Painting & Decorating Workshops


  • 27/02/2017
    2:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Suitable for: Absolute beginners and those with rusty skills. Course length: 6 weeks/15 hours. Dates: One 2.5 hour session a week – see individual courses below for start dates/times. Key tools: Saws,marking gauges, try squares, chisels, planes. Learning: Basic joints used in household woodwork. Knowledge of soft woods/introduction to joinery. Details: For those of you who hanker for an ability (more…)

  • 27/02/2017
    6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Suitable for: Absolute beginners and those with rusty skills. Course length: 6 weeks/15 hours. Dates: One 2.5 hour session a week – see individual courses below for start dates/times. Key tools: Saws,marking gauges, try squares, chisels, planes. Learning: Basic joints used in household woodwork. Knowledge of soft woods/introduction to joinery. Details: For those of you who hanker for an ability (more…)

  • 28/02/2017
    10:30 am - 1:00 pm

An introductory workshop to help learn the first principles of electrics in the home. What about those complicated physic formulas? How will you know an Amp when you see one? (Clue-you can’t ) This short workshop covers the most common requests that homeowners, landlords and tenants want to more about in their homes. Explained in simple terminology, (more…)

  • 01/03/2017
    6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

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 stable and safe, how to wire up your structure, complete with (more…)

  • 01/03/2017
    6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  • 01/03/2017
    6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

A wonderful entry into the enchanting world of restoration. This is a project based course and we encourage learners to bring a small wood item to the first class. You can bring a 60’s magazine rack, a small occasional table, a simple chair or  a shabby wood box. These objects can be wobbly, scratched or dented, and (more…)

  • 02/03/2017
    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…)

  • 02/03/2017
    6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

KEY PROJECT: TRADITIONALLY STITCHED AND SEWN EDGED 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. 6 week workshop. Thursday nights. 6:30pm – 9pm. A perfect course for (more…)

  • 02/03/2017
    6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

This lovely six week evening 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 a modern craft construction. This classic ‘child’s stool’ is a handy ‘hop up’ you can use if (more…)

  • 04/03/2017
    10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Learn how to tackle some basic plumbing tasks around the home in this practical, hands-on workshop. During this weekend one day workshop, Dave Sylvester, a qualified plumber, will walk you through some ‘dry’ exercises to top up your skills in the ‘wet arts’ of your home. Plumbing = Water in and water out. There will (more…)

  • 04/03/2017
    10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Learn to make alternative energy by constructing your own solar charger from re-used materials. If you are interested in knowing more about renewable energy systems, this one day, very practical workshop, will allow you to create a product to charge your phone from the sun that you can take home at the end of the (more…)







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