Woodcarving School

The school for woodcarving is very popular! It offers young people in particular much sought-after opportunities to work professionally and creatively with natural materials.

Vocational school for woodworking professions

The vocational school is the only school in Switzerland for the artistic crafts in woodcarving, wood crafts (specialising in wood turning and white cooperage), basket and wickerwork design and cooperage. The apprentices attend four two-week teaching blocks in Brienz each year. During this time, they receive vocational and general instruction. The apprentices also attend inter-company courses at the Woodcarving School in Brienz.


The following federal certificates of proficiency (EFZ) can be obtained:
  • Woodcarver EFZ
  • Woodworker EFZ Specialising in Wood Turning
  • Woodworker EFZ Specialising in White Cooperage
  • Basket and Wickerwork Designer EFZ
  • Cooper EFZ
There is good neighbourly cooperation with the Brienz Violin Making School, so that the EFZ violin makers also attend the vocational and general education classes.

The school for wood carving regularly publishes the magazine “Schnätzi” with fascinating insights.


Portal of the school