Sanborn Mills offers a variety of workshops in traditional crafts, occupational skills, and agricultural practices. Workshops are offered from April through November. Come visit us and expand your skills and make new friends.
Do you have a special area of interest? Get an overview of our workshops are in these general areas:
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Special Needs . . .
If you have special needs, please contact the office before registering so we can determine the best solution for your educational goals. Office hours are Monday through Friday, 9 am to 3 pm – 603-435-7314.
Where will a workshop take you next?
Most traditions take more than a weekend workshop to master. For any traditional art form, whether it is blacksmithing, playing the fiddle, or hooking a wool rug, it takes hours and hours of practice – and it helps to have the guidance of a true master who can share the intricacies of technique and the cultural importance of the tradition.
The New Hampshire State Council on the arts offers grants to support this type of learning experience through Traditional Arts Apprenticeship grants. To learn more click here.
Other opportunities to make and do . . .
There are a number of organizations in the region that offer workshops. Some focus on traditional crafts, while others offer skills in traditional building, and others provide options to explore the creative sculptural side of crafts. The more we make & share, the more we all gain in knowledge.
In New Hampshire:
- Canterbury Shaker Village, Canterbury, NH
- Enfield Shaker Village, Enfield, NH
- The Woolen Pear and Red Horse Rugs, Loudon, NH
- Harrisville Designs, Harrisville, NH
In the Region:
- Marshfield School of Weaving, Marshfield, VT
- Fletcher Farm School for Arts & Crafts, Ludlow, VT
- Yestermorrow Design/Build School, Waitsfield, VT
- The New England School of Metalwork, Auburn, ME
- The Center for Furniture Craftsmanship, Rockland, ME
- Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Deere Isle, ME
- Snow Farm, The New England Craft Program, Williamsburg, MA
- Heartwood School for the Homebuilding Crafts, Washington, MA
- Vavstuga Weaving School, Shelburne Falls, MA
- Adirondack Folk School, Lake Luzerne, NY