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Due to the current Covid restrictions, this experience is unable to take place during December 2020.
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Have you ever wanted to create your own unique furniture? During this two day experience you’ll discover how to upcycle with pallets, transforming them into custom pieces for your home.
On day one you’ll learn how to source materials and discover the tools and techniques you’ll need to prepare them for upcycling. Once Scott has introduced you to the workshop tools, you’ll use a mix of hand and power tools to create your own piece of furniture. What you make is your choice, from a shoe or wine rack to a storage box, bird feeder or even a small bookcase.
For your second day you’ll be creating a one of a kind lamp from palettes. You’ll put the skills you learnt on day one to use, before discovering how to decorate your creation. You'll experiment with using different colouring techniques, from painting to ageing your wood using a blow torch. At the end of the day you’ll go home with your own unique lamp and the skills to make and decorate more upcycled pieces yourself.
All materials, tools and safety equipment will be provided and you'll have your own finished upcycled pieces to take home at the end of both days.
Everyone will need to confirm fitness each day. Everyone will have their temperature taken at the beginning of each day. Hand washing will be compulsory at set times during the courses. Face masks will be compulsory during the specific parts of the course where you will be breathing heavily due to exertion. The remainder of the course we will have face shields available as an option to facemasks. Face shields will be provided. But please bring your own face mask.
Your experience will be at an indoor, heated workshop and all tools and materials will be provided. Teas and coffees will be available throughout both days, but bring along your own packed lunches. Come in clothes ready for the workshop, which you don't mind getting a little messy.
Scott has been upcycling furniture for many years, but it was only after family and friends asked how they could make the inventive pieces in his home that Scott first started sharing his skills. Over 7 years later Scott continues to host a number of Black Paw upcycling experiences in his workshop, helping people to create their own pieces of upcycled furniture and learn the skills needed to upcycle at home.View more experiences by Black Paw
Max is the inspiration behind "Black Paw". He takes an active interest in all Black Paw experiences and can usually be found at lunchtimes, or indeed when any food is available to share.
Scott is Black Paw’s founder. After years of upcycling, he still loves to share his craft and has taught many people to upcycle safely in a number of different workshop experiences. Scott's aim is always that his guests not only leave with a finished creation, but also the knowledge to upcycle long after their experience is over.
Sue has 30 years of experience as a teacher as well as a passion for upcycling.
She particularly loves working with fabrics, interior design and can share lots of ideas for anyone wanting to make garden accessories.
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