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Learn a new DIY craft skill and find new and inspirational ways to complete your next project. From furniture painting to welding, we have an online or in-person DIY course to suit you. Click on an image to see a full description of the course and information about the school.

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  • Online Course

    The Art and Craft of Marbling: A Decorative Paint Effect Course

    COURSE OVERVIEW
    Faux marbling is an ancient technique that will add a touch of class to any project. But this skill is gradually being lost to time. With this course I aim to share my knowledge and experience in the hope these skills will live on.

    On this course you will learn how to recreate the ancient art of faux marbling. You will have unlimited access to the online material for as long as your account remains active, allowing you to practice & perfect these skills before moving on to larger projects.

    The tutorials are carefully designed and structured for people of all abilities. You will start by learning how to prepare your sample board and mix the different paints and glazes required for this paint effect. You will then build up the faux marble effect layer by layer before learning how to finish and protect your completed work.

    The course material has been divided into a series of 5 easy-to-follow video tutorials, accompanied by numerous professional tips and tricks and comprehensive information sheets. Each video is between 12-25 minutes, and within 2 hours, you will be equipped with all the information you need to learn this amazing paint effect.

    £250.00
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    COURSE OVERVIEW Faux marbling is an ancient technique that will add a touch of ...

  • Online Course

    Faux Oak Wood Graining: A Decorative Paint Effect Course

    Faux wood graining is an ancient technique that remains incredibly versatile to this day. As with many paint effect techniques, this skill is gradually being lost to time. With this course I aim to share my knowledge and experience in the hope these skills will live on.

    On this course you will learn how to recreate the faux wood graining effect. You will have access to the online material for as long as your account remains active, allowing you to practice & perfect these skills before moving on to larger projects.

    The tutorials are carefully designed and structured for people of all abilities. You will start by learning how to prepare your sample board and mix the different paints and glazes required for this paint effect. You will then build up the wood graining effect layer by layer before learning how to finish and protect your completed work.

    The course material has been divided into a series of easy-to-follow video tutorials, accompanied by numerous professional tips and tricks and comprehensive information sheets. Each video is between 12-40 minutes, and within 2 hours, you will be equipped with all the information you need to learn this amazing paint effect.

    With practice and imagination, you will soon be transforming the everyday into a work of art.

    £250.00
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    Faux wood graining is an ancient technique that remains incredibly versatile to this day. ...

  • Online Course

    A Hand Painted Furniture Course: Display Cabinet with Alternative Design Ideas

    This professional hand-painted furniture course, introduces you to many of the skills that Simon has developed over the 30+ years working as a decorator and interior designer. It allows you to create beautiful, bespoke, interior design concepts that suit your tastes without having to pay designer prices. Learning this versatile skill enables you to put your own creative stamp on everyday items.

    On this course you will be taken through the skills needed to create professional hand-painted furniture. You will have access to the online material for as long as your account remains active, allowing you to practice & perfect these skills before moving on to larger projects.

    The tutorials are carefully designed and structured for people of all abilities. You will start by learning how to clean your piece of furniture and shown how to remove oils, waxes, varnishes and general dirt ready for painting. You will then be led through the process of repairing any damaged glass or wood veneer to make the furniture look as good as new. After painting the furniture to your taste you will then learn how to finish and protect your work ready for use. In the final lesson Simon demonstrates 3 alternative finishes for different uses and tastes to provide further inspiration.

    The course material has been divided into a series of easy-to-follow video tutorials, accompanied by numerous professional tips and comprehensive information sheets. Each video is between 10-50 minutes, and within 3 hours, you will be equipped with all the information you need to start renovating your own item of furniture.

    £200.00
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    This professional hand-painted furniture course, introduces you to many of the skills that Simon ...

  • In-Person Course

    Metalwork Craft Weekend

    This two-day course will introduce you to different methods and techniques used within the metal industry, and you will come away with a finished product at the end (Example: ornamental garden flower, weather vane or a wall mounted coat rack).

    What you will be doing over the two days:

    • Hot forming of metal using the forge
    • Cold forming of metal – folding, rolling, and shaping
    • Welding – TIG, MIG and stick
    • Plasma cutting
    • Grinding
    • Metal finishing – painting, polishing, mark making, engraving

    This course is suitable for everyone and is a really fun weekend.

    £445.00
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    Location : West Sussex

    This two-day course will introduce you to different methods and techniques used within the ...

  • In-Person Course

    Welding Day

    This is a one-day intensive welding course where you can learn and practice all 3 welding processes with a variety of metals, or focus on one of your choice.

    For example:

    • Mild Steel and Stainless TIG
    • Aluminium TIG
    • Copper and Brass Brazing TIG
    • Mild Steel and Stainless STICK
    • Mild steel and Stainless MIG

    This course is suitable for anyone wishing to try and discover welding for the first time, or for anyone who wants to update their welding knowledge by concentrating on a process of their choice.

    £295.00
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    Location : West Sussex

    This is a one-day intensive welding course where you can learn and practice all 3 ...

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