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Grain-New York on the
East End of Long Island

Workshops

---- Boards You Can Build ----

The list at left are the only boards that can be built as Home Grown Surfboard Kits, in Grain Workshops, or with Paper Plans.  Our more difficult-to-build shapes are available as Custom Boards or in Fantasy Camp Classes.

We began offering workshops for people who thought that HomeGrown Surfboard Kits might be a little more than they wanted to take on solo.  But it's turned out that lots of our students come for other things besides a new surfboard.  And whether they come for the experience of working beside Grain's board builders right in our shop on a Maine farmstead, for the chance to meet new friends among the other students and our crew, or for the excellent food prepared in our kitchen and served family style twice a day, everyone leaves with a board they built themselves.  And that's pretty great.

 

Special Workshops

This page lists our scheduled workshops, but if there isn't one that you can make it to, do not despair... we often set up special workshops to meet your schedule.  If you have a group, we'll add a class just for you if the timing works out.  Or if it's just you, there's always our Fantasy Camp one-on-one sessions.  Even if you're in another city, we occasionally can work in a special class if there's a workable venue.  So check out the dates and the class offerings here, but let us know how we can help you.

There's more info about all these offerings - just click the session you're interested in and follow the links to get more info or reserve your spot.

For something really special, check out Grain Surfboards - New York... Our buds Patrick & Brian have set up a permanent Grain workshop on the East End of Long Island and they'll be running workshops there almost every week all summer.  Great surf, great guys, same great cedar scented, satisfaction as you build your own under their watchful eye.  Check out the Grain--NY schedule here.


4 DAY WORKSHOP

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Four days in, beautiful board out! You’ll get right down to it in this four-day class, beginning on Day 1 with creating the outline by laying down the chine and the first few railstrips. Spend the remaining three days building up the rails, installing blocking for hardware, putting on your top planks, and then shaping and sanding your board.

It's fast, but it's fun and in only four days, you've got the board of your choice ready for glass.


HANDPLANE &
PAIPO WORKSHOP

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Just have a few hours to spare?  You can still build your own surf-craft in a one-day paipo class or a half-day hand-plane workshop.  People often just show up on the day, but we can reserve a spot for you as well.

Traveling workshops, and those held in York, Maine can be found below. For a huge list of more workshop dates out on Long Island at Grain-NY, check out the Grain-NY Schedule. Grain--NY Schedule

All Scheduled Workshops

Mar 16, 2017 - Mar 19
4 Day Workshop at Grain

Mar 16, 2017 - Mar 19

4 Day Workshop at Grain

A four-day board-building class with each student going home with their own board. The process includes building up the rails, prepping for top planks, adding internal support blocking, gluing down the deck, shaping the rails and finish sanding. We’ll also teach you a few extra techniques for building these in quick-time.

Workshop Tuition: $1750.00

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Mar 16, 2017 - Mar 19

4 Day Workshop w/ Patagonia - Cardiff, CA

Four day board building workshop: at the end you'll leave with the board of your choice, ready for glass. You can pick from the list here and note your selection in the Notes on your order (include board length and model name) or select your board later - we just need to know 30 days before class commences.

Workshop Tuition: $2000.00

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Apr 20, 2017 - Apr 23
4 Day Workshop at Grain

Apr 20, 2017 - Apr 23

4 Day Workshop at Grain

A four-day board-building class with each student going home with their own board. The process includes building up the rails, prepping for top planks, adding internal support blocking, gluing down the deck, shaping the rails and finish sanding. We’ll also teach you a few extra techniques for building these in quick-time.

Workshop Tuition: $1750.00

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Apr 20, 2017 - Apr 23
4 Day Workshop: San Francisco

Apr 20, 2017 - Apr 23

4 Day Workshop: San Francisco

Four day board building workshop: at the end you'll leave with the board of your choice, ready for glass. You can pick from the list here and note your selection in the Notes on your order (include board length and model name) or select your board later - we just need to know 30 days before class commences.

Workshop Tuition: $2000.00

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Apr 24, 2017 - Apr 28

5 Day Standup Paddle Board Workshop at Grain

A five-day standup paddle board building class hosted at Grain and taught by CLC pro instructor Geoff Kerr, with each student going home with their own board. The process includes assembling the hull, internal frames and blocking, prepping for cedar top planks, gluing down the deck, cleaning up the rails and adding a fiberglass lamination coat.

Standup Paddle Board Workshop Tuition: $1885.00

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May 18, 2017 - May 21
4 Day Workshop at Grain

May 18, 2017 - May 21

4 Day Workshop at Grain

A four-day board-building class with each student going home with their own board. The process includes building up the rails, prepping for top planks, adding internal support blocking, gluing down the deck, shaping the rails and finish sanding. We’ll also teach you a few extra techniques for building these in quick-time.

Workshop Tuition: $1750.00

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Jun 15, 2017 - Jun 18
4 Day Workshop at Grain

Jun 15, 2017 - Jun 18

4 Day Workshop at Grain

A four-day board-building class with each student going home with their own board. The process includes building up the rails, prepping for top planks, adding internal support blocking, gluing down the deck, shaping the rails and finish sanding. We’ll also teach you a few extra techniques for building these in quick-time.

Workshop Tuition: $1750.00

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Jun 22, 2017 - Jun 25
4 Day Workshop in Port Townsend, Wa

Jun 22, 2017 - Jun 25

4 Day Workshop in Port Townsend, Wa

A four-day version of our full board-building class for those with limited time. The pace is fast, and we have the starting steps completed before you get here to make sure there’s time to finish. We’ll also teach you a few extra techniques for building these in quick-time.

Workshop Tuition: $2000.00

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Jul 13, 2017 - Jul 16
4 Day Workshop at Grain

Jul 13, 2017 - Jul 16

4 Day Workshop at Grain

A four-day board-building class with each student going home with their own board. The process includes building up the rails, prepping for top planks, adding internal support blocking, gluing down the deck, shaping the rails and finish sanding. We’ll also teach you a few extra techniques for building these in quick-time.

Workshop Tuition: $1750.00

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Aug 17, 2017 - Aug 20
4 Day Workshop at Grain

Aug 17, 2017 - Aug 20

4 Day Workshop at Grain

A four-day board-building class with each student going home with their own board. The process includes building up the rails, prepping for top planks, adding internal support blocking, gluing down the deck, shaping the rails and finish sanding. We’ll also teach you a few extra techniques for building these in quick-time.

Workshop Tuition: $1750.00

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Sep 07, 2017 - Sep 10
4 Day Workshop at Grain

Sep 07, 2017 - Sep 10

4 Day Workshop at Grain

A four-day board-building class with each student going home with their own board. The process includes building up the rails, prepping for top planks, adding internal support blocking, gluing down the deck, shaping the rails and finish sanding. We’ll also teach you a few extra techniques for building these in quick-time.

Workshop Tuition: $1750.00

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Oct 19, 2017 - Oct 22
4 Day Workshop at Grain

Oct 19, 2017 - Oct 22

4 Day Workshop at Grain

A four-day board-building class with each student going home with their own board. The process includes building up the rails, prepping for top planks, adding internal support blocking, gluing down the deck, shaping the rails and finish sanding. We’ll also teach you a few extra techniques for building these in quick-time.

Workshop Tuition: $1750.00

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Nov 09, 2017 - Nov 12
4 Day Workshop: San Francisco

Nov 09, 2017 - Nov 12

4 Day Workshop: San Francisco

Four day board building workshop: at the end you'll leave with the board of your choice, ready for glass. You can pick from the list here and note your selection in the Notes on your order (include board length and model name) or select your board later - we just need to know 30 days before class commences.

Workshop Tuition: $2000.00

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Nov 16, 2017 - Nov 19
4 Day Workshop at Grain

Nov 16, 2017 - Nov 19

4 Day Workshop at Grain

A four-day board-building class with each student going home with their own board. The process includes building up the rails, prepping for top planks, adding internal support blocking, gluing down the deck, shaping the rails and finish sanding. We’ll also teach you a few extra techniques for building these in quick-time.

Workshop Tuition: $1750.00

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TRAVELING
WORKSHOPS

Locations

Nothing can replace the complete Grain experience of board-building classes at our workshop on the beautiful Maine coast, but our Mobile Classroom comes pretty close! We recognize that not everyone has the time or resources to travel here, so we give classes all around the country with our full-on mobile classroom.

When the mobile classroom pulls up, it’s time to build your board.  You'll find the traveling classes listed with the others right here on this page as well as in the calendar.  We often throw impromptu hand-plane or paipo workshops into the traveling schedule as well... look for those here.


Surfboard builder's fantasy camp

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Surfers can be loners – their ideal is a deserted break with no one out. That’s why we decided to offer a one-on-one class in board building and/or glassing. For a week or two, it’s just you at your own shaping stand with your own board builder guiding you through the process of building a board you’ll have forever. This is the only class where we will help you build any board in our line of kits and custom boards.

Fantasy Camp is also perfect if you can’t make dates in our schedule, can’t get into a full class, or want to share a really unique experience with just one other friend. So if you need some alone time, or dig the idea of being just another builder in our shop for the week, think about the Builder’s Fantasy Camp.

Any board, any time, your own builder. Pretty sweet.