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Plumbing

Excellent course! I learnt a great deal and now feel confident to tackle jobs my...more

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The Goodlife Centre

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The Goodlife Centre is an independent learning space situated in Waterloo, Central London. We offer practical boutique workshops in DIY, Home Maintenance, Decorating, Upholstery, Woodwork & Carpentry, Furniture Upcycling & Restoration and various traditional heritage Crafts.

Our lovely workshop space is situated near Tate Modern in central London and is the ideal environment for our fast paced workshops. We offer classes all year to absolute beginners so no more excuses and no need to wait till ‘term time’.

The Goodlife Centre provides interesting practical ‘hands on’ workshops where everyone can gain new skills and enjoy expanding their confidence and abilities. All classes are open to men and women and are intended to teach skills to beginners and are not intended as trade training courses.We do not test or evaluate – so you can relax while you learn

Our workshop leaders are all experts in their field and enjoy passing on their knowledge in an informal and safe environment. In any course, you will learn by practice and enjoy the support of fellow classmates. The classes are small, which makes plenty of time for one on one learning.

Some of the evening workshops incorporate on going learning.You can return to increase your level of understanding.
If you are frustrated by your own inability to tackle a task, or resentful of having to pay someone to take care of simple home maintenance – welcome. We know how annoying it is to have to wait till some handy side kick can get round to the tasks you wish would just get done.

For many who spend their days typing at a keyboard or in a job with abstract goals, the level of satisfaction from learning a practical skill is a wonderful stress buster after an unfulfilled day.

If you are a DIY phobic, a bit wary or a Gung Ho ‘Let me at it’ type, our small practical classes aim to fast track you through the basics, guided by professionals who will share their expertise to instill you with the confidence to go it alone.

What do you want to learn?

Different times are available for this course
From£70 Instant book

An evening workshop learning first principles of electrics in the home. Stay safe in your home by finding out what you legally can and can’t do yourself. Learn how to detect and avoid faulty wiring...more

Duration: Variable

Beginner

No Qualification

From£70 Instant book

Different times are available for this course
From£85 Instant book

Not quite sure where to start with a tiling project? Bit daunted by the thought of tiles falling off the wall if you do get them on? What about those half tiles at the corners… and what about drilling...more

Duration: Variable

Beginner

No Qualification

From£85 Instant book
From£175 Instant book

Measure, saw, chisel, plane and create a simple half joint. Take a plunge into carpentry by learning how to use the tools that create this rather lovely set of ‘Gallows brackets’ and shelf. During...more

Duration: 1 day

Beginner

No Qualification

From£175 Instant book

Full time
From£115 Instant book

Suitable for absolute beginners. Enjoyable for all. Tassels are the ultimate statement in interior decoration, and making tassels especially to decorate your own interior is not only tremendous fun,...more

Duration: 1 day

Beginner

No Qualification

From£115 Instant book
From£175 Instant book

Suitable for beginners. Enjoyable for everyone. Join us as we delve into the fabulous world of upholstery. Professional upholsterer, Rachael South will show how to use all the specialist tools to...more

Duration: 1 day

Beginner

No Qualification

From£175 Instant book
From£115 Instant book

We are thrilled to welcome back Anna Crutchley to teach you how to make Linen Tassels. Anna trained in woven textiles and now makes trimmings to commission for antique dealers, furniture restorers,...more

Duration: 1 day

Multiple levels

No Qualification

From£115 Instant book

Full time
From£70 Instant book

You will learn how to tackle some basic plumbing tasks around the home in this practical, hands-on workshop. You will learn how to isolate water supply, fix a leaky tap, rescue something from a U bend and...more

Duration: 2.5 hours

Beginner

No Qualification

From£70 Instant book

Full time
From£70 Instant book

Would you like to put shelves and curtains up … that stay up? You are not alone! In this fast paced workshop we share the ‘know how’ of a corded and cordless drill. We’ll show you why the power tool is...more

Duration: 2.5 hours

Beginner

No Qualification

From£70 Instant book

Weekend
From£115 Instant book

Ever wanted to make your own curtains but not wanted to risk ruining expensive fabric if you tried? Do you have some lovely vintage fabric that you have been saving to 'get made' into curtains but been...more

Duration: 1 day

Beginner

No Qualification

From£115 Instant book
From£345 Instant book

Spend a weekend making a fabulous footstool to take home and cherish. We have created a wonderful project to learn the classic form of deep buttoned upholstery – but made with a time-saving modern...more

Duration: 2 days

Beginner

No Qualification

From£345 Instant book
From£695 Instant book

Carpentry Summer School – Special Summer Course for Children & their Guardians. Each ticket allows an Adult and Child to take the course together and make one fantastic table between them. Please...more

Duration: 5 days

Multiple levels

No Qualification

From£695 Instant book
From£115 Instant book

Before the invention of the plastic bag most shopping was carried home in baskets, and in Britain willow was one of the main materials used to make them. If you have ever studied and admired work by a...more

Duration: 1 day

Beginner

No Qualification

From£115 Instant book

Different times are available for this course
From£175 Instant book

All set to decorate one room… or perhaps your entire home? Brush up your decorating techniques by messing up our workshop, instead of your living room! Painting a room is a great way to transform your...more

Duration: Variable

Beginner

No Qualification

From£175 Instant book
From£115 Instant book

Drawn to the look of fashionable roman blinds but not sure how to make them yourself? Then this workshop is for you. From measuring the window to fixing it to the wall, experienced tutor, Jan Dodd...more

Duration: 1 day

Beginner

No Qualification

From£115 Instant book

Different times are available for this course
From£295 Instant book

For those of you who hanker for an ability to construct in wood, we are offering a new short course in basic woodwork. You will learn how to measure and cut accurately using a traditional brass backed...more

Duration: Variable

Beginner

No Qualification

From£295 Instant book

Different times are available for this course
From£695 Instant book

Using a mixture of traditional hand tools and modern drills and saws, experienced craftswoman Ruth Thomson will guide and inspire you as she teaches age old techniques in carpentry. As you begin making...more

Duration: Variable

Beginner

No Qualification

From£695 Instant book

Different times are available for this course
From£695 Instant book

In this throw away age, when all the furniture we own is assembled and not built, we are pleased to offer an opportunity to spend some precious time learning how to use ageless tools to make something...more

Duration: Variable

Beginner

No Qualification

From£695 Instant book
From£745 Instant book

For those who have used a chisel and plane in the last few years,or can take a plane apart, sharpen the iron and re assemble it, but would like to increase their skills and start working with English hard...more

Duration: Variable

Beginner

No Qualification

From£745 Instant book

Part-time evening
From£140 Instant book

Now that lighting has become an art form, we are offering three weeknight evening workshop to ignite your creative side and help you design and make your own lamp. We will show you how to plan your...more

Duration: 2 weeks

Beginner

No Qualification

From£140 Instant book

Part-time evening
From£645

A wonderful entry into the enchanting world of restoration. This is a project based course and we encourage learners to bring a small wood item to the first class. You can bring a 60s book-rack, a...more

Duration: 12 weeks

Multiple levels

No Qualification

From£645
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