National Art and Design Saturday Club: Furniture

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Study furniture making, for free, at the nationally-recognised centre of excellence, Rycotewood Furniture Centre.

The Club gives young people in years 9,10 and 11 the unique opportunity to study the process of designing and making furniture at City of Oxford College’s renowned centre of excellence, the Rycotewood Furniture Centre, every Saturday morning for 12 weeks, free of charge.

The aim of the course is to provide young people with a safe space to build their self-esteem and confidence by exploring their identity and talents. 

The course will be taught by Harriet Speed, founder of This Girl Makes.

Please note: The course will run term-time only.

Scroll towards the bottom of the page for details on the entry requirements and how you'll learn.

What I'll learn

Following the course, you could progress onto City & Guilds in Furniture at City of Oxford College.


How I'll learn

The course will be taught by Harriet Speed, founder of This Girl Makes.

It will provide students with several opportunities to experiment with different techniques and approaches to develop their skills as a designer maker, in order to eventually make a small piece of their own. 


Entry Requirements

The Club is equally suitable for boys and girls of all abilities with an interest in art, design and woodwork. 


How to Apply

You can register for this course online. Click on ENROL NOW and follow the steps below:

  • Register your contact details online and verify your account
  • Go to your desired course page and click again on ENROL NOW. Follow the link to pay for your course

Course places are limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. We would encourage you to enrol on your chosen course as soon as possible. If you prefer to enrol in person please visit us at one of our college Advice Centres or enrol over the phone via 0800 612 6008.

This course will be run subject to demand. If you wish to enrol within one week of the start date, please call us on 0800 612 6008 first to check the course is running.