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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!!!!



Weekday Evening Classes

Wood Working (Introduction) with Phil Lyons – Monday WINTER 2020 (10 sessions)

Every Monday from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. (except during school holidays) - January 6th until March 16th.

 

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)Jan. 6, 13, 20, 27, Feb. 3, 10, 24, Mar. 2, 9, 16 (no classes on School Holidays).

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

 

THIS CLASS IS NOW FULL!!!

Please contact the school for more information.





Wood Carving with Ernest Riall, PhD – Tuesday WINTER 2020 (10 sessions)

Every Tuesday from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. (except during school holidays) - January 7th until March 17th.

 

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): Jan. 7, 14, 21, 28, Feb. 4, 11, 25, Mar. 3, 10, 17 (no classes on School Holidays).

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

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Jewellery Making with Grant Forsyth – Tuesday WINTER 2020 (10 sessions)

Every Tuesday from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. (except during school holidays) - January 7th until March 17th.

 

Although students will focus on pieces that can be worn they will also look at how these techniques can be used Fine and Decorative Arts. They will follow a basic set outline and they will use these techniques to make items that they will be confident in using. However one goal is to encourage their creativity and if they wish, the design of a piece can be up to them to express their likes and style. Precious metal work and especially jewellery is for everyone, be you a maker, wearer, male or female and it is all about the design, as students follow this course and feel more confident with making pieces I will encourage them to create work that reflects them. However, another side of this will be to teach them the mastery of the techniques related to working with metals.

Students will begin by looking into the basic tools, workshop health and safety, at best practices for the use of equipment and workshop awareness. The first project will teach them about annealing metal, and which involves using a blowtorch, flux and safety pickle, hammering, forging, mark making and polishing. The end result will be a copper bangle.

Following this demonstration students will learn how to solder, to use a jeweller’s saw, how to turn silver wire into a simple ring, and how to make a stone or jewelled setting, for a ring, pendant or brooch. Then they will look at mixing metals and look at more advanced methods of joining them to make a key chain, badge or brooch. Other subjects covered will include:

  • Chain making;
  • Melting and casting metals;
  • The use of rivets, wire and pins.

Finally students will make a number of different items including more brooches, necklaces, etc. The last week will be open to allow them to explore their specific area of interest.

This class offers a discounted rate for ICON members.

 

Class Dates (every Tuesday): Jan. 10, 17, 24, 31, Feb. 7, 14, 28, Mar. 8, 14, 21 (no classes on school holidays).

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

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Drawing and Painting with Heidi Ramsay – Tuesday WINTER 2020 (10 sessions)

Every Tuesday from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. (except during school holidays) - January 7th until March 17th.

 

Introduction to Drawing and Painting

This course will introduce the student to a variety of materials and techniques. Each session would start with being presented with a variety of works by selected artists and designers in order to demonstrate the diversity that each technique offers. Some of the topics covered include:

MONOCHROME (2 Sessions)

This will  introduce the student to charcoal and pastels as tools to explore light and dark to create moods.

MONOPRINTS (3 Sessions)

This will introduce the student to creating simple imagery and abstract forms, experimentation with different papers, mark making, creating textures, building layers of colour and texture

PAINTING (5 Sessions)

This section introduces students to various painting materials such as Watercolour, Acrylics and Oils. Students will try these materials in a variety of situations such as portraits, landscapes, still-lifes, and abstract.

 

Class Dates (every Tuesday): Jan. 7, 14, 21, 28, Feb. 4, 11, 25, Mar. 3, 10, 17 (no classes on School Holidays).

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

Book Now - From £100.00



Wood Working (Intermediate/Advanced) with Phil Lyons – Wednesday WINTER 2020 (10 sessions)

Every Wednesday from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. (except during school holidays) - January 8th until March 18th.

 

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.

 

Class Dates (every Wednesday): Jan. 8, 15, 22, 29, Feb. 5, 12, 26, Mar. 4, 11, 18 (no classes on School Holidays).

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

Book Now - From £100.00



Wood Carving with Ernest Riall, PhD – Thursday WINTER 2020 (10 sessions)

Every Tuesday from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. (except during school holidays) - January 9th until March 26th.

 

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): Jan. 9, 16, 23, 30, Feb. 6, 13, Mar. 5, 12, 19, 26 (no classes on School Holidays).

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

 

THIS CLASS IS NOW FULL!!!

Please contact the school for more information.