Long training : 5 months course to learn woodturning

atelierTraining to become a woodturner, for a period of 20 weeks.

TargetTraining to become a woodturner, combining traditional and Anglo-Saxon techniques, allowing the turner to have an independant activity, or complementary to the activity of another craftsman (carpenter, decorator, interior designer, woodworker, shipwright, tabletier etc.).

Dates 2017-2018 : from the 11th September 2017 to the 16th February 2018 (with hollidays from the 29th October to the 6th November 2017 and from the 22nd December 2017 to the 8th January 2018), 35 h per week.

Dates 2018-2019 : from the 1st October 2018 to the 15th March 2019 (with hollidays from the 20th to the 18th November 2018,  from the 22nd December 2017 to the 6th January 2019 and from the 9th to the 15th February 2019), 35 h per week.

– From Monday to Thursday : from 8 to 12 am and from 1:30 to 5:30 pm,
– On Friday : from 8 to 11 am.
35 h per week, 20 weeks of training, a total 700 hours.

Teaching tools:

  • Lathe and tools relative of the woodturning job and woodcarving, the trainees will use professional tools
  • Materials related to the woodturning
  • Library (books of woodturning in several languages)
  • Computer with internet connection and printer (one computer for the 11 trainees)

Prerequisites: A strong motivation

Teaching methodes : 20 weeks, 35 hours a week







700 hours of training

Comprehensive program that includes all the traditional bases of turning, with a knowledge of the contemporary turning and sculpture turning.

This training is aimed at motivated people, does not necessarily require a prior woodturning knowledge. In each unit, the target is to work on a profitable basis.
A professional jury will valid the knowdledge at the end of the training (possible obtention of a diploma from the school – non accredited by the State).

11 trainees will be selected after an interview.

The trainers :

Training developed and delivered by  Yann Marot (ingeneer at the engeneering school of Nantes, professional woodturner), and several other professionnel woodturners.

An assistant will be present some weeks.


11th September 2017 to 16th February 2018

1st October 2018 to 15th March 2019




11 trainees. Long training period of 20 weeks.

Trainers :

Yann Marot
and several other
professional woodturners.

To ask questions or reserve, contact us.