I love sharing ideas for fun things to do just south of Indy.
And I recently had the opportunity to do something fun and educational – sitting in on a woodworking class at the world-renowned Marc Adams School of Woodworking, located just south of Indianapolis in Franklin.
I also got a tour of the operations, which include various classrooms (with workbenches instead of desks), a cafeteria, and glass cases filled with museum-worthy creations.
What I learned was that people come from all across the world to study not only woodworking, but also glass blowing, concrete casting, stone carving, blacksmithing and jewelry making.
The instructors are the best craftsmen of our time, and many have written books about their area of expertise and have had their work displayed in a major museum. Many teach exclusively at Marc Adams School of Woodworking.
The school operates from the last week in March to the first week of November each year, then uses the down time to work on the equipment and handle the class registration, which kicks off Dec. 1.
The school gets couples who travel here together and while one of them takes a course (which are generally a week long or take place over a weekend) the other one enjoys the events, attractions, shopping and dining in nearby Festival Country Indiana communities like Franklin, Greenwood, Edinburgh, Indianapolis and Bargersville.