Courses are priced at $150/day instruction.
Students are responsible for their own lunches for full day classes. You may choose to bring your own lunch, or buy a lunch from Hammerstone.
Hammerstone orders lunches from Good-to-Go, a local deli and natural foods store. Lunches usually consist of a sandwich and a salad, and can be made according to various dietary restrictions (please specify on your registration form).
Lunches cost $12/day.
Classes that involve building a take home project charge a materials fee in addition to tuition. Materials fees are due along with the remainder of tuition 2 weeks before the class start date.
A $100 non refundable deposit is due at registration. You must make a deposit on all classes that you register for. For classes that cost less than $100, full payment is required at registration.
The remainder of your payment is due 2 weeks before the class start date. If full payment is not received 2 weeks before the start of classes, then your place in the class will be given to someone on the wait list. Your deposit will not be refunded. See our cancellation policy below.
Registrations will be accepted for all classes with available space until the day before the start date. If you are registering within two weeks of the start date of a class, full payment is due upon registration.
Our maximum class size is 10 people. If you register after the class maximum has been met, we will hold your deposit and put you on a wait list. If a spot opens up, we will cash your deposit, and let you know that the rest of your payment is due.
All of our carpentry for women classes are organized around the building of an actual project. In order to delve immediately into the construction process, we have separated out the skill building and safety portion of the learning process into a separate “Basic Skills 101” workshop. We require that all participants in the longer project classes complete the skill building workshop prior to enrollment. Applicants who feel they have prior experience which exempts them from this requirement should contact Hammerstone School directly. These cases will be handled conservatively on an individual basis. A skill building workshop will be offered directly prior to each project class.
Hammerstone School reserves the right to cancel classes for any reason, including low enrollment. In the case of cancellation by Hammerstone School, tuition, materials fee and deposit will be fully refunded.
In the case of student cancellation: If you notify us of cancellations more than 2 weeks before the class start date, we will refund your payment, minus the deposit. If you notify us within 2 weeks of the class start date, we cannot offer a refund, but your payment minus the deposit may be credited towards a future course (within the next calendar year). If you notify us less than 48 hours before the course, you will forfeit the entire payment.
In the case of student rescheduling: If you notify us that you wish to reschedule more than 2 weeks before the class start date, you will be charged a $50 administrative fee and your full payment will be applied to the new course. If you notify us within 2 weeks of the class start date, cancellation policies apply: your payment minus the deposit may be credited towards a future course (within the next calendar year). If you notify us less than 48 hours before the course, you will forfeit the class payment.
Students in the Carpentry for Women classes are required to bring their own set of hand-tools. Our classes are meant to set you on a life path of enjoying carpentry, and the tools required for our classes are a bare minimum of what you might need to continue at home. A full list and description of required tools can be found at this tool list.
While Hammerstone School is a safety-conscious organization and safety instruction is part of every class, it is impossible to eliminate the risks that accompany the use of certain tools, equipment, and materials. By participating in Hammerstone School’s activities you assume responsibility for the inherent risks involved. It is incumbent on every student to participate in the safety training that is part of their class. It is also individuals’ responsibility to make sure they understand safe practices and the risks involved before using any tool, machine, or material. Students will be asked to sign a voluntary liability waiver stating that they understand their responsibility in this regard.