About Us

From a kitchen table to one of the largest providers of handwork education in the nation.

In 2001, Laura Kelly wanted her kids to experience handwork in an educational and creative environment. There was only one problem: she had no crafting experience. So, she got to work. After researching, consulting teachers, and plenty of trial and error, she began The Handwork Studio.

Today, The Handwork Studio provides summer camp programs to dozens of private schools in the Mid-Atlantic. After teaching over 50,000 kids, we’re bringing our proven process straight to you! Welcome to Handwork Academy Online.

Handwork Academy Online teaches your staff how to bring handwork education into your school through instructional videos, streamlined curriculums, supply ordering, and remote support from our experienced educators.

We’ve bundled decades of experience into an easy to follow, step-by-step process for you to implement into your after-school and summer camp programs, and we hope you love it as much as we do.


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