The Goodlife centre is a gorgeous space – bright and airy, clean and comfortable, yet full of ideas and inspiration. We are thrilled to be able to offer private craft classes and unique workshops for team building, hen parties, social clubs and childrens’ celebrations or something bespoke to your needs.
Whilst we have made recommendations for private classes below, we are happy to adapt any of our workshops to teach a small group of people and offer a discounted rate for a privately booked workshop.
We offer bespoke boutique workshops for fast specialist training to add value to your business.
- Moving companies have trained their staff to hang clients’ cupboards in their new homes.
- Maintenance companies can offer their tradespeople a chance to extend their job set.
- Small private classes for a groups of people to build confidence and skills – students moving out of home for the first time, couples setting up home together, or groups of friends wishing to be less dependent on parents for DIY help.
Use our private craft classes or specialist workshops to create a unique environment where staff can bond and learn to problem solve as a team. Discover how learning new, practical skills together can enable team members to shine. See how presentation of a finished project creates a sense of pride in each others achievements. It’s also great fun.
We offer two-hour sessions in a variety of subjects designed to be a level playing field rather than a competition.
What better way to have fun than a workshop making something special for the wedding tables or to give as gifts? We can offer special selections of materials to match wedding colours.
Want to bring your WI group or social club to the Centre for an afternoon of DIY or Crafts fun? No problem. Chat, drink tea and have fun while learning a new craft or essential DIY skill.
Don’t despair at the thought of having to organise yet another unique and inspired childrens’ birthday party. We’ve got the solution for any group of Children from 8 upwards.
Discover our very special carpentry-themed birthday parties that are a hit with adults and kids alike. You’ll be delighted at how many new skills your children will discover in our fun but safe learning environment. Watch their confidence grow as they learn to use real tools to
After the hard work of learning to work with wood and tools we provide a yummy DIY-style feast. Available for up to eight guests; children, teenagers or adults aged 8 to 108. make a wooden Bee House, which they take home.
The Woodwork Room is our very special carpentry-themed birthday party that has been carefully developed to provide a fun but safe learning environment for a small group of guests.
Under expert guidance each guest will learn to use real tools to saw, hammer, drill and fix their very own wooden bee house, which they take home as the ultimate party favour.
After the hard work our special guests indulge in care-free DIY style feast. Available for up to eight guests; children, teenagers or adults aged 8 to 108.
We all swoon over the marvels of mosaics from Ancient Rome to Spain’s Gaudi monuments. Mosaics contain timeless colours and a sense of permanence. For many people, it becomes a relaxing and absorbing hobby.
Now you have a chance to dig in and make your own. This workshop introduces the modern tools and methods to create mosaic patterns using glass and ceramic tile, personal mementoes and seashore. Tiles, adhesives and grout will all be provided and there will be time to make a special creation to take home. Apply tiles to supplied wooden boards, grout with a choice of colours and take home unique yet useful artworks.
Honour those quirky keepsakes you can’t let go. In this workshop, you will have an opportunity to curate, fabricate and annotate your own personal museum. Most of us have held onto some valueless items that are beyond value. These life souvenirs lurk in dark drawers, rattle in tins, gather dust on forgotten shelves and languish between book pages. By gathering a few similar size items and displaying them in a specially made case, we can show the world our unique take on our memories and the beginnings of our own ‘Museum Collection’.
Bring small personal items to arrange and affix inside a bespoke mini coloured card and wood cabinet. Personalized decorations and annotations can be added and a named plaque will complete a unique memento to take home. All tools and basic materials provided at each of our workshops.
Glorious tassels can make anything look more luxurious – from a dressing gown cord to a chair tie back or even a rather fabulously frivolous keyring. In this workshop, there will be time to make several tassels of different size and materials.
Choose your own colours and yarn or beads from the selection at the centre.
Expand your knowledge of picture taking beyond your camera phone and spend a day taking photos in the style of the photography pioneers. No Instagram here – just lots of fun taking pictures, developing and printing.
You will build your own simple camera out of a shoe box under the guidance of Sarah Roesink and Eugenia Ivanissevich, expert practitioners in the art of ‘pin hole’ photography. There will be plenty of time during the day to expose and develop many unique photographs.
All tools and materials included. No experience or knowledge of photography required.