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Next course on 14th October 2017
My name is Julie and I'm an accredited Senior Journeyman in decorative art with the Waterways Craft Guild and I have been teaching narrow boat art for over 12 years. My training course will take place in the log cabin in my garden. The day will start at 10.00 a.m. and end at 4.00 p.m. The content of the course will be to decorate a wall hanging dinner plate with canal art roses, daisies and...
2 DAY CAR UPHOLSTERY COURSE This course consists of 5 easy Modules. Over the two days you will learn the basic fundamentals of how to re-cover a car seat. We tailor the course to either: * Modern Car * Classic Car * Campervan * Boat You will learn all about the Tools needed, Industrial Sewing Machine use, Preparation, Planning and Safety. You will also learn how to do Basic Repairs & Patterns. You can even...
Next course on 21st August 2017
38 week Boat Building, Maintenance and Support course The 38 week Boat Building, Maintenance and Support course, incorporating City & Guilds 2463 Level 3 Diploma in Marine Construction, Systems Engineering and Maintenance (the technical certificate of an apprenticeship) is our flagship course. It gives students the skills to find jobs in the marine industry or establish themselves as boat builders in their own right, although some students join the course for a sabbatical or on...
Discover Britain's forgotten crop - Flax. All true linen is made from flax. During the day you will be shown all the processes for working flax from seed to cloth. You will also have the opportunity of working through the processes to produce fibre ready for spinning and/or cord and rope making. A chance to dress a distaff and have a go at drop spinning. The day starts at 10.00am and finishes at 3.30pm and...
Next course on 18th September 2017
‘Woodworking Skills incorporating Furniture Design and Making’ gives people a solid, certificated foundation (and more) in wood and working with wood. Students design and make a piece of furniture as part of the course. The course and its Level 3 qualification are exclusive to the Boat Building Academy. A maximum of ten people are accepted onto each course. Although the course has nothing to do with boats, it follows the principles that have built the...