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 40 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 or browse our Workshop Photo Page. We hope you choose us for your training. Cheers! Mark & Deb

Updated 6/27/20

Deb and I are still searching for a way forward with our classes this fall. We want to keep our students and ourselves as safe as possible from the virus. At this point having four students from different parts of the country does not sound like a safe thing to do. Our shop is small and would be impossible with hands on to social distance. We are working on various possible alternatives. Final decision will be made soon. Thanks, Mark & Deb

Basic Workshop ($1,250 3-Days)

Oct. 2 - 4, 2019 (Concluded)
Nov. 6 - 8, 2019 (Concluded)
Dec. 4 - 6, 2019 (Concluded)
Feb. 5 - 7, 2020 (Concluded)
March 23 - 25, 2020 (Postponed)

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

Oct. 7 - 10, 2019 (Concluded)

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

Feb. 10 - 13, 2020 (Concluded)
Feb. 24 - 27, 2020 (Concluded)

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

Nov 18 - 20, 2019 (Concluded)

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

March 16 - 18, 2020 (Concluded)

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

Oct. 15 - 18, 2019 (Concluded)

Sail Pack Workshop ($1,600 4-Days)

March 9 - 12, 2020 (Concluded)

Cushion Workshop ($1,050 2-Days)

Nov. 21 - 22, 2019 (Concluded)
Dec. 12 - 13, 2019 (Concluded)

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

March 5 - 6, 2020 (Concluded)

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

January 16th, 2020 (Concluded)

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