Furniture upcycling online course for 10-18 year olds
This course will unleash your Young Upcycler’s inner creative spirit by giving them the skills and confidence to take unwanted furniture and transform it into beautiful statement pieces they will love. Follow each step and your Young Upcycler will build on their creativity and style whilst learning the techniques and skills to bring it all together. They will end up with one marvelous, sustainable piece of upcycled furniture. If the young person's bedroom is in need of a makeover, why not get them to do it themselves and without breaking the bank? You could do it together. By the end of this course your Young Upcycler will: * Know where to find a great piece of furniture to upcycle. * Know when and how to prepare the furniture. * Get to know Annie Sloan Chalk Paints™ * Master essential painting skills to bring their creative designs to life. * Protect their furniture to ensure its durability and long life. * Learn how to preserve wonderful pieces of furniture. By giving them new life, they will prevent them from ending up in landfill. Reuse, repurpose, recycle; living a little more sustainably and helping our planet. By doing this fun course with your Young Upcycler, you will be spending valuable time helping them gain confidence in expressing their ideas themselves through their creative work. And away from their screens. By the end of the course, they will feel a sense of accomplishment and confidence whilst you would have spent time with them in a fun and healthy way. This is an opportunity for parents, grandparents, aunties, uncles, godparents or carers to spend quality one-on-one time bonding with their young person. You can both learn how to upcycle furniture together. These online workshops will make a personal, different and highly creative gift, a worthwhile project for the school holidays. They may even create an entrepreneurial spark within your Young Upcycler. The course has that part covered too.
What's included in the price?
Unlimited access to nearly 3 hours of step-by-step video tutorials, which your Young Upcycler can complete at their own pace. There are also subtitles which can help understanding. A full shopping list and resources information of what will be required to complete the course. Alternatively, a box of all products necessary to complete the course can be sent to your door.
What you will need
It is recommended that you start with a small piece of furniture such as a bedside cabinet. Once you have learnt the skills, you can progress onto larger projects. You will need: * Chalk Paint™ in the base colour and for each colour in your design e.g. for stencils. * Chalk Paint™ Furniture Wax * Paint brush, wax brush and stencil brush * Masking tape, sandpaper * Stencil and perhaps new drawer/door knobs Upcycle Arcade offer a box of top quality products, specially selected for your Young Upcycler, according to their colour choice and design, all packaged and delivered to their door. The Premium Products Box is now available in the Upcycle Arcade store and is £90 or The Standard Product Box which is £70. Both boxes are filled with top quality products which ensure top quality results. The Premium Box has Annie Sloan brushes whereas the Standard Box has other suitable brushes. Both boxes contain all the materials needed to complete the Furniture Upcyclers online course. Just think: your youngster could have the skills and confidence to start transforming their bedroom for a total of just £119 with the standard box of products or £139 with the premium box of products. Plus they get to keep all the tools ready for the next projects.
I’m Kirsty, founder of Upcycle Arcade. I have taken an idea, a hobby, a longstanding desire to create something from nothing and Upcycle Arcade is the result. Upcycling saves our heritage and many heirlooms from landfill plus allows all manner of creativity to run riot! It is mentally rewarding, sufficiently fruitful and highly addictive: all my spare time is spent on Upcycle Arcade in some way. Thankfully I am well supported by my husband and three teenage children.
- Suitable for beginners
This course is taught online