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Where are you located?

The Woodworking School at Pine Croft is located at 1865 Big Hill Road, Berea, Kentucky about 1 hour south of Lexington, Kentucky.  For those traveling in by air Lexington has a wonderful small airport, and Louisville and Cincinnati (both about 2 hours away) offer a wide range of flight options.

We will also run turning specific classes in Berea College’s Mueller Craft Building located at 100 Student Craft Court, Berea, Kentucky.  Berea is a small town and the main college campus sits just 2 miles to the west of the main Pine Croft location.


Classes will generally run from 9am until 5pm with a catered lunch (included in your registration) served at about noon in the shop.  The shop will often be open early (7:30ish?) and stay open for students after teaching ends at 5.

What is your relationship to Berea College?

The Woodworking School at Pine Croft is a continuation of the College’s commitment to craft.  As a division of the Student Craft program (an integral part of Berea College since 1893) Pine Croft allows Berea College to promote craft and traditional culture beyond its student body while enriching the regions rich craft tradition with visiting guest instructors.

Why the name 'Pine Croft'?

The Woodworking School at Pine Croft is located on property originally developed by Anna Ernberg, Berea College’s Head of Weaving from 1911-1935.  Ms. Ernberg helped to lead Berea’s Student Industries to national prominence and her positive influence on Craft in the Appalachian region cannot be overstated.  The cottage that sits just north east of the School was built for Ms. Ernberg (and is now managed by our Boone Tavern Hotel and available for guests ) was referred to by Ms. Ernberg as her ‘little Pine Croft in the woods”.

What is the registration and cancelation policy?

$100 deposit is due upon registering for a class.  The remaining balance is due at least 30 days before the class start date.  If a cancelation is necessary, a full refund (both deposit and balance) is awarded if the class is canceled more than 30 days from the class start.  Cancelations within 30 days from the class start date will have the balance of the class refunded and the registration deposit ($100) is put towards a future class.

What are your Covid plans?

Pine Croft asks that each student is fully vaccinated two weeks before the start of the class.  We intend to follow Kentucky and Center for Disease Control guidelines and mandates during our fall classes.  As has been the case throughout the past year, conditions might change that lead to an adjustment to our Covid plans.