Workshops

 

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 in our shops in Maine, New York or on the road, for the chance to meet new friends among the other students and our crew, or for the excellent food served family style twice a day, everyone leaves with a board they built themselves.  And that's pretty great. Coming back for your second or third board? Check out our 'Build Your Quiver' Plan and save money on each board you build. 

NEW- JUST FOR KIDS! Who says schools out for the summer? Our Amagansett NY shop is offering limited time, hands-on opportunities just for kids. Check out their 5-day board building workshops, or 5 half-day skateboard and haldplane workshops or paipo workshops, all happening this July and August, just in time for summer vacation. 

Workshop Types & Info

Boards you can build

The list at right 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.

On each board page you can choose to purchase plans, a kit, or to build in a workshop.

Handplanes & Paipo Classes

Can't sneak away for four days?  You can still build your own surf-craft in a one-day or two-day paipo class or a half-day hand-plane workshop.  These workshops are often offered in the summer and fall months and are a great opportunity to learn basic woodworking, proper use of hand tools and get some hands-on shaping time. Build your own craft, hang with friends, try out our quiver of boards and trade high fives. Lot's of fun with less time away. 

Upcoming Workshops

Traveling Workshops

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 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.

Upcoming Workshops

Special Classes

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.