You will understand what makes a good upcycling opportunity. You will learn how to use chalk paint on your furniture, make a lampshade, decoupage and other skills and up cycling techniques.
Topics covered include:
- How to spot an upcycling opportunity.
- Materials, tools and ideas.
- What to change, keep and transform.
- Upcycling techniques (chalk painting, stenciling, decoupage, textiles) and simple re-upholstery.
We will also share many tips and useful information for you to start upcycling your own pieces. If you have some projects and ideas inmind and need some advice on colours or techniques, please bring some photos and we will go through these too.
Students work at their own pace on their own projects, supported by one to one to one teaching, demontrations, constant guidance and group teaching covering various subjects.
You will complete an individual learning plan and provide self-assessment throughout the course. Photos and displays of your completed work will also be used.
There are no entry requirements. The tutor will discuss previous knowledge with you to help you choose a suitable upcycling or upholstery project.
There will be materials you need to help with your studies. You'll need to make payment to tutor of approximately £40.00 for materials. Your tutor will talk to you about this in your first class.
All courses run subject to demand and the content listed here should be used as a guide only. Course content may vary according to a range of factors such as course duration, campus, teaching staff and requirements from awarding bodies. Check our course and fee guidelines for further details.
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Graphic Design and Web Design
What can I earn?
Having recently retired, Yvonne was looking for something different to do where she could also learn new skills in a completely different field to her career in the NHS.
“I really look forward to Wednesdays and find myself constantly on the lookout for the next project. Each piece has reminded me of skills I had forgotten and taught me some new ones too. I have never considered myself to be artistic so it has been immensely satisfying to find an outlet for my more creative side.”