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Taster Sessions - £55

DURATION: 2.5hrs
LEVEL: Foundation*

We run woodworking taster sessions so that you can see if you like the class before committing to a longer course of lessons. The session will focus on making one or two simple joints to get you used to using the tools correctly and to give you an insight into where joinery fits into the making process. It also gives you a flavour of our teaching methods and whether you'd like to continue studying with us. 
The class is meant to be fun, but what you'll learn is technically challenging and I make no apologies for being demanding and making you work hard.

If you do want to carry on after this initial introduction, the next step will be to book a place on one or all of the Basic Skills classes.


Do you want a session all to yourself or want to come to a class with a group of your mates, then why not book an Saturday morning or all day private lesson? You'll get exclusive use of the facilities, alongside the expert tuition. Furthermore, the lessons can be tailormade to your individual needs. More info here.

the Taster class is only 2.5 hours long, so please make sure you arrive in good time for the start of the class. If you're more than 15 mins late you will miss out on some essential information crucial to your understanding and enjoyment of the lesson. If you're more than an half an hour late you might as well turn around and go home, because the rest of the lesson will make very little sense. You can make sure that you arrive at our front door by following the detailed directions on the Contact Us page of the website. Do NOT follow Google's as they will send you somewhere where you shouldn't be.


* Foundation level isn't just for complete novices. It also applies to students who make stuff but haven't been formally trained and may have missed some crucial steps along the way.