized over a five-year term at 6% interest, payable in monthly installments
  • The first payment is due after the class ends, on July 1, 201p.
  • Loans require a qualified co-signor.

Application Deadline

  • Loan applications will be considered on a rolling basis as long as there are still funds available.

Application Materials

  • Please contact Student Services Manager Dorrie Higbee at 207-594-5611 or dorrie@woodschool.org for application materials.

Veterans Benefits

The Center for Furniture Craftsmanship's  Turning IntensiveFurniture Intensive, and Nine-month Comprehensive programs are approved for the use of the Post-9/11 GI Bill® education benefits.

To confirm your eligibility for benefits, call the Veteran's Administration at 888-442-4551 or complete the VONAPP (Veterans on-line application for benefits).

Links to veterans affairs information

The Post-9/11 GI-Bill
Veterans on-line application for benefits application

Our Application Process

For the Furniture and Turning Intensives, all students are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. See registration page for registration procedures, fees and deposits.

For the Nine-month Comprehensive, GI Bill beneficiaries should follow our standard application procedure, which can be found here.

To begin receiving your benefits, please forward a copy of your VA letter of eligibility to Dorrie Higbee at the Center for Furniture Craftsmanship.

The best way to discover if the school is the right fit for you is to visit. Tour the facilities, meet others who are interested in the school, ask questions, and learn more about the school and the admissions process. We also welcome calls and e-mails. Write to cfc@woodschool.org or call 207-594-5611.

 

Refund policy for GI Bill Beneficiaries

The Center for Furniture Craftsmanship will provide a pro-rata refund of tuition for any student using the GI Bill (GI Bill Beneficiary) who chooses to withdraw from the course prior to the end date. The student must notify a certifying official at the Center, in writing, of the date of withdrawal. The refund is calculated based on the number of full instruction days remaining in the program after the receipt of this notification or after the actual date of withdrawal, whichever occurs later.

Standards of Academic Progress

Programs are pass/fail. Students are continually evaluated and provided with feedback by instructors. While all efforts are made by our staff to ensure student success, we reserve the right to academically dismiss students who are not meeting minimum standards for participation or safety. Students who are academically dismissed may not reapply for admission. 

Credit for Prior Learning

In accordance with the requirements of 38 US Code, Section 3676(c)(4),the institution maintains a written record of the previous education and training of the eligible person and clearly indicates that appropriate credit has been given by the institution for previous education and training, with the training period shortened proportionately and the eligible person so notified. However, given the unitary curricular structure of our programs, it is unlikely that prior credit would be awarded. 

GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government website at http://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill.

 

 

Contact Us

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Center for Furniture Craftsmanship

 

25 Mill Street
Rockport, Maine 04856
cfc@woodschool.org
ph: 207-594-5611
fax: 207-594-7511

Please submit the information below or visit our staff directory.

NOTE: If you are experiencing any difficulties using the above form, simply send us your message via e-mail at cfc@woodschool.org or call us at 207-594-5611

 

 

 

 

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Our instructors are professional furniture makers with exceptional technical expertise and generous teaching skills, who have demonstrated significant engagement with issues of design. Faculty come from across the United States, England, Canada, New Zealand, and Australia.

In order to provide every student with ample individual attention, enrollments are generally limited to 12 students per course, served by two or more full-time instructors and support staff.


 

 

 

 

 

 

John Beaver

Sawn and Sculpted Bowls website

Bruce Beeken

Nine-Month Comprehensive website 

Jonathan Brower

Basic Woodworking website

Warren Carpenter

Live-edge Bowls website

Tom Caspar

The Unplugged Woodshop  

Erik Curtis

Basic Woodworking

website

Asher Dunn

Design Studio

website
Aaron Fedarko

Nine-Month Comprehensive

Twelve-week Furniture Intensive

website
Adrian Ferrazzutti

Twelve-week Furniture Intensive

Mastering Veneered Boxes

website
Peter Fleming
Curvature  
Linden Frederick Nine-Month Comprehensive website
Mark Gardner Twelve-week Turning Intensive website
Stephen Gleasner

Introduction to Turning

Community Classes

 
Keith Gotschall

Turning for Beginners

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Garett Hack Precision with Handtools website
Reed Hansuld Chair Making website
David Haig Curvature website
Owain Harris Basic Woodworking website
Beth Ireland

Learn To Turn

Twelve-week Turning Intensive

Nine-Month Comprehensive

Community Classes

website
Mark Juliana

Basic Woodworking

Just Joinery

Twelve-week Furniture Intensive

Community Classes

 
Sarah Kay

Nine-Month Comprehensive

website
Steven Kennard

Turned and Sculpted Boxes

website
Yuri Kobayashi

Twelve-week Furniture Intensive

website
Silas Kopf

Marquetry

Community Classes

website
Peter Korn

Basic Woodworking

website
Kenneth Kortemeier

Community Classes

website
Aled Lewis Nine-Month Comprehensive website
Jim Macdonald

Nine-Month Comprehensive

website
Teri Masaschi

Hand-applied Finishes

Finishing from A to Z

website
Austin Matheson

Twelve-week Furniture Intensive

website
Mary May Introduction to Relief Carving website 
Mason McBrien

Next Steps in Furniture Making

Just Joinery

Twelve-week Furniture Intensive

Nine-Month Comprehensive

Community Classes

 
Brian Persico

Bow Making

website
Isabella Pierson

Really Basic Woodworking

website
Chris Pye

Next Steps in Carving I

Next Steps in Carving II

website
Robert Randall

Classic Carving

website
Brian Reid

Twelve-week Furniture Intensive

website 
Adam Rogers
Chair Making  
Tim Rousseau

Cabinets and Casepieces

Twelve-week Furniture Intensive

Nine-Month Comprehensive

website
Dino Sanchez

Twelve-week Turning Intensive

website
Craig Satterlee

Basic Woodworking

 
Valdemar Skov

Nine-Month Comprehensive

website
Ian Stewart Nine-Month Comprehensive  
Al Stirt

Twelve-week Turning Intensive

website
Ken Wise

Community Classes

 website

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