École Escoulen, the training center dedicated to woodturning.


General view of Escoulen school

The Escoulen School aims to promote contemporary woodturning, both to an audience of amateurs and professionals through short 35-hour training courses and with a 20 weeks vocational course.

From a historical point of view, the Escoulen School was created in 2012 on the will of the municipality of Aiguines to promote the unique know-how of woodturners, knowledge which is deeply embedded in the cultural heritage of the territory .


Training in the woodturning workshop

Our training center, dedicated to woodturning, is fitted with 16 lathes and professional tools.

To guarantee a personalized follow-up, our training courses welcome, by trainer, 5 to 7 students in initiation-beginner course, and, in most cases, 6 to 8 students in improvement classes.


view of the chateau village of Aiguines

In the heart of Provence, the village of Aiguines , located at the gates of the Verdon canyon will mesmerize you.

Our structure makes it possible to welcome the public and to accommodate the students in the school. Sixteen bedrooms meet the demand and contribute to creating a relaxing atmosphere where openness and sharing echo the rigor and quality within the workshop.

Many sporting and cultural activities are available for your companions or if you extend your stay.

Qualiopi certified training, quality label

The careful monitoring as well as the excellence of the participants has enabled the Escoulen School to distinguish by obtaining the Qualiopi certificate relating to the quality of the actions of continuous professional training.

Our action allows woodturning to regain its acclaim while being part of a contemporary setting. But this action would be limited if the profession was not renewed. This is why we offer a long course for future professional wood turners . This course is radically different from the woodturning option as it can still exist in the CAP Arts of Wood sector of National Education.

Indeed, woodturning, recently included fully in the list of arts and crafts, is no longer practiced in a workshop to repeat mechanical gestures for mass production. The modern woodturner is independent, autonomous, and meets his needs by mixing small series, artistic pieces and custom pieces. Thus, the employability of our trainees is ensured, by giving them the ability of realizing themselves in a creative way within their own structure.

You can follow, for example

Textures and finishing courses in wood turning.  Pyrography, sculpture and graphics
Color, graphics, surface
Woodturning courses, beginners initiation.  Turn safe and have fun
Getting started safely and having fun
Training in the creative worlds of the school's trainer trainers
Clémenceau, Heitz, Mailland, Marot, Naigeon, Vaughan
Advanced technical courses in wood turning.  Difficult but rewarding
Ornamental, eccentric, pole tower, metal and wood, lighting
advanced courses in wood turning
Hollowing,, green wood, thin pieces, series
jewelry courses, sculpture of queyras or approach to other forms of arts and crafts to awaken the creative sense
Jewelry, Queyras Sculpture

But also, the vocational long course (20 weeks)