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Boat building, boat restoration and maintenance courses and coracle making workshops across the UK.
Canal art - roses and castles - decorate a plate in narrowboat decoration
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Canal art - roses and castles - decorate a plate in narrowboat decoration
West Midlands - Next course on 8th February 2020
£65
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 decoration for over 12 years. My training course will take place in the log cabin in my garden. The content of the course will be to decorate a wall hanging dinner plate with canal art roses, daisies and a canal art castle scene using enamel boat paint, sign writer’s brushes and the same traditional techniques used to decorate narrow boats. If you have an item...
Flax processing - plant to cloth - Gloucestershire
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Flax processing - plant to cloth - Gloucestershire
Gloucestershire - Next course on 11th October 2019
£75
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. Anyone interested in the process and practice of weaving and hand-spinning would find this course a useful introduction. The day starts at 10.00am and finishes...
Paddle making
Paddle making
Leicestershire
£80
You will start the day with an opportunity to try one of our canoes on the river here. We will then decide together the length and style of your paddle, and the timber you want to work with (the options include Spruce, Ash, Mahogany, and other timbers as they are available). You will use a range of traditional tools to shape your paddle, and I can give you as much (or as little) help as you feel you need. By the end of the day you will have a varnished...
Half Model Making
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Half Model Making
Central
£175
In traditional boatbuilding, the half model was often the starting point for the design of a boat. Shaped out of a solid block by hand and eye, the hull would be created intuitively. For us it’s a great way to learn how to read boat plans and how to use hand tools to turn 2D into 3D. We will be working with drawknifes, block planes, spokeshaves and chisels to create the complex curves of the hull of a boat. Everyone will leave with a beautiful model boat of their very...
Make a canoe paddle - two day course in Oxfordshire
Make a canoe paddle - two day course in Oxfordshire
Oxfordshire - Next course on 19th October 2019
£225
Make your own canoe paddle at the Sylva Wood Centre under the tutorship of master boatbuilder Colin Henwood. During this two-day course, led by award-winning boat builder Colin Henwood, you will learn how to shape a single canoe paddle from ash using hand tools. Make your own canoe paddle at the Sylva Wood Centre, working with ash – Britain's superior native hardwood. Using traditional skills and tools you will produce a complex shape with hand and eye. Learn how to finish your smooth and elegant design. Take home a unique...
Oar Making
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Oar Making
Central
£250
Oar making is a fine and subtle art; part sculpture, part science- making something strong yet lightweight. We will talk about how to size an oar properly and how to select timber, before moving on to make an oar each, using hand tools from drawknifes and spokeshaves to handplanes. If you would like to make oars for a specific boat, we can help to make sure they are the right size. We can also provide timber for participants to make a matching oar at home after the course.
Boatbuilding Artists Residency
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Boatbuilding Artists Residency
Argyll and Bute
£400
As part of our commitment towards broadening the reach of traditional craft, and creating discussion around the role it can play in society, we are offering this special week in our programme as an artist residency. This is a unique opportunity to discover and explore the traditional techniques and materials of boatbuilding, and to refresh your practice in a beautiful location. As with our core residential boatbuilding course, we will build one Caravelle rowing skiff as a group. Participants will take part in the running of the week, helping with...
Family Boatbuilding – build the Echo Bay with your family
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Family Boatbuilding – build the Echo Bay with your family
Argyll and Bute
£450
ooking for something different for the school holidays? How about building a boat as a family? We’re teaming up with Haund an ee, experts in creative youth work, to offer something new. Over the week, each family (ages 7-16) will build a boat of their own to take away. We will be making the Echo Bay Dory Skiff – a 11’7” simple flat bottomed boat, the smaller sister of the Caravelle which we build on other weeks. The activity is designed to be approachable and accessible, so that everyone can...
Women’s Boatbuilding
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Women’s Boatbuilding
Argyll and Bute
£750
Archipelago Folkschool is a feminist organisation. We are committed to breaking down barriers that might stop people from participating in traditional crafts, and we work to challenge the gender imbalance that currently exists in the boatbuilding industry. This week-long course has the same structure as our boatbuilding weeks on Scoraig and Iona, but it is taught by women, for women.
Boatbuilding – Building the Caravelle rowing skiff on Iona
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Boatbuilding – Building the Caravelle rowing skiff on Iona
Argyll and Bute
£800
On this residential week long course you'll learn the fundamentals of boatbuilding as we work to build two rowing boats. Over the week, with a group of 6 people, we will build two lightweight plywood rowing boats from start to finish, before launching them to see how they work. The boat is built with traditional techniques, so we’ll spend a lot of time with hand planes, getting our heads around bevels and changing angles. It's a great chance to learn woodworking skills as well as to gain an understanding of...

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