COURSES & WORKSHOPS
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.
MAKE YOUR OWN FURNITURE
Tuesdays OR Thursday Evenings, 8 weeks | 18:00 – 21:00 | £300
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.
SCREEN PRINT YOUR OWN TOTE BAG
Saturday 31 July | 10:00 – 1:00 | £50
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 making your own stencil; mixing inks and binders and using a screen to transfer your designs onto fabric.
Become inspired through colours, shapes and mark making and create your own screen printed organic cotton, Fair Trade tote bag!
INTRODUCTION TO SCREEN PRINTING
Saturday 28 August | 10:00 – 16:00 | £110
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 and get an introduction to the key techniques involved in screen printing textiles.
You’ll have the opportunity to play with colour and your own designs and you’ll go away with your own printed tote bag and a 1m squared piece of linen with your own repeat pattern. 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 projects, so you leave super inspired and ready to take your work to the next stage!
SATURDAY ALL DAY WORKSHOP
SEWING CAMPERVAN FURNISHINGS
Saturday Mornings, 4 weeks | 10:00 – 2:00 | £150
Learn to make curtains, cushion covers, and mattress covers for your campervan, patio, studio – any small space you can imagine using only a few simple sewing techniques. Some basic sewing machine experience would be an advantage, but beginners are very welcome! The course will cover machine use, designing a pattern, measuring up, choosing the right fabric (light/washability/pattern/stretch, etc.). Participants can bring their own sewing machine, or use one of EOW’s machines. Material is not included in the course fee, but there is a small stock available for purchase at EOW.
INTRODUCTION TO WELDING
Wednesday Evenings, 4 weeks | 18:00 – 20:00 | £200
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.
Family Friendly Workshops
BUILD YOUR OWN UKULELE
Saturday Mornings, 2 weekends | 10:00 – 12:00 | £100 (for first parent/child, £25 per additional family member)
This family course will help you discover and develop your basic woodworking skills by building a ukulele from a simple wood kit. Sand, glue, assemble, and personalize your one-of-a-kind instrument and learn a few basic chords along the way. No prior music or woodworking experience required. Leave the class with a uke in your hands, a song in your heart, and a smile on your face!
This workshop is open to adult/child teams (12 and up).