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 2016-2017 : from the 12th September 2016 to the 17th February 2017 (with hollidays from the 31st October to the 4th November 2016 and from the 19th December 2016 to the 2nd January 2017), 35 h per week.

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.

– 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

1             Basic turning

2             End grain turning

3             Through the grain

4             Boxes

5             Turned wooden jewels

6             Green wood and translucent turning in green wood

7             Finishes

8             How to reproduce different French styles

9             Chinese balls

10           Thin turning, trembleur

11            Hollow forms

12           Carving after turning

13           Multi-axis turning

14           Excentric turning

15           How to make your own shaft tools

16           Production work

17           Review

18           From the plan to the piece

19           Own creation

20           How to organize professionally (exhibit, demonstration…)

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.


12th September 2016 to 17th February 2017

11th September 2017 to 16th February 2018




11 trainees. Long training period of 20 weeks.

Trainers :

Yann Marot
and several other
professional woodturners.

To ask questions or reserve, contact us.