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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!!!!



Weekend Classes

Wood Carving Saturday Autumn 2020

Every OTHER Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (except during school holidays) - 12 Sept - 14 Nov.

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.

Please note:  no refunds will be given if canceled 2 weeks or less before the class are scheduled to start.

Class Dates (every OTHER Saturday): 12, 26 Sept., 10, 24 Oct., 14 Nov.

Class Times: All classes start at 9 a.m. and end at 4 p.m.

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Jewellery Making Autumn 2020 Saturday Classes

Every OTHER Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (except during school holidays) - 19 Sept - 21 Nov.

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.

Please note:  no refunds will be given if canceled 2 weeks or less before the class are scheduled to start.

Class Dates (every OTHER Saturday): 19 Sept.3, 17  Oct. 7, 21 Nov.(no classes on School Holidays).

Class Times: All classes start at 9:30 a.m. and end at 4:30 p.m.

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Stained Glass Autumn 2020

Oct.11, 25, November 8, 22, December 6. (no classes on School Holidays), All classes start at 9:30 a.m. and end at 4:30 p.m.

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: Oct.11, 25, November 8, 22, December 6. (no classes on School Holidays).

Class Times: All classes start at 9:30 a.m. and end at 4:30 p.m.

 

Book Now - From £250.00



Two Day Introduction to Leather Work Autumn 2020

Sat/Sun 31-Oct to 1-Nov. from 9:30 to 4:30

Leather is one of the most amazing materials to work with.  Two Our Two-day introduction workshop is aimed at beginners interested in gaining a good basic understanding of the leather working skills & techniques used in making a variety of small leather goods.

Over the two days, you’ll be making 2 or 3 items, such a card holder, keyrings and a belt or a coin purse, (specific items can be chosen on the day.) These will show you the different skills and techniques required for leatherworking.

During the course,  you will cover the following:

  • Different types of leathers and its uses
  • Tanneries and suppliers
  • Understanding the process of making leather goods
  • Intro to pattern making.
  • Cutting – Dying – Stitching and finishing the leather.
  • Beveling – Creasing – Burnishing and other skills
  • Leather after care
  • General Q/A

You will be shown traditional methods and techniques which you will then use to make your own items and take them home. The skills and techniques learnt will help jump start your leather working journey, in addition to all tools and materials to use during the workshop along with course notes and information including recommended reading and a list of suppliers, with an option to purchase a full beginners kit to take home with you.

 

This class will be offered on 31- Oct to 1 Nov. from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm.

Please note there will be a material charge on the last day.  This will be approximately £25 paid directy to the tutor.

Book Now - From £140.00