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

Fall Teaching Vs the Corona Virus

Update 7/26/2020

Deb and I with much thought have decided to postpone our canvas workshops for the fall. With the Corona Virus it is not safe for our students or us. We will re-evaluate opening up for the winter half of our teaching season in some capacity, possibly on an individual basis. We will be working on our custom fabrications and getting all the workbooks redone for when we can welcome students again. As always, we are available to help and answer questions, students or not. Additionally, we will be posting more free helpful advice and photos in our Fabrication Center on Facebook. Our Goal is to advance the wonderful marine canvas trade!  Stay safe, Mark & Deb

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

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)