This non-examination course offers you the opportunity to learn how to re-upholster chairs and to repair and renovate small items of furniture in a well equipped carpentry workshop.
What is the course about (aims)
You will have the opportunity to repair and restore your own small items of furniture under expert guidance.
The tutor is an experienced craftsman with his own workshop locally and he specialises in wood renovation, upholstery and the restoration of antique furniture.
Are there specific requirements for joining?
You may be a beginner or have some woodworking skills already.
What is required for the first class?
You will need to provide you own item of furniture to work on. This will need to be an item you will be able to transport to and from the class each week, as items cannot be stored at the college between classes.
Will there be additional costs?
Perhaps some tools and materials, but this will depend on the item you are restoring.
Do I need specific equipment or clothes?
Normal woodwork tools and equipment will be available at the class for you use but you may need to provide additional tools specific to the item of furniture you are working on. You may also wish to either wear old clothing or bring an apron/overall if you plan to varnish/glue your project.
Course outline (outcomes)
By the end of the course, students should be able to:
• Prepare, polish & varnish wood.
• Strip down, re-cover & upholster.
• Gain knowledge of antique woodworking skills.
• Use the skills learned to enable them to successfully restore their project.
How will I learn?
Learning will be tutor led with demonstrations and practice activities. There will be a mixture of both individual and group work using a variety of materials and resources.
How will my progress be recorded?
Your tutor will work with you to assist in the completion of an Individual Learning Plan. This is a flexible working document agreed between the learner and the tutor. It will be used to record your progress and it will be reviewed and updated within the duration of the course.
Will there be homework?
If so how much/how many hours?
Homework is not set by the tutor but students may wish to use the skills learnt on their items at home.
If you have any further questions regarding this course, please contact the tutor direct:
Les Brannon on 023 9258 0988 (evenings) or 07866 210898.
Days/Times: Friday 9am‐11am, or
Duration: 10 Weeks
Starting: 12th January 2018
Start Date Autumn Spring Summer N/A 12.01.18 27.04.18