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Upcycling Furniture and Simple Re-upholstery (Saturday)

Upcycling stool student

Course Overview

Have you ever turned unwanted objects or waste materials into entirely new products? Upcycling is the ideal way to combine creative ideas with a passion for sustainability and entrepreneurship. The course aims to show how several modern craft techniques and decorative finishing touches can be used to upcycle and update old everyday household items, making something old into something new and beautiful. Also included are ideas on how to market your items should you wish to. We will cover up to date commercial ideas that could transfer old furniture items from around the home into new and improved decorative items.

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Sat, 16 Nov 2024

Entry Requirements

A 1.5-inch decorator’s paint brush for the first session.
For the second session: Although the tutor will discuss items to bring for this sessio...

Course information

During the course learners will:
– Techniques for painting furniture
– Paints and finishes
– Decorative finishes and techniques including gold leaf.
– Decoupage using paper to decorate items.

2 weeks


At the start, you will decide (with help from your tutor) what you want to get out of the course. You will have the opportunity to review your progress and at the end of the course you will have the chance to reflect on what you have learnt and how your skills have improved.

Entry Level NONE Non regulated SFA formula funded provision, Entry Level, Crafts, Creative Arts and Design, 13 to 20 hrs, PW C

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