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 2019-2020 : from the 30th September 2019 to the 13th March 2020.

With hollidays :

  • from 2019 November 8 th to 18;
  • from 2019 December 20 to 2020 January  6;
  • from 2020 February   7 to 17.

Dates 2020-2021: from the 5th October 2020 to the 19th March 2021 (with hollidays from the 16th to the 20th November 2020,  from the 21st December 2020 to the 1st January 2021 and from the 15th to the 19th February 2021 ; holidays dates can change), 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.


30th Septembre 2019 to 13th March 2020

5th October 2020 to 19th March 2021


11 trainees. Long training period of 20 weeks.

Trainers :

Yann Marot
and several other
professional woodturners.

To ask questions or reserve, contact us.