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Upholstery & Restoration

We offer classes in Upholstery, Furniture Restoration, Gilding and related skills, for adults at all levels of experience.

Basic Upholstery is a short, structured class.

Upholstery and Furniture Finishing & Restoration follow open workshop format: Work on your own furniture, at your own pace, with instructors' advice.


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All Current Classes

  • Kathleen Gaskin
    Length:10 sessions
    Day of week: 
    Thursday
    Dates:January 12-March 16, 2023
    Time:10:15 AM-1:15 PM

    Have an old chair, stool, or ottoman that has potential, but could use a little love?  In Upholstery Immersion, you'll give a piece of furniture new life by creating new, custom upholstery from the ground up.  

    $450.00
  • Kathleen Gaskin
    Length:10 sessions
    Day of week: 
    Wednesday
    Dates:January 11-March 15, 2023
    Time:6:15 PM-9:15 PM

    Work on a project of your choice in an open-format classroom.  Bring your piece to the first class to assess and plan, with instructor input.  No set curriculum, the instructor will circulate and offer instruction at all levels.

    $450.00
  • Michael Gleason
    Michael Johnson
    Length:10 sessions
    Day of week: 
    Tuesday
    Dates:January 17-March 21, 2023
    Time:6:30 PM-9:30 PM

    Join a shop away from home, with tools, mentorship and community. Work on a project of your choice in an open-format classroom; the teacher will circulate and give instruction at all levels, but there is not a set curriculum. Bring your piece to the first class. Storage is limited; no large dressers. Limit 12 students

    $425.00
  • Kathleen Gaskin
    Length:6 sessions
    Day of week: 
    Friday
    Dates:October 21-December 9, 2022
    Time:12:30 PM-3:30 PM
    Excluded dates: 
    • Friday, November 11, 2022
    • Friday, November 25, 2022

    Make a removable custom slipcover. Cut fabric precisely, stitch welting and attach borders and skirting. Add cushions if time permits.

    $295.00
    Class is no longer open for registration.
  • Kathleen Gaskin
    Length:10 sessions
    Day of week: 
    Thursday
    Dates:October 6-December 15, 2022
    Time:10:00 AM-1:00 PM
    Excluded dates: 
    • Thursday, November 24, 2022

    Have an old chair, stool, or ottoman that has potential, but could use a little love?  In Upholstery Immersion, you'll give a piece of furniture new life by creating new, custom upholstery from the ground up.  

    $450.00
    Class is no longer open for registration.
  • Kathleen Gaskin
    Length:10 sessions
    Day of week: 
    Wednesday
    Dates:October 5-December 14, 2022
    Time:6:15 PM-9:15 PM
    Excluded dates: 
    • Wednesday, November 23, 2022

    Work on a project of your choice in an open-format classroom.  Bring your piece to the first class to assess and plan, with instructor input.  No set curriculum, the instructor will circulate and offer instruction at all levels.

    $450.00
    Class is no longer open for registration.
  • Seymour Beckford
    Length:10 sessions
    Day of week: 
    Tuesday
    Dates:October 4-December 6, 2022
    Time:6:30 PM-9:30 PM

    Learn to upholster with a project all your own.

    Join a shop away from home, with tools, mentorship and community.

    $450.00
    Class is no longer open for registration.
  • Seymour Beckford
    Length:10 sessions
    Day of week: 
    Friday
    Dates:September 30-December 16, 2022
    Time:6:30 PM-9:30 PM
    Excluded dates: 
    • Friday, November 11, 2022
    • Friday, November 25, 2022

    Learn to upholster with a project all your own.

    Join a shop away from home, with tools, mentorship and community.

    $450.00
    Class is no longer open for registration.
  • Nancy Dick-Atkinson
    Length:12 sessions
    Day of week: 
    Monday
    Dates:September 12-December 12, 2022
    Time:6:30 PM-9:00 PM
    Excluded dates: 
    • Monday, September 19, 2022
    • Monday, October 10, 2022

    In this class, you'll learn how to restore antique gilded picture and mirror frames with genuine gold leaf, using traditional water and oil gilding methods.

    $400.00
    Class is no longer open for registration.
  • Michael Gleason
    Michael Johnson
    Length:10 sessions
    Day of week: 
    Tuesday
    Dates:October 4-December 6, 2022
    Time:6:30 PM-9:30 PM

    Join a shop away from home, with tools, mentorship and community. Work on a project of your choice in an open-format classroom; the teacher will circulate and give instruction at all levels, but there is not a set curriculum. Bring your piece to the first class. Storage is limited; no large dressers. Limit 12 students

    $425.00
    Class is no longer open for registration.