The Craftsman & Apprentice



Connect + Create

Our owner, Delanie Holton-Fessler is a former art-teacher and content integration specialist. She can work with you and your school group to develop maker projects that are age appropriate, aligned with your standards and curriculum, and above all else, provide kids with an engaging and challenging hands on experience. Bring your group to the shop for a filed trip or have us come to you. We are able to accommodate up to 28 students for 1 hour to multi-day experiences.
We can even work with your entire staff to bring the principles of shop culture to your school through staff trainings and professional development experiences. 

Shop Culture

All of our maker experiences are based on our observations around the positive working behaviors we've seen in our studio and workshop practices. Ask any trades person or artist and they will tell you that there are unwritten rules to shop culture, here’s how we’ve experienced it:

  • Make a plan
  • Don’t be afraid to collaborate
  • Be responsible for your own safety
  • Failure is an option
  • Ask a lot of questions
  • Get a second set of eyes on your work before you call it done
  • Find an expert follow their lead
  • Craftsmanship is as much about process as product
  • Clean up your messes (literally and figuratively)
  • Be responsible to yourself and your shop mates
We believe that all kids deserve access to high quality educational experiences. We are able to provide our services on a sliding scale based on the free and reduced lunch count and private fundraising capacities of the school requesting services. Get in touch. We'll make it happen. 

Please contact us for more information. 


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