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November 2017

Metalwork Basics: Welding

Duration: 4 x Wednesday evenings
29th November, 6th, 13th & 20th December
7 - 9.30pm
Welding Course Facebook

Introducing the basics of welding, this evening course shows you how to use MIG and Arc Welding to make different types of welds, from fillet welds for joining right angled sections, butt welds for plate welding, and lap joints for overlapping metals. Using these three types of welds, you’ll have the opportunity to make a small metal coffee table combining all three techniques. This course is ideal for beginners and anyone keen to start working with metal. Welding course participants…

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December 2017

Creative Induction: Chopping Board

1 day workshop
Saturday 2nd December
10am - 3.30pm
Hannah woodwork

This 1-day session introduces you a range of wood-working tools and equipment, which you can then use to make your own kitchen chopping board. The first part of the day serves as an introduction to the workshop, providing guidance on the safe use of workshop machinery, such as the chopsaw, bandsaw, pillar drill, disc and bobbin sander. Following a talk on different types and uses of hardwood, you’ll then be able to select your material from our in-house timber store,…

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A Festive Night on the Tiles!

Duration: 1 evening
Tuesday 5th December
7 - 8.30pm
Yani Xmas dec workshop 2

Join ceramicist Yanire Sylva Delgado in making your own Christmas decorations to give to a loved one or use to decorate your own tree! During the workshop you will make a ceramic Christmas train and Christmas tree and be guided through the different design options. You will start by making some draft designs and then paint your favourite designs onto the decorations. Yanire will then glaze and fire your decorations which you can collect, gift wrapped and boxed, from the Blackhorse…

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1 day workshop
Saturday 16th December
10am - 4.30pm

You will be amazed at what is possible in just one day even if you’ve never handled woodworking tools. At the end of this one-day course, even without any previous experience you will take home a beautifully finished hard wood bowl. Working two people to a lathe and starting with a blank of a wood such as Black American Walnut you will shape the bowl inside and out before applying a range of finishing techniques. The day will be led by workshop technicians Rob…

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January 2018


Duration: 6 x Monday evenings
8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th January, 5th & 12th February 2018
7 - 9.30pm

This 6-week session teaches you the skills of marking out, sawing and chiseling timber. You’ll master the art of cutting accurate corner halving joints that form the foundation of all furniture making, and use it to make a simple stool using hardwood. About Woodwork Basics: This workshop is one of our series for complete beginners. Each course introduces a different set of carpentry skills and an explanation of simple joinery. They aim to get you comfortable with using a range of…

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Beyond Basics: Table Making

8 x Tuesday evenings
9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th January, 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th February 2018
7 - 9.30pm

This course will introduce you to using the broader spectrum of workshop equipment. Using a range of power and machine tools, you’ll learn to construct a small table, designed around the traditional mortice and tenon frame construction. As well as hand skills, you’ll learn to use equipment such as the electric hand-held router, biscuit jointer, chisel morticer and machine sander in the making of your piece. Every session combines teacher-led demonstrations with 1:1 tuition ensuring learners of all abilities are supported according…

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