Our Weekend Courses
Our weekend woodturning course is taught by Adam Stone, the School’s Woodturning specialist.
This fun and informative weekend is one of our most accessible courses to give students a first point of access into woodworking, with a focus on woodturning and round joinery.
It is also designed to be scalable, so that students can then apply their skills to a variety of other projects.
During the weekend, students will make a stool or plant stand, with a wooden turned top and three legs.
Students will learn how to work a lathe whilst being introduced to a wide range of different tools and techniques. They will also learn how to make tenons, tapered legs, sand and finish on the lathe – and, they will also have an opportunity to turn a bowl.
Our 2024 weekend woodturning courses will take place on the following dates:
- 24th – 25th February
- 20th – 21st April
If you would like to join us, please fill in the application form, stating your preferred start date.
The fee for each short course is £450. This covers your tuition and materials.
Spoon Carving Course
Our Spoon Carving Course is led by Louise Forbes, a talented wood carver and the founder of Louise Forbes Designs.
Louise’s renowned Spoon Carving workshops have been redesigned for the Chippendale School. Spanning two days, the course will cover the skills and techniques required to hand-carve a variety of wooden spoons.
Using kiln dried hardwood, Louise will guide students through the process stage by stage with regular demonstrations. During the weekend, students will have the opportunity to carve a small salt spoon, a coffee scoop, and salad servers or an alternative of their choice.
All tools and materials will be supplied.
ARRANGE A VISIT
If you are looking to pursue a career in woodworking, get in touch to arrange a visit or a virtual call with the Principal.
Read about other courses
30 WEEK COURSE
Our professional course is ideal for those looking to pursue a career in fine furniture design and making. With 30 students, starting each year in October, taught by an in-house team of tutors and a range of visiting experts.
4 WEEK COURSE
This course is for those who wish to come and design and make a piece of furniture. With a maximum of 4 students, these courses are popular with hobbyists and fill up fast. The complexity of the design will be dictated by the individual student’s level of experience.
1 WEEK COURSE