Workshops

 

Both our Maine and New York locations are readying to welcome people back for workshops. To maximize safety, we will be going above and beyond state protocols for distancing and cleanliness and will be limiting signups (3 students for each session in NY, 4 students in Maine) to offer extra space between stands. As always, we’ll spend as much time as possible outside.

New York Goes Mobile:
The Grain NY crew is taking workshops on the road this summer for those that prefer to build at home but still want the guidance and support offered in a workshop setting. Minimums apply. Give us a buzz or send us an email for more info and to set something up. 

Maine Workshops for Mainers:
With the 14 day quarantine requirement for people entering Maine, we are focusing our June and July workshops on people from Maine, Vermont and New Hampshire (permitted to enter without quarantining). If you’ve dreamed of joining us to build a board this summer, and you’re from here, we’re offering you a special price of $1650. Reach out to us by phone or email for more info or to sign up. We're hopeful workshops can get back to normal in August. 

We began offering workshops in 2008 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, 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. 

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.

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.