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2014 Associate Degree students graduate from Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuildling

Port Hadlock, WA, September 10, 2014 The Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding is pleased to announce that thirty-three students have successfully completed the twelve-month Associate of Occupational Studies (AOS) degree program in wooden boat building and will graduate on Wednesday, September 17. Friends, family, fellow students, board members and alumni are invited to a ceremony and potluck honoring the…

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Alum Matt Nienow has poem published

For the Next Task, I Turn From the Bench with one hundred bronze clench nails in a wide mouth mason, the bucking iron’s finger gap smooth upon my hand, the ball-peen longing for its sway, to meet each nail’s head gently, to send the slender tooth into its bread, whereupon the head is backed by weighted hand, that the…

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A Graduate’s View of Our School

David Flaxer, a graduate of our Contemporary Wooden Boatbuilding class of 2008 recently wrote to us about his experience at the School and the magnificent wooden boat he built using the skills he learned. We always love to hear from our graduates, thanks for the thumbs up, David! At some point in my mid-fifties I had the notion to…

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Thank you to Master Instructor Jeff Hammond – 20 years later!

Our beloved Master Instructor, Jeff Hammond received a thank-you email from a student who began his woodworking career 20 years ago under Jeff’s expert tutelage. We think that Kipp’s story is a perfect example of how the skills learned at the Boat School, building beautiful works of floating wooden art, can be transformed into any of the fine woodworking…

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Boat School graduates work in Port Townsend shipyard

Graduates of the Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding work in our nations’ shipyards, boat shops, educational institutions and maritime museums, maintaining the continuity of the art of wooden boat building, repair and restoration. It seems that with each conversation I have with individual boat school students, new and diverse goals emerge for their careers. Today I spoke with one…

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Sarah Felder (Class of 2012) has poster chosen for Port Townsend Wooden Boat Festival in Washington state

The winning poster for the 37th Annual Port Townsend Wooden Boat Festival was designed by Sarah Felder, alumnus of the Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding. Felder attended the Boat School in the 2011-12 school year and distinguished herself as a dedicated traditional wood craftsperson and student. Her poster honors both the festival as well as the tall ship Adventuress’…

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Kim Kopp (Class of 1993) represented as artist through Seattle Art Museum Gallery in Washington state

<<Back to Business Supporters Table 1993-NWSWB Graduate and Artist. Kim Kopp is a 2013 recipient of a fellowship at Jentel, an artist residency program in Wyoming.  In 2005 Kopp was an EDGE Professional Development participant and in 2002 she was awarded a GAP from Artist Trust in Washington State, as well as a residency at Centrum Arts, in Port Townsend,…

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Stephanie Ingram (Class of 1999) owns Five Dot Design Build in Seattle, Washington

<<Back to Business Supporters Table Stephanie Ingram graduated from the Boat School in 1999, and her time at the boat school influenced her career path as an architect and builder. She is a partner of Five Dot Design Build, a small design/build company in Seattle. They provide design and build services for residential and small public projects in seattle-…

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Celebration of Allen Fletcher’s Life – December 8, 2013 at 1 pm

Dear Boat School Friends, This Sunday, December 8, 2013 at 1 pm there will be a Celebration of Allen Fletcher’s Life at the Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding classroom. (42 N. Water Street, Port Hadlock, WA 98339; 360-385-4948; info@nwswb.edu) Allen is a graduate of the Boat School and has been missing for three weeks. There is evidence pointing to…

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ROBERT TROY CRAIG 1961-2014 – you will be missed…

It is with great sadness that we announce that Robert Troy Craig, beloved husband of Denise Craig and a member of the Class of 2013 at the Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding, has passed away. There will be a get-together in his honor on Thursday, December 4, 2014 at the Port Townsend Brewing Company from 5-8pm. Troy Craig was…

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Kai Lorenz hired at Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding

Kai Lorenz graduated with the Class of 2012 from the Contemporary Boatbuilding program at the Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding. Kai became part of a team of 5 graduates who were hired to complete the largest boat ever built at the school – a Bob Perry designed 62-foot yacht whose working name was “Sliver.” She is now complete and…

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Peter M. Leenhouts resigns as Executive Director of the Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding

Port Hadlock, WA, July 3rd, 2014 – The Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding (NWSWB) announced today that Peter M. Leenhouts has officially resigned from his two-year post as Executive Director. In his statement to the NWSWB Board of Directors, Leenhouts explained his future plans, saying that he was proud that he successfully led the School through a period of…

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Class of 2014!

CLASS OF 2014 at the Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding. We have six students who are graduating tomorrow (June 20, 2014) after completing the School’s 9-month program. The remainder will graduate in September after completing the 12-month program. Good luck students and be sure to stay in touch with us! We are so proud of you! Pictured roughly left…

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2013 Graduation for 9-Month Programs

The Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding celebrated its graduation ceremony for 9-Month Program students on June 14, 2013 at the School. Graduates represented programs in Small Craft Construction, Large Craft Construction and Contemporary Wooden Boatbuilding. Graduates receiving their diplomas were: Carey Anderson – Small Craft Gabriel Boylan – Large Craft Patrick Carlisle – Large Craft Troy Craig – Contemporary…

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