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We currently offer weekend classes for  Wood Carving, Stained Glass and Jewellery Making,  weekday classes in Restoration and Upholstry 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.  Tools are supplied for all courses, materials will be charged separately for Upholstery, Wood Working, Jewellery Making and Furniture Restoration.  We also host clubs in Wood Carving and Chair Seat Caning/Rushing.

We are 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!!!!



Chair Seat Club

The First Friday of every month from 14:00 to 18:00

For many years the Wycombe area has been famous for its rush seated chairs.

In this class we will learn how to prepare and use English soft rush, harvested from the River Thames, to seat a chair or stool. You will learn to select the rush, to twist it into shape and to create the basic rush seat. The piece of furniture should be square or trapezium shaped and have rough unpolished rails and raised corners.

In all cases students will need to bring their own furniture to work on, although it will be possible to purchase a suitable piece from the Wooburn Craft School. Please contact the school well in advance to discuss your requirements and the suitability of your furniture.
All students should let us know what you want to learn in this class so we can plan appropriately.

 

Class Dates (FIRST Friday of every month):
April: 1
May: 6
June: 10
July: 1

Class Times: All classes start at 14:00 and ends at 18:00

Price:  £10 per hour

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Furniture Restoration Friday with Ernest Riall – Spring 2022

Every Friday from 9:30 to 12:30 (except during school holidays) - 29 April to 8 July

In this course, Ernest 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). Ernest will carefully walk the student through every step of  the entire process of restoring their selected project.  Imagine the great feeling one gets from developing the hand skills needed to turn a warn piece of furniture into a thing of beauty.

With over 15 years experience running a very successful restoration business, Ernest is active with ICON (International Conservation) and he has a PHD centered around 18th Century  English and French Furniture.  This means that Phil has proven himself to meet their very high standards in the restoration of antiques.

 

Class Dates (every Friday except during school holidays):April: 29
April: 29
May: 6, 13, 20, 27
June: 10, 17, 24
July: 1, 8

Class Times: All classes start at 9:30 and end at 12:30

Price: £275 (Deposit: £100)

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Furniture Restoration Wednesday with Ernest Riall – Spring 2022

Every OTHER Wednesday from 9:30 to 16:30 (except during school holidays) - 30 March to 15 June

In this course, Ernest 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). Ernest will carefully walk the student through every step of  the entire process of restoring their selected project.  Imagine the great feeling one gets from developing the hand skills needed to turn a warn piece of furniture into a thing of beauty.

With over 15 years experience running a very successful restoration business, Ernest is active with ICON (International Conservation) and he has a PHD centered around 18th Century  English and French Furniture.  This means that Phil has proven himself to meet their very high standards in the restoration of antiques.

 

Class Dates (every other Wednesday except during school holidays):
March: 30
April: 27
May: 11, 25
June: 15

 

Class Times: All classes start at 9:30 and end at 16:30

Price: £275 (Deposit: £100)

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Jewellery Making Saturday with Candace Pearce – Spring 2022

Every OTHER Saturday from 9:30 to 16:30 (except during school holidays) - 30 April to 25 June

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 except during school holidays):

April:  30
May: 14, 28
June: 11, 25

 

Class Times: All classes start at 9:30 and end at 16:30

Price: £275 (Deposit: £100)

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

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Jewellery Making Wednesday with Grant Forsyth – Spring 2022

Every OTHER Wednesday from 9:30 to 16:30 (except during school holidays) - 4 May to 6 July

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.

 

Class Dates (every OTHER Wednesday except during school holidays):

May: 4, 18
June: 8, 22
July: 6

 

Class Times: All classes start at 9:30 a.m. and end at 16:30 p.m.

Price: £275 (Deposit: £100)

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

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Make Your Own Buttoned Foot Stool – 2 day Special Summer Event

From 10 am to 4 pm - 9 - 10 July 2022

OVERVIEW:  Make your own deep-buttoned foot stool!!!! NEW exciting 2-day Upholstery Course

Day 1. Learn how to mix your own chalk paint and how to chalk paint your stool legs (any colour you want!)

Day 2. Learn to upholster and deep button your footstool (60x40cm) ready to take home at the end of the day.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION:

On day 1 we will prepare the legs for painting and then mix our own chalk paint. Legs and all tools/materials are supplied (tapered round 17cm high). You will need to bring a small pot of emulsion paint in the colour of your choice (sample pots are great) at least 125ml. There will be paint left to do more stuff at home and you will have learned how to mix even more. We will paint the legs and while they dry map out our deep buttoning and prep the stool frame. If there’s time, we will also start making your buttons.

On day 2 we will finish off the legs (sanding, waxing) and start deep buttoning! This is great fun and very

satisfying. By the end of the day, you should have a finished stool to take home.

Don’t worry if we don’t quite get finished – as long as the main bit is done you can always finish it at home!

Course starts at 10 on both days and finishes at 4pm with one hour break for lunch (12:30-1:30pm).

We supply the frame and all the materials you need for the course (foam, glue, tacks, staples etc)

Legs are supplied raw and there’s only one style available. If these are really not to your taste you can swap them for others after the course (M8 fitting).

We offer 3 types of fabric (in a myriad of colours) which we have used many times before and are excellent for buttoning. Please have a look at

  •  Velvet: www.linwoodfabric.com/collections/omega
  •  Linen/Cotton: www.linwoodfabric.com/collections/pronto
  •  Wool: www.linwoodfabric.com/collections/lana (Best for beginners)

You can order 6 free samples from them (and then 6 more if you want). I need to know which fabric you

would like at least 3 weeks before the course. 1 meter of fabric is included in the course cost.

You will need to bring:

  •   125ml emulsion paint in the colour of your choice
  •   Empty jar with lid at least 200ml
  •   A clean sheet to cover the work bench and protect your fabric
  • Lunch (or there’s a pub round the corner)
  • Apron

Price

  • £295 incl. all materials apart from 125ml emulsion paint

Dates

  • 9-10 July 2022
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Metal Work for Young People with Grant Forsythe – Spring 2022

Every Monday from 16:00 to 18:00 (except during school holidays) - 25 April to 11 July

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.

 

Class Dates (every Monday):
April: 25
May: 9, 16, 23
June: 6, 13, 20, 27
July: 4, 11

 

Class Times: All classes start at 16:00 and end at 18:00

Price: £200 (Deposit: £100)

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Upholstery Monday (evening) with Kat Lyons – Spring 2022

Every Monday from 18:30 to 21:30 (except during school holidays) - 9 May to 18 July

Students learn traditional upholstery (not modern – foam) by working on their own prized objects.

In this exciting course, Kat will help students of all levels from complete novices to experienced upholsterers. All types of projects are possible everything from simple drop in seats to complex buttoning using only tradition techniques hair and stitched seats with webbing and springs.

We urge all students  to send a picture of the object if this is your first class with the school at least 2 weeks before the start of the term for cost evaluation. As in all craft he skill and experience level of the student will guide what is an acceptable project.

All base materials can be supplied by the school (although a charge may apply at the end of the course at a discounted price – an estimate of the material costs can be provided once a photo of the piece is received). The top cover can also be ordered through the tutor (students will receive a 10% discount on fabric orders.)

Tools will be provided by the tutor for the duration of the class however if students do want to purchase tools, they, can order them through the tutor at a discount.

Please note that as precautionary measure we ask everyone to wear mask in the school!

Class Dates (every Monday):
May: 9, 16, 23
June: 6, 13, 20, 27
July: 4, 11, 18

 

Class Times: All classes start at 18:30 and end at 21:30

Price: £275 (Deposit: £100)





Upholstery Monday (morning) with Kat Lyons Spring 2022

Every Monday from 9:30 am to 12:30 p.m. (except during school holidays) - 9 May to 18 July

Students learn traditional upholstery (not modern – foam) by working on their own prized objects.

In this exciting course, Kat will help students of all levels from complete novices to experienced upholsterers. All types of projects are possible everything from simple drop in seats to complex buttoning using only tradition techniques hair and stitched seats with webbing and springs.

We urge all students  to send a picture of the object if this is your first class with the school at least 2 weeks before the start of the term for cost evaluation. As in all craft he skill and experience level of the student will guide what is an acceptable project.

All base materials can be supplied by the school (although a charge may apply at the end of the course – an estimate of the material costs can be provided once a photo of the piece is received). The top cover can also be ordered through the tutor (students will receive a 10% discount on fabric orders.)

Tools will be provided by the tutor for the duration of the class however if students do want to purchase tools, they, can order them through the tutor at a discount.

Please note that as precautionary measure we ask everyone to wear mask in the school.

Class Dates (every Monday):
May: 9, 16, 23
June: 6, 13, 20, 27
July: 4, 11, 18

Class Times: All classes start at 9:30 a.m. and end at 12:30 p.m.

Price: £275 (Deposit: £100)





Upholstery Thursday (morning) with Kat Lyons – Spring 2022

Every Thursday from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (except during school holidays) - 28 April to 07 July

Students learn traditional upholstery (not modern – foam) by working on their own prized objects.

In this exciting course, Kat will help students of all levels from complete novices to experienced upholsterers. All types of projects are possible everything from simple drop in seats to complex buttoning using only tradition techniques hair and stitched seats with webbing and springs.

We urge all students  to send a picture of the object if this is your first class with the school at least 2 weeks before the start of the term for cost evaluation. As in all craft he skill and experience level of the student will guide what is an acceptable project.

All base materials can be supplied by the school (although a charge may apply at the end of the course – an estimate of the material costs can be provided once a photo of the piece is received). The top cover can also be ordered through the tutor (students will receive a 10% discount on fabric orders.)

Tools will be provided by the tutor for the duration of the class however if students do want to purchase tools, they, can order them through the tutor at a discount.

Please note that as precautionary measure we ask everyone to wear mask in the school!

Class Dates (every Thursday):
April: 28
May: 5, 12, 19, 26
June: 9, 16, 23, 30
July: 7

Class Times: All classes start at 9:30 a.m. and end at 12:30 p.m.

Price: £275 (Deposit: £100)

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Upholstery Wednesday (evening) with Kat Lyons – Spring 2022

Every Wednesday from 18:30 to 21:30 (except during school holidays) - 27 April to 6 July

Students learn traditional upholstery (not modern – foam) by working on their own prized objects.

In this exciting course, Kat will help students of all levels from complete novices to experienced upholsterers. All types of projects are possible everything from simple drop in seats to complex buttoning using only tradition techniques hair and stitched seats with webbing and springs.

We urge all students  to send a picture of the object if this is your first class with the school at least 2 weeks before the start of the term for cost evaluation. As in all craft he skill and experience level of the student will guide what is an acceptable project.

All base materials can be supplied by the school (although a charge may apply at the end of the course – an estimate of the material costs can be provided once a photo of the piece is received). The top cover can also be ordered through the tutor (students will receive a 10% discount on fabric orders.)

Tools will be provided by the tutor for the duration of the class however if students do want to purchase tools, they, can order them through the tutor at a discount.

Please note that as precautionary measure we ask everyone to wear mask in the school!

Class Dates (every Wednesday):

April: 27
May: 4, 11, 18, 25
June: 8, 15, 22, 29
July: 6

 

Class Times: All classes start at 18:30 and end at 21:30

Price: £275 (Deposit: £100)

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Wood Carving Saturday – Spring 2022

Every OTHER Saturday from 9:30 to 16:30 (except during school holidays) - 7 - May to 2 July

Beginner 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 except during school holidays):

May: 7, 21
June: 4, 18
July: 2

 

Class Times: All classes start at 9:30 and end at 16:30

Price: £275 (Deposit: £100)

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

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Wood Carving Tuesday Evening – Spring 2022

Every Tuesday from 18:00 to 21:00 (except during school holidays) 26 April to 5 July

Beginner 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.

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

Class Dates (every Tuesday):

April: 26
May: 3, 10, 17, 24
June: 7, 14, 21, 28
July: 5

 

Class Times: All classes start at 18:00 and end at 21:00

Price: £275 (Deposit: £100)

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Wood Working for Young People – Spring 2022

Every Monday from 16:00 to 18:00 (except during school holidays) - 25 April to 11 July

We offer several different craft learning experiences for those aged 10 and above. While we focus on teaching traditional hand skills, we do so in a way to be enjoyable to the young students.

Our primary courses are the very popular ‘metal work’ (which is jewellery making but for some reason boys do not like it when it is called jewellery making!)  But we also have a series of wood working classes such as wood working (making things), pyrography (burning pictures in wood) and wood carving.   Most importantly, we try to work with each individual student to all of them to express themselves while learning a new skill.

Each child is allowed to work at their own pace to maximize their learning.  This means that each student gets very individual guidance.  As everyone knows creativity and the process of making things is very important to a child’s development.  That is why we think our classes are so important. In the past the wood working class has made boxes, decorated with pyrography, a chess set and board.  In the jewellery making … excuse me …metal working class students have made everything from a pencil holder to a ring with a stone – and everything in-between!

 

Class Dates (every Monday):
April: 25
May: 9, 16, 23
June: 6, 13, 20, 27
July: 4, 11

 

Class Times: All classes start at 16:00 and end at 18:00

Price: £200 (Deposit: £100)

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Woodcarving Club (Tuesdays) – Spring 2022

Every Tuesday from 9:30 a.m. to 13:30 p.m. (except during school holidays) - 29 March to 21 June

This club is for advanced carvers who shares experience and work on their own piece.

 

Class Dates (every Tuesday):
March: 29
April: 5, 26
May: 3, 10, 17, 24
June: 7, 14, 21

Class Times: All classes start at 9:30 and end at 13:30

Price: £10 per hour

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Woodcarving Thursday Evening – Spring 2022

Every Thursday from 18:00 to 21:00 (except during school holidays) - 28 April to 7 July

Beginner 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.

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

Class Dates (every Thursday):

April:  28
May: 5, 12, 19, 26
June: 9, 16, 23, 30
July: 7

 

Class Times: All classes start at 18:00 and end at 21:00

Price: £275 (Deposit: £100)

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