My Dad has been building wooden boats for a long time, and he's now teaching an eight week course at the Indiana State Museum in Downtown Indianapolis. The class is conducted on Saturdays from 9am-Noon through mid April. They use no power tools and work using traditional methods. Dad also covers Indiana's small boat building history. See http://www.indianamuseum.org/visit/events/eventview.asp?eventid=1788.
I am hoping the class gets covered in the Indianapolis Star or other local media. In the meantime I'll try to post pictures of their progress as he sends them to me.
In the summer, Dad's class will be offered at Eagle Creek Park. His website is located at SailingAfternoons.com.
The O'Brien family on Dad's side has a history connected to boating, the White River and Broad Ripple in Indianapolis. I'll have more on that in March/April.