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Upholstery Monday with Kat Lyons

8th March 2021

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). Obviously, the skill and experience level of the student will guide what is an acceptable project.

All base materials can be provided by the school (although a charge may apply at the end of the course – the students will be provided materials at a discounted price – an estimate of the material costs can be provided once a photo of the piece is provided). 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.  If students do want to purchase tools, they, again, can order them through the tutor at a discount.  Students learn how to upholster traditional and modern furniture by working on their own prized objects.

Price: £275 (Deposit: £100)

Class Dates (every Monday):
April: 26

May: 10, 17, 24

June: 7, 14, 21, 28

July 5, 12

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Woodcarving Thursday Evening – Spring 2021

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.

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: 22, 29
May: 6, 13, 20, 27
June: 10, 17, 24
July: 1

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

Price: £275 (Deposit: £100)

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Jewellery Making Wednesday with Grant Forsyth – Spring 2021

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):
April: 21
May: 5, 19
June: 9, 23

Class Times: All classes start at 9 a.m. and end at 4 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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Woodcarving Tuesday Evening – Spring 2021

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.

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: 20, 27
May: 4, 11, 18, 25
June: 8, 15, 22, 29

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

Price: £275 (Deposit: £100)

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Chair Seat Club

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):
March: 12
April: 9
May: 7
June: 11

Class Times: All classes start at 2:00pm and ends at 6:00pm

Price:  £10 per hour

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Jewellery Making Week (Spring 2021)

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: April 12-16

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

Price: £275 (Deposit: £100)

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Furniture Restoration Week (Spring 2021)

In this course, Ernest Riall 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.  Imagine the great feeling one gets from developing the hand skills needed to turn a warn piece of furniture into a thing of beauty.

Class Dates: March 22-26

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

Price: £275 (Deposit: £100)

 

 

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Woodcarving Week (Spring 2021)

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 Woodcarving 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: March 15-19

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

Price: £275 (Deposit: £100)

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Upholstery Thursday with Kat Lyons (Thursday) – Spring 2021

Upholstery Thursday with Kat Lyons Spring 2021

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). Obviously, the skill and experience level of the student will guide what is an acceptable project.

All base materials can be provided by the school (although a charge may apply at the end of the course – the students will be provided materials at a discounted price – an estimate of the material costs can be provided once a photo of the piece is provided). 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.  If students do want to purchase tools, they, again, can order them through the tutor at a discount.  Students learn how to upholster traditional and modern furniture by working on their own prized objects.

Price: £275 (Deposit: £100)

Class Dates (every Thursday except during school holidays):
April: 22, 29
May: 6, 13, 20, 27
June: 10, 17, 24
July: 1

Class Times: All classes start at 10:00 a.m. and end at 1:00 p.m..

 

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Jewellery Making Saturday with Candace Pearce – Spring 2021

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: 24
May: 8, 22
June: 5, 19

 

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