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Free taster course for Farm volunteers &Tower Hamlets Residents
Friday, 6th & 27th February, 2-4pm
Friday, 6th & 20th March 2-4pm
This course consists of the basic techniques required for forging. Half an hour is theory, one and a half hours practical work including: heat management, hammer management and making a small item to take home. – Duration 2 hours.
Wednesday, 11th & 25th March 7- 9pm
Saturday, 21st March 10am- 12pm
This course is designed for those who want to learn more about and put into practice the techniques learnt on the introduction to blacksmithing course. The course consists of one house theory spread out over the whole day, and 5 hours practical work resulting in one or two items to take home with a 1hour lunch break. Cost £120 – duration: 6 hours.
Saturday, 28th February, 10am-5pm, £120 per person
Saturday 28th March 10am – 5pm, £120 per person
All courses are 5 people maximum with safety equipment provided.
One to one blacksmithing courses
These courses are tailored to suit the individual. They can be designed to cater for specific techniques, such as forge welding, scroll work etc. or as per the introduction or basic course. Cost starting from £100 – duration 2-6 hours.
Tricks of the trade 4th – 7th Aug 2015
Four day intensive blacksmithing course.
£560 including a 2course lunch in the farm award winning Cafe
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Gift vouchers available
To enrol and for more course information please contact Richard on 07597 056300 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Three week fire by friction class
Thursday evenings from 26th Feb 2015 to 12th March 2015, 7pm to 8pm
What could be more warming on a cold winter’s evening than learning how to coax a flame in the warmth of Barn’s wood working studio? Using traditional Green Woodwork techniques such as cleaving and shaping on a shave horse you will create your own fire set to take home at the end of the course, by which time you will have learnt how to create an ember with your set and then coax it into a flame with tinder. £50 for the three week course.
You can see the fire making process, and the fire sets that you will get to make, in the video below from our resident Green Wood Guild:
Six week stool making class
Thursday evenings from 15th Jan 2015 to 19th Feb 2015, 7pm to 8pm
Using coppiced Hazel make you’ll create your stool frame using round mortise and tenon joints made with a traditional brace and bit and then weave the seat with recycled bicycle inner tubes.
£90 for the whole course – supported by Stepney City Farm these classes are considerably cheaper than Barn the Spoon’s usual classes which are advertised through his own website. Just four places available and taught by Barn and an apprentice, with a student/ teacher ratio of 2:1 you can expect excellent support and guidance as you craft your very own stool from scratch.
SOLD OUT – NEW DATES WILL BE ADDED IN 2015
Free pottery classes for unemployed residents of Tower Hamlets
These run on Wednesday afternoons from 2-4pm.
4th February – 8th April
13th May – 15th July
These are now all fully booked, please contact Jess if you would like to be added to the waiting list.
If you have any questions about Pottery classes please contact Jess or for information about other courses please visit her website.
Nic and Jane
We are two textile teachers who have been friends for many years. Having taught separately over the last decade we have now come together at one of our favorite places, Stepney City Farm, to teach a series of classes and take part in a number of events on the farm. To contact us or to book a place please email us on NicAndJane@yahoo.co.uk
Stained Glass Courses
Stephen started working with glass in 2012. He attended a weekend workshop and got attracted to the skill involved in working with this media. He soon started designing his own glass panels challenging himself to make more complicated pieces. He built his own workshop in the back garden and this is where you can find him most of the time.
He has made commission pieces for various clients: panels and sun catchers for kids rooms and shops and panels for pre-existing damaged stained glass doors as well as newly designed ones for more modern style rooms.
It all started as a hobby, turned into a passion and has now become an obsession!
Although he enjoys the challenge of working with old stained glass style, his forte is creating colourful and funky designs: the more colours the better! You too can have the chance to create your very own panel by taking part in a weekend course organised by Coat of Glass.
Create you own stained glass panel!
You will learn the basic techniques needed to design, cutting glass, leading, soldering.
During your two days workshop Stephen will teach you:
- Differences between various type of glass
- Basic techniques of design, assembly and using different tools
- Create a panel (A4 size) with around 9 to 15 pieces of glass, using pre-designed prototypes.
Learn how to cut and grind glass and how to assemble and solder the final piece to take home with you.
Classes are conducted in groups of max 7 people. Materials and tools are included.
Workshops run from 10 – 4pm and are held every second weekend of the month here at Stepney City Farm
Two day workshop – Saturday and Sunday £150 (over 60s £100)
(on your second day you get the chance to make a bigger and more challenging piece)
To request a booking form or for any enquiries please email: email@example.com
or get in touch through our website: www.coatofglass.london
A £50 deposit is required to book your spot. Deposits are non refundable unless the workshop is cancelled for any reason, in which case we’ll let you know in advance and give you the opportunity to book a later date.
In special circumstances, if you are unable to attend, we can refund your deposit on a week’s notice or re-book your place.
Materials and tools are provided. Also, gloves protective glasses, aprons and masks are available for your safety and comfort.
Please wear comfortable shoes and NO open toes (due to safety reasons).