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.

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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.

Woodworking Courses

INTRODUCTION TO WOOD TURNING

Monday Workshop | 18:00 – 21:00 | £100

Beginner Level Workshop

Learn the basics of turning using a wood lathe while creating your own rolling pin or doorstop! Join Kirsty & Becka, the designers and makers of Fine Piece, in this 3-hour workshop to get an introduction to using a wood lathe and chisel to turn a block of wood into beautiful hand turned shapes. Participants will leave with the skills to turn on the lathe independently as well as guidance on what their next project could be. All materials are in included, no experience required.

Upcoming Workshops

INTRODUCTION TO FINE WOODWORKING

Wednesday Evenings, 6 weeks | 18:00 – 21:00 | £385

Beginner Level Course

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 GARDEN FURNITURE

Tuesdays Evenings, 6 weeks | 18:00 – 21:00 | £375

Beginner/Intermediate Level Course

Working with experienced carpenters and builders, to create bespoke garden/patio furniture for your home. You can make a planter, a bench, small table, or mix and match – maybe make a bench that is also a planter!

Once you’ve chosen a project, you will be given a design and guidance to make any adjustments needed for your space. Participants will gain confidence in the use of workshop machinery and tools to create this project, and the ability to plan future projects on their own.

Upcoming Courses

MAKE YOUR OWN FURNITURE

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

Intermediate Level Course

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 where needed to complete your project.

This course is designed for folk that have some experience with woodworking that would benefit from extra support in designing and making of their project – size and scale of projects may either be limited to be completed within the the 8 course weeks, or guidance given on how best to complete the project after the course has finished.

Upcoming Courses

Metalwork Courses

INTRODUCTION TO COPPER REPOUSSÉ

Wednesday Evenings, 4 weeks | 18:00 – 20:00 | £250

Beginner Level Course

Repoussé is a method used to decorate metals by way of hammers and punches. The name repoussé is derived from the French pousser, “to push forward.” This is an ancient technique, which has been used extensively throughout the history of metalworking. You work both sides of the metal to create a low relief of your chosen design. In this workshop we will be working with copper and all the tools and equipment are supplied for you. No previous experience is necessary but will require concentration and a lot of hammering!

Upcoming Courses

INTRODUCTION TO WELDING

Wednesday Evenings, 4 weeks | 18:00 – 20:00 | £220
*Special Sessions replace Wednesday for Monday Evenings

Beginner Level Course

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

more sessions coming in autumn 2022

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.