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Learn a New Skill

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Choice of Times to Suit You

A step-by-step guide with

Robbie Richardson, a Master Upholsterer for 40 years with a wealth of experience he'd love to share.

To celebrate moving to our new premises with a dedicated teaching area, I have added many new classes for the coming year, all designed with the beginner in mind, although we have many opportunities for intermediate upholstery students too.
 

You will be given first-class guidance by Robbie Richardson a master upholsterer with 40 years’ experience. 

So, here is an outline of each course...

Brand New Weekend Classes 2020
 

Designed for you to learn some basic traditional upholstery techniques. Ideally suited for a small piece so you can finish your project. I have added Friday evening this year at no extra cost which now gives you 14 hours of learning and to give you the opportunity to get really stuck into your project.


This year there are two seasons:


The first is for six people with a terrific lunch cookies and tea and coffee included. The big difference is you will have to bring your own upholstery supplies with you, or you can purchase them from me the choice is entirely yours.


The second will be a smaller class of only four people with a terrific lunch cookies and tea and coffee included. 


PLUS, all of your upholstery supplies are included in the price 


This is for the beginner to intermediate.   

Evening and Day Classes:

Wednesday Evening:

This is my elite group of aspiring upholsterers. The group is restricted to 4 students and a ten-week course of 30 hours of teaching. It includes all the upholstery supplies you need and tools.

If you want to get a deeper understanding of our craft this is the course for you.

This is for beginner to intermediate.

 

Tuesday Morning Chair Club:
Just bring a small chair and learn a new skill. The class is for 8 people and an 8-week course and 24 hours of teaching, which includes use of all my tools. Upholstery supplies are available to buy during the course or just bring your own.

This is for the beginner with a desire to learn a craft.  
This is for the beginner to intermediate. 

Thursday Evening:
Just bring a small chair and learn a new skill. This class is for 8 people and an 8-week course with 20 hours of teaching. It includes use of all my tools. Upholstery supplies are available to buy during the course or just bring your own.

This class is also for the beginner with a desire to learn a craft.
This class is for the beginner. 

 

Check out our photos from previous classes below!

Talk to me...

Before coming to my classes let’s make sure we have a chat about your project. We want to make sure that the project you choose will allow you to learn, we don’t want you biting off more than you can chew! You can always move on to something more complicated with your next project.

Robbie Richardson

of Richardson and Paige

Courses, Dates and Prices - 2019/2020

Weekend Classes 2019

SATURDAY AND SUNDAY - 9th, 10th November - SOLD OUT

Weekend courses limited to 4 students
10am till 4pm each day. Coffee cakes and lunch included.
Personal apron and all sundries included in price.

Cost £297.00 for 12 hours intensive tuition.

Wednesdays and Thursdays 2019-2020

 

TUESDAY CLASSES (MORNING) - 10am till 1pm

3 hours for 8 weeks for three terms

14th January to 3rd March

14th April to 3rd June

22nd September to 8th November

COST £186 per term of 8 weeks or 24 hours
Commit to all three terms for the year and pay £44.00 /month over 12 months (and save £30.00)

 

WEDNESDAY CLASSES (EVENING) - 3.30pm till 6.30pm

3 hours for 10 weeks (30 hours intensive tuition)

8th Jan till 1st April

15th April till 8th July

16th September till 2nd December

 
Coffee and cookies included

COST £430.00 Limited to 4 students only. 
Book all three terms for £98.75 per month over 12 months (and save £105.00)

One-year course run over three term

THURSDAY CLASSES (EVENING) - 6pm till 8.30pm
2 ½ hours for 8 weeks for 3 terms

 17th October 2019 to 5th December 2019
16th January 2020 to 5th March 2020
16th April 2020 to 4th June 2020

 
Course limited to 8 students per class
COST £155 for an 8 week term (20 hours total)
Commit to all three terms for the year and pay £36.25/month over 12 months (and save £30.00)

One-year course run over three term

Brand New Weekend Classes 2020


FRIDAY EVENING, SATURDAY AND SUNDAY - 14 hours intensive tuition

FRIDAY 5.30pm till 7.30pm, SATURDAY AND SUNDAY 10am till 4pm

First Season 

24th, 25th, 26th January                     
21st, 22nd, 23rd February 
27th, 28th, 29th, March

Second Season

9th, 10th, 11th October 
6th, 7th, 8th November 
4th, 5th, 6th December 

 

Weekend Course Prices:

First Season £185

This course is for six people, which includes use of all my tools. Upholstery supplies are available to buy during the course or just bring your own. Plus bring a friend and save £50 between you (i.e. £160 each)
Second Season £325

This course is for four people only which includes all upholstery supplies and tools. Plus bring a friend and save £100 between you (i.e. £275 each) 

 

Coffee cakes and lunch included, plus a personal apron and my booklet “How to Upholster a Dining Chair”
 

Disclaimer

Spaces are limited - we filled up very fast last time and we'd hate for you to miss out. All the basic tools, safety equipment, and materials are included, plus refreshments so make sure you book quickly to make sure you don't miss your spot!

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