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We currently offer weekend classes for Furniture Restoration, Wood Working, Wood Carving, Upholstery, Stained Glass and Jewellery Making, and evening classes in Wood Carving (Tuesdays and Thursdays) and Wood Working (Mondays and Wednesdays).

All of those classes cost £275, with a £100 deposit and the remaining of the tuition due on the first day of class. Payments can be made in cash, cheques or debit cards. Note credit cards can be used, but there is a 2% surcharge added to cover the bank charges. Tools are supplied for all courses, materials will be charged separately for Upholstery, Wood Working, Jewellery Making and Furniture Restoration.

We are currently planning on classes in French Upholstery, Traditional Finishes, Colouring Techniques, Using Machines in Wood Carving, and Seat Caning and Rushing. Please write and we will keep you informed of the future classes. Also, watch this space!!!!

Wood Working (Introduction) with Phil Lyons – Monday AUTUMN 2018 (10 sessions)

September 10th until November 12th, every Monday from 6 pm to 9 pm.

 

Phil Lyons, of Lyons Restoration Ltd, has designed a series of courses to teach the major aspects of Wood Working. This course starts with an overview of common furniture woods and their qualities as well as the basic hand tools and how to sharpen them. Students will then be introduced to basic Wood Working techniques while each making a beautiful wooden box with a few options to suite all skill levels. Some of the skills students will be introduced to include: using a plane, using chisels to produce dovetail joints, turning, using a cabinet scraper among others. Finally students will try out different finishing techniques before choosing one to apply to their box.

Note the price does not include a £25 materials cost which is payable to the instructor on the first day of classes.

Class Dates (every Monday)Sept. 10, Sept. 17, Sept. 24, Oct. 1, Oct. 8, Oct. 15, Oct. 22, Oct. 29, Nov. 5, Nov. 12 (no classes on School Holidays).

Class Times: All classes start at 6 pm and end at 9 pm.

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Wood Carving with Ernest Riall, PhD – Tuesday AUTUMN 2018 (10 sessions)

September 11th until November 13th, every Tuesday from 6 pm to 9 pm.

 

Beginning students will learn the craft of Wood Carving using traditional tools through a couple of challenging exercises, talks and demonstrations. Those new to Wood Carving will learn all the basics and will develop the basic skills to successfully carve objects in wood.  They will develop an understanding of wood, how to use the basic tools, then how to conceptualise a final Wood Carving goal and how to reach that goal.  More advanced students will continue to improve their skills by carving more advanced pieces.

 

Class Dates (every Tuesday): Sept. 11, Sept. 18, Sept. 25, Oct. 2, Oct. 9, Oct. 16, Oct. 23, Oct. 30, Nov. 6, Nov. 13 (no classes on School Holidays).

Class Times: All classes start at 6 pm and end at 9 pm.

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Wood Working (Intermediate/Advanced) with Phil Lyons – Wednesday AUTUMN 2018 (10 sessions)

September 12th until November 14th, every Wednesday from 6 pm to 9 pm.

 

While building on the basic skills learned in the first course, it is also suitable for students with some basic Wood Working experience. Students are taken through the process of making a beautiful stool with a couple of unusual features to provide a technically challenging but enjoyable project. In addition to making further use of the basic Wood Working skills (using chisels, plans, saws, etc.), it will also include an introduction to mortice and tenon joints, more complex setting out, some specialist tools and more.

More advanced students can, with the approval of the tutor, work on custom projects.

Note the price does not include a £75 materials cost which is payable to the instructor on the first day of classes.

THIS CLASS IS NOW FULL PLEASE WRITE US TO BE NOTIFIED OF FUTURE CLASSES.

Class Dates (every Wednesday): Sept. 12, Sept. 19, Sept. 26, Oct. 3, Oct. 10, Oct. 17, Oct. 24, Oct. 31, Nov. 7, Nov. 14 (no classes on School Holidays).

Class Times: All classes start at 6 pm and end at 9 pm.





Wood Carving with Ernest Riall, PhD – Thursday AUTUMN 2018 (10 sessions)

September 13th until November 15th, every Thursday from 6 pm to 9 pm.

 

Beginning students will learn the craft of Wood Carving using traditional tools through a couple of challenging exercises, talks and demonstrations. Those new to Wood Carving will learn all the basics and will develop the basic skills to successfully carve objects in wood. They will develop an understanding wood, how to use the basic tools, then how to conceptualise a final Wood Carving goal and how to reach that goal.

More advanced students will continue to improve their skills by carving more advanced pieces.

 

Class Dates (every Thursday): Sept. 13, Sept. 20, Sept. 27, Oct. 4, Oct. 11, Oct. 18, Oct. 25, Nov. 1, Nov. 7, Nov. 14 (no classes on School Holidays).

Class Times: All classes start at 6 pm and end at 9 pm.

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Home School Series – Wood Carving – Friday AUTUMN 2018

September 14th until November 2nd, every Friday from 1pm to 4pm.

 

The Wooburn Craft School is pleased and proud to announce a series of courses for children (aged 10 to 15). This series is particularly aimed at home schooled children who do not have access to school workshop facilities or to those in school who have limited craft course offerings. The series includes Wood Carving, Stained Glass, Wood Working (making things out of wood). In each class, the children will have both talks and practical works and they will leave each course with an item that they can take home with them to show to their friends and family.

Please contact the school for schedule of courses and to discuss entry into the class. Each series (Wood Carving, Stained Glass and Wood Working) is on every Friday afternoon (from 1:00 to 3:00) and lasts 8 weeks. The cost for each is £200 but may have additional material costs (usually less than £25).

 

Class Dates (every Friday): Sept. 14, Sept. 21, Sept. 28, Oct. 5, Oct. 12, Oct. 19, Oct. 26, Nov. 2 (no classes on School Holidays).

Class Times: All classes start at 1pm and end at 3pm.

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Upholstery with Greg Cuppit-Jones – Saturday AUTUMN 2018 (5 sessions)

September 15th until December 1st, every OTHER Saturday from 9 am to 4 pm.

 

In this exciting course, Greg will help students of all levels from complete novices to experienced upholsterers.  All types of projects are possible (we do suggest you send a picture of the object if this is your first class with the school).  All materials  and tools can be provided by the school (although a charge may apply). Students learn how to upholster traditional and modern furniture by working on their own prized objects.

At the end of the course there will be a small charge for materials used.

SORRY THIS CLASS IS FULL – PLEASE LOOK AT OUR SUNDAY CLASS

Class Dates (every OTHER Saturday): Sept. 15, Sept. 29, Oct. 13, Nov. 10, Nov. 24 (no classes on School Holidays).

Class Times: All classes start at 9 am and end at 4 pm.





Furniture Restoration with Paul Tear – Saturday AUTUMN 2018 (5 sessions)

September 15th until December 1st, every OTHER Saturday from 9 am to 4 pm.

 

In this course, Paul will help students of all levels from complete novices to experienced restorers. All types of projects are possible (We do suggest you send a picture of the object if this is your first class with the school). All materials can be provided by the school (although a charge may apply). Paul will carefully walk the student through every step of  the entire process of restoring their selected project.

With over 25 years experience at The Wallace Collection, and over 10 years as the course leader of the Furniture Conservation Course at Bucks New University in High Wycombe, Paul is one of the leading teachers in this field in the UK and one of the best to guide anyone to the successful completion of their project.

 

Class Dates (every OTHER Saturday): Sept. 15, Sept. 29, Oct. 13, Nov. 10, Dec. 1 (no classes on School Holidays).

Class Times: All classes start at 9 am and end at 4 pm.

Book Now - From £250.00



Upholstery with Greg Cuppit-Jones – Sunday AUTUMN 2018 (5 sessions)

September 16th until December 2nd, every OTHER Sunday from 9 am to 4 pm.

 

In this exciting course, Greg will help students of all levels from complete novices to experienced upholsterers.  All types of projects are possible (We do suggest you send a picture of the object if this is your first class with the school).

All materials can be provided by the school (although a charge may apply). Students learn how to upholster traditional and modern furniture by working on their own prized objects.

At the end of the course there will be a small charge for materials used.

THIS CLASS IS NOW FULL – PLEASE WRITE US AND WE WILL NOTIFY YOU OF FUTURE CLASSES.

 

Class Dates (every OTHER Sunday): Sept. 16, Sept. 30, Oct. 14, Nov. 11, Nov. 25, (no classes on School Holidays).

Class Times: All classes start at 9 am and end at 4 pm.





Restoration with Paul Tear Sunday Autumn 2018

Every other Sunday from 9 am to 4 pm Sept 16, 30, Oct 14, Nov 11, Dec 2

In this course, Paul will help students of all levels from complete novices to experienced restorers. All types of projects are possible (We do suggest you send a picture of the object if this is your first class with the school). All materials can be provided by the school (although a charge may apply). Paul will carefully walk the student through every step of  the entire process of restoring their selected project.

With over 25 years experience at The Wallace Collection, and over 10 years as the course leader of the Furniture Conservation Course at Bucks New University in High Wycombe, Paul is one of the leading teachers in this field in the UK and one of the best to guide anyone to the successful completion of their project.

 

Book Now - From £100.00



Wood Carving with Ernest Riall, PhD – Saturday AUTUMN 2018 (5 sessions)

September 22th until November 17th, every OTHER Saturday from 9 am to 4 pm.

 

Beginning students will learn the craft of Wood Carving using traditional tools through a couple of challenging exercises, talks and demonstrations. Those new to Wood Carving will learn all the basics and will develop the basic skills to successfully carve objects in wood. They will develop an understanding of wood, how to use the basic tools, then how to conceptualise a final Wood Carving goal and how to reach that goal. More advanced students will continue to improve their skills by carving more advanced pieces with careful guidance from the tutor.

 

Class Dates (every OTHER Saturday): Sept. 22, Oct. 6, Oct. 20, Nov. 3, Nov. 17 (no classes on School Holidays).

Class Times: All classes start at 9 am and end at 4 pm.

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Jewellery Making (Introduction) with Candace Pearce – Saturday AUTUMN 2018 (5 sessions)

September 22th until November 17th, every OTHER Saturday from 9 am to 4 pm.

 

The instructor for this class is Candace Pearce who has been teaching the Jewelry Making classes at Bucks New University in High Wycombe for over 30 years. Over this time many of her students have gone on to become award winning designer/makers.

This course is designed for both the absolute beginner and for those wishing to learn more advanced skills (Note those wanting to learn more advanced skills should contact the school to discuss specific learning objectives.).

Beginners will make a variety of items including rings, bracelets and charms. They will also learn to work with copper and silver and they will learn to use many of the basic tools used to make beautiful jewellery. Materials will be at an additional cost (approximately £25) which is payable directly to the tutor.

The tutor will guide the more advanced students and will facilitate the successful completion of their project.

 

Class Dates (every OTHER Saturday): Sept. 22, Oct. 6, Oct. 20,
Nov. 3, Nov. 17 (no classes on School Holidays).

Class Times: All classes start at 9 am and end at 4 pm.

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Stained Glass (Introduction) with Lilian Shaw – Sunday AUTUMN 2018 (5 sessions)

September 23rd until November 18th, every OTHER Sunday from 9 am to 4 pm.

 

The idea of making pictures with coloured glass, balanced with shapes and rhythm has fascinated generations. This course will introduce students to this amazing craft. Students learn the handling of tools and materials. Developing confidence from straight lines to curves on coloured glass. Projects will introduce the students to the basic techniques such as to score (cut) glass safely, copperfoil and traditional leadwork. This is a hands on practical course, with aspects of design and soldering. As with the Applique technique the students will be able to develop their own design once they have mastered the basics. No previous experience in either art or stained glass is needed for this introduction – just a sense of play and adventure!

Advanced students are also welcome. Lilly will guide and facilitate the creative direction that they want to pursue.

Students are also expected to pay a material cost of  approximately £25.

 

Class Dates (every OTHER Sunday): Sept. 23, Oct. 7, Oct. 21, Nov. 4, Nov. 18 (no classes on School Holidays).

Class Times: All classes start at 9 am and end at 4 pm.

Book Now - From £250.00



Home School Series – Wood Working – Friday AUTUMN 2018

November 9th until December 21st, every Friday from 1pm until 3pm.

The Wooburn Craft School is pleased and proud to announce a series of courses for children (aged 10 to 15). This series is particularly aimed at home schooled children who do not have access to school workshop facilities or to those in school who have limited craft course offerings. The series includes Wood Carving, Stained Glass, Wood Working (making things out of wood). In each class, the children will have both talks and practical works and they will leave each course with an item that they can take home with them to show to their friends and family.

Please contact the school for schedule of courses and to discuss entry into the class. Each series (Wood Carving, Stained Glass and Wood Working) is on every Friday afternoon (from 1:00 to 3:00) and lasts 8 weeks. The cost for each is £200 but may have additional material costs (usually less than £25).

 

Class Dates (every Friday): Nov. 9, Nov. 16, Nov. 23, Nov. 30, Dec. 7, Dec. 14, Dec. 21 (no classes on School Holidays).

Class Times: All classes start at 1pm and end at 3pm.

Book Now - From £200.00