thumb Pekovich Tea Chest 1 640Summer - Fall 2020 Class Schedule available. More fall classes coming soon. Click here for more information.

COVID-19 Updates


I am happy to announce that classes will begin again on July 6, 2020.

We are working out the protocols now but be prepared to wear a mask at all times and plan on washing your hands each time you re-enter the shop. The class sizes have also been reduced.

Other protocols will be announced as they are finalized. I am working with a number of health professionals to develop what will work best for our specialized environment.

Please email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you have any questions at all. You can also call or text me directly at 860.729.3186- Please leave a voice mail if I do not pick up.


I wish you and your families all the best during this difficult situation and I look forward to seeing you all here again soon.

Stay well.



Bob Van Dyke


Connecticut Valley School of Woodworking






All I can say is WOW!  Mike Mascelli is absolutely terrific!  

His class this past weekend was so much more than I expected and I actually feel I am an upholsterer.  I enjoyed the whole thing... from the history of upholstery (who knew upholstery history would be so fascinating!!) the step by step process of flat work and spring work.  I get it and I can do it...and I have my little stool to prove it!
And Mike is sheer joy.  He's fun, supportive, interesting....a great teacher who made sure everyone in the class was taken care of and left feeling accomplished.  I would be very interested in taking another course if offered.

Thanks so much, 

Nancy Anderson

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All I can say is WOW!  Mike Mascelli is absolutely terrific!  

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I took the weekend woodturning class this weekend with Cory Anderson and just wanted to let you know how fabulous I thought he was.

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