At the Women's Workshop we offer courses during the week and at weekends, both in the daytime and evenings.
Woodwork Foundation Course
For beginners or to refresh your skills, this course covers 3 projects involving 3 basic joints: The aim being to provide you with a firm and comprehensive basis for your future projects.
Small Bookcase - Housing Joint
Small Box - Dovetail Joint
Mirror - Mortise & Tenon Joint
There are 3 ways you can do the Woodwork Foundation Course:
Modules 1, 2, and 3 of the Woodwork Foundation Course can be taken on either Monday or Thursday evenings from 7.30pm until 10pm or Tuesday evenings from 7.00pm until 9.30pm. Each of the 3 modules costs £130.
The Woodwork Foundation Course can also be taken during the daytime on a Thursday from 10am – 3pm. It takes 9 weeks to complete and costs £335.00.
4 Day Intensive
Designed for women who are happy to work hard to learn all 3 foundation course joints quickly. These run 4 times a year over 2 consecutive weekends from 10am – 7pm. The cost of this course is £325.00. Please note: to save time on the 4-Day Intensive you make a small bookstand or a small stool rather than a bookcase.
For further information about evening classes or to book a place please go to our bookings
All Woodwork Foundation Course prices include materials.
Personal Project Classes
For the woodwork project you've always wanted to make.
On completion of the Woodwork Foundation Course you will be welcome to develop your woodworking skills further through project work during the daytime or evening classes.
Project work classes can be taken on Wednesday or Thursday evenings from 7.30 - 10pm for 13 weeks, costing £145. Or on Friday daytimes from 11.30am - 4.30pm, costing £210 for 6 days. Project classes do not include the cost of materials.
As your skills develop you will be able to design and make furniture in your own home.
Popular projects taken on after completion of the Foundation Course have been:
- Bathroom Cabinets
- Bath Panels
- Fire Surrounds
- Blanket Boxes
- Coffee Tables