Painting & Decorating Workshops


  • 24/05/2017
    6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

We are often asked during our woodwork workshops to explain even more about selecting and sharpening chisels for use. This is a chance to immerse yourself into the traditional techniques and procedures. ‘Sharp tools are safe tools’ so the saying goes. So it makes sense to know how to hone your chisels and plane irons (more…)

  • 25/05/2017
    6:30 pm - 9:00 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 (more…)

  • 27/05/2017
    10:00 am - 5:00 pm

For absolute beginners who would love to make their own cushions for seats and sofas. Join us for a one day workshop learning the basics of soft furnishings. Learn the principles of cushion designs by creating toning combinations of fabrics. Master the techniques of measuring, marking and cutting accurately to maximise fabric use and how (more…)

  • 27/05/2017
    10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Do you love the thought of a bespoke wool rag rug nestled beneath your feet as you step out of bed? Does the thought of how to go about it leave you feeling daunted? This one day weekend workshop will brush aside any lack of confidence as Mary McGeown is an experienced teacher who loves to share her passion (more…)

  • 27/05/2017
    10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Join us for a brand new one-day class. Learn the basic woodwork skills to enable you to secure your home with standard latchs, mortice locks and Yale fittings. Practice the fitting process from measuring, marking out, drilling holes and chiselling out for the ironmongery and receivers. Learn  how to fit a standard door latch and (more…)

  • 27/05/2017
    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…)

  • 28/05/2017
    10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Suitable for absolute beginners. Enjoyable for all. One-day workshop. 10am – 5pm. Tassels are the ultimate statement in interior decoration, and making tassels especially to decorate your own interior is not only tremendous fun, but also fascinating. They also make superb presents for friends. In this one-day course you will be using a contemporary and rich colour (more…)

  • 28/05/2017
    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…)

  • 03/06/2017
    10:00 am - 5:00 pm

A classic craft with a contemporary flair. One day willow basket making workshop. Before the invention of the plastic bag most shopping was carried home in baskets, and in Britain willow was one of the main materials used to make them. If you have ever studied and admired work by a basket weaver, this is (more…)

  • 03/06/2017
    10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Suitable for beginners. Enjoyable for everyone. One-day workshop. 10am – 5pm. Drawn to the look of fashionable roman blinds but not sure how to make them yourself? Then this one day workshop is for you. From measuring the window to fixing it to the wall, experienced tutor, Jan Dodd will guide you through the tools and (more…)







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