Student Workshops at the Hop

Student Workshops

Hone your craft with hands-on projects in wood, metal/jewelry and clay—no experience needed!

In light of urgent public health concerns, the workshops are closed through Fall 2020.  Dartmouth students, check out our virtual Make it at Home Series below. 

The Ceramics Studio, the Donald Claflin Jewelry Studio, and the Woodworking Workshop are open to Dartmouth students and feature professional instructors who will get you started and help you along the way.

The Woodworking Shop at the Hop

Woodworking Workshop

This workshop allows students to try their hands at furniture design, cabinetmaking, wood turning, carving and all aspects of woodworking.

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Ceramics at the Hop

Ceramics Studio

The Ceramics Studio introduces students to hands-on skills and the technical processes of ceramics.

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Donald Claflin Jewelry Studio at the Hop

Donald Claflin Jewelry Studio

A well-equipped jewelry and metalsmithing makerspace.

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Stories from the Student Workshops 2019/2020

During a time of remote learning, students reconnect to the workshops by sharing stories about their favorite projects and the skills they learned.

Workshop Newsletter

Student Workshops Newsletter

Stories about the empowering opportunities that the Student Workshops offer here at Dartmouth.

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Workshops Spring 2020 Exhibitions

Featuring artwork of over 40 Dartmouth students

Support the Workshops

Your gifts support a creative refuge on campus where students work with talented craftspeople to develop artistic and technical abilities as well as important life skills. This support helps maintain our extensive inventory of tools and keeps our studios in magnificent form.

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Jeff Georgantes in the Hop Student Workshops

Jeff joins the Society of North American Goldsmith’s Board of Directors

Jeffrey Georgantes, the Director of the Donald Claflin Jewelry Studio has been appointed to the primary national organization focused on jewelry and metalsmithing education. Congrats, Jeff!

Hands-On at the Hop

~25%

About a quarter of all students learn and create in the Student Workshops during their time as students

~750

Students use the Donald Claflin Jewelry Studio each year

60+

Founded in the 1940s, the Hop Student Workshops are one of the first college makerspaces in the country

In fact, RIT’s legendary School for American Craftsman was founded at Dartmouth!