Design With Your Hands: Design And Build Creatively


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Yestermorrow's courses are specifically designed to demystify the designing and building processes using hands-on, experiential learning to teach students the art and wisdom of good design and the skill and savvy of enduring craftsmanship as a single, integrated process.

This creative process offers students unique insight into the oftentimes disparate worlds of the architect and the builder. Architects are routinely trained without any building experience that might inform their designs, and builders are trained to execute without a sense of the overarching purpose or design of the project.

Combining design and building offers numerous advantages and promotes the creation of intentional and inspired buildings and communities that enhance our world. From the professional design/builder to the do-it-yourself design/build homeowner, every designer should know how to build and every builder should know how to design. This philosophy setsYestermorrow apart from other educational institutions.

Course NameStart Datesort descendingDurationInstructor(s)
Metalworking I 09/16/2017 2 days
  • Steve Clay-Young
Designing and Building a Successful Design/Build Business 09/16/2017 - 9:00am 2 days
  • Adam Cohen
Delivering High Performance Buildings at Market Rate 09/20/2017 - 9:00am 3 days
  • Adam Cohen
Metalworking II 10/14/2017 2 days
  • Steve Clay-Young
Sustainable Pre Fab Design and Delivery (Online Course) 10/19/2017 - 7:30pm  
  • John Connell
  • Giocondo Susini
Electricity: Safe and Secure 10/20/2017 - 7:00pm 2 days
  • Jan Ruta
SketchUp for Architectural Design (Online) 10/23/2017 5 days
  • Ben Weiss
PHI Certified Passive House Tradesperson Training 11/06/2017 - 8:30am 4 days
  • Mariana Pickering
  • Enrico Bonilauri
Passive House Consultants Training Program (Online and In Person) 11/27/2017 - 9:00am 5 days  
Using PHPP in Passive House Design and Certification 12/11/2017 - 9:00am 3 days
  • Andrew Peel
Thermal Bridge Calculations 12/14/2017 - 9:00am 2 days
  • Andrew Peel
Boxmaking 12/15/2017 3 days
  • Skip Dewhirst
  • Lizabeth Moniz
Woodturning Tutorial 12/31/2017  
  • Richard Montague
Build Your Own Skis Tutorial 12/31/2017 2 days
  • Lars Whitman
Furniture Making Tutorial 12/31/2017  
  • Randy Taplin
Fine Leatherworking 01/08/2018 - 9:00am 5 days
  • Justin Kramer
Concrete Countertops 01/11/2018 - 9:00am 2 days
  • Matt Sutter
  • Mike Paulsen
Cabinets and Built-ins 01/15/2018 - 9:00am 5 days
  • Paul Derksen
  • Justin Kramer
Containers, Cottages & Cabins 01/15/2018 - 9:00am 5 days
  • Lina Menard
  • Dave Cain
Passive House 8 day Consultants Training Program 01/20/2018 - 9:00am 8 days
  • Katrin Klingenberg
Build Your Own Skin-on-frame Canoe 01/21/2018 - 7:00pm 5 days
  • Hilary Russell
Anatomy of a House 01/27/2018 - 9:00am 2 days  
Certificate in Building Science and Net Zero Design 01/29/2018 - 9:00am 20 days
  • Jacob Racusin
  • Laura Bailey
  • Bill Hulstrunk
  • Megan Nedzinski
  • John Unger Murphy
  • Peter Yost
  • Hilton Dier, III
Windsor Chair Making 01/29/2018 - 9:00am 5 days
  • Justin Kramer
Green Rehab and Deep Energy Retrofits 02/03/2018 - 9:00am 2 days
  • Peter Yost
Woven Baskets and Containers 02/05/2018 - 9:00am 5 days
  • Justin Kramer
Super Insulation for Zero-Energy Buildings 02/08/2018 - 9:00am 2 days
  • Bill Hulstrunk
  • John Unger Murphy
Curious Cabinetry 02/12/2018 - 9:00am 7 days
  • Justin Kramer
  • Lindley Brainard
Woodworking for Women 02/19/2018 - 9:00am 5 days
  • Patti Garbeck
  • Lizabeth Moniz
Timber Framing 02/25/2018 - 7:00pm 6 days
  • Skip Dewhirst
  • Seth Kelley
Passive House Certified Builders Training 03/20/2018 - 9:00am 4 days
  • Adam Cohen
  • Dan Whitmore
Intro to the Woodshop 03/24/2018 - 9:00am 2 days
  • Lindley Brainard
Woodshop Machine Maintenance: Care and Repair 04/02/2018 - 9:00am 4 days
  • Justin Kramer
Sustainable Forestry: Harvest and Mill Your Own Lumber 04/06/2018 - 9:00am 3 days
  • Nick Zandstra
Build a Willow-Ribbed Canoe 04/06/2018 - 7:00pm 2 days
  • Hilary Russell
Intro to Revit Architecture 04/07/2018 - 9:00am 2 days
  • Eric Morrow
Rhythm, String, and Wind: Small Instrument Making 04/09/2018 - 9:00am 12 days
  • Justin Kramer
  • Skip Dewhirst
Rhythm, String, and Wind: Small Instrument Making 04/09/2018 - 9:00am 12 days
  • Justin Kramer
  • Skip Dewhirst
Wooden Farm and Garden Tools 04/23/2018 - 9:00am 5 days
  • Justin Kramer
Advanced Concrete, Furniture & Architectural Elements 04/27/2018 - 9:00am 3 days
  • Mike Paulsen
  • Matt Sutter
  • Noah Modie
  • Carl Woodruff
Cabinets and Built-ins 04/30/2018 - 9:00am 5 days
  • Paul Derksen
  • Justin Kramer
SketchUp for Timber Frame Design 05/04/2018 - 9:00am 3 days
  • Ben Weiss
How to GC Your Home 05/05/2018 - 9:00am 2 days
  • Kenneth Friedman
Timber Framing 05/06/2018 - 7:00pm 6 days
  • Skip Dewhirst
  • Josh Jackson
The Art of Stone 05/06/2018 - 7:00pm 5 days
  • Thea Alvin
Basic Carpentry 05/13/2018 - 9:00am 5 days
  • Patti Garbeck
  • Lizabeth Moniz
Natural Building Certificate 05/14/2018 - 9:00am 30 days
  • Ace McArleton
  • Jacob Racusin
  • Ryan Chivers
  • Julie Krouse
Intro to Deconstruction, Salvage and Reuse 05/19/2018 - 9:00am 2 days
  • Tom Shea
Certificate in Residential Design and Construction 05/21/2018 - 9:00am 20 days
  • Paul Derksen
  • Mickel Zuidhoek
  • Patti Garbeck
  • Lizabeth Moniz
  • Jan Ruta
  • Paul Hanke
  • Laura Bailey
Furniture Restoration and Seat Weaving 05/21/2018 - 9:00am 5 days
  • Justin Kramer
Introduction to Construction Estimating 05/22/2018 - 9:00am 2 days
  • Adam Cohen
Electricity: Safe and Secure 06/01/2018 - 7:00pm 2 days
  • Jan Ruta
Build an Earthen Oven 06/02/2018 - 9:00am 2 days
  • Mark Krawczyk
  • Simha Bode
Beginning Furniture Making 06/04/2018 - 9:00am 5 days
  • Justin Kramer
Powertools for Women 06/09/2018 - 9:00am 2 days
  • Patti Garbeck
  • Lizabeth Moniz
Intro to Tadelakt: Fine Finish Plaster 06/16/2018 - 9:00am 2 days
  • Frank Wetenkamp
Home Design/Build 06/17/2018 - 7:00pm 12 days
  • Giocondo Susini
  • Andy White
  • Rudy Polwin
Chair Making 06/17/2018 - 7:00pm 12 days
  • Ken Burton
  • Justin Kramer
Carpentry for Women 07/08/2018 - 7:00pm 5 days
  • Patti Garbeck
  • Lizabeth Moniz
Spoon and Bowl Carving 07/09/2018 - 9:00am 4 days
  • Justin Kramer
Yurt Design/Build 07/13/2018 - 7:00pm 2 days
  • Taz Squire
  • Dan Neumeyer
Super Insulation for Zero-Energy Buildings 07/14/2018 - 9:00am 2 days
  • Bill Hulstrunk
  • John Unger Murphy
Timber Framing 07/15/2018 - 7:00pm 6 days
  • Ky Koitsch
  • Eli Schultz
Solar Electric Design and Installation 07/15/2018 - 7:00pm 5 days
  • Bob O'Hara
Tiny House Design/Build 07/22/2018 - 9:00am 12 days
  • Lina Menard
  • Lizabeth Moniz
  • Jacob Mushlin
  • Keith Lewis
Woodworking Unplugged 07/22/2018 - 7:00pm 5 days
  • Rod Northcutt
  • Skip Dewhirst
Sustainable Treehouse Design and Construction 07/28/2018 - 9:00am 7 days
  • Erik Hegre
  • Drew Suljak
Concrete Countertops 08/04/2018 - 9:00am 2 days
  • Matt Sutter
  • Mike Paulsen
Solar Design 08/04/2018 - 9:00am 2 days
  • Hilton Dier, III
  • John Ringel
Tiny Alternatives, Big Lifestyles 08/04/2018 - 9:00am 2 days
  • Lina Menard
Neighborhood Design/Build Studio 08/05/2018 - 7:00pm 12 days
  • Steve Badanes
  • Jim Adamson
  • Bill Bialosky
Home Design/Build 08/05/2018 - 7:00pm 12 days
  • Rob Maddox
  • John Ringel
  • Macrae Rood
Carpentry for Women 08/19/2018 - 7:00pm 5 days
  • Patti Garbeck
  • Lizabeth Moniz
Stools with Hand Tools 08/20/2018 - 9:00am 5 days
  • Justin Kramer
Timber Framing 08/26/2018 - 9:00am 6 days
  • Sean Dalton
  • Shannon McIntyre
Woodworking Certificate 09/03/2018 - 9:00am 55 days
  • Justin Kramer
  • Nick Zandstra
  • Skip Dewhirst
Toy Making 11/26/2018 - 9:00am 5 days
  • Justin Kramer
  • Lindley Brainard
Wooden Gifts 12/03/2018 - 9:00am 5 days
  • Justin Kramer
Boxmaking 12/14/2018 - 9:00am 3 days
  • Lizabeth Moniz
  • Skip Dewhirst

The following courses have no upcoming scheduled sessions:

Advanced Timber Framing

Beginning Furniture Making: Shaker-Style Tables

Cabinets as a Profession

Design for Deconstruction and Reconstruction

Design Your Kitchen or Bathroom

Designing Furniture

Drafting 101

Fundamentals of Design

Greenhouse Design

Intro to Structural Design

Italy Design/Build: Masonry Restoration

Joinery and Boxmaking

Permaculture for Regional Planning

Root Cellar Design

SketchUp Skill Builder (Online)

Tiny House Design/Build - New London, CT

Traditional Hand Tool Chairmaking

Urban Regeneration

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