Notes: Ms. Cody will teach you how to apply a spray finish and how to make painted woodwork look flawless. How to work with stains, penetrating oil, shellac bonding coats, and oil- and water-based urethanes for both indoors and outdoors. Tricks for filling larger holes and tips for making your wood repair match the grain of the wood. The difference in looks between oil-based vs. water-based polyurethane, penetrating oil finishes, wipe-on polyurethane, lacquer, and other spray-on finishes. How to refinish wood when the finish has been damaged by wear or exposure to moisture and sunlight
Don't forget to bring tools to class!
Tool box with basic tools, (hammer, mallot, screw drivers (Phillips head and flat head), tape measure, scissors, tack hammer, sewing needles, small nails, fabric tacks) A full list of supplies will be given out on the first day of class (approximately $80).
Course Title: Upholstery for Beginners
Instructor: Wanda Cody, professional upholsterer
Target Audience: Anyone that would like to get a basic knowledge of upholstery. Anyone that would like to save money by upholstering items that they may already, or have found at your local stores.
Prerequisites (courses and/or assessment or tests): This course is intended for individuals who are new to upholstery with less than two years' experience.
Student Course Materials: Handouts provided by instructor.
Equipment: Tool box with basic tools, (hammer, mallot, screw drivers (Phillips head and flat head), tape measure, scissors, tack hammer, sewing needles, small nails, fabric tacks) A full list of supplies will be given out on the first day of class (approximately $40).
Course Description: Learn how to save money by reupholstering items that you already own or may purchase inexpensively from various flea markets, consignment shops or garage sales. You can decorate your own home or start your own business selling your refurbished items!
Learning Outcomes: Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:
Display basic tool knowledge and usage
Demonstrate the technique needed to complete a basic project
Describe all of the ways that you were able to complete your project
Work on several pieces during class
Teaching Methodology and Assessment: Teaching methodology will include lectures, hands on activities and group discussions. Assessment: We will work on several projects in class and work as a group to complete a final flip project.
Criteria for Successful Completion: To receive a Clayton State University Continuing and Professional Education Certificate and CEUs, you must attend 80% of the class sessions, actively participate, complete the flip projects and complete a course evaluation.
Amount of contact time (in hours) needed to effectively teach this course: 12 hours
Number of CEUs to be offered: 1.2
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