Country Workshops


Country Workshops is in the process of closing down. Our summer tutorials are fully enrolled. At the CW Store, all tools are now sold out. We still have a full selection of books and DVDs. We are keeping our web site intact, as an archive and resource.


Our friends Kenneth and Angela Kortemeier are starting the Maine Coast Craft School. They are offering courses similar to Country Workshops' classes, and their store will offer a similar selection from the same makers.

Private Tutorials with Drew Langsner. Drew will be offering privately arranged tutorials limited to 1-2 students. Possibilities include: carving bowls and spoons, ladderback, and rustic Windsor chair making. 1-5 days. The dates are mutually decided, beginning spring 2018. Drew is also open to teaching at other venues – when the circumstances are particularly interesting. Email if you have a proposal or question. Website:

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Extend Your Stay,
or Bring A Guest
The mountains of western North Carolina have much to offer – inspiring natural scenery, some of the nicest weather in North America, a diverse and high level art and craft community, outdoor recreation – hiking, rafting and kayaking, trout fishing, golf and mountain biking – the famous Biltmore Estate and much more. Downtown Asheville is definitely worth a visit. Our guests can also arrange for cooking classes with Louise Langsner.

Students at Country Workshops have been complimenting Louise Langsner’s cooking for many years, often telling us that they come back for the food we serve. If you would like to enjoy those dishes at home, we invite you to share some time in the garden and kitchen with Louise. Learn to bake breads with whole grains and a sourdough starter, harvest fresh vegetables and herbs from the extensive gardens, and explore techniques and recipes for healthy menus from around the world.
In response to many requests for a cookbook, Louise now has an ongoing internet blog that includes recipes from her garden and travels.
Cooking with Louise can be scheduled for any of our class weeks. Instruction is approximately 4 hours each day, beginning after lunch. The tuition is $600 for 5-day courses, $725 for 6 days. This includes your shared room and meals – of course. Limited to one student during each tutorial.

March 28, 2017

2017 Classes
The classes taught at Country Workshops are limited to 4 students. Tuition includes your private room, our famous meals, materials and use of specialty tools for each project.

Note: All our 2017 classes are fully enrolled. Please contact us if you'd like to be added to our waiting list.

Carving Bowls and Spoons
June 19 - 23 (Full)
Ladderback Chairmaking
July 10 - 15 (Full)

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Drew Langsner

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