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

2018-2019 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 8/6/18

Posted below is our new schedule for the fall. Students may now sign up. Early classes are starting to fill up, so do not wait to avoid disappointment. 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. We now have two dodger classes so we can include more information on each style. Those that want to make high quality bow dodgers on Center Console Power Boats will want to attend the Traditional Dodger Workshop as that information will be included and the fabrication methods are almost identical. Our new Pattern Angles Workshop and Canvas Bag Workshops were a huge hit when introduced last year and we are sure they will be this year as well.

Cheers! Mark & Deb

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

Oct. 29 - 31, 2018 (Call for Availability, date could change)

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

Jan. 28 - 30, 2019 (4 spots available)
March 27 - 29, 2019 (4 spots available)

Basic Workshop ($1,250 3-Days)

Oct. 3 - 5, 2018 (1 spot available)
Nov. 7 - 9, 2018 (2 spots available)
Nov. 28 - 30, 2018 (Sorry, full)
Feb. 6 - 8, 2019 (3 spots available)
March 6 - 8, 2019 (4 spots available)

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

Oct. 8 - 11, 2018 (Sorry, full)
Dec. 3 - 6, 2018 (Sorry, full)
Feb. 11 - 14, 2019 (4 spots available)
March 11 - 14, 2019 (4 spots available)

Hardtop Enclosure Workshop ($1,450 3-Days)

Feb. 27 - March 1, 2019 (2 spots available)

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

Oct. 16 - 19, 2018 (1 spot available)

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

Oct. 22 - 25, 2018 (1 spot available)

Cushion Workshop ($1,050 2-Days)

Nov. 1 - 2, 2018 (Sorry, full)

Canvas Bag Workshop ($1,050 2-Days)

Dec. 10 - 11, 2018 (2 spots available)

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