How will I be taught?
Craft courses provide an opportunity for students to learn and develop skills, techniques and understand how to design for a chosen craft to a higher level. You will be encouraged to look at the work of other craftspeople and artists, both contemporary and historical and keep a sketchbook/ notebook to record goals/ ideas, processes and progress. There will be one to one guidance, group critiques and self-assessment against individualised learning outcomes stated on the ILP, Individual Learning Plan.
Our courses are taught by qualified and experienced tutors most of whom are practising craftspeople.
What do I need to bring with me?
Please bring your project to the first class, a dinning room chair or foot stool are ideal first projects, along with a small hammer, scissors, notebook camera or phone camera.
Please ask before buying large pieces of furniture as there is limited storage space available in the centre. we cannot accommodate sofas or settees.
Apart from pens and notebook please do not buy books or equipment before the start of the course, details will be discussed at the first session. A small charge of approximately £10 per term is made for tacks and string. Most upholstery materials are available to purchase at the class.
Open toe shoes must not be worn in the workroom.
If you leave your Upholstery project in the centre you do so at your own risk
What can I do next?
Further Upholstery courses with KAE
What do I need to join the course
Everyone is welcome to join the course as no experience or knowledge of the subject is needed.
It is important to note that craft courses are practical and require a degree of manual dexterity. If you need to bring a carer with you or be accompanied by another person, please speak to a member of staff.