COURSES & WORKSHOPS
Our courses are led by EOW team members, including master carpenters, welders, designers, and other partnered makers. To help choose the best course for you, we’ve tiered our courses into four levels:
Beginner | covers the basics of a skill/craft, and are practice oriented rather than project oriented (materials provided)
Novice | applies the basics of a skill/craft to a small, pre-designed project with hands on instruction provided by an instructor (materials provided)
Intermediate | offers development of a skill/craft around a customisable pre-designed project with guidance and support provided by an instructor (basic consumables provided, project materials purchased by student)
Advanced | encourages confidence of a skill/craft with a fully student designed project, with advice and support available by and instructor (all materials supplied entirely by student)
EOW runs a discretionary hardship fund – because we believe nothing should keep people from creating!
If you are in need of a concessionary rate, scholarship, or would like to start a payment plan for any of our courses or workshops, simply drop an email to [email protected], with what plan would suit you best and we can help get you started.
BASICS OF WOODWORKING
Monday Evenings, 4 Weeks
18:00 – 20:00
Ready for your first date with woodworking? Join designer and furniture maker, Kirsty of Fine Piece, to learn the basics of woodworking, as you practice your new skills on a simple box, and picture frame. This course is designed to be an introduction to woodworking for those that have always wanted to give it a try, and not had the time or space. Participants will get an introduction to drawing plans, using woodworking tools and machinery, carpentry techniques and gain skills and confidence in a workshop setting.
WOOD TURNING WORKSHOP
Saturday Afternoon Workshop
12:00 – 15:00
Ever wanted to try your hand at woodturning? Learn the basics of turning using a wood lathe while creating your own rolling pin or doorstop! Join Kirsty & Becka, the minds behind Fine Piece, and 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 included, no experience required.
INTRODUCTION TO FINE WOODWORKING
Wednesday Evenings, 6 weeks
18:00 – 21:00
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.
MAKE YOUR OWN FURNITURE
Tuesday Evenings, 8 weeks
18:00 – 21:00
Designed for folk that have some experience with woodworking, this course will help you put your skills to work creating a new piece of furniture, and gain confidence using professional machinery. Come with your dream project and get advice on creating a design plan, ordering materials (cost of materials not included in fee), and guidance to complete your project. Size and scale of projects may either be limited to be completed within the the 8 course weeks, or suggestions given on how best to complete the project after the course has finished.
METALWORK & MACHINE COURSES
INTRODUCTION TO WELDING
Tuesdays OR Wednesday Evenings, 4 weeks
18:00 – 20:00
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.
Bookable on Request
2 hours, 4 hours or 7 hours
£94 – £200 (non-member rate)
Want private instruction or guidance? You can now request to book an individual training for welding, wood turning, day training on our CNC, and any of our sewing machines. Advanced Inductions/Trainings are aimed at those with little or no experience and who are looking for a 1 – 1 introduction into a chosen skill/machine for use with their own kit, experience for another workshop, or a way to learn if you are interested in becoming an EOW member.
*Additional materials fee may be charged dependent on machine use and practice material.
*Membership is still required for booking solo use of the machine.
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