Upholstery Class Starts January 10th or 12th

*10 Week Class*
Class start Tuesday, January 10th or Thursday, January 12th (two separate classes)
from 6:00 – 8:00pm
Teen & Adult
Cost: $260.00 (payment made in 2 installments)

In this 10 week class you will learn skills used in basic upholstery projects. Instructor will demonstrate proper use of basic upholstery tools and techniques used in basic upholstery work.

The first 4 weeks will be a lecture based demonstration of how to prepare, breakdown, correctly measure fabric and reupholster a actual chair. This will give students the chance to see the whole process at once before they individually reupholster their own furniture.

During the following 6 weeks students will start and complete their own project. Each student is responsible to bring their piece of furniture to be reupholstered. Only ottomans, kitchen chairs, dining room chairs or piano benches may be reupholstered in this basic class. Specific pieces will be accepted at the teachers discretion. (Rule of thumb…If you can’t lift it yourself it is too big for this class.)

Just bring a note pad and pencil to the first class and please wait until week 5 to bring your furniture! (Unless otherwise specified by instructor)All tools needed will be provided.To guarantee your place in this class we must receive a $50 deposit by January 9th which will be applied to the cost of the class.

Portside Arts Center
2531 East Lehigh Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19125
Phone: 215-427-1514
Fax: 215-427-1514
Email

Website portsideartscenter.org
Blog: http://www.portsideartscenter.blogspot.com/
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camera215's picture

I'd love to take this but can't this January. will it be offered again?

portsideartscenter's picture

Yes it will run after this class. Also if you would like to keep up dated on out latest classes sign up for our emailer on our website www.portsideartscenter.org

tracey mccandless's picture

diy.com is full of these classes for free

Tracey McCandless

bozoloper's picture

tracey mccandless wrote:
diy.com is full of these classes for free

the class is with a professional upholsterer. i believe it's a bit more in depth and hands on than an online video.

nothin' bring you down like your hometown.

meredith's picture

i would be much more motivated to actually learn upholstery if i were taking a class with a professional. if i were to rely on diy.com, upholstery would just end up in a pile with all of the other things i've wanted to learn but flamed out on.

“Try to learn to let what is unfair teach you.” – David Foster Wallace

camera215's picture

plus, it's great to support a local business!

tracey mccandless's picture

i meant no direspect I have just reread what I wrote and I'm am truely sorry. I meant that chairs ans smaller items are available. What I would love to learn is the darn couch and love seat my lovely dogs seems a dire need to scratch everytime I go out

Tracey McCandless

bozoloper's picture

the upholstery class had a write up in the inquirer today.

http://www.philly.com/philly/home/20120316_Up_with_upholstery.html

nothin' bring you down like your hometown.

portsideartscenter's picture

We are so proud to have the only (to the best of our knowledge) Upholstery Class in Pennsylvania. We have so many new students we need another great teacher.. Know anyone?