Crafting Education Centers
If you can find time to take a maker’s course at a local college, community center, museum, or arts center, fantastic! Many of us, though, only really find ourselves with free time on vacation. Of course, many of these education centers offer one- or two-day workshops or events that can become the centerpiece of your family holiday.
ACC’s roundup list – We’ve posted before about this amazing ongoing list of places all over the map that offer education in crafting techniques and appreciation. This link from the American Craft Council is a gold mine!
Penland School of Craft (Penland, NC) – a reader favorite for instruction for makers, by makers.
Touchland Center for Crafts (Farmington, PA) – a beloved community resource with weekend events designed specifically for destination crafters.
Arbutus Folk School (Olympia, WA) – A crafter’s campus in the Pacific Northwest for everything from Japanese calligraphy to group fiddle classes.
Crafting Education Academy (Melbourne, FL) – A staggering curriculum of opportunities for enrichment in the South.
Associated Builders and Contracters Registered Apprenticeship Programs – For those who want to take their love of handwork and turn it into a career, these apprenticeships can be a gateway to a new life.