In 2008, Hoosac received a matching grant from the Ford Foundation to build an early American woodworking shop, for the purpose of teaching students traditional skills in hand joinery and wood carving.

During their time at Hoosac, students have the opportunity to take a sculpture class (3-D) located in the wood shop. In this class students work in a variety of media, from traditional woodworking to mold making and more. It is just another great example of the robust course options Hoosac School has to offer. Stop by the wood shop when you visit Hoosac and watch the students at work, learning patience and discipline "the old fashioned way."