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Waterford Craft School Announces 2018 Schedule

New classes include traditional crafts and building arts

WATERFORD, Va. — The Waterford Craft School announces its 2018 schedule of classes, its largest offering yet. The Waterford Craft School seeks to teach and preserve traditional methods used in craft and building arts. Classes are targeted for those 18 and up who want to learn make-by-hand skills from traditional crafts such as basketry, fabric arts, building arts and more in historic Waterford, Virginia.

The 2018 sessions include one and two-day sessions. One-day classes include eight hours of instruction over Saturday; two-day classes include 8 hours of instruction on Saturday and five hours on Sunday.

  • Session One- April 7-8, 2018

  • Session Two- May 5-6, 2018

  • Session Three- June 2-3, 2018

  • Session Four- July 8-9, 2018

Courses include dried flowers, floorcloths, marbling, basket making, splint-seat weaving, rug hooking, making a milking stool, jewelry, weaving, caning, and herbal medicine. In addition, there are courses that teach about old home maintenance, including windows, mortar and brick walks.

Tuition is $95 for one-day classes, and $175 for two-day classes. Materials fees range from an additional $20 to $60. Class size is limited and special lodging rates are available; lunch is provided on both days. Discounts are available for early registration and Waterford Foundation members.

Gift certificates are available if you want to give a special gift for Valentine’s or Mother’s Day!

To register, contact the Waterford Foundation at 540-882-3018 or visit


The Waterford Craft Schools is part of the Waterford Foundation. The Foundation’s mission is to preserve the historic buildings and open spaces of the National Historic Landmark of Waterford, Virginia, and, through education, to increase the public’s knowledge of life and work in an early American rural community.

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