Painting & Decorating Workshops

Learning to Prepare and Paint


  • 03/09/2016
    10:00 am - 4:00 pm

One of the most fascinating woodwork machines to watch in action also one of the most pleasurable to learn and create great results in a surprisingly short time. Wood lathes have been used for centuries to make chair legs, candlesticks, rolling pins, plates and bowls in a wide variety of woods. We are thrilled to (more…)


  • 03/09/2016
    10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Suitable for absolute beginners. Enjoyable for everybody. One-day workshop. 10am – 5pm. Measure, saw, chisel, plane and create a simple half joint. Take a plunge into carpentry by learning how to use the tools that create this rather lovely set of ‘Gallows brackets’ and shelf. During this ‘absolute beginners’ one day workshop, professional cabinet maker (more…)


  • 03/09/2016 - 04/09/2016
    10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Welcome to off-kilter quilting – a basic sewing and introduction to quilting weekend. During this two-day weekend workshop you will learn to machine-sew and hand-stitch a small cosy quilt. Quilting has been a traditional ‘upcycling/make do and mend’ project long before such terms existed. The economic necessitation of piecing together of scraps, remnants and repurposing old clothes gradually turned from being (more…)


  • 04/09/2016
    10:00 am - 5:00 pm

If you have ever marveled at the fine detail or flowing lines of a wood carving, you may have wondered what it would be like to carve. In this one-day workshop, expert wood carver Jon Hall brings his experience, City and Guilds training and expertise to this day’s enjoyable teaching. Even if you have never (more…)


  • 04/09/2016
    10:00 am - 5:00 pm

KEY PROJECT: MODERN FOAM FILLED DROP-IN SEAT 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 every upholsterer has to learn. We supply all tools and materials. One-day workshop. 10am – 5pm. Join us (more…)


  • 04/09/2016
    10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Learn to decorate in one day, 10am – 5pm. All set to decorate one room… or perhaps your entire home? Brush up your decorating techniques by messing up our workshop, instead of your living room! Painting a room is a great way to transform your home interior, without it costing the earth. But it can be (more…)


  • 05/09/2016
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm

We are very pleased to announce that we will be able to offer a range of full time furniture making/cabinet making courses starting in September 2016 With opportunities to take a six month or year long jump into fine furniture making you will be guided by experienced furniture maker and teacher Ben Rawlinson here in (more…)


  • 10/09/2016
    10:00 am - 5:00 pm

If the idea of carving a spoon appeals to you, but setting out into a  muddy wood and starting your learning by wielding an axe seems somewhat daunting, we have devised a new one day course that will bypass all that and yet give you the immense satisfaction of watching a fully fledged spoon emerge (more…)


  • 10/09/2016 - 11/09/2016
    10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Suitable for absolute beginners. Enjoyable for everyone. One full weekend, 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…)


  • 10/09/2016
    10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Learn to sew a beautiful log cabin pieced fabric cushion cover, in one day. During this one-day course you will design, measure, cut and piece a fabulous and unique cushion cover in vibrant colours of your choice. We have plenty of crisp cotton fabric for you to choose from at the centre, or feel free to (more…)

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