Painting & Decorating Workshops

Learning to Prepare and Paint

  • 29/09/2016
    6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Suitable for: Absolute beginners. Course length: 2 weeks/5 hours Project: Your own lamp Details: Now that lighting has become an art form, we are offering three weeknight evening workshop to ignite your creative side and help you design and make your own lamp. We will show you how to plan your project, how to select and construct materials that are (more…)


  • 01/10/2016
    10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Suitable for absolute beginners. Enjoyable for everyone. Two consecutive Saturdays, 10am – 5pm. ‘Step up’ or low wood stool This new weekend course is another charming project from our a cherished Edwardian instructional woodwork manual, ‘Carpentry for Beginners’. The projects in the book are perfect for learning basic woodwork skills and we have refined the instructions to incorporate (more…)


  • 01/10/2016
    10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Suitable for beginners. Enjoyable for everyone. One-day workshop. 10am – 5pm. Ever wanted to make your own curtains but not wanted to risk ruining expensive fabric if you tried? Try this small friendly workshop to jump start your skills. Do you have some lovely vintage fabric that you have been saving to ‘get made’ into (more…)


  • 01/10/2016
    2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

A weekend afternoon workshop learning first principles of electrics in the home. Stay safe in your home by finding out what you legally can and can’t do yourself. Learn how to detect and avoid faulty wiring when preforming simple repairs. We will also discuss  tips on ways to reduce your electricity bill. Practice changing switch and socket (more…)


  • 02/10/2016
    10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Also known as Hand, Strand or Hole-to-Hole Caning. KEY PROJECT: HAND CANED WOOD FRAME. Suitable for beginners. Enjoyable for all. One-day weekend workshop. 10am – 5pm. Ever seen a great chair in a junk shop but noticed that the caning that spans the seat is sadly coming away at the edges? Sometimes a chair that had (more…)


  • 02/10/2016
    10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Revamp your tired woodwork. Get the Ra Ra back into your furniture – jazz up those car boot finds and upcycle old junk. Steve English is an experienced teacher who will increase your knowledge as he shares his life time experiences of being a professional restorer. Many of us own items that wouldn’t star on (more…)


  • 02/10/2016
    10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Suitable for beginners. Enjoyable for everyone. One-day workshop. 10am – 5pm. Ever wanted to make your own curtains but not wanted to risk ruining expensive fabric if you tried? Try this small friendly workshop to jump start your skills. Do you have some lovely vintage fabric that you have been saving to ‘get made’ into (more…)


  • 06/10/2016
    6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Not quite sure where to start with a tiling project? Bit daunted by the thought of tiles falling off the wall if you do get them on? What about those half tiles at the corners… and what about drilling into tile? If the thought of tackling a tiling project yourself is terrifying, yet you yearn for (more…)


  • 08/10/2016 - 09/10/2016
    10:00 am - 5:00 pm

KEY PROJECT: MODERN FOAM with  DEEP BUTTONED CONSTRUCTION FOOTSTOOL All of our upholstery classes are for absolute beginners. It doesn’t matter which one you choose to take first. Each technique that is offered is part of all the processes that every upholsterer has to learn. We have created a wonderful project to learn the classic (more…)


  • 08/10/2016
    2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Community Events to Repair, Reuse & Recycle What do you do with a chair when the leg has come loose?  With a light that no longer works? A holey jumper? Throw it away? No way! In conjunction with the folks from Traid, we are hosting an afternoon of fixing and skill-sharing. Bring your broken items (more…)

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Contact the Goodlife Centre today! Call Alison on 0207 760 7613 or email alison@thegoodlifecentre.co.uk