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
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:
Northeastern Woodworkers Association Fiske Fund offers up to $1000 each year; preference is given to residents of the Northeastern US region.
Timber Framers Guild offers scholarships to Guild members to attend timber framing courses and Guild events (conferences, workshops).
Berkshire Woodworkers Guild gives preference to applicants from Berkshire (MA) County and the surrounding region, but anyone may apply.
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