Upholstery Summer School

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Course code: T34H

Five day, hands-on workshop suitable for both beginners and more experienced students as it is project focused. It is advisable not to bring anything bigger than an armchair. This course will be delivered at Stoke Lodge.

When and where

Dates

From 05 Aug 2024 to 09 Aug 2024
Full time - all week 09:30-15:30

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05 Aug 2024

09:30 to 15:30

06 Aug 2024

09:30 to 15:30

07 Aug 2024

09:30 to 15:30

08 Aug 2024

09:30 to 15:30

09 Aug 2024

09:30 to 15:30


with Nicola Hamilton

Location

Stoke Lodge 

Stoke Lodge Centre, Shirehampton Road
Stoke Bishop
Bristol
BS9 1BN


Cost

Fees and concessions

The fee for this course is £270.00.

The full (undiscounted) tuition fee for this course is £270.00, the concession rate is £162.00.

Who

Bristol Adult Learning

stokelodge@bristol.gov.uk

0117 903 8844

Description

<p><span style="font-family:&#34;Arial&#34;,sans-serif; font-size:12.0pt">Five-day, hands-on workshop suitable for both beginners and more experienced students as it is project focused – what you learn depends on the piece of furniture you bring. </span><span style="font-family:Arial,sans-serif; font-size:12pt">It is advisable not to bring anything bigger than an armchair. Friendly, informative tuition from tutor experienced in all aspects of traditional or modern upholstery required to renovate your project piece. </span></p>

<p><strong><span style="font-family:&#34;Arial&#34;,sans-serif; font-size:12.0pt">This course will be delivered at Stoke Lodge.</span></strong></p>

What can students expect?

<p><span style="font-family:&#34;Arial&#34;,sans-serif; font-size:12.0pt"><span style="font-size:16px">Hands</span>-on experience from the start; they will begin work on their project the first lesson. There may be dust involved when stripping the furniture therefore dress appropriately. </span><span style="font-family:Arial,sans-serif; font-size:12pt">There could be loose tacks and staples on the floor so suitable footwear required. </span><span style="font-family:Arial,sans-serif; font-size:12pt">As the learning is based on individuals’ projects, and the percentage of new to experienced learners will vary term to term, the pace of  tuition can be uneven, please be patient!</span></p>

<p><span style="font-size:16px"><strong><span style="background-color:yellow">Please note due to storage limitations, all pieces of furniture MUST be taken home at the end of the Summer School. Pieces left behind without prior agreement will be disposed of.</span></strong></span></p>

Late starters allowed?

<p><span style="font-family:&#34;Arial&#34;,sans-serif; font-size:12.0pt">Yes, but there will be proportionately less time to do the project in.</span></p>

Previous experience required?

<p><span style="font-family:&#34;Arial&#34;,sans-serif; font-size:12.0pt">No. Experience of hand and/or machine sewing will be useful.</span></p>

What is the progression route?

<p><span style="font-family:&#34;Arial&#34;,sans-serif; font-size:12.0pt">Further upholstery classes until learner confident.</span></p>

Are there any extra costs?

<p><span style="font-family:&#34;Arial&#34;,sans-serif; font-size:12.0pt">Yes. The materials learners need are either supplied by the Tutor at a moderate cost or can be </span><span style="font-family:Arial,sans-serif; font-size:12pt">purchased elsewhere by the learners. Top cover fabric +/- braid is also required.</span></p>

Work set between sessions?

<p><span style="font-family:&#34;Arial&#34;,sans-serif; font-size:12.0pt">No, but if appropriate learners can carry on at home should they wish.</span></p>

What should students bring?

<p><span style="font-family:&#34;Arial&#34;,sans-serif; font-size:12.0pt">A manageable piece of furniture on the first day, not sofas or chaise longues. Only bring top cover fabric to the first session if doing a very small piece of furniture.</span></p>

<p><span style="font-family:Arial,sans-serif; font-size:12pt">Most tools will be available to use but you must bring:</span></p>

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<li><span style="font-family:Arial,sans-serif; font-size:12pt">Scissors,</span></li>
<li><span style="font-family:Arial,sans-serif; font-size:12pt">Tape measure</span></li>
<li><span style="font-family:Arial,sans-serif; font-size:12pt">Lunch & refreshments</span></li>
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<p><strong><span style="font-family:Arial,sans-serif; font-size:12pt">In addition</span></strong></p>

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<li><span style="font-family:Arial,sans-serif; font-size:12pt">A mallet if you have one</span></li>
<li><span style="font-family:Arial,sans-serif; font-size:12pt">An apron or old shirt to protect your clothes (optional)</span></li>
</ul>

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Teaching method/style?

<p><span style="font-family:&#34;Arial&#34;,sans-serif; font-size:12.0pt">Hands on demonstration plus handouts.</span></p>

Equipment Required

<p><span style="font-family:&#34;Arial&#34;,sans-serif; font-size:12.0pt">See list above. </span></p>

Refunds and cancellations

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<li><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:&#34;Times New Roman&#34;,serif"><span style="font-family:&#34;Arial&#34;,sans-serif">If we have to cancel your course your fees will be refunded in full. We are unable to reimburse the cost of materials you may have bought for the course.</span></span></span></li>
<li><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:&#34;Times New Roman&#34;,serif"><span style="font-family:&#34;Arial&#34;,sans-serif">If you cancel your course booking a week (7 days) or more before the start date we will refund your fees minus an admin charge of 20%.</span></span></span></li>
<li><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:&#34;Times New Roman&#34;,serif"><span style="font-family:&#34;Arial&#34;,sans-serif">If you cancel with less than a week (7 days) before the start date or after the course has started, we will not be able to refund your fees.</span></span></span></li>
<li><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:&#34;Times New Roman&#34;,serif"><span style="font-family:&#34;Arial&#34;,sans-serif">Transfers will incur a fee of 10% and must be requested 7 days or more before the start of a course unless you are transferring to another course because your original course was cancelled.</span></span></span></li>
<li><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:&#34;Times New Roman&#34;,serif"><span style="font-family:&#34;Arial&#34;,sans-serif">We are not able to offer refunds due to sickness or ill health.</span></span></span></li>
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<p style="margin-left:48px"> </p>

<p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:&#34;Times New Roman&#34;,serif"><span style="font-family:&#34;Arial&#34;,sans-serif">If you are due a refund you must contact the office within 3 months of the course to arrange payment as we do not keep card details.</span></span></span></p>

<p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:&#34;Times New Roman&#34;,serif"><span style="font-family:&#34;Arial&#34;,sans-serif">When attending an online course, it is a learner’s responsibility to ensure they have adequate internet access before the start of a course. Refunds will not be given for technical failure of a learner’s home computer or their internet access.</span></span></span></p>