STUDIO CLASS: Wood Refinishing, Finishes & Design for furniture - 22 May
This class will equip you with the knowledge on how to restore and re-design Wooden furniture Done up North style along with Nicky at the Studio in Leeds.
You'll walk away with an unique creation plus a wealth of knowledge and confidence to go on to create many more. It's a fun, informal but information packed workshop quite unlike any other with an emphasis on stripping and finishing wood beautifully and creating unique geometric designs by hand with tape
The course covers the following:
In-depth prep of wood surfaces
Planning your new design and sequence of application
Tape design application techniques with particular emphasis on working over wood
Understanding different wood care products available, from finishes to Shellac and Wood Stains.
Applying protective finishes
Class sizes are capped to make sure you get plenty of hands on help and guidance
Why learn from Done Up North?
As a leading professional in the Modern furniture refinishing industry you can be sure you are learning excellent techniques.
The workshops are packed with value as I share all my tips, insider info and personally gained experience of creating and selling furniture to help short cut you to the good stuff and help build your confidence and resilience too.
I've worked with hundreds of people, some of whom have moved on to become Professional Furniture Upcyclers themselves!
Here is what some of my past lovely workshoppers have had to say:
"Just completed the upcycling workshop with Nicky at Done up North. It was a very relaxed and welcoming atmosphere. Lots of useful tips and help along the way. Nicky makes the day very enjoyable and meeting other like minded 'upcyclers' from those of us who are novices to those already giving it a go. I would highly recommend her workshops. I especially enjoyed giving the geometric designs a go (with Nicky's help) and I am pleased with my finished result."
"Nicky was brilliant!!!! A mine of information on all aspects, learning different techniques, with masking tape blows your mind with the outcome. It was a real fun experience and the time just whizzed by. It was great to see other people’s vision for their pieces and the results. Book on to a workshop you will not be disappointed. A great big thumbs up 👍 from me 😁"
"Before I started working with Nicky, I was struggling to know where to start with masking tape design and what order you did the different steps. But I’m so glad I joined her workshop as I learnt all the skills I needed. Nicky really helped me get clear on the process, the tools required, how to avoid mistakes and importantly, when mistakes do happen, how to correct them!"
"I was not feeling confident about my skills and I was worried about making basic mistakes. Now, I feel so much more prepared to take on work and challenges in my journey with upcycling! Nicky provided awesome resources and guidance that I can keep with me forever."
Workshop time & date: 10am-5pm Saturday May 21
Workshop venue: Unit 12c Springfield Mills Bagley Lane Farsley West Yorkshire LS28 5LY
Closest airport is Leeds Bradford - 12 mins drive The closest train station is New Pudsey (or a 20 min taxi from Leeds Station)
What's included: All paint supplies and tools required for the class Protective equipment such as aprons, gloves and dust masks A handy info pack to take away On the day discounts on our Upcycling products Refreshments, lunch and snacks
Attending the workshop:
You simply need to bring a small unpainted piece of furniture to work on which I can help you decide.
The smaller, the more time you have to explore and get to grips with the techniques.
There is plenty of parking and the Studio is fully accessible.
The Workshop is for all ages 14 and above. No experience is necessary and all abilities are welcome.