The Basic Boat Canvas class introduces you to boat canvas fabrication with a hands-on approach to learning. You will fabricate your own project from start to finish during the week of training.
Some of your week is spent learning about materials, thread, fasteners, zippers, tubing, fittings and tools of the trade. The rest of the week you spend making a bimini top w/enclosure or convertible top w/enclosure. Your project will include designing and bending the frames, patterning using the "dot system", cutting and sewing your project, and then final installation.
Our hands-on instruction will help you fabricate your own project from start to finish using Sunbrella fabric and 30ga Strata Glass. The curriculum includes instruction in frame design and bending, patterning using the "Dot System of Patterning", transfer the patterns to material to cut and sew your project, installing and critiquing the finished project. We also cover in detail materials suited for marine canvas products, fittings, tubing, fasteners and "tools of the trade" used in marine fabrication.
No previous experience is needed. Class size is up to 6 people.
We are now offering class auditing opportunities. This means you can attend the Basic Boat Canvas Training Class, Advanced Boat Canvas or Boat Upholstery at a reduced price. At the lower price you are allowed to watch and take notes only but not participate in the fabrication process of projects. In the Advanced Boat Canvas you will use your marine fabrication skills and fabricate two projects, one of them being a bimini top. If you have any questions please feel free to contact us we are located near Tampa Florida.
Cost of the seminar is $950/person/week. This cost includes a workbook and materials to make your project.
Cost of audit participation in the seminar is $525/person/week.
To better prepare you for your training seminar(s) and be familiar with the concepts we are teaching, we have a discounted 14 subject training DVD package available. With a $200 non-refundable deposit at the time of enrollment to the training seminar(s) you have signed up for, you can purchase all 14 DVDs subjects for $700 plus shipping. Many of our former students have taken advantage of this offer and continue to refer to the videos even after the seminar(s).