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 3/20/19
New Fall 2019 Workshop Schedule
We will be adding our Winter 2020 workshop schedule soon

Students may now sign up for this falls new and exciting teaching season. This is not a completed schedule as more workshop dates will be added along with some new workshops we are working on now for winter 2020. Hardtop Track to Track Workshop date not yet posted has two spots left. We fabricate using Makrolon and Stamoid Open. As in previous years our Basic and Bimini Enclosure Workshops are all back-to-back to save on travel expenses for students that wish to attend both. In addition our dodger workshops are back-to-back for students that wish to attend both.

Cheers! Mark & Deb

Basic Workshop ($1,250 3-Days)

Oct. 2 - 4, 2019 (1-spot available)
Nov. 6 - 8, 2019 (4-spots available)
Dec. 4 - 6, 2019 (4-spots available)

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

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

(Date will be added soon)

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

Oct. 15 - 18, 2019 (4-spots available)

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

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

Cushion Workshop ($1,050 2-Days)

Nov. 21 - 22, 2019 (2-spots available)

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