Day one  of class

Give the gift that will last for generations this Christmas

About  our Workshop

R.T.R.O has teamed up with Little Rock Boat Builder for WINTER classes so that you to learn the skills to build and walk away with your own hand built wooden canoe.

Our classes have been designed for someone who has little or no experience in woodworking. You will learn the stitch and glue method, a beginner friendly way to build a beautiful handcrafted wooden canoe.


In five exciting days or two weekends, we will walk you through the process of construction, fiberglassing and detail work to build your own Rock Town 16ft wooden canoe. Now you can know the accomplishment and excitement of having the maiden voyage of your very own handcrafted wooden canoe.

Class Cost

Materials are $1,650

Tuition for the class is $800

Complete Build (without finish) $2,450

Classes schedule 

Wed-Sunday Classes Jan 13th - Jan17th

Weekend classes available

Day two of Class.

Canoe Building


"Years of road trips with my dad to Wooden Boat School in Maine and Chesapeake Light Craft in Maryland inspired me to start our own workshop in 2018 so that we can share the craftsmanship and accomplishment of building your own hand built wooden canoe right here in Little Rock Arkansas."

-Samuel Ellis Owner and Instructor