When we started Plymouth CRAFT a few years ago, we had little idea of what it would turn into. All we knew was that we had lots of talented friends that we’d like to highlight as instructors, and that we figured there would be a receptive audience.
Boy, did we underestimate the extent of both angles there. Especially the receptive audience part. To us, our students, friends and supporters have been the greatest benefit of our undertaking. We’ve never seen such a supporting and generous group. We’re continually moved by people’s response to our efforts.
A couple of years ago, we took a cue from Fine Woodworking Live, and began a fund to offer scholarships for those with an interest in our work, but for whom tuition is either out of reach or a stretch. Because of the generosity of our supporters; audience, instructors, board members and more, we’ve been able to offer a spot in most of our classes to someone drawing assistance from the scholarship fund.
Yesterday, Paula Marcoux sent out an email/newsletter reminding people of this scholarship program, both so they can apply if they’d like, or donate to support it. If you’d like to know about the scholarship program, have a look at this link:
The fine print – Plymouth CRAFT is a 501(c)3 charitable organization. Your gift helps us thrive! – so, donations are tax deductible, etc.
We’re working on 2020 now, a little late but we never claimed to be on top of things. Still no Greenwood Fest (we miss it too, and are doing our best to bring it back) but in the meantime, we’ll keep tweaking things, like last year when we introduced the 6-day chair class. There will be two offerings of that this year, one in May, the other in August. Still finalizing the August dates, here’s the May listing: https://www.plymouthcraft.org/ladderback-chairs-with-peter-follan