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!!!!
Every day from 9:30 Tuesday 28th of May to 4:30 Friday 31st of May.
Practical Leather Conservation Course for Historic Leather.
Tutor: Theo Sturge ACR
This course is intended for experienced conservators/restorers and students of conservation. A considerable knowledge of conservation is assumed. It is not intended for those without prior experience.
An introductory course to some of the techniques more commonly used in leather conservation. The course will include theory and practical experimentation. The course will aim to provide participants with a range of techniques for use on a wide variety of leather artefacts. In this course, the student will gain PRACTICAL skills in the conservation of historic leather. In addition to learning the different types of ‘leather’ the student will learn about how to restore the colour to leather, to make small repairs, how to gild leather and many other practical skills. The details of the four day course are provided next.
Topics to be covered include:
Make a piece of gilt leather.
The following is an outline of the programme.
Day one. Tuesday Morning
Introduction to practical exercises. The leather working skills – sewing and skiving – are not programmed for a specific time but can be fitted in when you have a little spare time.
Day two. Wednesday Morning
Day three. Thursday Morning
Day 4. Friday Morning
Note: a sandwich lunch is provided to all students.
Tutor: Theo Sturge ACR FIIC. Theo is the UKs most experienced practising leather conservator. In 2000 he established the Sturge Conservation Studio which specialises in historic leather. He teaches internationally. firstname.lastname@example.org. 0044 (0) 1604 717929. www.leatherconservation.co.uk
From Tues 28th – Friday 31st May 2024, from 9:30 – 16:30
Price (note all prices are in pounds)
We will accept a deposit to hold the spot. The full fee must be paid at the start of the class.
Please fill in the form and click ‘Proceed’ to book your place on the course.Book Now - From £520.00