How will I be taught?
Craft courses provide an opportunity for students to learn skills and techniques and then to develop the craft to a higher level.
Students will also be expected to research and respond to the design aspects of craft. 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, progress and processes. It is important to note that craft courses are practical requiring a degree of manual dexterity and 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.
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?
You will need a pen and notebook. Please do not purchase any other materials until you have spoken to your tutor during the first session unless you already have a piece to upholster.
We regret that there is no on-site storage area for large pieces of furniture.
Open toe shoes must not be worn in the workroom.
What can I do next?
Other craft courses such as Furniture Restoration.
What do I need to join the course
Everyone is welcome.
For beginners and those who have some prior experience with upholstery. This course will enable students to work on their own projects and work at their own speed. The tutor will teach students the relevant techniques and provide general advice on developing and completing projects.
Students taking the course will need to be able to interpret the tasks given to them, communicate effectively and manage their own time.