Mara Dreger, a pediatrician from Sao Paulo in Brazil, has completed her one-month intermediate course with us and is now jetting back to Brazil.

She’s a keen woodworking hobbyist who has now learned many new skills, and says that the course “was fantastic.”

She particularly heaped praise on course tutor Alan McGovern, a skilled cabinet maker with over 33 years of experience, who has helped her master everything from dovetailing to making drawers.

Putting all those new skills to good use, Mara has made a beautiful olive ash jewellery box and another spalted beech box to store two special wine glasses.

She’s also turned her hand, literally, to wood-turning and has made a number of wooden bowls – all of which can be easily transported across the Atlantic.

We’re delighted that Mara has enjoyed her stay with us, and that our intermediate course is proving so successful – with two students this year enjoying it so much that they’ve enrolled into our 2018/19 nine-month professional course.

Students on both our one-week introductory course and one-month intermediate course complete individual pieces that they can take home with them – so everyone who studies with us leaves with an heirloom memento.

The other great thing about our intermediate course is that the start and finish dates are completely flexible, meaning that you can start the course at any time that suits you.

Plus, with only two students on the course at any one time, it means that one-to-one tuition is maximised.

If you’d like to know more about our intermediate course, simply click on the link.  Or if you’d prefer to speak to us, we’d be delighted to answer any questions you might have.