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Art & Design (Photography, Fashion & Graphics)
Art & Design (Photography, Fashion & Graphics)
Mode of study Part-time
Duration 10 Weeks
Campus English Bridge Campus
Start date 5 February 2019
Tuition Fee £225
Course code PLR0ART073 (1819B)
Runs on Tuesday
  • 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 (from a footstool size to a single chair the size of Parker Knoll chair). You will be breaking the chair down to a point where it can be recovered.

  • How is the course assessed?

    As we only take small groups there is 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 assist you during the first lesson.

  • Additional Notes

    Students can provide the following:

    Foot stool;

    A dining chair;

    Single seat or wing back chair - if this is what you are bringing, you could unpick at home, 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. 

    Enough fabric to cover the seat;

    Chalk paint in any colour of their choice.

    Recommendation: It is recommended that students wear appropriate clothing to the activity as removing fabric from an old chair can create a lot of dust. This is recommended throughout the course. It is also recommended that a mask and goggles be warn 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 no bigger than a dining chair.  

    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.

    Tutor- Carl Brasnell

  • 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).