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Tekoa Mountain Outdoors

Location: 27 Sugar Hill, Rd. Williamsburg, MA 01096

Description: We're a family run business. We are committed to providing fun, safe, professional, educational outdoor programs. We're a bunch of certified instructors, professional boaters, creekers, backpackers, climbers, adventure & environmental educators, mountaineering geeks, scouters, Passionate outdoor enthusiasts and just plain good folks.

Contact:,, 413-296-4249

Category: Backpacking, Camping, Survival, Off the grid

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The Steel Yard

Location: 27 Sims Ave, Providence RI

Description: The Steel Yard is an award-winning industrial arts center, a manufacturer of custom and functional public-art, a craft school and shared studio, and Providence's most unique private outdoor venue.

Contact:, , 401.273.7101

Category: Blacksmithing, Welding, Jewelry, Pottery,

Artist's Asylum

Location: 10 Tyler Street, Somerville, MA, 02143

Description: Artisan’s Asylum is a non-profit community workshop in Somerville, Massachusetts. Our mission is to support and promote the teaching, learning and practice of fabrication.

Contact:,, (617) 284-6878

Category: carpentry, fiber arts, crochet, jewelry,metal work, welding,


Location: 50 Guinan Street Waltham, MA 02451

Description: Metalwerx is an innovative school and community studio for jewelry making and metal arts, located in Waltham, Massachusetts. We are dedicated to providing a welcoming, creative, and well equipped environment where outstanding instructors, inquisitive students, and dedicated practitioners can inspire each other in the pursuit of jewelry and metalworking skills.

Contact:,, 781-891-3854

Category: jewelry, metal working

North Bennet St. School

Location: 150 North Street, Boston, MA 02109

Description: North Bennet Street School's mission is to train students for careers in traditional trades that use hand skills in concert with evolving technology, to preserve and advance craft traditions, and to promote greater appreciation of craftsmanship.

Contact:, , 617-227-0155

Category: carpentry, jewelry, cabinetry

Stonybrook Fine Arts

Location: 24 Porter Street Jamaica Plain, MA 02130

Description: Stonybrook Fine Arts is a small school of qualified and dedicated artisans who provide education in a variety of sculptural media with a focus on jewelry, welding, metal casting, stone carving, mold making and live figure modeling.

Contact:,, 617-522-3331

Category: jewelry, welding, metal work

Worcester Center for Crafts

Location: 25 Sagamore Road Worcester, MA 01605

Description: Become a creative maker through classes and workshops at the Worcester Center for Crafts. Our talented instructors are all professional artists with teaching experience who can guide and direct you in learning and exploring ceramics, glass, metals, and photography—among others.

Contact:,, 508-753-8183

Category: glass work, metal work, pottery, jewelry

Adirondack Folk School

Location: P. O. Box 2 51 Main Street Lake Luzerne, NY 12846

Description: Adirondack Folk School (AFS) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) charitable organization, unique for its dedication to teaching the arts, crafts, and cultural heritage of the Adirondack region. Made up of local artisans, crafts people, and volunteers, we offer non-competitive education focusing on the student.

Contact:,, 518-696-2400

Category: blacksmithing, basket making, gardening, carpentry, pottery, cooking, kids, fiber crafts, leather, jewelry, timber framing, soap making, essential oils, food preservation, cheese making, trades, masonry,

Brookfield Craft Center

Location: 286 Whisconier Road (Route 25) Brookfield, CT 06804-0122

Description: Brookfield Craft Center is recognized as one of the finest professional schools for creative study in America, dedicated to teaching traditional and contemporary craft skills, and fostering the appreciation of fine craftsmanship. Students can explore blacksmithing, bladesmithing, ceramics, fused glass, flameworking, jewelrymaking, woodturning, weaving and fiber arts. Other areas of special interest include business, marketing and photography for artists; decorative arts; drawing and painting.

Contact:,, 203-775-4526

Category: pottery, fiber arts, glass work, jewelry, carpentry, blacksmithing,

Center for Metal Arts

Location: 44 Jayne Street Village of Florida, NY 10921

Description: The Center for Metal Arts is a community of metalsmiths, artists, and students exploring new skills or mastering advanced techniques in the metal arts. We offer beginner through advanced forging and metalsmithing workshops. With a state of the art facility, CMA specialises in technique based workshops and providing the metals community with quality forging tools made with pride by our in house blacksmiths.

Contact:,, 860-573-4918

Category: blacksmithing, jewelry,


Location: 411 Church Street P.O. Box 589 Guilford, CT 06437

Description: GUILFORD ART CENTER is a non-profit organization that inspires and promotes community participation in the visual arts through education, exhibitions, and outreach. The School annually serves over 2,000 students, from preschool-aged through senior citizens, in four semesters of approximately 400 classes annually, including ceramics, jewelry, metalsmithing, weaving, glass, drawing and painting, blacksmithing, and stone carving.

Contact:,, 203-453-5947

Category: pottery, jewelry, metal, blacksmithing, weaving, glass, painting, sewing,

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