Island School of Building Arts

The Island School of Building Arts has been teaching the traditional craft and art of Big Wood joinery to students from around the world since 1997. Nestled in a vibrant island community off the west coast of Canada, ISBA provides a full-immersion learning experience in the heart of big wood country. All tools supplied. 

Currently registering for:

Spring 2023
Timber Frame Post & Beam (April 3-28)
Timber Frame Hammer Bents (May 1-26)
Log Building (May 29 - June 23)

Fall 2023
Log Building (September 4-29)
Timber Frame Post & Beam (October 2-27)
Timber Frame Hammer Bents (October 30 - November 24)

SketchUp for Timber Framers Workshops
Level 1 (April 15 & 16 and October 14 & 15)
Level 2 (May 13 & 14 and November 18 & 19)

For more information on the school and courses, visit or contact Pat at 250-247-8922.

3199 Coast Road
Gabriola Island, British Columbia
V0R 1X7

p: (250) 247-8922         f: (250) 325-8978


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