Building and conservation courses across the UK. Workshops and teaching courses lead by experienced builders and building conservation experts. Learn about lime plaster, render, pointing, tile and slate roofing, stone masonry and traditional windows.
Stained Glass is an amazing craft, colourful, decorative and adaptable to many different forms. This course is student led, encouraging you to pursue the area of your interest. The course includes both "Tiffany" copper foiling and Leaded styles. There is also the provision on some dates for doing kiln fired glass painting, silver staining and enamelling. You can create panels, lamps, clocks, mirrors, hanging pieces or set glass into a display stand. Bring your own...
Two day dry stone walling course for beginners in Association with Dry Stone Walling Association of Great Britain
This course runs several times a year, usually between March to October.
Training Course, Round Hill Farm, Dobcross.
Training Course, for Tameside MBC at Gorse Hall, Stalybridge.
Training Course, Ridge Farm, Diggle.
Training Course, Well-i-Hole Farm, Greenfield.
Group Bookings Taken ( call for rates)
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'Hands-on' practical participation in learning about DSW techniques including; Foundations, Cheek Ends, Tie Stones, Jumpers, Fingers, Shims, Through Stones, Lintels and Top Stones.
(One over two, two over one !!)
These one day workshops are a 'hands on' introduction or improvement for DIY and interested persons of all ages and abilities aged over 16yrs.
You will build a DSW and learn the heritage and craft overview and geological terms of the different material, the engineering...
Lighten up your dark winter nights with Stained Glass, an amazing craft, colourful, decorative and adaptable to many different forms.
Due to the enquiries I have received I am now beginning to run Evening classes alongside the successful and ongoing weekend One day weekend classes (see other listing).
This evening class is designed to break down the techniques week by week. The course covers both "Tiffany" copper foiling and leaded styles. There is also the...
One-day dry stone walling course.
A unique opportunity to take part in constructing a 2m high, Permanant Dry Stone Boundary wall, in the heart of the Bedfordshire countryside. Probably the tallest DSW structure in the region !!
These workshops are a 'hands on' experience to the introduction or improvement for DIY and interested persons of all ages over 16yrs. You will assess the ground and setting out of building pins, batter frames and lines. You...
Beginners’ Dry Stone Walling Course - weekend in the Yorkshire Dales
The courses run from approximately 9:00am to 4:00pm over Saturday and Sunday and run throughout the year. Please get in touch for dates.
During a training course you will:
- Learn the basic principles of dry stone walling
- Contribute to the conservation of our valuable local dry stone walls
- Enjoy working in the countryside in a structured but informal atmosphere
This one week architecture summer course for teenagers explores new ways of thinking and advanced technologies that are being used by professional architects today.
The course will introduce you to contemporary approaches to design, with ingenious projects that will develop your awareness of how designers are shaping the modern world we live in.
During this course you will:
- investigate current building projects in the UK and around the world
- learn the various stages...
Beginners’ Dry Stone Walling
All of our courses are suitable for beginners and improvers and are run by qualified DSWA instructors.
We have courses planned throughout the year and can arrange more if there is the demand (a minimum of 6 trainees). Please get in touch for dates and details.
It starts at about 9.30 on the Saturday and finishes at about 4.00pm on Sunday.
Each course covers: - Health and safety
- Use of...
Bookbinding from Scratch is suitable for beginners, but will also include more challenging book structures for any with previous bookbinding experience.
Any special projects in mind? Laura West (Isle of Skye Bindery) is happy to guide you in using the correct structure to 'make it happen.'
Book Repair is also taught, with new materials and techniques to be explored. Both Laura and her assistant will be on hand to help you in restoring and stabilising...
This is a one day course on how to turn car wheels and other recycled materials into a fire pit/barbeque, that you take home at the end of the day.
During the day we will go through :
Health and Safety when working with metal e.g. power tools and hand tools, cutters.
Designing you firepit/barbeque.
Working with metal.
Drilling and shaping metal.
Working with hand tools.