This one-day-a-week, 15-week-long course is an introduction to basic furniture making and aims to give you a useful grounding in the field. You'll be taught at the School of Art, Architecture and Design, which has a long history of teaching furniture and upholstery courses, where you'll explore the safe and correct use of a range of hand tools, different construction techniques and basic furniture forms.
The course is designed to broaden your understanding of the subject and materials, building from initial tool use sessions to give you the necessary skills to design and make your own furniture.
You'll learn about:
Class sizes are kept small to enable all participants to receive individual guidance. Teaching is for the most part workshop-based, with practical demonstrations and handouts. There is regular one-to-one discussion, planning and feedback.
The course is aimed at individuals with no prior experience who have a desire to build their own furniture, or others who may already have worked in furniture making or joinery and wish to develop their knowledge and skills further.
"It was absolutely excellent. Our teacher couldn't have been better. Would definitely recommend."
"It was a fantastic introduction to furniture making led by a professional and knowledgeable practitioner. Great access to tools and equipment. I had very little experience of fine woodwork beforehand and learned a great deal more than I anticipated."
"A very enjoyable and rewarding course. I really learnt lots and got practical experience."
"Matt is an excellent tutor, he is really supportive and totally understanding of his students. He teaches the stuff you can’t find online, how to fix things when they go wrong. I found it one of the best experiences of my recent life and recommend it to anybody."
"Matt was an awesome teacher, very friendly and great at teaching his course."
Course will be rescheduled to Autumn 2020
One day a week for fifteen sessions
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Friday, 10.30am to 4.30pm
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A 20% discount is available for:
If you're eligible for the 20% discount, please contact us before booking.
Material costs of £25 are included in the fees.
Please note that this course has been sold out. Our next intake will be in January 2021. Please get in touch for further information or register your interest to receive notification as soon as booking opens.
Please note, the deadline to book a place on one of our short courses is one week before the start date. If you have missed the deadline, please get in touch and we will do our best to accommodate you.
Please select when you would like to start: