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Our 2018 courses are filling fast!
Please fill out our Request Form or call our office to get our latest brochure and updates as they occur. You may also call our office to get on the waiting list for any course that has filled, as there are sometimes cancellations.

The Heartwood School for the Homebuilding Crafts
2015 Course Registration

Below we present information about tuition and accommodations and a registration form for you to send along with your check.


  • Tuition fees for our one-week workshops are $700 per person or $1,300 per couple; the tuition for two-week courses is $1,350 per person or $2,500 per couple; the tuition for three-day courses is $450 per person or $825 per couple, except for Timber Grading, the tuition for which (payable through registration with the Timber Framers Guild only; see link below) is $600 per person, $1200 per couple; the tuition for two-day courses is $325 per person or $600 per couple, except for Concrete Countertops, the tuition for which is $400 per person, $750 per couple. Additional materials fees (if any as shown in the course description) are included in the fees below, unless they are optional, in which case we will contact you after receiving your deposit to determine your balance.
  • We prefer payment by check or money order, payable to Heartwood School, accompanied by a registration form. Alternately you may register and pay your course deposit by credit card through PayPal by clicking the order button on each course's webpage. We will then invoice you for the balance. A $200 deposit per person is required for the two-week course, a $100 deposit per person for all other workshops. A statement with balance due and other information will be sent to you upon receipt of your registration. The balance is due two weeks prior to the beginning of class. If we don't receive final payment by then, we will offer your place to someone on the waiting list.
  • All course deposits are refundable minus $50 up until four weeks prior to the class, after which it may be put toward another class during the same calendar year if you cancel.
  • The couples rate applies to two people using the same registration form and taking the same course. Invite family, friends, or colleagues to join you for a Heartwood course.
  • COURSE DISCOUNTS: Students taking more than one course in the same calendar year may deduct $50 per person from the tuition fee for the second course, and $100 per person from the tuition fee for the third and subsequent courses.


  • Local accommodations and meals (with the exception of weekday lunches) are arranged by students individually. There are several hotels, campgrounds and bed-and-breakfast houses nearby that offer special weekly rates for those attending Heartwood. Upon receipt of your registration, we will send you a list of housing options with prices and reservation information. You may also download a pdf list by clicking the "Where to Stay" icon at left.

For any questions regarding Heartwood programs, please call our office at 413-623-6677 on weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.



I (we) wish to register for the following courses (circle all that apply):

Course Name Dates Fee
(per person)
Fee (couple) Subtotal
Advanced SketchUpPro: Layout
Sept. 11-12
$ 325
$ 600
Art du Trait October 12-16
October 19-23
$ 700 (one-week)
$ 1350 (two-weeks)
$ 1300 (one week)
$ 2500 (two-weeks)
Build an Outdoor Earthen Bake Oven June 11-13 $ 450
$ 825
Build Your Own Country Windsor Chair
Sept. 8-12
$ 800$ 1,500 
Cabinetmaking April 27-May 1
Oct. 5-9
$ 700
$ 1,300
Carpentry for Women July 27-31
$ 700 $ 1,300  
Compound Joinery for Timber Framers Sept.14-18
$ 700 $ 1,300  
Comprehensive Homebuilding July 6-17
$ 1,350 $ 2,500  
Concrete Countertops
June 12-13
$ 400
$ 750
Converting Trees to Timber Aug. 3-7
$ 700 $ 1,300  
Country Woodcraft May 4-8
$ 700
$ 1,300
Finish Carpentry July 20-24
$ 700 $ 1,300  
Fundamentals of Woodworking April 20-24
Sept. 28-Oct. 2
$ 700
$ 1,300
Hip and Valley Roof Framing for Carpenters May 8-10 $ 450
$ 825
Scribed Timber Framing June 22-26 $ 700
$ 1,300
SketchUp for Timber Framers May 7-9
$ 450 $ 825  
Stairbuilding May 11-15
$ 700
$ 1,300
Tangent Handrailing Nov. 5-7
$ 450 $ 825  
Timber Frame Design
& Joinery Decisions
Sept. 8-10
$ 450 $ 825  
Timber Framing June 15-19
Aug. 10-14
$ 700
$ 1,300
Timber Grading April 13-15
Please register through the
Timber Framers Guild here.
Less any discount  
Less your deposit  



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DEPOSIT ENCLOSED ________________ AMOUNT DUE _____________

Print and send or fax this completed form with your deposit to Heartwood School, Johnson Hill Rd., Washington, MA 01223.


Heartwood School

Johnson Hill Road

Washington, MA 01223

Phone: 413 623-6677

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