Port Townsend Workshops and Classes
Click on the links for schedules and details. Make Port Townsend your destination for learning a new skill, enhancing your knowledge, exploring a new art form or expanding your repertoire! Fun, hands-on workshops and classes are offered throughout the year in our Victorian Seaport and Arts Community. For lodging information, click here.

The Bazaar Girls – 126 Quincy St. 360-379-9273
For all the crafters and knitters out there, check out their class offerings.

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Centrum – located in Fort Worden State Park 360-385-3102
Centrum, in partnership with Fort Worden State Park, is a gathering place for artists and creative thinkers from around the world, students of all ages and backgrounds, and audiences seeking extraordinary cultural enrichment. Centrum promotes creative experiences that change lives.


The Embassy Arms Historical Fencing Club – 1925 Blaine St. 206-799-5069
The club is dedicated to teaching historical European martial arts. Study is currently focused on the short cut-and-thrust sword, whether the naval cutlass, German
gros messer (German "big knife," think Medieval battlefield machete), or modern tactical weapon. Class takes place weekly.

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The Food Co-op - 414 Kearney St. 360-385-2831, ext. 309
Coop classes are held at the Co0-op Annex at 2482 Washington St.
(across the street from the PT Yacht Club) unless otherwise noted. Reservations are required for all classes. Fees vary, but discounts are always available for Co-op members. Contact Kathie Meyer at info@foodcoop.coop.

Jefferson County YMCA – 1925 Blaine St. 360-385-5811
Here to serve the needs of the local community. We offer a wide variety of programs and services for all ages.

Jefferson County Museum of Art and History – 540 Water St. 360-385-1003
In addition to operating four museum sites and a research center, the historical society provides year-round programming for the community and visitors.

Key City Public Theatre – 419 Washington St. 360-385-5278
Youth theatre training and camps.

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NW Maritime Center – 431 Water St. 360-385-3626
The mission of the Northwest Maritime Center is to engage and educate people of all generations in traditional and contemporary maritime life, in a spirit of adventure and discovery.

Octopus Gardens Diving – 2900 Washington St. Suite D 360-385-3483
Octopus Gardens Diving is a unique and full service diving center with training, continuing education and equipment for new and experienced divers.

Port Townsend Marine Science Center – located in Fort Worden State Park 360-385-5582 The Port Townsend Marine Science Center is an educational and scientific organization devoted to understanding and conserving our marine and shoreline environment. They offer classes and camps.

PT Outdoors – located in Fort Worden State Park 360-379-3608
Kayak and SUP rentals, guided kayak tours and kayaking lessons. Launch from our sandy beach near the Fort Worden State Park Marine Science Center, into the clear waters of Puget Sound.

Port Townsend School of the Arts - located in Fort Worden State Park 360-344-4479
Bringing top quality art instruction for youth and adults to the Olympic Peninsula.

Port Townsend School of Woodworking – 200 Battery Way 360-344-4455
The Port Townsend School of Woodworking offers weekend, one-week, two-week and 12-week courses on hand tool woodworking, cabinetmaking, furniture-making, historic preservation and traditional woodcrafts.

Pygmy Boats – 355 Hudson St. 360-385-6143
Pygmy kayak building classes. We are excited to offer classes for people who want to learn how to build a beautiful Pygmy wood kayak from experienced builders. Our courses are set in a fun group setting, at the Northwest Maritime Center

Sweet Laurette Café & Bistro Cooking Classes – 1029 Lawrence St. 360-385-4886
Located in historic Uptown, visit our website for a complete class schedule.

The Writers’ Workshoppe 820 Water St. 360-379-2617
This business is a resource place for writers and readers. They offer daily writing workshops. Some workshops meet on a weekly basis,others are weekend intensives. Some are facilitated, some are not. The goal is that each writer leaves a workshop still wanting to write and still desiring to grow as a writer. Feedback is given in the spirit of drawing out the essence and voice of the artist and is given in a respectful and useful manner. Every artist reaches a point where they intuitively know they have something more to learn and in a strong workshop great things can happen.