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Textile Courses

Craft Studio for All

Create decorative accessories and explore various techniques. Try your hand at a range of craft projects at our weekly drop-in.

Start date: Rolling

Duration: Ongoing

Location: The Workshop, E2 8JA

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Contemporary Textiles for Outpost

Develop your sewing machine skills and your understanding of colour and design to produce items to sell in our Social Enterprise shop (Outpost) on Holloway Road.

Duration: 12 weeks

Location: The Workshop E2 8JA

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Practical Art: Introduction to Textile Techniques

Learn to hand stitch and use a sewing machine to explore different stitches and the techniques of applique and quilting.

Duration: 17 weeks

Location: The Workshop E2 8JA

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Art Courses

Practical Art: Painting and Drawing

Gain experimental art techniques and learn how to create artwork from still life using a range of different media and materials.

Duration: 16 weeks

Location: The Workshop E2 8JA

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Practical Art: Print Making (Evening class)

Learn how to use a range of different techniques to produce hand printed cards and develop your understanding of colour & design.

Duration: 10 sessions

Location: The Workshop E2 8JA

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Practical Art: Screen Painting

Learn the processes of silk screen-printing and explore a variety of suitable design techniques to develop your ideas and print your own designs on a tea towel.

Duration: 10 sessions (Fridays 10am – 4pm)

Dates: Friday 26th March to 28th June 2019

Location: The Workshop E2 8JA

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Joinery & Furniture Design

Joinery: Product Design & Personal Practice

Learn the principles of design and a range of joinery techniques to create decorative accessories.

Start date: Rolling

Duration: Ongoing

Location: The Workshop, E2 8JA

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Furniture Making (Evening Class)

Make a beautifully designed side table from scratch and learn skills that you can apply to other furniture making or DIY. A great introduction to working with wood.

Duration: 10 weeks

Location: The Workshop E2 8JA

**Open to the public (course fee applies)**

Course Fee: £225 or Free for PBHA Tenants

Intermediate level (beginners welcomed)

Email us today to find out the next start date and sign up!

Joinery Placements at The Workshop

Our joinery placements offer a supportive, inclusive environment where people can mental ill health or learning disabilities can learn practical skills in joinery, as well as develop skills to support recovery, social inclusion and employment.

Location: The Workshop E2 8JA

Learners can expect to gain a range of practical woodworking skills including:

  • Joinery Techniques
  • Wood Finishing
  • Safe use of Hand Tools
  • Precision wood cutting measuring & assembling

Who is it for?

The Workshop is an inclusive space and our joinery placements are open to anyone who is experiencing challenging circumstances in their lives. This could be through mental health, learning difficulties, experience of homelessness or substance and alcohol dependency.

What does it cost?

We have a range of full day and half day placements throughout the week. Prices start at £35 for a half-day session including tuition and all materials.

How to join?

We accept self-referrals as well as referrals from social workers, care coordinators and other health and social care professionals.

For more information or to join, please contact our Adult Learning and Employability team on 02038154100 or email: learn@peterbedford.org.uk.

Joinery Placements at The Workshop Hackney London for Woodwork skills for individuals with ill mental health and/or learning disabilities.

Supporting Makers

One-to-one support for makers, designers and artists to independently produce handmade products for sale at Outpost and other retail outlets.

Duration: Ongoing

Please contact us for more information. Entry is by appointment and interview only.

Contact us today to find out more about enrolment!

For more information about our current employment programmes and eligibility please contact us:

Telephone: 0203 815 4100

Email: learn@peterbedford.org.uk