What opportunities will this course give me?

There are so many reasons to start up a new hobby or skill. Personal development, entrepreneurial motivation, the desire to meet new people the benefits are huge. Thats why our Antique Furniture Restoration leisure course continues to be a popular choice for a huge range of individuals, year on year.

Armed with this valuable skill, youll have the chance to create and reinvigorate products simply for the joy of craft or to even sell as part of a business. This is a popular course, with many learners re-enrolling each term to deepen their skills further.

Learners 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. Learners 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 learners 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.

How will my learning be enhanced?

The programme tutor, Michael, has run his own antique furniture restoration business for the last twenty years and the passing on of these skills, through various courses, has been an important part of Michael's work. His work across Hampshire has been domestic, commercial and military. He is passionate about sharing this knowledge with as many people as possible.

Why is Eastleigh College my best choice?

Youll be taught in a dedicated, purpose built craft workshop set within one of our community bases. Its a stimulating environment designed to really push your creativity and get you in the zone.

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 learners with an interest in gaining 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, learners will be responsible for costs of all materials and equipment used on projects. Various material sources will be advised during the first class.

Application Information

Please note that all courses are subject to minimum numbers and course descriptions may be subject to change. A place on your chosen course is not confirmed until all of the necessary enrolment paperwork is signed and any relevant fees are paid. The team will be in touch to discuss this with you, once your application has been processed.

Course Code

FUREN1

Course Options

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22/9/2020 - Apply Now

Venue

Toynbee School

Session code

T120A

Day

Tue

Time

19:00 – 21:00

Weeks

10

Fees

£165.00

24+: £165.00

19/1/2021 - Apply Now

Venue

Toynbee School

Session code

T120B

Day

Tue

Time

19:00 – 21:00

Weeks

9

Fees

£149.00

24+: £149.00

27/4/2021 - Apply Now

Venue

Toynbee School

Session code

T120C

Day

Tue

Time

19:00 – 21:00

Weeks

9

Fees

£149.00

24+: £149.00

Session Venue Starts Days Time Weeks Fees* 24+ Fees*
T120A Toynbee School 22/9/2020 Tue 19:00 – 21:00 10 £165.00 £165.00 Apply now
T120B Toynbee School 19/1/2021 Tue 19:00 – 21:00 9 £149.00 £149.00
T120C Toynbee School 27/4/2021 Tue 19:00 – 21:00 9 £149.00 £149.00 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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If you require further advice and guidance about any course costs and/or the funding options available to you, the College has a dedicated Adult and Community Learning team who can be contacted on telephone 023 8091 1270.

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Please note all courses descriptions may be subject to change.