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Photos of actual Hood Canvas jobs, students train on a large model in-shop

2019-2020 Workshop Schedule & Prices

From Sept through March every year Mark and Deb teach small “boutique” canvas training workshops with just four students per class. No other canvas school offers the individual attention, advanced fabrication techniques and years of experience in the trade that we do.

The marine canvas trade is inexpensive in terms of investment and very rewarding. Many of our students set up shops in their basement, garage or barn to keep overhead down, retail space is not a requirement.

We limit our class size to four students, so every student gets our individual attention with two teachers in every workshop. You will learn with highly qualified teachers with 35 years of experience. This level of experience is hard to come by in our trade. We frequently update this page, so be sure to check back often for new workshop dates and status updates. We care about all our students and want them to succeed in the trade by producing quality fabrications. Please take the time to contact any of our past students on our Class Testimonial Page. We hope you choose us for your training.

Updated 7/21/19

New Classes:
Two Step Bimini Enclosure Workshop
Advanced Cushion Workshop
Advanced Sewing Machine Workshop

Students may now sign up for any of the winter classes added. Excited to annouce two new classes this year. Our Two Step Bimini Enclosure Workshop offers up a variation in which we teach you to fabricate a bimini with enclosure in two steps instead of one. In our Advanced Cushion Workshop every student will pattern, fabricate and take home a compartment knee lift cushion. The Advanced Sewing Machine Workshop will be held at Sloan Machinery in Salem, NH. It is limited to eight students and very hands-on. Sam Sloan will cover all aspects of repairing the machines we use every day.

Cheers! Mark & Deb

Basic Workshop ($1,250 3-Days)

Oct. 2 - 4, 2019 (Sorry, full)
Nov. 6 - 8, 2019 (4-spots available)
Dec. 4 - 6, 2019 (4-spots available)
Feb. 5 - 7, 2020 (4-spots available)

Bimini Enclosure Workshop ($1,550 4-Days)

Oct. 7 - 10, 2019 (2-spots available)
Nov. 11 - 14, 2019 (3-spots available)

Two Step Bimini Enclosure Workshop ($1,550 4-Days) NEW

Feb. 10 - 13, 2020 (3-spots available)
Feb. 24 - 27, 2020 (4-spots available)

Pattern Angles Workshop ($1,400 3-Days)

Nov 18 - 20, 2019 (Sorry, full)

Navy Top Workshop ($1,400 3-Days)

Dec. 9 - 11, 2019 (4-spots available)

Hardtop Enclosure Workshop ($1,600 3-Days)

March 16 - 18, 2020 (3-spots available)
March 23 - 25, 2020 (3-spots available)

California Dodger Workshop ($1,650 4-Days)

Oct. 15 - 18, 2019 (Sorry, full)

Traditional Dodger Workshop ($1,650 4-Days)

Oct. 22 - 25, 2019 (4-spots available)

Cushion Workshop ($1,050 2-Days)

Nov. 21 - 22, 2019 (Sorry, full)
Dec. 12 - 13, 2019 (3-spots available)

Advanced Cushion Workshop ($1,050 2-Days) NEW

March 5 - 6, 2020 (3-spots available)
March 9 - 10, 2020 (4-spots available)

Advanced Sewing Machine Workshop ($449 1-Day) NEW

January 16th, 2020 (2-spots available)

Private Training ($1,150/day at our shop)