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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

Upholstery with Greg Cuppit-Jones – Saturday SUMMER 2020 (5 sessions)

Every OTHER Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (except during school holidays) - April 18th until June 20th.

 

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.

 

Class Dates (every OTHER Saturday): Apr. 18, May 2, 16, June 6, 20 (no classes on School Holidays).

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





Furniture Restoration with Paul Tear, MBE – Saturday SUMMER 2020 (5 sessions)

Every OTHER Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (except during school holidays) - April 18th until June 20th.

 

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): Apr. 18, May 2, 16, Jun. 6, 20 (no classes on School Holidays).

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

 

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Upholstery with Greg Cuppit-Jones – Sunday SUMMER 2020 (5 sessions)

Every OTHER Sunday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (except during school holidays) - April 19th until June 21st.

 

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.

 

Class Dates (every OTHER Sunday):  Apr. 19, May 3, 17, Jun. 7, 21 (no classes on School Holidays).

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





Wood Carving with Ernest Riall, PhD – Saturday SUMMER 2020 (5 sessions)

Every OTHER Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (except during school holidays) - April 25 until June 27.

 

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): Apr. 25, May. 9, 23, Jun. 13, 27 (no classes on School Holidays).

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

Book Now - From £100.00



Jewellery Making (Introduction) with Candace Pearce – Saturday SUMMER 2020 (5 sessions)

Every OTHER Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (except during school holidays) - April 25 until June 27.

 

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): Apr. 25, May. 9, 23, Jun. 13, June 27 (no classes on School Holidays).

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

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Stained Glass (Introduction) with Lilian Shaw – Sunday SUMMER 2020 (5 sessions)

Every OTHER Sunday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (except during school holidays) - May 26th until July 26th.

 

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): May. 31, Jun. 14, 27 (Sat.!), Jul. 5, 26 (no classes on School Holidays).

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

Book Now - From £100.00