Make Something You’re Proud Of
The more people with upcycling skills the better, that’s why we organise regular workshops so you too can learn the skills needed to produce your own unique creations.
With all materials and equipment included, each workshop is held at our Repurpose workshop.
Whether you’re just discovering upcycling for the first time or already have some experience, we hope you’ll find a workshop that suits you:
Beginners’ Furniture Painting Workshop
This Beginners Furniture Painting Workshop will teach you everything to get started with furniture painting. This workshop is aimed at beginners and those wanting to refine their technique using different finishes.
You will learn how to prepare the painting surface correctly and how to apply the paints to get the best results, you’ll also pick up lots of handy tips along the way! We will cover colour distressing and how to protect your paint once finished.
The workshop will also teach you how to mix paint, how to apply it, and about waxes and oils for protecting painted surfaces.
The workshop will run from 11:00 a.m to 2:30 pm (bring your own lunch) and costs £60. It will be held in our Repurpose Workshop. Tuition is given by one of Repurposes team and class sizes are kept to a reasonable size so you’ll get the most out of the experience.
This workshop will give you the tools to make your painted furniture stand out from the crowd and aims at inspiring you to go away and create things you’ll be proud of.
Tailored workshops are also available if you want to cover a particular area and can be run over several sessions. If you are interested or would like more information please contact us.
Upcycled Lamp Workshop
Come and create your own lamp in this practical hands-on upcycling workshop.
The workshop is run 11am – 3pm by Phil, the first volunteer to join Repurpose. By the end of the workshop you’ll know how to make your very own lamp out of pretty much anything! Phil loves upcycling and he is able to spot potential in almost any item to create some unique and interesting lighting.
During this 3/4 workshop you will learn how to safely and correctly wire a plug for your lamp, drill and prepare the body of the lamp and wire the light fitting. Once completed and checked you will be provided with a low energy filament style bulb and hey presto! Your lamp should be ready to show off in your home.
The course price is for you to create one lamp of your choice. We encourage you to bring along an item that you would like to make into a lamp although we can provide some alternatives like reclaimed wood, jars or our random generator of reclaimed / salvaged / eclectic items.
The course will be held at our Repurpose Workshop, plenty of tea, coffee and soft drinks available!
Interested in Joining One of Our Courses?
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