Build your own bent shaft canoe paddle. Students will learn about wood selection and grains, use of hand tools and skill saw, paddle design and considerations, and paddle sizing. Each student will leave with a completed bent shaft paddle ready for varnishing.
This class will take place over 3 days for a total of 8 hours:
Friday 7/7 – 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Saturday 7/8 – 11:00 am to 2:00 pm
Sunday 7/9 – 11:00 am to 1:00 pm
Space is extremely limited, so register early! Only 6 participants per class.
Students are asked to wear clothing that can get permanently stained/damaged.
Want to share this experience with a younger friend or relative? Students 14 years old and older are welcome to join this class, with each participant working on their own paddle. Students ages 14-18 must be accompanied by an adult. Each student must register separately and pay the class fee.
No experience required.
Marine on St. Croix, private location to be emailed to students prior to class.
This class will take place in a workshop with doors open to the outside, N-95 masks for dust protection will be supplied and required at all times.
Material Fee: $75
Total Cost: $250
We offer scholarship help for those who need it. Contact us at email@example.com for more information.
NOTE: Be aware we may cancel class if a minimum number of registrations is not reached. We work to balance teachers’ need to plan for a class with students’ busy schedules — not an easy task. Please register as early as possible!
If interested, you can find our cancellation policy here.