In addition to our professional, intermediate and introductory courses, we offer a selection of weekend courses for those with a keen interest in furniture making and restoration.
Our Weekend Courses
Our weekend woodturning course is taught by Adam Stone, the School’s Woodturning specialist.
This fun and informative weekend is our most accessible course 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, if they master those skills, they will also have an opportunity to turn a bowl.
Our weekend woodturning course dates for 2023 will take place on the following dates:
- 23 – 24 Sep 2023
- 11 – 12 Nov 2023
- 2 – 3 Dec 2023
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 £400, with a £100 non-refundable deposit payable to secure your place, the balance of the fees is then payable one month before the start of the course. 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 alternative of their choice.
All tools and materials will be supplied.
Our 2023 spoon carving courses will take place on the following dates. There are only 10 spaces available, so early booking is advised.
- 23-24 September 2023
The fee for each course is £295, with a £100 non-refundable deposit to secure your place; the remaining fee is then payable one month before the start of the course. This covers your tuition and materials.
Find out more about our other courses
Our professional course is aimed at those who want to make fine furniture design and make it their career, or to learn a professional skill in retirement.
For anyone looking for an introduction to woodworking, we run one-week Introductory courses several times a year. These short courses are run over a five-day period, Monday to Friday and provide an introduction to a whole range of woodworking skills and techniques.
Get In Touch
If you are looking to embark on a career change or you have an interest in the art of woodworking and furniture design, get in touch and arrange in a visit.