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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
2018 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 $800 per person or $1500 per couple; the tuition for the four-week Timber Framing Intensive course is $2900 per person or $5400 per couple; the tuition for the two-day Concrete Countertops course is $425 per person, $800 per couple.
  • 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 $400 deposit per person is required for the four-week Timber Framing Intensive 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.
  • FINANCIAL AID: There are a number of organizations that offer scholarships and have funded Heartwood students in the past: The Northeastern Woodworkers Association Fiske Fund offers up to $1000 each year; preference is given to residents of the Northeastern US region. The Berkshire Woodworkers Guild gives preference to applicants from Berkshire (MA) County and the surrounding region, but anyone may apply. The Dumond Scholarship for the Arts was established to support students who are majoring in disciplines within the arts, including woodworking. The Allen Booth Craftsman Scholarship awards $500 for vocational education and our courses qualify. Application deadline July 31st.
          The Commonwealth of Massachusetts Workforce Training Fund (WTF) approves certain Heartwood courses for their Express Grants funding for MA employees of eligible companies. For more information, visit the Express Grants website here and search the "Training Directory" for our 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
Cruck Framing
April 30-May 4
$ 800
$ 1,500
Timber Framing Intensive June 4-29
$ 2,900
$ 5,400
The Basics of Building June 4-8
$ 800
$ 1,500
Timber Frame Design and Joinery Decisions June 11-15
$ 800 $ 1,500  
Scribed Timber Framing June 18-22 $ 800
$ 1,500
Roof Framing June 25-29
$ 800 $ 1,500  
Concrete Countertops
July 20-21
$ 425
$ 800
Timber Framing July 23-27
Aug. 20-24
$ 800
$ 1,500
Less any discount  
Less your deposit  



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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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