Welcome to Tear Cap Workshops

Unleashing Creativity Through Hands-on Learning in Hiram, Maine

Upcoming Events

Tear Cap Workshops Facility Tour

Wednesday September 26th

4 - 6 p.m.


Join us for a short tour of Tear Cap Workshops! See the progress, and take a  look at some of our on-going projects: The Community Woodworking Shop and Stonewall Building area. Meet the artisan tenants who work here, and learn more about upcoming hands-on classes and events.

Volunteer Work Day

Saturday, October 13th

10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Volunteers get a free hat!

Join us for a fun work day at Tear Cap Workshops!  We'll be doing a big pre-winter clean up, doing some carpentry work on the Community Woodworking Shop, and stopping for a potluck lunch. Folks are welcome to bring a dish to share for the potluck if they'd like to! 

Come join the fun!

A big thanks to the New England Grassroots Environment Fund for supporting volunteer programing.

About Us

Tear Cap Workshops

Tear Cap Workshops is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization based in Hiram, Maine.  Our aim is to enhance traditional Maine skills and craft, concentrating on using local materials and developing rural skills. We were founded in 2016 by a father and daughter team, together with a five member board of directors. 

Our mission

Tear Cap Workshops' mission to unleash creativity through hands-on learning. We will offer classes, workshops, apprenticeships, and volunteer opportunities. We also have some rental space for artisans and small creative businesses. We are so lucky to live an area with such a wealth of creative talent and natural beauty. Historically, Western Maine is immersed in a tradition of craft, extending from boat building, timber framing, forestry practices, and logging to skills as varied as fiber arts, making maple syrup, pottery and blacksmithing. We aim to celebrate this local knowledge with a truly original, Maine-made educational experience.

The Facility

Our facility is a former sawmill with eleven buildings and ten acres of cleared land. We currently have four creative tenants on site, and we're looking for more. Think you might be a good fit? Contact us for more information. Have a big event planned? The open, rustic setting might just have the unique touch for your big day.

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