Welcome to Tear Cap Workshops

Unleashing Creativity Through Hands-on Learning

Upcoming Events

Every Tuesday is Volunteer Work Day!

Bring your enthusiasm to Tear Cap as we begin work on the future Community Woodshop. Pick up a few skills and learn some new methods. All are welcome; positive attitudes required!

Woodshop Tour and Potluck

Tuesday, January 23: Community Woodshop Tour and Potluck: 5 p.m. - 7 p.m.

Join us for a tour of the Community Woodshop, mid-winter dinner and slideshow. 

Winter Jamboree

Sunday, February 18: Winter Jamboree: 12 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Celebrate winter activities with Tear Cap Workshops! Cross-country skiing, woodsmen's activities and great food!

Annual Meeting

Monday, February 19: Tear Cap Workshops Annual Meeting: 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Come see behind Tear Cap’s administrative curtain! All are welcome to attend. 

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 Works

Our campus, a.k.a., "The Works" 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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