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Tear Cap Workshops

Tear Cap Workshops seeks to unleash creativity through hands-on learning.

https://tearcapworkshops.org/ Tax ID 81-2146981


Tear Cap Workshops is 501(3)(c) non-profit organization with the mission  to unleash creativity through hands-on learning. Our facility is a  former sawmill in Hiram, Maine that we are re-purposing into an artisan  collective and craft school. The name “Tear Cap” comes from the mountain  peak that rises to the north above our campus; “Workshops” refers both  to the workshop space available to rent and to hands-on workshops for  educational skill building.

TCW purchased the 19-acre campus in 2017, and since then, we’re slowing  transforming the 11 buildings into usable workshop space. We have 2  full-time creative tenants on site: a timberframer and a cabinetmaker.  We also have an emerging hands-on workshop schedule: we held our first  stonewall building class in 2018, thanks to a partnership with the Stone  Trust; and woodworking classes and opportunities are being developed as the Community Woodworking Shop finishes renovation. We currently offer a flexible-use makerspace opportunity we call Rent-a-Bench in the shop, as well as a handful of guided workshops and educational events. We have big plans for other media as well: blacksmithing, pottery and gardening opportunities are all on the horizon as well.

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