Upholstery | Dartford Adult Education Centre

Upholstery at Dartford Adult Education Centre

Upholstery at Dartford Adult Education Centre

Price: £182.00 Starts: 23/09/2019 Time: 09:30 - 12:00
Tutor: Franco Marinelli Ends: 16/12/2019 Location: Dartford Adult Education Centre
Level: Mixed Level Day of Week: MON Duration: 11 weeks

This course has started, but is still accepting enrolments. This course has already started but it may still be possible to join it. Please call 03000 41 2222 and ask to be put through to the Centre where the course is running.

About this course

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.
By the end of the course you should be able to:-
Be aware of and work to relevant Health and Safety guidelines.
Demonstrate an understanding of 2 upholstery techniques.
Demonstrate successful and appropriate use of the tools you have been introduced to .

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.

About the Tutor: Franco Marinelli

Franco's upholstery career started in Italy where he trained as a traditional upholsterer. After qualifying in both traditional and modern upholstery and specialising in leather upholstery, Franco moved back to England in 1982 where he worked with a local upholsterer before setting up his own workshop (Franelli) in 1985.

Franco is committed to the preservation of traditional crafts and to the development of time-honoured skills associated with traditional upholstery and with a wealth of experience in furniture restoration. Qualified in both traditional and modern upholstery and specialises in leather upholstery. Franco is a member of The Association of Master Upholsterers, and a Leather Master Craftsman. He has been made a Fellow of the Master Upholsterers for his service to the trade. Franco Marinelli FAMU.

In January 2015 Franco was accepted by The Worshipful Company of Upholders as a Freeman of the Company through progression from being a Fellow of the Master Upholsterers for his service to the trade.

In October 2015 he received the Freedom of the City of London, and in January 2016, Franco was honoured to be clothed as a Liveryman of The Worshipful Company of Upholders. Since 2017, Franco has been on the board of directors for the AMUSF.

Franco's years of experience gained him many valuable skills to be passed on to others so began teaching in 2005, and now a lecturer/ Upholstery course leader at The London Metropolitan University.

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Getting there

Dartford Adult Education Centre
Summerhill Road
Dartford
Dartford
Kent
DA1 2LP


If you require any information about this location then please call 03000 41 2222 and quote the Course Code DAR/80157/H/LC.
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