Learn to turn in Snowdonia, North Wales - Full day for 2 students



Learn to turn in Snowdonia
A very extensive Covid-19 risk assessment has been completed and a whole raft of control measures are in place. This course re-commenced on 1st August and is certified under the "We're Good to Go" scheme and we also have a scannable NHS track and trace QR-code poster at the workshop. If you wish to see a full copy of our risk assessment and control measures, before booking, please ask.

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 well-equipped training workshop which is ideally suited for single or paired students.
Woodturning tuition courses are structured to the needs of the individual, their skill level and their future aspirations. All courses commence with a Health and Safety briefing and a range of PPE is available for use. For those who simply want to experience the fun of woodturning, without any plan to develop it as a hobby or career, the session will have an emphasis on basic practical skills, whereas those who do wish to continue to turn after tuition can opt for a greater emphasis on tool technique. At the end of each session, every student will come away with a finished piece of work.

This full-day course runs from 09:30 to 15:30 although the finish time may be flexible to allow you to complete your project - we often work until 16:00. Dates are flexible, so please state what date you'd like (we don't teach on Wednesdays or Sundays) and if your chosen date is available, it will be reserved for you. If it isn't available, you'll be given a range of other dates to choose from.

Please get in touch for details, bookings and other options.

Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.

What's included in the price?

The cost of each course includes all materials and finishes required, along with all PPE. Tea, coffee etc will be available within the price of the course, although students booking a full day course should bring their own lunch. Students are required to wear clothing that is either close-fitting or can be fastened closed. Those with long hair will be required to wear a suitable hat/cap, or to wear their hair tied back. Prior to their session, Les will contact each student to exchange ideas and information so that your course can be structured to your needs and wishes.
Accommodation is not available at the course venue, but we will be happy to recommend a local hotel or guest house.


Les Symonds at Pren


2 Cae Bach
LL23 7TF

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Hearing impaired
  • Intermediate level
  • Parking provided
  • Public transport
  • Seniors
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Wheelchair users


1 day (9:30am to 3:30pm)

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