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Are you interested in woodwork? Perhaps the smell of a woodwork shop is perfume to your nostrils? Maybe the words lathe, chisel and dowel fire your imagination? You may already have extensive woodwork skills and, if so, you will know there is always more to learn when it comes to working with wood. Perhaps you want to learn the basics of wood carving or tackle the rudiments of wood turning on the lathe. Look no further! Soon you could be spending time in a creative wood workshop with a master of the craft...

£149
Suffolk
At Craven Conservation, join a one day furniture restoration course which is flexible to meet the needs of students. We can tailor the course for total beginners to more experienced students. You can learn a new skill, meet new people and relax by doing something different from your day job. We have facilities for all aspects of furniture restoration and decorative arts. This includes subjects like general restoration, cabinetmaking, upholstery, surface finishing, woodturning, marquetry and...
£140
Gwynedd
Learn to turn in Snowdonia About the tutor….Les Symonds is a qualified teacher with an honours degree in adult education and is a member of the Register of Professional Turners. His work has won numerous awards and accolades and has been exhibited at several galleries throughout North and Mid Wales. He is based in Bala, where he has his own small shop and gallery on the High Street, with a studio workshop at the rear...
£400
Greater London - Next course on 20th March 2019
London’s only dedicated greenwood chair-making course…. Run over 10 weekday evenings, it’s a commitment, but at the end you’ll have made your own simple Windsor-style chair. You’ll learn how to fashion fresh timber, straight from the log, into the chair’s main components – the legs, stretchers and spindles – using axe, drawknife and spokeshave. For the more adventurous, or for those who’ve taken part in my introductory courses, you can try your hand at turning...
£15
West Sussex - Next course on 21st March 2019
Pyrography is the burning of designs by controlled heat into wood and other items. This is a first level class in the art of Pyrography being suitable for novices and crafters alike. Be warned - its fun and addictive! Great for a Mother and Daughter day, Birthday Experience, or Couples Wedding Venue Decorations. Come along alone or with a friend, a warm welcome is extended to everyone. After a brief introduction you will be able...
£80
Kent - Next course on 27th April 2019
Your tutors will guide you through the process from selecting a log through to a completed spoon. The session includes: * Tool review - an overview of the various tools available for spoon carving and similar projects * Timber selection - what type of wood and what parts of the log are best and what to avoid * Spoon design - overview of the proportions and features of spoons for different uses * Cleaving/splitting timber...
£25
Bristol
This is a weekly course designed for both beginners and people with more experience who want help and guidance to complete a project. Morning sessions available on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays 9:30am-12 Bring your own item of furniture to be upholstered. You can buy a footstool frame and all the materials needed to completely traditionally upholster your stool. The course is run from my workshop based in central Bristol, with a maximum of 4 students...
£95
Oxfordshire
Learn from a professional spoon carver the basic knife skills necessary to safely engage in the traditional leisure activity of whittling. This traditional hobby requires only a single sharp knife and readily available wood. The course is held in Martin’s workshop at Honeysuckle Cottage; a former nail maker’s cottage the oldest part dating back to about 1640. Despite being run in a relaxed manner, the course still emphasizes the teaching of safe and efficient skills....
£195
Norfolk - Next course on 23rd March 2019
Join experienced tutor and woodworker Gerald Adams for a two day introduction to wood carving. The course is designed to introduce students to the specific skills and techniques involved in woodcarving, to boost their confidence and enthusiasm to take on new projects. We also aim to have fun. Students should gain a good understanding of the fundamentals of woodcarving techniques and practices, Gerald aims to encourage and direct individuals to use their talents effectively. You...
£80
Lincolnshire - Next course on 23rd March 2019
Ideal for the beginner, this one day course is six hours in duration and aimed at adults aged sixteen years and over. It provides a full introduction to pyrography - "the art of designing with fire" which involves using a heated implement to burn designs on natural materials such as wood and leather. Designed to be informative as well as practical, the day commences with a look at the historical aspect of pyrography. A thorough...
£30
Teesside - Next course on 22nd March 2019
Come and enjoy an evening 6.30pm to 9.30pm making wonderful rustic signs. Whether you are on your own or with friends you are sure to feel comfortable in my cosy studio in Middlesbrough. The session consists of staining or painting your wooden piece that will be your sign. You will then be guided through how the stencil is applied and how to choose colours that suit your base colour best. You can then use your...