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Ken Koscik

Monona, WI
North House Folk School photo of instructor, Ken Koscik

Canoes and canoeing are Ken’s passion. If he’s not building canoes for the local Kiwanis club, he’s paddling them in the Quetico. Ken first learned to build canoes in 1968 and has added over 75 new projects to his list since then. As a former student at the Wooden Boat School in Brooklin, Maine, Ken keeps refining the cedar strip construction technique—the chevron has become his trademark. Recently, Ken was invited to teach a woodstrip building class in Norway. 

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Current Courses Offered by Ken Koscik

7 Days
Teaser image for Cedar-Strip Boat Construction: Techniques & Fundamentals

Cedar-Strip Boat Construction: Techniques & Fundamentals

With more than just aesthetic appeal, cedar-strip boats are known for being lightweight, strong, and quick to build. Gain the know-how and confidence to complete a boat project in your own backyard through seven days of hands-on instruction building a tandem canoe with other students. Techniques involve setting up the…
Mon, Jun 22nd, 2020  –  Sun, Jun 28th, 2020
9am-5pm
Instructor: Ken Koscik
10 Days
Teaser image for Cedar-Strip Boatbuilding: Build Your Own Canoe

Cedar-Strip Boatbuilding: Build Your Own Canoe

Enjoy the contrast of light and dark wooden strips, the quiet lapping of water on wood and the pride of craftsmanship that stems from building your own cedar-strip boat. From start to finish, cut thin cedar planks and learn to assemble an appealing pattern for your canoe. Students may choose…
Mon, Mar 23rd, 2020  –  Wed, Apr 1st, 2020
9am-5pm
Instructor: Ken Koscik

Past Courses Offered by Ken Koscik

Cedar-Strip Boatbuilding: Build Your Own Canoe or Kayak