Whether you are coming for a two-day workshop or a three-month certificate program, attending Yestermorrow will broaden your horizons, deepen your knowledge, enhance your skills, and empower you to actively participate in the creation of the places you inhabit. Many students go so far as to report life-changing responses to Yestermorrow.
The Yestermorrow experience is driven by an all-encompassing intensity. Classes run for a minimum of eight hours a day, and often stretch well into the evening hours. The school's extraordinary instructors take time off from their professional lives to teach at Yestermorrow because they love to share their knowledge and skills. Your classes will generally have between just six and twelve students, allowing instructors to personalize content and answer individual questions. More often than not, students will be asked to actively engage in the learning process through hands-on, experiential learning. Though you will certainly listen and watch, you will also be asked to consider, explore, touch, discuss, draw, design, cut, build, and present your results or product. We firmly believe this is how the best learning takes place.
The learning does not end when you leave the classroom or workshop. Mealtimes and off hours provide an extraordinary opportunity to informally interact with other students in your class and from other classes, as well as with staff members, instructors, interns, and visitors. The discussions and professional networking that occurs outside of the classroom is often a surprising educational bonus.
The Yestermorrow campus itself offers educational opportunities, as well, with demonstration projects, mechanical systems, and examples of student work providing insight into everything from joinery techniques to solar hot water systems to daylighting options to strawbale building methodology. You'll also find a school that is 'living' the design/build philosophy, with a growing and evolving campus. We are not a finished product, but rather in a constant state of 'becoming.'
At Yestermorrow, you will find an informal, friendly, hard-working, engaging, and creative learning community, committed to the concept that each individual can discover and foster the designer/builder within them, and utilize those skills and that knowledge to create a better home, a better community, and a better world.