Search Menu
Art & Design (Photography, Fashion & Graphics)

Art & Design (Photography, Fashion & Graphics)

Mode of study Part-time
Duration 10 Weeks
Campus English Bridge Campus
Start date 3 March 2021
Tuition Fee £200
Course code PLR0ART073 (2021B)
  • Entry Requirements

    An interest in learning more about reupholstering a chair.

  • What does the course involve?

    During the course you will reupholster a piece of your own furniture (anything from a footstool to a single chair the size of Parker Knoll type chair - nothing larger please). You will be breaking the chair down to a point where it can be recovered.

  • How is the course assessed?

    We only enrol small groups on this course, giving you the time and scope to support and encourage everyone.

  • How much does it cost?

    Apart from the course fee, there are costs involved for materials (you will need to supply all of your own materials & fabrics etc).  If you are unsure of the the type of materials, the tutor will advise you during the first lesson.

  • Additional Notes

    You will be expected to provide the following:

    A piece of furniture of your own to work on, you could unpick it at home (if necessary), but please keep the old material for patterns, (number each piece of removed fabric in the order you removed it), this will give you more time on the course to concentrate on the skills required to reupholster your chosen piece. (If you are unsure, please seek advice from the tutor on the first evening).

    Enough fabric to cover your piece of furniture (again if you are unsure, please see advice from the tutor).

    Chalk paint in any colour of your choice.

    Recommendation: It is recommended that you wear appropriate clothing to the activity as removing fabric from an old chair etc can create a lot of dust. This is recommended throughout the course. It is also recommended that a mask and goggles be worn due to the dust. It is also recommended that if you have a small footstool to reupholster, that a second piece of furniture be brought in.

    This course requires a piece of furniture - anything from a footstool to a Parker Knoll / armchair (nothing too big).

    Please note: we are unable to store your piece of furniture - you will be requried to bring it each week, the hope is that you will work on your piece at home as well as during the class.


    No concessions available.


  • Further Information

    Please ask Course Advice to advise you of the up to date material/tools list.

    You will need to purchase some tools for the course, however, the tutor will discuss and advise on the first night of the course.

  • What do I do next?

    You are able to enrol at the College in person or by phone on 01743 342333 between 9.00am-5.00pm Monday - Thursday and 9.00am-4.30pm on Friday. You can also enrol and chat to staff at our advice / enrolment events which happen throughout the year or use our Live Chat facility.

    You will be required to pay your course fees at the time of enrolment, so please ensure that you bring an appropriate payment method with you, (as well as appropriate evidence if you are eligible to have any fees waived).