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Woodwork - Basic Carpentry

Day of week:
John King
Dartford Adult Education Centre, Dartford
Mixed Level
10:00 - 12:30
12 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.

Students will learn a range of woodworking techniques using hand tools including making simple joints and applying finishes. The course will cover identifying different types of wood, how to handle and treat them and the best use for each type. You will make samples of various techniques and complete a tutor guided project to practice these working at a level and pace you are comfortable with. At the end of the course you should be able to:
-Take and transfer measurements accurately.
- Explain how to safely cut wood using a hand saw.
- Demonstrate how to make a finger joint.
- Explain how to safely use a chisel.

How will I be taught?

Students will be encouraged to keep a sketchbook/notebook to record ideas, progress and processes. Please note that craft courses are practical requiring a degree of manual dexterity. Our courses are taught by qualified and experienced tutors, most of whom are practising craftspeople. They will use a variety of teaching methods including demonstrations, instruction, one-to-one tutorial guidance, group discussions and critiques. At the start of the course you will work with your tutor to develop an Individual Learning Plan (ILP) to set out what you want to achieve by the end of the course. You will both monitor and assess your progress throughout the course to ensure your learning needs are being met. There are no formal exams or tests to complete on this course.

What do I need to bring with me?

We will supply everything you need for the first lesson. We have a wide range of hand tools available to use and the tutor will be able to advise you if there is anything specific you need to buy or could bring in from home for future classes. For the second week you will need to buy the wood for your project. During the first lesson the tutor will let you know what you will be making and advise you what to buy.

What can I do next?

Further Woodwork or Furniture Restoration classes

What do I need to join the course

Everyone is welcome.
Beginners or those with some experience of woodwork, projects will be provided to extend the knowledge of all learners whatever their ability.

Getting to your course

Find us

Dartford Adult Education Centre
Summerhill Road

If you require any information about this location then please call 03000 41 22 22* and quote the Course Code DAR/121031/M/LC.