COURSES & WORKSHOPS

Learning BY EOW

Designed for a variety of skill levels, our courses and workshops are led by EOW team members, including master carpenters, welders, designers, and other partnered makers. Create a free account and book your first session!

Learning AT EOW

You can hire workspace at EOW to run your own courses; with machine and tool use included in the hire – let us worry about the workshop so that you can focus on your course. Contact us to learn more!

Skill UP with EOW

Know the basics, but want to go further? We offer advanced inductions, machine specific training, and confidence courses to help you get started on any project you imagine. Log In to book your advanced induction.

In search of the perfect gift?

Give the gift of Making with an EOW Gift Voucher.

Our vouchers do not expire, and can be redeemed for courses, workshops, memberships, inductions, or space bookings.

Vouchers can be bought, and delivered to yourself, or straight to your recipient by email in an instant for the perfect last minute present.

Screen Printing Courses

PRINT YOUR OWN TOTE BAG

Saturday Workshop | 10:00 – 13:00 | £60

Learn the basics of the art of screen printing on fabric with print designer, Katie Charleson. In this 3 hour workshop you will learn the basic techniques of printing, including mixing inks and binders and using a screen to transfer your chosen designs onto textiles. You’ll be given a selection of pre-made designs to work with, which you will customise with your own colours and the name(s) of your choice.

Become inspired through colours, shapes and mark making and come away with your own screen printed fair trade tote!

Upcoming Workshops

INTRODUCTION TO SCREEN PRINTING

Saturday Workshop | 10:00 – 16:00 | £125

Screen-printing on textiles is a simple and accessible technique for producing a repeated pattern or image onto fabric using layers of coloured ink to build the design, allowing a variety of marks, patterns and images to produce really exciting results. Join print designer, Katie Charleson, on this full day course (with 1 hour lunch) and get an introduction to the key techniques involved in screen printing textiles.

You’ll have the opportunity to play with colour, create your own designs and you’ll go away with 3 x your own personalised and printed tote bags, t-shirts or tea towels.

Upcoming Workshops

SCREEN PRINT & SEW YOUR OWN APRON

Weekend Workshop | 10:00 – 16:00 | £250

Join Print Designer, Katie Charleson, and Seamstress, Nicola Milazzo, for this weekend course to screen print your own designs onto fabric to turn into an apron. You’ll get an introduction to the key techniques involved in screen printing textiles, pattern cutting and sewing with a machine. Saturday will be spent in Katie’s Print Space coming up with your own repeat design and playing with colour. You’ll be shown the essentials of screen printing and you’ll finish the day with 1.5m of linen printed with your own pattern to take into Nicola’s sewing masterclass on Sunday.

Nicola and Katie will be on hand to give you tips and tricks of the trade and offer 1-2-1 advice specific to what you’d like to achieve in your project, so you leave super inspired and ready to take your work to the next stage!

Upcoming Courses

Laser Cutting

INTRODUCTION TO LASER CUTTING

Weekend Workshop | 10:30 – 17:00 | £195

Join artist, Jenny Smith, on this weekend introduction to the key techniques involved in laser cutting. In this hands-on course you will learn a number of different ways to prepare vector files and laser cut and etch your images onto paper, card, acrylic, fabric and wood. Bring a drawing, quotation and photographic image and learn how to prepare, cut and/or etch these images. This workshop is suitable for all levels of ability; the emphasis is on introducing you to the full potential of the laser cutter and providing the opportunity to complete a small personal project.

Upcoming Workshops

Woodworking Courses

INTRODUCTION TO FINE WOODWORKING

Wednesday Evenings, 6 weeks | 18:00 – 21:00 | £350

Build a handmade stool with a carved seat based on simple, elegant Japanese design while working with fine furniture maker, Anna of Aln Furniture. This course is designed for beginners or those with a grip on the basics looking to improve their craft. Participants will learn basic furniture design, tool, and machine use, and traditional woodworking skills. At the end of the course, Anna is on hand to offer advice on your next project so that you can keep making even after the course has finished. All materials for the stool are included.

Upcoming Courses

MAKE YOUR OWN FURNITURE

Tuesdays Evenings, 8 weeks | 18:00 – 21:00 | £330

Working with experienced carpenters and builders, participants will gain confidence in the use of workshop machinery and tools to create their own specific project. Come with a project in mind and get advice on creating a plan for making, ordering materials (cost of materials not included in course fee), and guidance when needed to complete the project within the course.

Upcoming Courses

Metalwork Courses

INTRODUCTION TO WELDING

Wednesday Evenings, 4 weeks | 18:00 – 20:00 | £220

The course is designed to give the beginner a good grounding in welding theory and practice, typical welding joints and application. Lots of practical training using the MIG welding process, with overview of alternative systems such as TIG, Stick (arc) welding and Gas welding. The course takes you through various welding techniques, from preparation, though cutting, angle grinder use, safety to giving you the basic skills to be flexible and competent in building welded structures, whether artistic and decorative or repair based projects.

Upcoming Courses

EOW runs a discretionary hardship fund. If you are in need of a concessionary rate or scholarship at this time, please email [email protected] to discuss options.