What opportunities will this course give me?

Students achieving success with their initial projects could progress further where they will have the opportunity to develop their basic skills further by way of more demanding projects.

What will I be learning?

The course will cover the basic techniques and materials used in completing simple structural and finish repairs to antique wooden surfaces. Students should be able to complete simple structural repairs and start to appreciate the refinishing of antique wooden surfaces by the end of the course.

Why is this course for me?

Subject will be taught by way of short theory sessions and practical demonstrations followed by supported workshop sessions. During these self-organised sessions students will complete tasks involved in previously discussed projects. To achieve these projects will require the patience and understanding involved in learning a new craft and at times, demanding a range of hand skills, within a group situation.

What do I need to sign up?

Although no formal academic requirements are needed for this course, reasonable hand coordination and an understanding of the use of simple hand tools/equipment is important.

Is there anything else I need to know?

This course is suitable for all students with an interest in learning new skills involved in the basic aspects of restoring a small piece of antique furniture.

Apart from the usual notebook and writing materials students should bring a small chair, table, box or similar item that is in need of basic repairs to joints and the restoration of surface. All these items will be discussed with the group at the first lesson.

Although some materials will be used by tutor for practical demonstrations on projects, students will be responsible for costs of all materials and equipment used on projects. Various material sources will be advised during the first class.

Course Code


Session Venue Starts Days Time Weeks Fees* 24+ Fees*
T120A Toynbee School 24/9/2019 Tue 19:00 – 21:00 10 £157.00 £157.00
T120B Toynbee School 21/1/2020 Tue 19:00 – 21:00 9 £141.00 £141.00
T120C Toynbee School 28/4/2020 Tue 19:00 – 21:00 9 £141.00 £141.00 Apply now

* Please note that although this tool looks to give customers the best indication of course costs, a final cost can only be confirmed once all submitted information is verified by our information, advice and guidance team.

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