Painting & Decorating Workshops


  • 24/06/2017
    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…)

  • 24/06/2017
    10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Learn the basics at this fast paced but relaxed one day workshop. A perfect starter for all those annoying jobs around the house that you feel you should be able to tackle…if only you knew how. We know it’s frustrating to wait for it to be done and then get charged for it and we understand it (more…)

  • 24/06/2017
    10:00 am - 5:00 pm

A classic craft with a contemporary flair. Basket making is often overlooked as a pleasurable hobby to develop at home. There is a very satisfying feeling from creating a unique bowl or box from natural fibres. If you have ever enjoyed handling a beautiful basket and love the look of  the interwoven strands, this is (more…)

  • 24/06/2017
    10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Veneers are the thin slivers of  fine wood that are used to embellish a less exotic material below. This allows the woodworker to make a stable surface that won’t split or warp. The glue used provides additional strength, making the end result stronger than natural wood. This process dates back to the ancient Egyptians and (more…)

  • 25/06/2017
    10:00 am - 5:00 pm

We are thrilled to welcome back Anna Crutchley to spend a day teaching you how to make Linen Tassels. Anna trained in woven textiles and now makes trimmings to commission for antique dealers, furniture restorers, interior decorators and heritage organisations. She is the author of The Tassels Book and Decorative Tassels. In this one-day course you will be working with a contemporary and (more…)

  • 25/06/2017
    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…)

  • 25/06/2017
    10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Revamp your tired woodwork. 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 (more…)

  • 27/06/2017
    10:30 am - 1:00 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 cutting a curved shape? If the idea of tackling a tiling project yourself is terrifying, yet you yearn for (more…)

  • 29/06/2017
    6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Painting a room is a great way to transform your home interior, without it costing the earth. But it can be a daunting task and everyone wants to have that professional looking finish. What’s the secret to decorating success? Preparation and practice. Our Prepare & Paint workshop is a very practical class. From clearing the (more…)

  • 01/07/2017
    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