All courses are informal, hands on, one-to-one and aimed at your particular interests for YOU, THE STUDENT. The pace of the course is to suit YOU, nobody else. Each course is structured to cover basic principles but can be flexible and can be customised to suit YOU to your individual needs and interests. All tools, materials (unless stipulated) are inclusive in the course. Courses start about 09:30 with breaks and finishing about 16:00 to 17:00, ( no rush to finish). Lunch and refreshments are provided (we require prior notice for special dietary needs) Bookings of two days' duration does not need to be taken on consecutive days. Comprehensive course notes are supplied as an aide-memoire at the end of the course.
“Testing the water” come and make a bowl or platter, upto ½ days duration 75€
“Beginners” and “Intermediate” courses either One day – 150€; Two days – 290€
“Large Bowl or Platter” 190€ per day and 175€ per day there after, materials to be negotiated Please note: This course is only for the experienced turner.
Gift vouchers are available for all courses.
Teaching by the hour
I also offer Teaching by the hour as some beginners and beyond feel that they can benefit more from a regular 2 hourly session per week than attending a whole day or two. This can also apply to a one off session for mastering a new technique, a new tool or even just a refresher session. 30€ per hour
Courses are run during the week, sorry no weekend courses (at the moment).
To book a course I will require a 50 € deposit (non returnable, transferable only with good notice or in exceptional circumstances). Balance to be paid on the day, payment may be by cash or cheque in Euros.
If it is to be a present of a gift voucher I will forward an appropriate voucher after payment in full and name of recipient for the voucher. There are no prices on vouchers, just type of course and issue number. The receiver of the gift voucher would then make their own course date arrangements and would need to produce the voucher on the course day.
When making a booking please include your contact details, name, address and phone number.
My atelier “l’âme du bois” is set just outside the village of Leguillac de Cercles, 14 kilometers north of Brantôme in the northern part of the Dordogne, South West France.
All courses are non residential, but accommodation can be found near by.
For course syllabus and dates please contact me either by completing the form on the Contact page on stating which course you are interested in and a range of dates for tuition or by:
Telephone: 05 53 60 74 38
Mail: John Mitchell
Atelier l’ame du bois
Leguillac de Cercles
Siret No 490 087 277 00011
MDA No M686595