For the past few years I have taught private individuals and group workshops at Process Studios, Edinburgh Council Adult Education Program and Remade in Edinburgh whilst setting up VM Furnishing and achieving the following;
Until recently I taught bi-monthly upholstery/upcycling workshops with Remade in Edinburgh at the Remakery on Leith Walk, I sell upcycled furniture in their wonderful shop.
Last year, Wednesday afternoons then Thursday nights were spent teaching a free upcycling workshop at WHALE Arts Agency as part of their climate change program in Wester Hailes.
I have concluded all external teaching to concentrate on my own creations.
Weekday and evening classes are 2 hours each in 8-week blocks, dates for our next block are below. Please email for availability. £160
Tuesday 10:00 - 12:00
Wednesday 18:30 - 20:30
Thursday 18:30 - 20:30
I am aiming these classes more toward beginners as they are slightly shorter, I feel weeknights can get tiring past 2 hours. I would suggest a dining chair or footstool for beginners but more complicated projects are not a problem if you don't want to commit to Saturdays. With a small class, in this time, we should be able to finish a simple traditional overstuffed dining chair or 2 small modern projects. The workshop is equipped for restoration and painting as necessary as well as making simple footstools from scratch with all traditional and modern upholstery tools provided. I usually have a selection of chair skeletons for sale if you don't have your own. All classes are initially available in blocks of 8. Please email email@example.com for further information, I have included a download of detailed notes for a traditional drop in and overstuffed dining chair below so you know what you're getting into, scanning the pictures will give you an idea.
Saturday class is 3 hours running from 14:00 to 17:00 £240
I am aiming this longer class toward students with more complicated or time-consuming pieces. However beginners are welcome, see Wednesday description as the same applies. All classes are initially available in blocks of 8. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
Due to workload i am currently not offering Private Tuition, however this may change in future.
VM now works with a small group of like-minded individuals to host events and demos covering modern and traditional upholstery, furniture repair and restoration as well as interior and graphic design. We are open to suggestion as to the size and focus of the event and can provide all tools and equipment. Past events have included day-long workshops and taster sessions where participants can book in for hour-long group sessions to get a feel for the tools and materials. Feel free to get in contact to discuss any ideas. email@example.com