What we're about

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.

If you hanker for more knowledge about maintaining your property or would just love to learn more skills – Come on down.

Please contact us via our website to ask any questions.

*Booking via https://www.thegoodlifecentre.co.uk (https://www.thegoodlifecentre.co.uk/furniture-restoration-wood-revival/)*

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INTRO TO SEWING TECHNIQUES – 11 WEEKS EVENINGS

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Bookable via our website: https://www.thegoodlifecentre.co.uk/events/intro-to-sewing-12-week-evening-course/ Tuesday evenings 6.30pm-9.00pm (27.5 hours). Starts 18th September. Learn to sew with garment making techniques. Become confident and proficient in making your own clothes. During this 11 week course, learners will have a chance to perfect all the stages of basic dressmaking and tailoring by concentrating on universal and classic techniques to sewing success. Professional sewing tutor Tracey Mee will guide you through all the processes to build up a portfolio of samples that you can use as a reference book for future projects. Weeks 1 and 2 is a comprehensive introduction to the sewing machine helping you feel confident and independent by learning simple hems, joins and sewing tips. A different topic is covered each week for the rest of the course and will include zips, button holes, waistbands, sleeves, collars and cuffs. Even if you have never touched a sewing machine, this small class is suitable to ramp up your skills so you can take on sewing patterns of any kind. As the course progresses, you will discover that the same techniques can be used in different things. So building up on the different techniques is also refreshing skills learnt in a previous lesson. A good level of English and basic math skills are useful. No need to bring anything to the first class.

BASIC ELECTRICS MORNING

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£70.00

Bookable via our website: https://www.thegoodlifecentre.co.uk/events/basic-electrics-97/ An introductory workshop to help learn the first principles of electrics in the home.What about those complicated physic formulas? How will you know an Amp when you see one? (Clue-you can’t. ) This short workshop covers the most common requests that homeowners, landlords and tenants want to more about in their homes. Explained in simple terminology, and with practice on fiddly -but unplugged in- electrical fittings, learners can leave feeling less wary about this familiar but invisible energy. Learn how to use inexpensive hand tools to wire a simple lighting circuit safely- where do all those wires go? What do they do? Learn when to use 2 core or 3 core cable and how to fit an inline switch. See how to test and avoid faulty wiring when performing simple repairs at home. Look under the ‘bonnet’ of your consumer unit (Fuse box) and understand what it’s connected to and how to turn the supply off and on. Understand the basic wiring system in your home. Practice changing switches to dimmers, look behind socket plates and understand how to change ceiling pendants. Stay safe in your home by finding out what you can and can’t do yourself without certification. We will also offer tips on ways to reduce your electricity bill. Register £70.00 (GBP)

BASIC ELECTRICS EVENING

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£70.00

Bookable via our website: https://www.thegoodlifecentre.co.uk/events/basic-electrics-100/ An introductory workshop to help learn the first principles of electrics in the home.What about those complicated physic formulas? How will you know an Amp when you see one? (Clue-you can’t. ) This short workshop covers the most common requests that homeowners, landlords and tenants want to more about in their homes. Explained in simple terminology, and with practice on fiddly -but unplugged in- electrical fittings, learners can leave feeling less wary about this familiar but invisible energy. Learn how to use inexpensive hand tools to wire a simple lighting circuit safely- where do all those wires go? What do they do? Learn when to use 2 core or 3 core cable and how to fit an inline switch. See how to test and avoid faulty wiring when performing simple repairs at home. Look under the ‘bonnet’ of your consumer unit (Fuse box) and understand what it’s connected to and how to turn the supply off and on. Understand the basic wiring system in your home. Practice changing switches to dimmers, look behind socket plates and understand how to change ceiling pendants. Stay safe in your home by finding out what you can and can’t do yourself without certification. We will also offer tips on ways to reduce your electricity bill. Register £70.00 (GBP)

INTRO TO WOODTURNING

The Goodlife Centre

£175.00

Bookable via our website: https://www.thegoodlifecentre.co.uk/events/intro-to-woodturning-24/ f you have ever seen wood turned on a lathe and been intrigued by the bowls and forms made on it, this one day workshop will demystify the technique and teach you basic techniques to make a simple bowl and a hardwood barreled pen. You will be led by expert woodturner Jason Bainbridge, who will introduce the parts of the lathe and explain how to safely secure your work, the methods to use with each chisel and how to sand and finish your projects. During the day you will learn the ’Headstock method’ to make a small bowl in hardwood and ‘Spindle turning’ to make a wooden tube that fits into a metal pen mechanism.. We will supply everything so come with curiosity and enthusiasm and leave with satisfaction, a bowl and ready to use rollerball pen. We will also advise you how to continue this fascinating hobby with guidance on buying your own lathe, tools and timber. Intro to Woodturning £175.00 (GBP

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SCENTED SANCTUARIES

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£50.00

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