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Day of week:
Sevenoaks Adult Education Centre, Sevenoaks
12:30 - 15:00
10 weeks

This course is currently full and online booking is not possible. Please call 03000 41 22 22* to register your interest. We will contact you directly if we can accommodate you.

Have you got a scruffy old chair or stool that needs a facelift but an upholsterer is too expensive ! Why not learn how to transform your object into something beautiful by joining our upholstery course.
On this upholstery course at Sevenoaks Adult Education you can learn a variety of traditional and modern upholstery techniques, using upholstery tools and materials.This is a practical upholstery course for students to develop skills and work on projects of their own choice.Starting with stripping back your chosen piece of furniture, then webbing it, stuffing it and finally giving it a new lease of life with a beautiful fabric and trim.
Demonstrations and guidance on techniques will be given throughout the course and there is a large free car park so you don't have far to carry your chairs !
By the end of the course you will be able to:
Use a web stretcher
Identify basic materials
Name and make two basic knots
Select the correct tack for an element of the project
Be aware of and work to relevant Health and Safety guidelines

How will I be taught?

Studio Craft courses provide an opportunity for students to learn and develop skills, techniques and understand how to design for a chosen craft to a higher level. Tutors will use a variety of teaching methods including demonstration, instructions, one-to-one tutorial guidance, group discussions and critiques.Students will be encouraged to look at the work of other craftspeople and artists, both contemporary and historical and keep a sketchbook/ notebook to record goals/ ideas, processes and progress. It is important to note that craft courses are practical, requiring a degree of manual dexterity. Students will need to participate fully to get the most out of the course. Our courses are taught by qualified and experienced tutors most of whom are practising craftspeople.
Through one to one guidance, group critiques and self-assessment against individualised learning outcomes stated on the ILP.

What do I need to bring with me?

Please bring your project to the first lesson, a dining chair or foot stool are ideal first projects. In addition please bring a small hammer, scissors, pen and notebook and a camera/phone. There is no onsite storage for your chairs but there is free parking. Apart from pens and notebooks please do not buy books or equipment before the start of the course. Details will be discussed at the first session. A small charge of approximately £6.00 per term is made for tacks and string. Most upholstery materials are usually available to be purchased at the class.
NB. Open toe shoes must not be worn in the workroom.

What can I do next?

Further Upholstery courses with KAE

What do I need to join the course

This course is suitable for all levels. All are welcome and everyone will be encouraged to achieve their full potential working on a project suitable for their previous experience.
This upholstery course is suitable for beginners and those with some experience.

Getting to your course

Find us

Sevenoaks Adult Education Centre
Hatton House
Bradbourne Road
TN13 3QN

If you require any information about this location then please call 03000 41 22 22* and quote the Course Code SEV/131406/N/NC.