Explore the art and science of woodworking with our comprehensive course. From fundamental techniques to advanced skills, master the use of hand and power tools, joinery methods, and expert wood finishing. Unlock your creativity and craft timeless, handcrafted wood pieces. Enroll now for a hands-on experience in the world of woodworking craftsmanship.
The Beginners Woodworking Workshop is a one day course where you will learn to make a bread board in just a few hours!
Looking for a crafty way to spend a couple of days? Or maybe you're searching for a DIY workshop to treat someone special? Check out this woodworking course in Birmingham.
Woodworking Course: Raised Panel Door. Get to grips with routing at this woodworking class in Birmingham. This three-day workshop will give you an introduction to woodworking on a router table as you create a pair of handsome raised panel cabinet doors.
Working with an experienced local crafter, you'll design and create your wooden chopping board, rolling pin and set of utensils to take pride of place in your kitchen.
Ever wanted to give woodworking a try? This seven-day course in Birmingham is the perfect jumping-off point. Working with Tom, a local woodworking expert, you'll learn to build your very own personalised toy box
Kids Green Woodworking Workshops
WHAT YOU'LL DO Design and build your own one-off clock from recycled and scrap materials, with the help of upcycling experts, Black Paw. In this experience you can choose to make anything from a wall or table clock to a Grandfather or Grandmother clock. You’ll each be given a quartz battery powered clock unit and from there you can get creative with your design and the materials you use. Your hosts, Scott and Sue, will guide you through everything you need to know, from the tools you’ll use to how to prep recycled material. For your clock design you’ll have free reign to be creative with your ideas. The style you choose can be inspired by anything and can be finished in colour or natural wood. This is a perfect chance to create a unique piece for your home or make a personal, one-off gift. Everyone is welcome and you’ll not only go away with your finished clock, but the practical skills to continue upcycling. FACILITIES * WiFi * Refreshments available * Toilets * Parking COVID-19 GUIDELINES As you arrive you’ll need to confirm that you’re in good health and your temperature will be taken. Please bring a face mask as you’ll need to wear one at certain points during your experience. Face shields will be optional to wear for the rest of your time in the workshop and these will be provided. All workspaces will be fully sanitised and there will regular hand washing throughout. ON THE DAY You don't need any previous woodwork experience, just some enthusiasm! Please wear old clothes (or something that you don’t mind getting damaged or torn) and sensible, closed toe footwear. Work boots are recommended. Tea and coffee will be available throughout the day, but please bring along your own packed lunch.
An introduction to the safe use of routers, direction of cut, holding the workpiece, PPE and dust control. Different methods of working with a router, guided handheld, free-hand, and table mounted.
WHAT YOU'LL DO Encourage nature into your garden by making your own bird box or bug hotel, all from recycled materials. Your design can be based entirely around what you’d like to attract to your garden, from birds to bees. You’ll finish with your own completely unique piece for the garden. Your hosts, Scott and Sue, will guide you through everything you need to know, from the tools to use to how to prep your recycled material. They'll be happy to help with ideas big or small and will have example designs to hand and lots of inspiration. You’ll be creating in Scott’s heated workshop, fully equipped with everything you need and with lots of space for building. At the end of your experience you’ll get to take home a bug house to be proud of, as well as leaving with the skills to create other upcycled pieces. FACILITIES * WiFi * Refreshments available * Toilets * Parking * Child friendly (0-16) COVID-19 GUIDELINES As you arrive you’ll need to confirm that you’re in good health and your temperature will be taken. Please bring a face mask as you’ll need to wear one at certain points during your experience. Face shields will be optional to wear for the rest of your time in the workshop and these will be provided. All workspaces will be fully sanitised and there will regular hand washing throughout. ON THE DAY You don't need any previous woodwork experience, just some enthusiasm! Please wear old clothes (or something that you don’t mind getting damaged or torn) and sensible, closed toe footwear. Work boots are recommended. Tea and coffee will be available throughout the day, but please bring along your own packed lunch. Course Location courses can be either in Glastonbury or at Scott's own workshop near the Bath and West show grounds (BA46QN) and will be confirmed.
Join us for an afternoon in our studio to explore the joys of resin art seascapes.
Make your own live edge river pour using epoxy resin.
Learn how to finish your resin piece from part one of the course.
Learn how to make and design your own wooden table top.
Learn how to design and create your own river table.
Learn how to design and create your own river table.
Learn to hand engrave from a master engraver
Bushcraft, Birch Tree, Ancient Crafts, Foraging, Wild Medicine, Wild Food, Woodcraft
Bark Container, Birch Bark Workshop, Ancient Crafts
Get your woodworking tools into top condition so that you can confidently work with wood to fine tolerances
ME... I trained as a woodwork, metalwork and design teacher in the 70's at a time when high level craft skills and an understanding of materials were seen as the bedrock of good design During the eleven years prior to my retirement I was Head of Design at a North London 6th Form College and I got most of my job satisfaction from teaching those two same elements. 'London Woodwork Classes' enables me to continue to teach others the joy of using tools to fashion materials into something useful and aesthetically pleasing.
Mark Cass is an active carpenter, joiner and furniture maker with over 30 years experience and is currently involved with any number of woodwork related projects. Mark has been a qualified teacher for over 10 years, teaching woodworking at City College Brighton. He is now delivering woodwork short courses and DIY classes at the Neon Saw workshop in Hove; and to sold out woodworking courses at the renowned West Dean College, near Chichester in Sussex.
I mill and split my own wind blown wood so my hand is in the process from tree to final piece. I take great satisfaction in turning these trees into useful, valuable timber to be crafted into furniture and sculpture." "My work is created through persistent experimentation. I have built up a vocabulary of different techniques in which to shape, mark and colour the wood creating form and texture." "Inspiration often comes directly through the working process. Ideas are stumbled upon when sawing the wood or splitting along the grain using handtools." "At the core of all my work is a relationship between man and the material I work with. I like to combine and highlight the differences between nature, humanhand and machine."
Born and raised in Birmingham, Tom has always been obsessed with making things. This obsession continued right through school and on to London where he studied furniture making. It was whilst in London his unusual style prompted his teacher to suggest he study sculpture. Taking his teachers advice after completing the year, he moved back to Birmingham and began his sculpture degree in Wolverhampton commuting daily before opting to move to West Wales School of Art - where they teach the fascinating process of bronze casting - to complete his degree. After completing his degree, Tom once again moved back to Birmingham where he continued his sculpture practise alongside working with family to further refine the carpentry and woodworking skills he learnt in London before setting up by himself a few years ago. The relatively recent decision to start offering courses came about almost by chance. The positive experience Tom had in West Wales ignited a desire to want to teach his skills to others – something that became even more apparent after taking on a couple of apprentices. However, with business being so busy it wasn’t until the apprentices highlighted the lack of woodworking courses available in the Birmingham area outside of full-time college or university courses. It was at this point Tom realised that this would be a great opportunity to give those interested in woodworking a way in without having to commit full time.
At Dovetail, courses and experience/taster days have been designed for individuals with a range of experience. This includes the beginner - taking up woodwork for the first time, to those with a degree of know-how looking to move on to the next stage or improve their skills.
Established in 2010 by Goldsmith Ian Nicholson [http://www.thisisian.com/] and located in Edinburgh’s creative space Out of the Blue [http://www.outoftheblue.org.uk/], the Precious Metals Workshop (PMW) is Edinburgh’s leading independent workshop for goldsmiths, silversmiths, jewellers and hobbyists. We run courses [https://www.preciousmetalsworkshop.com/courses] for all levels of skills and provide access to a large range of tools and facilities necessary to create jewellery. We are a safe space for creative minds, home to a family of makers [https://www.preciousmetalsworkshop.com/jewellers] who share their knowledge and skills while inspiring each other and benefiting from an artisan vibe within the workshop. We operate several programs based on helping people start their own jewellery careers, providing a free bench and facilities access as well as weekly business mentoring. See our Inclusions [https://www.preciousmetalsworkshop.com/inclusions] page for further information on this. At the PMW we are very aware of our supply chains. There is continued exploitation in the mining of metals and gems and we are proud to support two third-world women’s mining groups. Please see our Facets [https://www.preciousmetalsworkshop.com/facets] page for further information. The Precious Metals Workshop is a community of makers, where we share our knowledge, skills and inspire each other as creative individuals. We provide a range of specialised equipment including soldering stations suitable for casting, pickling tanks, wheel and barrel polishers, ultrasonic tank, bubble etching tanks for copper and silver, fly press, ring stretchers, stone setting tools, heavy duty vices, bench drills, hammering stumps, silversmithing hammers, draw bench and plates, metal guillotine, rolling mill, large and small kilns. We have an extensive collection of resource books on techniques and practices to support both our emerging and established makers.
The Workshop, Derby – Therapeutic woodwork and craft activities for adults with disabilities in Derby
Woodwork and fine furniture making courses Whether you are looking to try your hand at something new or wanting to sharpen your existing skills, there are woodwork courses to suit all abilities. No formal qualifications are required, just plenty of enthusiasm for woodwork and an eagerness to learn.
The Boat Building Academy provides full-time, highly practical skills training with an emphasis on ‘hands-on’ learning. The school was founded in 1997 by Commander Tim Gedge. The Academy is on the provider’s list for a member of the British Marine Federation and an approved City & Guilds centre. Administrators Janine and Fabiana are usually the first points of contact for people hoping to join the Academy.
Sallerton Wood has a wide diversity of habitats including valley-side Ash woodland, Hazel coppice, Alder woodland, and a stream. Traditional management methods such as coppicing are practised, often with local community involvement on Craft and Conservation Day events. It is a place of education for people interested in learning about traditional and sustainable woodland management methods, and the utilization of woodland timber to make craft products. Forest School sessions are available for accompanied young children from the local community. Tutor-led Green Woodwork courses are offered to make products such as mallets, spatulas, spoons, bowls, kuksas, shave horses, stools, and chairs from green wood. These courses take place in workshop shelters within the heart of the woodland. Green woodwork and timber-framed products made within Sallerton Wood are also available, including stools, chairs, woodland shelters, log stores, and sheds. Commissions for these a
Here at the Wood Academy we provide a professional platform for those with an interest in woodwork. With over 30 years in the woodwork industry I have created classes and courses that give woodworkers of any level the most bang for their buck. Both in terms of time on the tools and time understanding why we do things the way we do. Let’s face it, there’s no point spending all your time with a tool if you don’t know why and how to use it.
Richard has been teaching this intro class since 2018 after realising that all the challenges of working with epoxy resin were bound to be frustrating aspiring makers around the world as much as they were for him. After realising that working with epoxy resin was actually quite easy once you knew a few simple tricks and the basic principles, he started inviting you to join him in the workshop to master the tricks of the trade for yourself.
LULA JAMES Bespoke Furniture Commissions and Woodwork Workshop Courses in The Centre Of Oxford. In Both their Classes and Handmade Furniture Commissions Daisy and Andrew Use Sustainable Solid Timbers and Traditional Techniques.
Bristol Tree Craft C.I.C brings people living in Bristol together to learn the traditional heritage craft of green woodworking. Greenwood working uses unseasoned "green" wood, that has been freshly felled, this is then shaped with hand tools into finished items. Woodwork brings a broad array of benefits: a chance to escape busy city life, connect with natural materials and enjoy the simple wellbeing that comes from making something with our hands. Our sessions offer a platform for people to get to know each other, deepen relationships and share the highs and lows of learning a new creative process together. Sharing craft is a way of creating unity, fostering community resilience, and most importantly of all, having fun!
Furniture Making Courses in Beautiful Yorkshire: Chris Tribe Furniture Woodwork/Furniture Making Courses for all abilities. Our fully equipped workshop in Ilkley, Yorkshire is a fabulous place to improve your woodworking skills.
Belfast Tool Library is the first tool lending library in Northern Ireland. Tool Libraries work just like any other library. You become a member and then you can borrow tools. We’re not-for-profit, and are applying to become a charity. The team behind BTL are all volunteers. We’re from lots of different backgrounds, but share the same passion to build community, and to share skills and resources. There’s definitely a few tool geeks among us too - but you would expect that, right? We’re located at the former Belfast Met/Rupert Stanley Building in the old woodwork workshop. After lying empty for some years, the building has been taken over by Vault Artist Studios, and brought back to life. It is off the Newtownards Road and close to the centre of Belfast with parking available. Our goals are simple. We want to: Promote DIY, making and repair skills through the sharing of tools Make Belfast a more sustainable city Create opportunities for learning and development Bring people together, regardless of who they are or where they come from Sounds great, right? We plan to have a community workshop which is open to members, a space for working on your own projects and learning new skills. The workshop will have larger fixed tools and equipment available for members to use. In the future, we hope to run classes in DIY, making, building and safely using tools. Belfast Tool Library received a set up grant from the National Lottery Awards for All scheme, for which we are very grateful. We are also indebted to all our supporters, volunteers and those who donated tools. Our ongoing costs will be met by donations and the support of members. You can join Belfast Tool Library today below.
Furniture making/design courses in north London. Intensive practical classes suitable for beginners, keen amateurs and the plain curious. have devised a set of intensive woodwork classes. Each module covers a specific set of techniques. Taken together, they form a comprehensive course of study. Suitable for complete beginners or professional makers wishing to add to their skill set.