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Beginners Epoxy Resin Workshop

4.9(616 reviews)
Make your own live edge river pour using epoxy resin.
Woolwich
In-person
£125 pp
2hrs 30min
Beginner
Next available date:2nd March 2024
What happens in this class?

This course is designed for first time epoxy users. We have been pouring live edge epoxy pieces and using resin long enough that it is time to share all of the secrets we have learned (the hard way) with you. In this workshop, you will learn all about epoxy resin and how to use it with timber. Get creative and pour your very own unique live edge river pour. If you want to start making your own resin projects such as river tables, live edge artwork, live edge furniture or even epoxy resin coatings, then this is the course for…

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Things to remember

We recommend you wear old clothes. Please be aware that Epoxy Resin takes about 7 days to fully dry and so you will not be able to leave with your piece on the day. Resin classes last approximately 2.5 hours

NB: We do not accept entry to our classes…

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Latest Reviews
4.9(616 reviews)
Alex - 11 February 2024
They said they will mail me my piece after it dries, if I leave a review (but the review doesn't have to be positive). So here it is! The instructor was good and funny. The class was well-organized. I don't know how it turned out yet though because I haven't received it yet :) What the listing didn't mention is that this is the "Part 1" class. There's also a "Part 2" class where you sand and finish the piece to make it look nicer. I would have appreciated knowing that up front. Overall, I enjoyed it.
Robin Hutton - 7 February 2024
Great course. Great instructor. Clear and informative instructions but a handout would have been helpful.
Sam - 7 February 2024
An excellent intro to epoxy resin course, incredibly well prepared, paced and presented, with lots of time to ask individualized questions.
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Booking Options
2hrs 30min workshop1 class
£125
Private BookingFor groups of 1 to 12 guests
£250
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Age Requirement

16

Flexible cancellation policy

Any class can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase. See cancellation policy.
Your Teacher

Richard has been teaching this intro class since 2018 after realising that all the challenges of working with epoxy resin were bound to be frustrating aspiring makers around the world as much as they were for him. After realising that working with epoxy resin was actually quite easy once you knew a few simple tricks and the basic principles, he started inviting you to join him in the workshop to master the tricks of the trade for yourself. Have a look at our reviews on Obby or head over to our instagram to see some of our most recent classes…

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Class Location
The River Shop
Woolwich
TB-05 Thames Side Studios
Unit 8, Harrington Way
SE18 5NR
London

Reviews

Alex - 11 February 2024
They said they will mail me my piece after it dries, if I leave a review (but the review doesn't have to be positive). So here it is! The instructor was good and funny. The class was well-organized. I don't know how it turned out yet though because I haven't received it yet :) What the listing didn't mention is that this is the "Part 1" class. There's also a "Part 2" class where you sand and finish the piece to make it look nicer. I would have appreciated knowing that up front. Overall, I enjoyed it.
Robin Hutton - 7 February 2024
Great course. Great instructor. Clear and informative instructions but a handout would have been helpful.
Sam - 7 February 2024
An excellent intro to epoxy resin course, incredibly well prepared, paced and presented, with lots of time to ask individualized questions.
Steven Fiore - 6 February 2024
Great fun course. Learnt a bit and got to make a nice little board.
Miriam Fiore - 6 February 2024
We had great fun and learnt a lot. Only wish we could do the 2 stages closer together or have the team finish off hte thing we make before they ship to us.
Raul - 5 February 2024
Very pleasant to be part of the course. Very well explained and very friendly. Never be bored to take part of o e of the course. Well done
Raul Irimia - 5 February 2024
One of the courses which I will go again and again and never bored to be there. Very friendly and well explained courses. As a suggestion I would say to give a paper with basic informations or give a bit of time to the person to take some note. Anyway I very appreciate that you guys after the course answer our questions or keep in touch with us for anything.
jim callender - 4 February 2024
A great into to the world of resin art. Carefully explained and a fun experience
Iain Webb - 4 February 2024
Great beginner course, thank you very much
Geraldine - 4 February 2024
I bought my husband, Rashed, an Epoxy Resin for Beginners workshop as a Christmas present. He attended on 3rd Feb and found the session really informative and engaging. He said the teacher, Richard, was very knowledgable and patient, and he found the whole experience very encouraging. He is keen to refund to another workshop at River Shop in the future. Thank you so much!
Rashed Ala-Uddin - 4 February 2024
A great and thorough introduction. Methodical, imaginative and enjoyable, Richard's precise approach makes the whole process enormous fun.
Margie - 9 January 2024
I learnt a lot about how to prep for epoxy work and the teacher was very helpful with explaining the process and any questions that i had.
Zsolt - 9 January 2024
Amazing experience!
Zsolt - 9 January 2024
I have learned how to create a small epoxy resin river board, it was an amazing experience, I ca only recommend it. So much fun!
Pras - 8 January 2024
Just did the beginners resin workshop and it was really useful. Learnt stuff not found on the Internet! Richard was great. Recommend this to anyone looking at doing resin projects.
Pras - 8 January 2024
Just did the beginners resin workshop and it was really useful. Learnt stuff not found on the Internet! Richard was great. Recommend this to anyone looking at doing resin projects.
Paul Gooch - 8 January 2024
The teacher, Richard, was great - really informative, personable and engaging. I was a complete beginner to anything like this and learnt loads thanks to him! The venue was very cool and all materials were provided. It was a little cold so I recommend taking layers if doing the workshop in winter. Something to note is that you don't really have a finished product after this workshop - you need to do part 2 to finish the item (I wasn't aware of this when booking). With this in ind it feels a little over priced. But all in all a great workshop and very informative.
Lucy - 8 January 2024
Really fun afternoon. Very informative session and really happy with my coasters! Would definitely recommend.
Paul Williamson - 7 January 2024
Had a great time at the beginners epoxy resin class - Richard was a great teacher and we'll be back for the next one!
Johann Grobler - 4 December 2023
It was more than I expected, I'm going to book the next class ASAP! Can't wait!
Oskars - 2 December 2023
Had a such a great time! You guys are great keep up the great work you guys are doing! Definitely coming back again! Thank you,from Latvian dude!:)
Alice - 15 November 2023
Great class, very interactive and the teacher is knowledgable. Wide range of flower choices and materials so there is lots of room to be creative.
Alice - 15 November 2023
Great class, very interactive and the teacher is knowledgable. Wide range of flower choices and materials so there is lots of room to be creative.
Kizzie Proctor - 10 November 2023
Brilliant introduction to resin use. Great teacher very knowledgeable and able answer all questions about the subject and more. Excellent equipment and facilities. Looing forward to doing the second part . Thanks lads
John Russell - 8 November 2023
I enjoyed working on the 2 small river pieces. I will be back for a second class!
Joshua Hibberd - 6 November 2023
Amazing! I had a brilliant time and right from booking to the end result was a perfect experience. I can't wait to do another course!
Chris - 6 November 2023
A great course. The staff were very knowledgeable and no question was left unanswered. I came away with several tips which will make my future projects more succesful.
Jane Holt - 5 November 2023
Really enjoyed this course, instructor was approachable and knowledgeable. Would definitely recommend
Richard Hamson - 5 November 2023
Loved this, if you’re thinking about this class you should certainly go for it
Dean Colebourne - 5 November 2023
Amazing class, very informative and great teachers, had a lot of fun and I highly recommend
Jim Saunders - 5 November 2023
Richard was a great tutor! I learnt a lot in a few hours, definitely worth the money!
Rhoda Gillespie - 5 November 2023
The course was brilliantly run, the tutor was extremely knowledgeable and pitched the level of detail just right for those in the class, whether they were carpenters wanting to expand their skillset or middle aged ladies wanting to learn a new craft. And it was fun. Great class
Josh Hibberd - 4 November 2023
Amazing from start to finish! I had to reschedule and they were super accommodating and today I went to the beginners resin course part one and learned loads. Can't wait to do another!
Richard Hamson - 4 November 2023
Thoroughly enjoyed this class, I have been interested in using resin and this gave me all the information I need to start making my own projects
Dean Colebourne - 4 November 2023
Very thorough and informative class, I would highly recommend this as I learned a lot.
Cindy - 4 November 2023
River shop said they would post coasters free of charge if a review was left. I did not want to leave a review and said I would pay for postage. River shop ghosted me and I did not receive the coasters. Blackmail for reviews is unethical
Deepti Punjabi - 21 October 2023
I am very happy that I attended resin art for beginners class. I liked the way our teacher taught us with patience and was happy to clear our doubts. Looking forward to learn more from them.
Linda Kehaya - 10 October 2023
Brilliant afternoon! Richard was a great teacher and talked us through each step. The class was well prepared and taken at a steady, un-rushed pace. I have definitely got the bug for resin craft now and will be booking p2 of the course to learn how to finish the piece off. Great fun!
daff kjellstrom - 9 October 2023
Was great, lovely teacher. It was quite a lot of "deadtime" that could have been more efficient so we would have had time to learn or test more things.
Libby Marchant - 9 October 2023
Good beginner course to learn about river pours using raw edge wood and resin. Lots of choice of colours for the resin section. It's a shame you have to come back to finish the product (we live miles away). Maybe provide some basic instructions for finishing for those who can not come back easily?
Robert Taylor - 9 October 2023
The team at the River Shop were excellent, the lesson was clear, and the epoxy river we made looked fantastic. I am about to book more lessons there.
Anita and John - 12 September 2023
Richard gave us a warm welcome. We were on the beginners course. Richard taught us how to create a mould, calculate and mix the resin, and gave lots of tips for taking this hobby further. He was a great teacher, asking, encouraging and answering questions throughout the session. Richard is an expert in resin and we would recommend this course to anyone. All materials and equipment were provided and we had lots of fun being creative and getting messy.
Balazs Gonda - 10 September 2023
Was great and useful, thank you
joe brash - 10 September 2023
I've played with resin for 4 years but so useful to get a few tips and new ideas. excellent. thanks.
Rajinder - 26 August 2023
Excellent course well structured, very enjoyable, inclusive, fun and relaxed enviroment. Richard is a great teacher, all our trays were ready with the required tools, he broke down the steps in a bite size manner making sure each one of us understand and followed along. He has a lovely relaxed teaching style making the course fun and relaxed.
Eva - 18 August 2023
The workshop was fun teacher was very friendly and informative.
Jolanta - 16 August 2023
I was a complete novice to Epoxy Resin workshop. The class was very informative , Richard was friendly and encouraging to ask questions and explore our options. It inspired me to look how I could apply what I learned into practice. I left buzzing with ideas of upcycling some items at home and creating new pieces. I definitely will be booking Part2 of the workshop not to mention other classes
Joe brown - 13 August 2023
Richard was a great instructor during the beginner’s epoxy resin course. The venue exceeded our expectations - well organised with all materials provided. Very enjoyable course with a small and friendly class. I will go again to other classes.
Joe brown - 13 August 2023
Richard was a great instructor during the beginner’s epoxy resin course. The venue exceeded our expectations - well organised with all materials provided. Very enjoyable course with a small and friendly class. I will go again to other classes.
Toby Wilson - 12 August 2023
Great course, both Richard and Dan have a great teaching style. Took a lot of information away whilst also having fun. Would recommend
Toby Wilson - 12 August 2023
Great course, both Richard and Dan have a great teaching style. Took a lot of information away whilst also having fun. Would recommend
Russell - 12 August 2023
Awesome course, very informative and clear instructions. Friendly inclusive environment and you get to see the results of your efforts on the course.
Russell - 12 August 2023
Awesome course, very informative and clear instructions. Friendly inclusive environment and you get to see the results of your efforts on the course.
Zainab - 5 August 2023
Such a fun and relaxed clad. The teacher explained everything so well and was very patient. Would definitely recommend :)
Zainab - 5 August 2023
Such a fun and relaxed clad. The teacher explained everything so well and was very patient. Would definitely recommend :)
Caroline - 5 August 2023
I took the beginners resin class today, with my granddaughter. The venue was well set up for us. We were talked through everything and were given a lot of useful information. We had great fun in the class and everyone was so nice. The instructor was very knowledgeable and was kind enough to answer all our questions. I would certainly take another class, when I am back in England.
Meena - 3 July 2023
Excellent course! Lots of fun and informative as well
Neil Brew - 3 July 2023
very knowledgeable instructor, clearly presented information and willing to answer questions. Thoroughly enjoyable course
Akjen Havali - 3 July 2023
A really interesting, fun and informative session with Richard. He was really patient and answered any questions we had. I would definitely recommend and am looking forward to taking part in the next session.
Petr - 13 June 2023
Course was very well organised. Richard is very knowledgeable and answered all our curious questions.
Petr - 13 June 2023
Course was very well organised. Richard is very knowledgeable and answered all our curious questions.
Sarah Carlstroem - 12 June 2023
Super thorough and enjoyable workshop! Richard was a great teacher, who you felt comfortable asking any question you had.
Jez Frank - 12 June 2023
A very enjoyable and informative two courses. Valuable, well presented, friendly and great fun. I learnt a lot in a short time. I look forward returning to complete the next level. Best Jez
Craig Emerson - 6 June 2023
Craig You can watch as many Youtube clips as you like but there is no substitute to rolling up your sleeves and getting involved under Richards expert tuition to understand the process of all things to do with epoxy resin. The stage 1 epoxy resin course was all I’d hoped for and more. Many thanks Craig
Donna Noel - 4 June 2023
I really enjoyed the workshop and learned a lot. Richard is a good teacher and other members of the team are very supportive and knowledgeable. It was a positive and friendly learning environment.
Kathryn Wood - 4 June 2023
This is my 2nd epoxy course, having done the seascape course in April. This was a great introduction to working with wood and epoxy. The workshop is well organised and set up. Everything required is pre- ready so it makes it easy to follow. Richard is a resin guru and his knowledge and experience shines through. Even though I’ve been dabbling with some home projects, I learnt a lot about resin and took away some great tips. Stuff you can’t learn on you tube! For me, the fun part is the creative pouring - choosing colours, pigments, powders and where to pour. I can’t wait to do the part 2 and see the finished result. Thanks Richard and team!
Petr Kanive - 4 June 2023
I was given beginners resin workshop as birthday gift. The course lasts around 2.5h and is packed with a lot of information while we were making our first own resin piece . Richard is very knowledgeable and answered all our curious questions. Overall a great experience!
Sarah Carlstroem - 19 May 2023
Richard is a super patient and thorough teacher! It was such a fun session, learning a new skill and meeting new like-minded people. Definitely recommend to anyone!
Sarah Carlstroem - 19 May 2023
Richard is a super patient and thorough teacher! It was such a fun session, learning a new skill and meeting new like-minded people. Definitely recommend to anyone!
Kleo - 18 May 2023
The class was great. Richard was helpful and happy to answer any questions the class had!
Kirsty Pemberton-Smith - 18 May 2023
It was a great introduction and goid fun and Richard was a very knowledgeable tutor. I will be attending another in the near future
Kirsty Pemberton-Smith - 18 May 2023
It was a great introduction and goid fun and Richard was a very knowledgeable tutor. I will be attending another in the near future
Joy Godden - 14 May 2023
This was a great class. Plenty of useful information and tips and the chance to be vey creative!
Bajwamaheen - 14 May 2023
Richard was amazing! He explained everything so clearly and injected a lot of fun into the workshop. I learned a lot and had a great time, and definitely want to try some of his other workshops!
kit - 10 May 2023
reat experience from start to finish. Booking was simple, venue was great with easy parking onsite. Richard was an amazing teacher, very knowledgeable and engaging. We covered all the basics and also learnt lots of hints and tips for making the perfect epoxy piece (measuring, steaming, the 4 (maybe 5) golden rules !). I would definitely recommend Richard and The River Shop and will certainly be going back for more lessons. Thanks Richard.
Jez Frank - 8 May 2023
I found the course extremely valuable. The instruction was well tailored for the beginner, clear and precise with lots of questions back to the students and a recap at the end of each section. Going over previous sections was no issue with enough time allowed to complete this. The end result was both exciting and satisfying. My thanks goes to Richard for his excellent enjoyable class. Best Jez Frank. Ps please keep hold of my piece of work as I will return in June for the Finishing course (part 2).
Marta Chmielowska - 8 May 2023
A big THANK YOU to Richard for a great introduction to the epoxy resin craft world. My friend and I have absolutely loved the beginners class on epoxy resin, and hope to attend many more in the near future.
Marta Chmielowska - 8 May 2023
A big THANK YOU to Richard for a great introduction to the epoxy resin craft world. My friend and I have absolutely loved the beginners class on epoxy resin, and hope to attend many more in the near future.
Monika - 8 May 2023
This was a great way to spend the day, a great mix and bunch of people attend these classes. The venue was fab and well equipped with all the necessary tools and materials. Richard the teacher was fun, friendly, patient and engaging . I had a brilliant and memorable day , attempting some basics in using resin ,I would not hesitate to attend any of the other workshops . I'll definitely be back.
Casey - 7 May 2023
This was my first experience working with epoxy resin and I had a really great time! When we arrived, the workshop was clean and had our materials already prepared in an individual tub so we didn't waste any time looking around for supplies. I thought it was especially helpful that we were asked to think about why we were doing certain steps rather than just being told. It helped to really understand the process. I could easily see myself at home deciding to skip certain steps because I didn't have a certain tool and didn't understand what that step was accomplishing. If I had more space at home for the supplies, I would feel competent working on small epoxy projects on my own after this course.
Peri Morris - 7 May 2023
Really enjoyed the Beginners Epoxy Resin Workshop with Richard! I had so much fun creating my board and Richard was an excellent teacher! He was full of knowledge, attentive and engaging. Would definitely recommend and would love to take another class at the River Shop!
Alfred - 7 May 2023
I attended Epoxy Resin class and Richard is really a teacher that gets you right into the course from start to finish. All questions you have planned to ask his teaching methods answers all. By the end of the course you feel you can make products as a pro. Richard listens to every concern you have as a student and assist which ever way he can. Course atmosphere is so friendly and training cost is value for money. Thank you .
Joy - 7 May 2023
I really enjoyed the workshop - plenty of information and tips as well as the chance to be individually creative.
Bridgette Woods - 9 April 2023
Great course for those new to epoxy resin! Richard is knowledgeable and can pitch this course to any level. Really looking forward to part 2!
David - 3 April 2023
Was great fun, looking forward to pouring more in the future..
Gail Murrell - 3 April 2023
Richard is a great tutor. Explains everything in a clear and concise manner, easy to understand way. I enjoyed this ‘Beginners Epoxy Resin Workshop’ and look forward to attending ‘Part 2 - Resin Finishing’ workshop.
Rob - 1 April 2023
Great activity to try and was a very informative and friendly class. Would very happily do another course here and would recommend anyone who is interested does so.
Rob - 1 April 2023
Great activity to try and was a very informative and friendly class. Would very happily do another course here and would recommend anyone who is interested does so.
Jacky Jones - 1 April 2023
I attended the beginners Epoxy Resin workshop today, what a fantastic experience. The teacher was great, very patient and thorough. He made sure that everyone was clear on what to do and asked US questions ~ so make sure you are listening!! He went above and beyond and I felt very confident following the very clear instructions. I would strongly recommend ~ ticks all the boxes, great venue, free parking, great working space and superb tuition. Thank you xx
Tracy - 22 March 2023
My husband and I went on this first and second Epoxy resin course and learnt all about using epoxy resin. We created some rather gorgeous resin and wood coasters and really enjoyed ourselves. Richard is a a very good teacher - he has an engaging and very clear style and the class size is just right - there was plenty of room to work in his very organised and well equipped workshop. It was an absorbing practical workshop with lots of opportunity to ask questions. Felt we would be able to do it at home now if we wanted to.
Bozena Dela - 21 March 2023
Great fun. I enjoyed the class very much, Richard who was running the show was very friendly and helpful. I would definitely recommend his classes and hope to join a few more myself.
Bozena Dela - 21 March 2023
Great fun. I enjoyed the class very much, Richard who was running the show was very friendly and helpful. I would definitely recommend his classes and hope to join a few more myself.
Jim - 16 March 2023
A good afternoon, teacher was knowledgeable and friendly. There was a lot more in the subject than anticipated but information was exchanged in a easy going manner.
Jim - 16 March 2023
A good afternoon, teacher was knowledgeable and friendly. There was a lot more in the subject than anticipated but information was exchanged in a easy going manner.
Tracey Galloway - 8 March 2023
I really enjoyed this session! Met some lovely people and was able to learn, make and have a finished product in the same day which was marvellous. It has really encouraged me to take it further and see what I can achieve.
Tracey Galloway - 8 March 2023
I really enjoyed this session! Met some lovely people and was able to learn, make and have a finished product in the same day which was marvellous. It has really encouraged me to take it further and see what I can achieve.
ibi - 6 March 2023
The course was very informative and practically useful Richard the teacher was great, his communications was very clear and his passion made it the session engaging It was reassuring to be taught by someone who was obviously an expert. The room was a little too cold, although we were offered hoodies to wear
Joanna Smith - 5 March 2023
Great course, Richard was so keen to ensure we had a great understanding of the process, so that rather than having a one off experience, we were prepped to go on and make projects by ourselves - really good bunch of people and a thoroughly enjoyable afternoon - can’t wait to see my project when it is ready!
Pamela Cranston - 5 March 2023
I did the Beginner Epoxy Resin workshop and thoroughly enjoyed it. Richard was very good at explaining each step and why we were doing it. He also gave us lots of advice and guidance on things we would need to consider if taking on a project at home with our newly learned skills. He was also very good at making us all feel welcome and was interested in what had brought us to the course and brought this into his subsequent teachings throughout the class. The workshop was inspirational - both in terms of pieces he has made or has in progress and in terms of the quality of tools and their orderly storage. I definitely recommend this course to anyone that wants to try out an epoxy resin project.
Dean Geering - 5 March 2023
The course was excellent and very informative.
Tyla Jones - 5 March 2023
I really enjoyed the class, the session was well organised with all of the equipment layer out for us and richard was a great teacher, explaining everything in detail and answering all questions. I’m looking forward to the next class.
Jacob Sames - 13 February 2023
Very good beginners guide to epoxy resin. Only improvement I can think of is when fielding a question to the class e.g. "can anyone tell me.." maybe don't leave it for so long before it's awkward that no one knows the answer. Other than that, great day out.
Mattias - 10 February 2023
I really enjoyed this course at the River Shop and I can't wait to do the second part. In my opinion, the course is very well structured with a lot of information provided. It's not just a 'follow along' course but there is some useful and interesting theory regarding the uses of resin, environment, workflow etc. There should be some notes coming from the River Shop regarding the whole class but I did bring a notepad to write as much as possible on it and that will help a lot for my future projects. I would suggest people do the same and take notes, as it's still a class and you will need them.
Roman - 9 February 2023
I had a lovely experience at this course. Can't wait for part 2 to finish my masterpiece. 🤩
Lily - 9 February 2023
Really good tips and tricks for resin beginners! Had a fun afternoon, would definitely recommend the course.
Stuart - 6 February 2023
This workshop was a very interesting way to spend an afternoon and the perfect first experience of crafting with resin. The materials and schedule were set up perfectly for students to make the best of the time, and Richard provided one-to-one assistance, useful tips and advice throughout. I'd highly recommend this course as the perfect first step for those interested in working on resin projects big or small. Stuart B
Keeley Louise Hillman - 6 February 2023
Enjoyable afternoon, but the workshop was a little overcrowded and the tutor a bit dismissive, the atmosphere could have been much nicer.
Niamh Hickey - 6 February 2023
Richard was great and very knowledgable. A very enjoyable experience I bought my boyfriend for his birthday- we are booking on to part two! Thank you
Colin Burnell - 5 February 2023
Very Informative and Enjoyable Workshop. Thanks Richard. Regards Colin
Craig Tollerton - 5 February 2023
Fantastic course. My partner and I did a class on the Saturday for part one and a private part 2 on Sunday. Richard accommodated us easily to help with our travel and we felt well looked after in both. Highly recommend going to this as just an experience or a stepping stone to bigger projects.
John Wheeler - 5 February 2023
Good location, easy to find. Extremely informative session and Richard was an excellent instructor.
Kim - 5 February 2023
Great workshop with Richard. Clear instructions throughout so very easy to follow. Also loads of tips for recreating at home. We’ll be back for part 2!
John - 4 February 2023
I drove from Cambridge and found the location easily. The course was very informative and Richard was an excellent instructor. Looking forward to starting my own project.
Jenny - 4 February 2023
Amazing class, so much fun. It was easy to follow and perfect for beginners
Suzy - 25 January 2023
I really enjoyed the resin beginners course, there was so much info to take in though that it would be nice to have a handout with some of the main points as it is difficult to take notes and keep up with everything while there.
Fernanda - 21 January 2023
it was a Christmas gift from my son, I loved!!! I will continue for the second class. I recommend, the teacher is very friendly with amazing skills.
Fernanda - 21 January 2023
it was a Christmas gift from my son, I loved!!! I will continue for the second class. I recommend, the teacher is very friendly with amazing skills.
Fernanda - 21 January 2023
it was a Christmas gift from my son, I loved!!! I will continue for the second class. I recommend, the teacher is very friendly with amazing skills.
Neil - 20 January 2023
Very informative course well worth going to, good fun and relaxed atmosphere. My only suggestion for improvement would be if you could hand out a take home print out of some of the main tips you give in class as there’s no time for note taking. I’d 100% recommend going!
Graeme Dimmock - 15 January 2023
The course was extremely good, our teacher was excellent, he showed us everything we needed to know for private crafts and I feel very confident to grow my skills and practice. Some of the provided materials weren't appealing, I was lucky a participant was absent and I swapped their wooden river materials for mine. Then whilst there were provided colour examples, there was no way to determine what material would create what colour. It should be said, if I was more confident I'd be more satisfied."
Jasmine Lam - 14 January 2023
Richard was engaging and the class was enjoyable with attendees at different levels of competency. Only wished we had the option to work on more projects on the same day - seems like that offering is in the pipeline!
Philip Southwood - 12 January 2023
The workshop is very fun and engaging, and I would recommend it to anyone that is interested in learning to use epoxy resin with wood.
Hannah Jayawardene - 12 January 2023
I went for the beginners Epoxy resin class. It was such great fun as well as being really informative. The studio itself is a lovely space and Richard is a fantastic teacher. After trying to use resin myself at home and not getting good results, I found this workshop so valuable in learning all the technical information and practical tips I had been missing. I've gone away with way more confidence and motivation to give resin another go. Thank you!
Julie Smith - 8 January 2023
A good introduction to what I hope will be an ongoing hobby for me. Having watched resin pieces being created on YouTube I was keen to get involved and this course covered the basics and gave an insight into materials and techniques.
Neil Handcock - 8 January 2023
Very enjoyable and informative course from Richard. Came away with lots of practical knowledge and tips on how to get started using epoxy resin. Just wish there would have been some printed information to take home, as there's a lot to take in and little time to write it down.
Leanne Sames - 8 January 2023
Very good course in starting epoxy. A lot of information will be thrown your way. If you do the morning course grab something to eat before you start so you can concentrate.
Cristian - 8 January 2023
Really nice course lots of information and hands on approach. Richard was really nice and answerd all of our questions however far fetched they might have been. Thank you.
Sylvain Perez-Jacobs - 8 January 2023
A very interesting course covering the basics of epoxy resin. Course leader is very knowledgeable and is more than happy to answer any questions throughout. Highly recommend!
Kaizarin - 21 December 2022
Beginners epoxy class. Enjoyed the lesson. Was very informative and a good basic understanding of the materials.
Kaizarin - 21 December 2022
Beginners epoxy class. Enjoyed the lesson. Was very informative and a good basic understanding of the materials.
Kaizarin - 21 December 2022
Beginners epoxy class. Enjoyed the lesson. Was very informative and a good basic understanding of the materials.
Timea - 21 December 2022
Great classes! Both were very informative and fun😊
Timea - 21 December 2022
Great classes! Both were very informative and fun😊
Julian Judd - 17 December 2022
The workshop location is excellent with free secure parking right outside the unit. An excellent introduction to working with epoxy resin. Richard is professional and engaging with expert knowledge. Signed up for part two at the conclusion of the course.
Hema - 6 December 2022
Great beginners course in epoxy resin. Shared good knowledge and information on how best to use and apply epoxy resin to own craft ideas.
Elaine - 6 December 2022
The beginners’ epoxy resin class was brilliant. Richard gave helpful, expert guidance and also tips for using these skills in future too. It was also really well paced, with lots of time, rather than feeling rushed. I would definitely recommend it!
Kerstin Seeger-Jonckheer - 5 December 2022
I very much enjoyed the course. It was insightful and fun. Would recommend :)
michele collins - 4 December 2022
I really enjoyed the beginners class on Saturday 3rd December I could have stayed all day 😊 and would really like to observe a River table being produced👍🏽 Richard was great - patient, informative and witty Thank you for a great afternoon. I’m definitely looking forward to booking classes after Christmas
Ellie Thomas - 3 December 2022
Great class! Really informative and fab hands on experience! Can’t wait to do the table course!
Jayden - 3 December 2022
The man in the workshop explains the things we have to do really good
Jayden - 3 December 2022
The man in the workshop explains the things we have to do really good
Tom Smielwicz - 19 November 2022
I’ve learned basic info about the resin, teacher was very helpfull and willing to help in my diy project with is a bonus, venue was great. Over all very happy, can’t wait for another course.
Paul - 6 November 2022
It was an excellent introductory workshop that covered the theory of working with resin well and provided a simple wood and resin project to work through. The course leader covered the course well and was always available to give assistance and information. Overall an excellent course.
Irina - 6 November 2022
Thank you Richard! The class was smashing! Clear instructions, meticulous attention to detail, angelic patience, all questions answered. I was feeling a bit intimidated to be in a totally new working environment, but very quickly felt at home . Learned an awful lot and got inspired with my own projects. Can’t wait for the second part. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
David Birden - 6 November 2022
Amazing course and very well taught. Thank you.
Zac - 5 November 2022
Workshop was great, with friendly and informative tutoring. Looking forward to my next visit. Thanks
Jane - 5 November 2022
I had a great time this morning at the Epoxy Resin workshop. The atmosphere was very friendly and relaxed, and I have gained some really good knowledge to practice this more on my own. Looking forward to coming back for further activities. Thank you!
Alison - 4 November 2022
My daughter bought me Epoxy Resin Workshop experience as a birthday present and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Richard explained the process so that we all had a clear understanding of what was required to make up and pour the resin in order to achieve an unblemished result. I came away from the course really pleased with my set of 4 coasters which featured a marine theme.
Alain SOLANILLA - 4 November 2022
Went as a birthday treat, I did not know what to expect....what a surprise and excellent experience. the course is well run, very thorough and easy to understand. the group was fairly small (7) and we were allowed a lot of interaction. I would call the course very relax and very friendly. I would recommend this to everyone from teens to old folks, like me .
Alanna - 24 October 2022
This was a fantastic introductory workshop and would highly recommend to anyone either just wanting to try something completely new or to gain knowledge of epoxy resin and how to use it for further projects. Richard was very knowledgeable and unlike some other workshops I have done with other compaines, we all learnt the basics around eposxy resin before doing any practical work. It was great fun and I am looking forward to seeing the results and using my new coasters!
Lisa - 9 October 2022
Another great class from Richard. I enjoyed learning about the optimal conditions for working with epoxy resin and techniques for creating moulds. I already looking forward to the next class!
Darren Graham - 9 October 2022
Great to learn a new skill combining modern material with old. Fantastic way of using up of cuts to convert into something useful. Richard was a great teacher.
Daniel - 9 October 2022
The class was amazing. Very well explained by Richard, especially the little details about the procedures about the wood and resin which were shared via demonstration (very helpful). I totally recommend this course for someone interesting to work with resin. Thank you Richard!
Pawel - 6 October 2022
The teacher was very informative and very helpful. I’ve learnt a basic skills of working with epoxy resin and can’t wait for part2. The venue was very well organised and I’m glad I took part in it.
Catherine Draper - 5 October 2022
Loved the session, it was super interactive and easy to follow and lots of creative expression with colours and personalisation :D
Elena - 4 October 2022
I enjoy the class and Richard was informative and friendly teacher. 4 stars because we were a bit far from the window and the point where everything was being explained and it was a little dark in our corner of the room, which made working more difficult.
Dimitar - 4 October 2022
Richard explained the key points to resin pouring and mould making. Only issue I had was the duration of the class, where we spent too much time in between just waiting around.
Heather Baker-Swinburn - 4 October 2022
I attended the Beginners Epoxy Resin Workshop on Saturday- it was a thoroughly enjoyable day with Richard providing wealth of information. I would recommend it to anyone interested in creating their own epoxy pieces-but beware , you may well catch the bug and want to learn more and more!
Ewa - 4 October 2022
What a great class! All instructions given were clear and very helpful. The teacher was mindful of different pace of the students and was making sure that everyone is following up the group. It gave me good, basic knowledge about epoxy resin and how to work with it. I was able to purchase a starter kit to practice more at home. Definitely going for part2.
Imogen Block - 3 October 2022
I really enjoyed the course. Richard gave a very clear and comprehensive overview of everything you need to consider when working with the resin. I’d love to come back for another course and explore working with resin in this very supportive environment. Thank you!
Matt - 3 October 2022
An excellent course in the introduction to working with resin. A relaxed and enjoyable environment in the studio, with expert tuition from Richard.
Piotr - 3 October 2022
I have really enjoyed this workshop. The location of venue was nice with free easy parking and the teacher was welcoming. There was good portion of knowledge provided about working with wood and resin. If you are interested to try it's good place to go to. Recommended!
Donna - 11 September 2022
An excellent introduction to working with epoxy resin. A great workspace, ample opportunity to ask questions, Richard is a professional and friendly tutor with expert subject knowledge. A very inspirational course
Daniel Weston - 11 September 2022
Good fun - gave me the confidence to try it myself!
Grant - 8 September 2022
Richard ran a fantastic course running through the basics of an epoxy resin pour. Would definitely recommend the course for anyone who has seen numerous online videos as this goes into far more detail and will ultimately save you money by getting things right first time The 2.5 hour course flew by and was fully interactive, getting all questioning and thinking more about the sciene behind the art Can't wait to book onto another!
Cliff Bull - 4 September 2022
Very informative with a strong element of hands on learning. Great fun offering the ability to try your hand at creating a workpiece in wood and resin. Would recommend to others. Cliff
Catherine Jones - 4 September 2022
This course was fun and I enjoyed learning a new skill. Richards explanations and instructions were very clear and detailed which will enable a beginner to start using resin for their own projects. I am really looking forward to seeing how my pour ends up when dry and after this curse I decided to book onto the part 2 course to learn how to finish resin and wood projects.
Josh - 4 September 2022
A concise and informative class, with a friendly, welcoming atmosphere. Richard was a great teacher, with a lot of patience and a lot of insight to offer!
Nina - 3 September 2022
After wanting to step into the world of resin for ages I decided to attend this course. Best decision ever. Everything I needed to know as a beginner was covered today. It was delivered in such a straight forward and explanatory way . Real hands on experience. Our teacher was really friendly and put you at ease, no question was left unanswered. The venue was great, easy to find and extremely well organised. I’ll definitely be attending more courses.
M - 25 July 2022
Very enjoyable. Thank you.
M - 25 July 2022
Very enjoyable. Thank you.
Emma Gibbins - 11 July 2022
I bought this class for my partner for a birthday gift as he was interested in learning more about resin. We both agreed it was a fantastic introduction to the skill, and it's something we would love to continue. Richard was a great teacher and was patient with everyone on the class, while providing input when needed. Would definitely recommend to others.
Catherine - 10 July 2022
This was a good course for a complete beginner as well as those with an interest. Some notes would be useful - so I'm looking forward to receiving a top tips sheet.
Sam - 9 July 2022
Great course, good fun and covers everything you could want to know. Looking forward to a tips and tricks sheet following!
Scott O'Brien - 9 July 2022
The workshop was well designed and delivered, laying the groundwork to get going in resin work. Take a notepad and pencil as there’s plenty of hints and tips to note down for future use!
John Gunter - 8 July 2022
Absolutely brilliant course. Incredibly knowledgeable and talented instruction. Can't wait to get started making more at home!
John Gunter - 8 July 2022
Absolutely brilliant course. Incredibly knowledgeable and talented instruction. Can't wait to get started making more at home!
kathryn - 14 June 2022
I loved this class! Great teaching methods allowed me to learn a lot in a short space of time. Would highly recommend!
Marilena Runcan - 14 June 2022
Great learning! Enjoyed every minute of the workshop. Highly recommend it for anyone looking into making a start into epoxy resin pouring.
Stuart - 12 June 2022
Friendly atmosphere, well-equipped workshop. Lots of useful information, tips and practical advice. A highly enjoyable afternoon. Looking forward to Part 2 next weekend!
Sarah - 10 June 2022
The workshop was good fun and informative, although quite pricey. Learning ranged from making the mould, to environment for handling resin, different types of resin, how to size the amount of resin needed, and making the block itself, etc. Some suggestions for future workshop: have a one-pager covering the key lessons so people can refer back rather than rely on memory. Would also be nice to be shown different pouring techniques for achieving different colour effects & transition.
Anton - 8 June 2022
Great fun learning the processes. Richard was a great teacher and we all produced products to cherish.
Anton - 8 June 2022
Great fun learning the processes. Richard was a great teacher and we all produced products to cherish.
Deepali Mehta - 7 June 2022
The class was very good and informative. Richard was calm and explained every step very patiently. I am looking forward to our next class.
Deepali Mehta - 7 June 2022
The class was very good and informative. Richard was calm and explained every step very patiently. I am looking forward to our next class.
Tony Crabb - 5 June 2022
Fantastic introduction. Cant wait for part 2!
Julian Markson - 5 June 2022
Arrived knowing nothing about Epoxy Resin. Richard shared information with the group in a very patient and friendly way, and we all learnt so much. Starting with setting and creating a sealed frame, and inserting live edged timber, to mixing the epoxy resin to the correct formula, adding colour and pouring it into the frame to create the miniature (very miniature) live edged table. A fab way to spend a Saturday afternoon. Highly recommended.
Annette Seth - 5 June 2022
I had not worked with resin prior to this course and it was very insightful to the material and the possibilities of it. Richard was very informative and answered all the questions raised. The workshop is a great inspiring place in a good easy to access location.
Thomas - 5 June 2022
Learnt a lot about epoxy resin techniques, like preparing the mould and adding colour to the resin.
David - 5 June 2022
Fantastic course, great introduction to epoxy resin construction techniques including pouring. Call is delivered bye experienced technically competent tutor with great insight. I would thoroughly recommend this for any have a go resin enthusiasts.
Julie Clancy - 4 June 2022
A really informative session with lots of technical information. The class was well prepared and I’m excited to receive my finished please in a week #FreePostage ! My only advice would be to maybe offer an informative session (with all the technical bits) and a separate session for crafters (who don’t need all the technical stuff!)
Marilena - 4 June 2022
Great day today for my first ever experience of mixing colours and pouring epoxy. Loved every minute of it!
Emma - 4 June 2022
Excellent class! I’ve been wanting to learn this technique for ages, and it’s something I want to be able to teach my A Level Product Design students, so this was a great way to learn without the worry of having to trial and error. I really enjoyed the lesson, and the level of instruction was pitched just right. Amazing facilities and really well prepped for smooth running of the class. I feel confident that this is now something I can do on my own and I’m really excited to try this out again in my own workshop!
Andrew - 16 May 2022
I had great fun and I am inspired to learn more and make something wonderful.
Rebecca - 15 May 2022
Really enjoyed the course. Gave a lot of food for thought and I had so much fun!
Ellie - 12 May 2022
Really loved this course. Richard was very engaging and knowledgable. Great teaching, learnt a lot and had fun!
Federica Monsone - 9 May 2022
Very enjoyable afternoon. Good pace although it would have been good to have a larger group area so everyone could work together and see what everyone else was doing. But all in, a good way to get an intro into working with epoxy resin. Richard is a patient, knowledgeable, clear teacher and I enjoyed learning from him.
Wendy - 9 May 2022
Excellent workshop, very informative and just the right amount of info for a beginner. Richard is so knowledgeable, have already booked onto 2nd workshop! Thoroughly enjoyable morning!
Alessandra - 8 May 2022
Great workshop, very informative and perfect for those who wants to start playing with resin, either pouring or for crafts and upcycling. Richard is extremely knowledgeable and will tell you everything you need to know, great experienced teacher who helps and support while leaving you free to create. Relaxed and funny environment, I can’t wait to receive my river pour! Highly recommended, and I’m pretty sure I’ll be back for a second one… :)
Jim Gardner - 8 May 2022
A great course and a very knowledgeable teacher. Everything was explained well . This taught me a lot about resin usage and tips you wouldn’t know teaching yourself from a book. I would highly recommend anyone to join this class and learn about resin art
Ahmet Sakalli - 8 May 2022
The class was very good, informative, relaxed and fun from the beginning. Even though I didn’t know much about Epoxy resin I left the class with so many helpful information. Richard was calm, patient and was explaining every detail very well. I’m looking forward to our next classes. Excellent.
Jim Gardner - 7 May 2022
A very well planned beginners resin class with lots of information and inspiring tips. Will try to use everything I was taught there. Would totally recommend this course to anyone!!
Gabriele Abu-Eid - 7 May 2022
Great experience 😁 good teaching and fundamental in a fun environment
Jimmy Magee - 30 April 2022
This course was great fun and very informative. Will certainly use this company again.
Marco Spagnoli - 22 April 2022
Hi, I have learned a lot about how to manage the ingredients to get an epoxy resin work, now I know the importance of planning the right amount of resin involved, just to save money and time! Nice experience, thanks to Richard
Christine Yates - 12 April 2022
Really enjoyed my time there, and I learnt a lot of useful information.
Terry Wade - 10 April 2022
What a fantastic experience. Richard was absolutely fantastic. He has loads of knowledge that he is more than happy to share. He also does not spoon feed you all the information but actually makes you think and interact. I find that helps me retain more information and also enjoy the classes loads more. You will not be disappointed. The environment was clean and very well setup and safety is always at the forefront of everything we did. Learning new skills is always great but when you have a sublime instructor, it makes the whole experience just that little more emersive. Plus i get a cool looking project at the end of the session. Now on to part 2.
Hameeda Sultany - 9 April 2022
Really enjoyable afternoon learnt lots of practical information and guidance
Andy - 7 April 2022
I really liked the set up of the workshop and was very interested in the tools. It was really interesting to see a workshop dedicated to timber and epoxy. The teacher was excellent and was happy to answer all my questions and he explained things really well. It was useful to be able to park on site. I like forward to attending the part 2 follow-up workshop.
David Campbell - 7 April 2022
Very enjoyable day, Richard has all the knowledge.
Linda - 7 April 2022
Excellent course. Covered all the basis and I now feel confident to carry on at home with some element of success. Highly recommended.
Su Leppard - 5 April 2022
The beginners epoxy resin course was great fun and very informative. I recommend bringing a notepad to jot down useful info Richard provides, and watching some epoxy resin vids beforehand so you have some idea of what colours and effect you want to achieve. Highly recommended.
Marius - 4 April 2022
A very informative course and the teacher is friendly and very supportive. Anyone looking to learn how to use epoxy resin should definitely considering this course.
Farrol - 3 April 2022
This was an excellent intro class to Epoxy Resin working . Richard is very thorough and knowledgeable on the technical and creative side of Epoxy Resing making . I would prefer the class to be an extra 1/2 hour, so 3 hours as there is so much to take in. Highly recommend it for beginners!
Carla Lunedi - 3 April 2022
I truly enjoyed the course.The workshop is a good size room very bright; everything was set out for the learners beforehand. Richard is a competent and experienced teacher, his advice are very helpful. I look forward to seeing my little "piece of art"!! Thank you Richard.
Chris - 3 April 2022
Richard did a great job explaining all the fundamentals of epoxy resin work. I had a tonne of fun trying it out for the first time, and I'm really looking forward to the final product
Jimmy - 2 April 2022
From start to finish the teacher was informative, engaging and eager to teach. Questions were encouraged and explained to each member of the class in detail and to everyone’s level of understanding. Would highly recommend if interested in learning epoxy resin to sign up to this course. Great fun and as mentioned earlier very informative.
Jimmy - 2 April 2022
From start to finish the teacher was informative, engaging and eager to teach. Questions were encouraged and explained to each member of the class in detail and to everyone’s level of understanding. Would highly recommend if interested in learning epoxy resin to sign up to this course. Great fun and as mentioned earlier very informative.
Jimmy - 2 April 2022
From start to finish the teacher was informative, engaging and eager to teach. Questions were encouraged and explained to each member of the class in detail and to everyone’s level of understanding. Would highly recommend if interested in learning epoxy resin to sign up to this course. Great fun and as mentioned earlier very informative.
Jimmy - 2 April 2022
From start to finish the teacher was informative, engaging and eager to teach. Questions were encouraged and explained to each member of the class in detail and to everyone’s level of understanding. Would highly recommend if interested in learning epoxy resin to sign up to this course. Great fun and as mentioned earlier very informative.
Jimmy - 2 April 2022
From start to finish the teacher was informative, engaging and eager to teach. Questions were encouraged and explained to each member of the class in detail and to everyone’s level of understanding. Would highly recommend if interested in learning epoxy resin to sign up to this course. Great fun and as mentioned earlier very informative.
Nicole - 2 April 2022
Excellent afternoon. Richard was very informative and patient.
Taylor - 2 April 2022
Excellent afternoon, learnt a lot - cannot wait to try out the new skills we learnt at home! :)
Bridgit - 2 April 2022
Youtube epoxy resin videos piqued my interest. Thought before I spent loads of money trying it out, I'd get a professional to show me the ropes. My young adult children were also interested, so I arranged for all three of us to attend. Richard is an amazing teacher. He showed us the appropriate method and also explained the hidden risks that might become costly. We learnt that prep time is most important, everything else will fall into place if this is done right. We had an amazing time...together, which is quite difficult these days as the kiddies are older. Thanks Richard.
Alice James - 14 March 2022
This workshop was exactly the thing I needed to learn the basics of resin. Informative & helpful at every step of the way. Top notch!
Ciara - 13 March 2022
Fantastic session with Richard! Really excellent introduction into how to use epoxy resin and all of the exciting things you can do with it. Richard was very knowledgeable and very patient with all of our questions. A really fun course and a great introduction to the technique whether it be for a potential new hobby or for home/work DIY. I'm looking forward to the second class! :)
Chris Price - 13 March 2022
Review of Rivershop Beginners Epoxy Resin Workshop Course5th March 2022 13.30-16.00Facilitator: RichardRivershop StudiosI arrived slightly late to the course and the unit we were in is a little bit of a maze, but Rivershop had sent instructions.The only thing is the front gate has a coded pad on it. If it is locked, it is impossible to get in. The code would have been nice.The workshop is a long narrow room with high ceilings and the first thing I noticed was how well everything was set out, with benches for participants nearest the window and good lighting.Each person had a box with components in needed to complete the task.Richard himself was very good: clear, obviously very competent and knowledgeable, welcoming and wanting to get the best out of the group.He led us through the process of making a small river with epoxy from the frame to hold the wooden pieces and then adding the wood to make some coasters and then the epoxy.Each instruction was clear and repeated, going at everyone’s pace. No questions were treated as stupid and encouragement was given throughout.This was an enjoyable session with a palpable outcome: the epoxy river as promised and everyone made a river that (to my eyes) looked very good.As an introduction to epoxy resin, this was an excellent starter course, with good instruction and excellent materials and equipment. There is a follow up course to finish the coasters: sanding and finishing.I would have liked a handout at the end: Richard said that they had stopped them because people didn’t take them home – maybe just give people the choice whether they want it or not ?All in all, an excellent course that did what it said on the tin.Chris Price
James Latto - 11 March 2022
I was bought this a gift as I’ve been interested in making any epoxy table for a while. I thoroughly enjoyed the experience, Richard is friendly and knowledgeable and delivered a brilliant course. I just can’t wait to see the finished product.
James Latto - 11 March 2022
I was bought this a gift as I’ve been interested in making any epoxy table for a while. I thoroughly enjoyed the experience, Richard is friendly and knowledgeable and delivered a brilliant course. I just can’t wait to see the finished product.
Matt Reeve - 10 March 2022
Richard really knows his stuff - but he also has an excellent way of sharing that information, tailoring his style to the different abilities in the group. I can't recommend the course highly enough!
Matt Reeve - 10 March 2022
Richard really knows his stuff - but he also has an excellent way of sharing that information, tailoring his style to the different abilities in the group. I can't recommend the course highly enough!
Serpil - 6 March 2022
Great class with excellent instructor. Will definitely do another course soon!!
Alicia Gelassakis - 6 March 2022
A very informative and enjoyable course, covering the basics, the potential pitfalls and the great possibilities. It would be nice to leave with some written handouts to help remember and consolidate the information as there is a lot to take in, but still an excellently taught course.
John and Anna Marino - 6 March 2022
Very informative and friendly class, Myself and my husband went together and even though we new a little about the resin we picked up a few tips. Richard was very helpfull and we look forward to doing other courses in the future,x
Emma Reynolds - 6 March 2022
Great course, has given me the confidence to start pouring at home :) thanks Richard!
Emma Reynolds - 6 March 2022
Great course, has given me the confidence to start pouring at home :) thanks Richard!
Lucy Mackenzie - 18 February 2022
Excellent class! Richard was fun but informative and the set up of the class with everyone facing in to each other made it really sociable. Looking forward to coming back for part 2 and seeing the end product!
Lucy Mackenzie - 18 February 2022
Excellent class! Richard was fun but informative and the set up of the class with everyone facing in to each other made it really sociable. Looking forward to coming back for part 2 and seeing the end product!
Jessica Wilkey - 13 February 2022
I booked this course for my husband as a Christmas gift and he absolutely loved it. He found it very informative and good fun. He's already been out to buy new tools and wood so he can get started at home. He spoke very highly of Richard and said he'd definitely recommend - 5 stars from us! Thank you!
Anonymous - 12 February 2022
Good course, well delivered
Kate Miles & Thomas Miles - 12 February 2022
Great class! Richard is so informative and gives you great advice. Will definitely book again!
Mik Bjorkenstam - 10 February 2022
My11 year old daughter and I absolutely LOVED our beginners course with Richard! He was a great teacher and took the time to explain things clearly and answer all our questions. It was a wonderful into to working with resin and wood and we will definitely be coming back for more classes!!
Laura - 7 February 2022
I bought this course for my son and myself. It was a fantastic and enjoyable day learning all about Resin and more. Richard is very knowledgable, enthusiastic, and a great instructor. Looking forward to the second part. Thanks for a wonderful day.
Nicola Harrison - 7 February 2022
Thank you so much for such a lovely introduction to Expoxy resin. I had such a great afternoon on your beginners course. Richard’s knowledge, experience and passion coupled with a desire to help others to develop their skills and craft make this really enjoyable, informative and relaxed. I loved the workshop set up with the shop area next next door. Well done for creating such a great space to deliver your courses and to share your experience. It was great to share the workshop with so many nice people. I would be great to see how everyone’s pieces turn out. Do you add them to your Facebook group or Instagram? Is there an optimum (maximum) timescale to return for part 2? I would love to attend part 2 to create the coasters. Is it possible to have delivered both parts over one weekend ( for those lose travelling from further afield)? Or not really feasible with drying times? Is there much call for a cuppy after the class when we have all got to know each other a little bit? A nice social way to end the course. Thank you again. Your course has exceeded all my expectations. So grateful you could accommodate me. Kindest regards Nicola
Christopher Sheehan - 6 February 2022
Great class
Dan Pennington - 6 February 2022
This is a great course for learning all the basics of live edge resin pouring. I really can’t rate this course highly enough. Richard has lots of knowledge to share and was great at answering all of my questions. If you’re looking to get started with resin pouring this is the course for you.
Dan Pennington - 6 February 2022
This is a great course for learning all the basics of live edge resin pouring. I really can’t rate this course highly enough. Richard has lots of knowledge to share and was great at answering all of my questions. If you’re looking to get started with resin pouring this is the course for you.
Luka Pillai - 6 February 2022
Richard is a great teacher , blending science and theory with fun ! The perfect environment for people to ask questions and try something new. No previous skills or expertise required , I can assure you !
Jennie Moody - 6 February 2022
Had a really good afternoon with Richard on the beginners epoxy resin course. Found it very informative and relaxed. Would recommend
Helen Elliot - 5 February 2022
Richard is a great teacher, very knowledgeable answering all the questions that were fired at him. We will be back!
Prathab - 5 February 2022
This was amazing! I sense an addiction growing inside me :) But seriously the class was great, Richard is a brilliant teacher and explains everything in detail so you genuinely understand how things work the way they do, plus he's pretty funny. It really motivated me to do more classes. The studio itself is well equipped and clean, when you walk in to where you'll be working everything is pre laid out for you (your material, pencils, glue guns etc) so you don't really need to move from that spot until the end when you move your work away so that was really useful. The unit is compact but enough for 8-10 people as everything seems to be thought out in detail. i.e the glue guns are wireless so you don't have cables going everywhere. Simple things like having name tags as well so you don't have awkward moments when you want to ask someone for help is a nice touch. I may have been lucky but the crowd of people who were there were great too which made the experience all the better. I think it's important to note that what you actually make on your first session is different to the picture, it's more like an A5 notepad (slightly thinner) and a bit taller, it's the basis for one long piece to make 2 coasters from, which if you chose to do will be in your second session. I'll be back for the "Part II" and the plan is to build a table at some point his year :)
Martin - 4 February 2022
Great course Great guy. I currently wrote a review saying average and I have tried to change it. There was some misunderstanding myself. So 100% Great course and apologies
Kate H - 13 January 2022
Richard was a great teacher and walked us through using resin & the basics of making river tables. Would recommend!
Matteo Errigo - 12 January 2022
The workshop was fun and informative. They properly teach you how to make an epoxy resin river so that you can then do it by yourself. The actual project does not really look like the pictures on the booking page but it's a rather small and thin sample (the size of an envelope and 1 cm thick).
Jason Eyles - 10 January 2022
I would definitely recommend this course to anyone interested in working with epoxy resin, Richard was very knowledgeable and was happy to answer any and all questions.
Jessica - 10 January 2022
My colleagues gifted me this workshop for my birthday and I had such a blast! It was a great way to spend an afternoon and now I want to make my own dining table!
Jessica - 10 January 2022
My colleagues gifted me this workshop for my birthday and I had such a blast! It was a great way to spend an afternoon and now I want to make my own dining table!
Jessica - 10 January 2022
My colleagues gifted me this workshop for my birthday and I had such a blast! It was a great way to spend an afternoon and now I want to make my own dining table!
Toni Street - 10 January 2022
Thank you to Richard for a great beginners resin course. It was purchased for my husband’s birthday present, we had a great time and look forward to using all of our new knowledge and skills in the future. Would definitely recommend!
Michael Cole - 10 January 2022
This was my first crafty course attended but definitely won’t be my last. Richard was a great host and course leader and I really enjoyed the morning at The River Shop. If you’re thinking of dipping your toe into a crafting experience, I’d highly recommend this.
Sarah Cook - 9 January 2022
Great session, really interesting and enjoyable.
David Spaughton - 9 January 2022
A very informative class set at a sensible level for those starting out with resin. Richard, taking the class answered questions and gave lots of help making the time fly by.
Joanne Farrell - 9 January 2022
A fun and informative workshop. Would recommend to everyone who wants to learn the technicalities of working with epoxy resin without any prior experience. Suitable for all ages as both me and my 11 year old thoroughly enjoyed Richard's teaching and getting creative!
Matthew Luckhurst - 9 January 2022
Good course, Richard was very knowledgeable and was happy to answer any and all questions.
Viv C - 9 January 2022
Would definitely recommend this workshop. The instructor - Richard - was a great teacher - very knowledgeable and helpful, and you get to make a creation that can either be collected at a later date or posted to you. Bought the workshop as a Xmas gift for my other half and we both really enjoyed it.
Andrée Pattinson - 9 January 2022
Brilliant class. Richard is a great teacher. I am definitely going to do more classes with him. Thanks Richard
PUMMI - 9 January 2022
Great course, lovely enjoyable, super interesting course. Rodger was lovely teacher. I highly recommend this whether your into art or diy or just for fun. It’s a great concept and my sister took me along. We are both doing the part 2 too. Really beautiful what you can achieve with resin. Highly recommend this course
NICCI - 9 January 2022
Very interesting And well planned course. Professional and easy to follow. Certainly will continue to part two.
Anonymous - 9 January 2022
Great location and venue. Richard very knowledgeable and encouraging with engagement of the group. We thoroughly enjoyed our morning. We highly recommend this workshop for anyone new to resin.
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Ashleigh Mead-Herbert - 8 January 2022
Friendly teacher and great knowledge
Ashleigh Mead-Herbert - 8 January 2022
Friendly teacher and great knowledge
Justin - 8 December 2021
The venue was great. We learned a lot about resin and completed an exercise preparing the wood, calculating and mixing Resin. Then the fun part of mixing colours and designing how you wish your piece to look. The teacher knows everything about this topic. Resin is very serious and his knowledge proves it. He made it enjoyable and was very encouraging.
Justin - 8 December 2021
The venue was great. We learned a lot about resin and completed an exercise preparing the wood, calculating and mixing Resin. Then the fun part of mixing colours and designing how you wish your piece to look. The teacher knows everything about this topic. Resin is very serious and his knowledge proves it. He made it enjoyable and was very encouraging.
Justin - 8 December 2021
The venue was great. We learned a lot about resin and completed an exercise preparing the wood, calculating and mixing Resin. Then the fun part of mixing colours and designing how you wish your piece to look. The teacher knows everything about this topic. Resin is very serious and his knowledge proves it. He made it enjoyable and was very encouraging.
Justin - 8 December 2021
The venue was great. We learned a lot about resin and completed an exercise preparing the wood, calculating and mixing Resin. Then the fun part of mixing colours and designing how you wish your piece to look. The teacher knows everything about this topic. Resin is very serious and his knowledge proves it. He made it enjoyable and was very encouraging.
Anna Buldakova - 5 December 2021
Great class! Richard, our teacher, was very knowledgeable and shared with us a lot of insights on how to work with epoxy resin. We'll be back for part II!
Viktor Buldakov - 5 December 2021
We with my wife liked this master class a lot! It was really great to try epoxy resin and we enjoyed our time. I can certainly recommend this mater class to others and we are planning to go to part 2 to finish our work!
Max E. - 5 December 2021
The workshop with Richard was great! He created a very welcoming and open atmosphere, allowing us to learn and be creative without risk. It was very informative and I'm very much looking forward to joining him again for another workshop soon (booked in already)
Nick Thoeodosi - 5 December 2021
interestng and informative
Jo Preston - 5 December 2021
Well structured and taught class. Open honest advice from knowledgeable teacher.
Ikram - 5 December 2021
The resin art class is an amazing workshop to learn tips, the resin quality and techniques, and the step-by-step process. Thank you Richard for sharing your knowledge and experience and I look forward to take other classes and learn more about the resin art.
Sheri Sultan - 5 December 2021
Richard was very informative and I have left the class with a very basic understanding of using resin. I do however feel the class was a little too large for the actual workshop we were in. Myself and my group (of 5) were in quite a cramped area with no natural light. The rest of the attendees in the class were on the other side of the room on a large table with lots more light. Richard seemed to focus on that side of the room for most of the class. Just a small criticism, but when I asked a question and needed help, Richard told me to hang on and wait. It would have been nice to have the help i needed as everyone processes information differently.
Keily Potter - 5 December 2021
Really enjoyed the beginners Epoxy Workshop. Very clear and straight forward instruction/guidance. Definitely recommend and will be going back to learn more!!
Daniel - 17 November 2021
Richard was very insightful and informative, I enjoyed the experience and would recommend to a frien
Daniel - 17 November 2021
Richard was very insightful and informative, I enjoyed the experience and would recommend to a frien
Aaron Blythe - 13 November 2021
The course was brilliant, very well organized and good fun.
Andrew Lebas - 13 November 2021
If you want to make a river table then this is a good place to start. Our tutor Richard was welcoming and explained everything we wanted to know in a calm and collective manner. I would highly recommend this course for anyone who wants to make beautiful things out of resin.
Gerda - 13 November 2021
Very good informative course
Jacob - 13 November 2021
Great couples activity. Looking to make a river table at some point and very glad we attended the course. Learn how to prepare a frame for your wood, and the right conditions for curing. Thanks guys
Jemima - 13 November 2021
Loved it! Gave us the confidence to try a project of our own and taught us all the do’s and don’ts. Great host. Made us very comfortable
Julie Johnson - 12 November 2021
Great course learnt more of the tips and tricks needed for a successful project from creating the mould, calculating the mixture needed to complete the pour and colour mixes. Would love to know how to book for the 2nd day and the cost...
Envil Francis - 10 November 2021