Student Workshops at the Hop

Student Workshops

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

As the Hop building undergoes renovation, the workshops are shifting to new spaces across campus. With flexibility and creativity, students can keep making, learning and sharing.

The Ceramics and Jewelry operations have moved to the third floor of the Black Family Visual Arts Center, Rm. 333, while the Woodworking Workshop is housed in a modular facility, situated in the Maffei Plaza (right in the Hop's backyard). 

Woodworking Studio

Jewelry/Metal Studio

Ceramics Studio

Workshop Newsletter

Student Workshops Newsletter

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

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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.

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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Hands-On at the Hop


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


Students use the Donald Claflin Jewelry Studio each year


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!