Fancy learning new skills, developing existing ones or discovering a talent you never knew you had? Perhaps you’re fed up with paying to get people to do the simplest jobs or you just want to gain confidence to take on these jobs yourself. Woodworks Learn is intended to do exactly that, to equip you with woodworking skills for whatever you project or purpose you have in mind. Woodwork is an ancient and endlessly fascinating craft, deeply satisfying, at times challenging but just wonderful.
Woodworks Learn is a new programme open to everyone. You may have no experience; you may have skills and experience but no space; whatever this programme is flexible enough to be tailored to your needs.
Shared Classes: 3 hours, maximum of 4 people per session. Join individually or with a group of friends, you will be able to learn and work at your own pace. Typically, you will come with an idea of what you want to learn and achieve – which you can discuss in advance with Hugh. There will always be a tutor available to advise, show you what to do and to get help from. This is a chance to work alongside friendly, like-minded people to share ideas and learning.
1-1 courses: (Typically 1.5 hours) Again these are flexible, tailored to your needs. So, you may wish to learn specific new skills, you may want advice on a project, or you may wish to set up a home workshop / toolkit but haven’t a clue where to start(!)
Woodworks is spread across two floors. Downstairs is a well-equipped workshop, which is also our professional making space. There is a good selection of hand tools, portable electric tools and larger machinery including a planer thicknesser, bandsaw, scroll saw. There are 5 bench spaces to provide flexibility for the small group sessions.
Upstairs is the studio space which has a library of woodwork and related books for reference use. There is also a kitchen area, microwave and fridge with tea and decent coffee making facilities. There are male and female toilets.
Health and Safety
Health and safety in the workshop is a top priority. Every course member will be given a safety briefing and workshop orientation. With proper use, all the equipment can be used safely and tutors will always show you how. Much of it is about common sense, concentration and avoiding distraction!
If you have additional needs please do call to discuss how we can help meet them.
Shared courses: £60 per person per session. Click here to reserve your place or order using the form below.
Individual courses: £60 per session. Please book directly, using the contact page.