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In-person classCOVID-19 SecureBeginners Epoxy Resin Workshop
4.8(309 reviews)
Make your own live edge river pour using epoxy resin.
Woolwich
£90 pp
2hrs 30min
Beginner
Next available date:6th November 2021
What happens in this class?

Join us for your intro to working with epoxy resin. This course is designed for first time epoxy users. We have been making river tables, pouring live edge epoxy pieces and using resin long enough that it is time to share all of the secrets with you.

In the workshop, you will learn the properties and durability of epoxy resin and how to use it with timber. Get creative and walk away with your very own unique live edge pour.

If you want to start making your own resin projects such as river tables, live edge artwork, live edge furniture…

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Things to remember

An apron, tools and materials will be provided, but we do recommend you wear old clothes.

Please be aware that Epoxy Resin takes about 7 days to fully dry and so you will have to pick this up from our studio at a later date. Alternatively, we can have your…

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Latest Reviews
4.8(309 reviews)
Ollie Morris - October 9th
If you are interested in getting into epoxy this is the course for you. Richard was great. He explained how everything worked and interacted with the whole group. Recommended.
Ross Trowbridge - October 6th
So much fun! Had a blast with this course. It was well planned, explained, educational and had great fun making my river piece. As a complete novice, never having done any epoxy before, I can’t recommend enough how at ease and comfortable I felt and would urge anyone reading this to get booked in. Hopefully I’ll be back for another course one day soon. Thank you!
Mark Brown - October 5th
I enjoyed the class on Saturday, it was a good experience and to try something new. Richard explained everything clearly and was helpful. I am now looking forward to seeing my cured board and joining Part 2 soon. Thank you
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Richard is the director of Friendly Forces Construction; a company that focuses on the construction of domestic and commercial projects as well as offering interior design services. They are a dedicated team of carpenters, plumbers, decorators, painters, electricians, plasterers, landscapers and designers. After a very successful woodworking first class, Richard has decided to continue to offer it on certain Saturdays at his studio in Woolwich, London. He has since opened a new Epoxy Resin workshop, after using it in clients bespoke custom made furniture.

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Friendly Forces Construction
Woolwich
TB-5 Thames Side Studios
Unit 8, Harrington Way
SE18 5NR
London
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Reviews

Ollie Morris - October 9th
If you are interested in getting into epoxy this is the course for you. Richard was great. He explained how everything worked and interacted with the whole group. Recommended.
Ross Trowbridge - October 6th
So much fun! Had a blast with this course. It was well planned, explained, educational and had great fun making my river piece. As a complete novice, never having done any epoxy before, I can’t recommend enough how at ease and comfortable I felt and would urge anyone reading this to get booked in. Hopefully I’ll be back for another course one day soon. Thank you!
Mark Brown - October 5th
I enjoyed the class on Saturday, it was a good experience and to try something new. Richard explained everything clearly and was helpful. I am now looking forward to seeing my cured board and joining Part 2 soon. Thank you
Debra Wickins - October 5th
Absolute loved this little craft workshop. This was the perfect birthday gift for me! I have wanted to try resin for a long time but was not confident enough. Richard, the teacher, was amazing and explained everything in great detail. I came away with the confidence to give it a go by myself. Would highly recommend this for any crafty lovers out there that want to try something new.
Steve Katzarski - October 4th
Had great fun at the workshop, Richard is very knowledgable and experienced. Highly recommend for anyone looking to try something new!
Angela Hodgkins - October 4th
Learned how to prepare the mould, the wood and the epoxy resin in the first stage of making a pair of coasters. Very useful basic info for someone wishing to pursue this as either a hobby or business and very easy to understand. Highlighted potential pitfalls that could be very costly.
Brogan Jones - October 3rd
Was good fun and the teacher was very knowledgable and patient, staying after class to answer my questions.
Tanya Cordrey - October 3rd
Great course. Easy to follow instruction and a lot of fun. Definitely keen to do part 2
Reem Al Gazairy - October 3rd
I enjoyed it a lot , learn more and it did open my eyes
Lisa Coote - October 3rd
All the equipment that we needed to be able do our Epoxy Course was conveniently in our own plastic tray for us. Richard was a great tutor, he explained everything meticulously and we were able to ask any questions we needed. He was keen to share his knowledge and I now feel very happy that I can make something with confidence. I would definitely recommend this course.
Shig - October 3rd
Did the beginners class, its a very good 1st step into working with resin, there's alot more too it than you'd think. Richard has extensive knowledge and shares it well. Every step is very clearly and simply explained. Highly recommended.
Tim Allen - October 3rd
Overall very good, great fun and I learned a lot, loads of useful tips and advice. I was also very happy with the result. The only criticism I would make is that there were a lot of people on the workshop and it was fairly full on with a lot to cover - a break in the middle for tea and discussion would have been very welcome, rather than at the beginning.
Emma bruggenwirth - October 3rd
Richard was really informative and happy to answer any questions. It was a very hands on course and it was great to get really creative at the end with the colours of the resin. Excited to get started and try it at home.
James Austin - September 18th
Learned a lot in an afternoon and I’d be confident in taking on bigger projects in future. Richard a great friendly tutor.
Will Swannell - September 11th
Richard is a great teacher. The class was friendly and informative. A big success!
Will Swannell - September 11th
Richard is a great teacher. The class was friendly and informative. A big success!
Anonymous - September 11th
Great experience..clear guidance. Though would like to have had more time as weighing out materials and blow torching were not permitted. All round good course though, would recommend.
Diana Osman - September 8th
Great atmosphere, good Information and products - attentive and informative teacher. I recommend this course
Jay - September 6th
What a fabulous way to spend a Saturday! My wife and I had an enjoyable morning in the company of Richard, the course tutor, and some friendly fellow participants. We learnt about many aspects of working with epoxy resin - including design issues, health & safety and practical considerations. We not only learnt the theory, but were taken step by step through the hands-on process of making our own wood and resin coasters. Richard was a great teacher - knowledgeable and friendly. We shall definitely be back for Part Two of the course.
Andrew Cooper - September 5th
Many thanks to friendly forces Courses for the epoxy resins beginners learning experience on Saturday, very informative and made easy to understand. Highly recommended
Ian Whitlock - September 5th
Great course - thoroughly enjoyable! Richard is able to set out the key principles of using epoxy resin, and the use these principles to make a simple board. I will be back to attend the follow on course !
Amma - September 5th
Fantastic, fun class with a kind, patient teacher. Learnt a lot about the process and had a lot of fun working on our own creation. The teacher gave us great tips and watch outs for working with resin on our own - super helpful to hear from straight an expert.
Liz Edwins - September 4th
I was a complete beginner to work with epoxy resin and I learned lots of the practical skills, principles and also how to put your own artistic stamp on your work. My class was run by Richard who was very welcoming and interesting. He made me feel at ease so I felt able to ask questions and check when I wasn’t sure. The workshop is light, airy and was set in an interesting creative hub. I had a really great morning and certainly want to come back for the second part of the course.
Liz Edwins - September 4th
I was a complete beginner to work with epoxy resin and I learned lots of the practical skills, principles and also how to put your own artistic stamp on your work. My class was run by Richard who was very welcoming and interesting. He made me feel at ease so I felt able to ask questions and check when I wasn’t sure. The workshop is light, airy and was set in an interesting creative hub. I had a really great morning and certainly want to come back for the second part of the course.
Josh Gill - August 27th
Really great and informative workshop. Taking away lots of ideas and can't wait to see how I can funk up all the scraps of wood in my garage!
Lamia Estatie - August 23rd
Thoroughly enjoyed the Beginners Epoxy workshop! I attended with my mom and we were welcomed from the start. Richard was friendly, professional and happy to answer questions about working with resin. I learned a lot and feel equipped with enough information to go ahead and start my own project. Will certainly be recommending this workshop to my friends!
Anne Woollett - August 23rd
Excellent course, conducted in a great group and delivered by a fantastic tutor. Richard took us through the process of creating a scaled down river table at a comfortable pace, taking the time to ensure we had a solid understanding of the processes involved, and giving us plenty of opportunity to explain our aspirations and plans with regard to future projects, and then apply the process to those concepts. It was great to be able to get a pragmatic perspective on the subject - emphasing how we can realistically reduce the cost of working with resin, how to avoid common mistakes, and ensuring our planning and preparation is on point. It gives me a great deal of confidence in working with resin on small and large projects alike. In addition, I just really enjoyed the process of being creative with resin - in the past, it's been a case of working quickly to ensure I get it done without making major mistakes... but here I was confident that I could take my time, learn, be creative, and it would still work out. All in all, a brilliant experience and a valuable new skill. Thank you!
Anthony Marsh - August 23rd
Brilliant course! Excellent facilitator
Wenying Li & Tom Bennett - August 22nd
Tom and I had a great time at this class. I have always loved epoxy resin river tables and there is no other class like this in London. We have worked with resin on a smaller scale before, but it was fun learning to do it with wooden boards, and constructing the mould etc. It's relaxing, mindful and creative. And there arent't too many people, so the teacher has time to answer everyone's questions.
Salma - August 21st
The workshop was fantastic. Richard was welcoming, friendly and happy to answer all questions. He walked us through the steps very clearly and provided all the information needed for us to go home and get started on a project. Highly recommend!
James Josling - August 21st
An excellent introduction to epoxy resin. Very relaxed atmosphere and lots of tips on how to do your own projects
Mark Hollyhead - August 21st
Great course (beginners epoxy resin), clear steps and help regardless of previous experience. Richard very informative and supportive, as well as keen people go away and practice the skills.
Tilly Steed - August 10th
I thoroughly enjoyed the course I took part in and would highly recommend. I’ve always enjoyed making new things and had given resin a go before but never seemed to have a good outcome. I feel as if no YouTube video could help me as much as this course did it was clear with instructions and the teacher was extremely friendly and helped out the whole team. He was very open to answering questions and made the activity more enjoyable. It opened my eyes to try new things at home and I would love to take part in another activity like this soon. Overall it was a very pleasant experience and one I would recommended to others in the future.
Tilly Steed - August 10th
I thoroughly enjoyed the course I took part in and would highly recommend. I’ve always enjoyed making new things and had given resin a go before but never seemed to have a good outcome. I feel as if no YouTube video could help me as much as this course did it was clear with instructions and the teacher was extremely friendly and helped out the whole team. He was very open to answering questions and made the activity more enjoyable. It opened my eyes to try new things at home and I would love to take part in another activity like this soon. Overall it was a very pleasant experience and one I would recommended to others in the future.
Tilly Steed - August 10th
I thoroughly enjoyed the course I took part in and would highly recommend. I’ve always enjoyed making new things and had given resin a go before but never seemed to have a good outcome. I feel as if no YouTube video could help me as much as this course did it was clear with instructions and the teacher was extremely friendly and helped out the whole team. He was very open to answering questions and made the activity more enjoyable. It opened my eyes to try new things at home and I would love to take part in another activity like this soon. Overall it was a very pleasant experience and one I would recommended to others in the future.
Tilly Steed - August 10th
I thoroughly enjoyed the course I took part in and would highly recommend. I’ve always enjoyed making new things and had given resin a go before but never seemed to have a good outcome. I feel as if no YouTube video could help me as much as this course did it was clear with instructions and the teacher was extremely friendly and helped out the whole team. He was very open to answering questions and made the activity more enjoyable. It opened my eyes to try new things at home and I would love to take part in another activity like this soon. Overall it was a very pleasant experience and one I would recommended to others in the future.
Siena Marquard - August 9th
Had a great time as an intermediate resin user at the resin beginners course part 1, despite having worked with resin and paint alone previously I still learnt a lot from this course in terms of woodworking and combining resin and wood properly :)
Siena Marquard - August 9th
Had a great time as an intermediate resin user at the resin beginners course part 1, despite having worked with resin and paint alone previously I still learnt a lot from this course in terms of woodworking and combining resin and wood properly :)
Jacqui Bertie-White - August 9th
What a great class to start my epoxy resin journey. I didn’t really know fully what to expect from the class, as I’ve never used resin before. It’s amazing what things you can use it for. I am buzzing with ideas now. The course, run by Richard, was taught at just the right pace for everyone to follow. Richard was full of very detailed information for us and nothing was too much trouble to answer, no matter how small. It was a nice sized class and just right for the room size. I will definitely be coming back for the Epoxy Resin Part 2 class.
Maureen Brown - August 9th
My main reason for going on the course was to see what I was doing wrong with my try at mixing the resins Richard pointed me in the right direction. I would recommend this course to anyone into resin I learnt so much and really enjoyed it. Richard teaches at a good speed not fast so you can follow him and ask him questions.
baneesh chopra - August 9th
Great informative beginners class into Epoxy Resin, very helpful teacher and great learning environment. They also ensured we were all comfortable from a Covid Social Distancing perspective. Well worth it!
clive steed - August 8th
Really great course. Resin looks easy on YouTube but there was no substitute for being in a room with an expert answering questions and demonstrating things in a relaxed and pleasant environment. Picked up some really useful tips and now feel more confident to give things a go. Will certainly come back. Plenty of parking COVID procedure was all good. A great day many thanks.
David Norwood - August 7th
A few things I learned was measuring resin, in a covid19 friendly environment, instructors took in account my disability, ps you don't always see this in courses, questions where answered and a worthwhile course, a enjoyable day out learned a lot and can't wait for the results to get home.
David Norwood - August 7th
A few things I learned was measuring resin, in a covid19 friendly environment, instructors took in account my disability, ps you don't always see this in courses, questions where answered and a worthwhile course, a enjoyable day out learned a lot and can't wait for the results to get home.
Victor Wright - July 13th
Thanks for well informed and very interesting beginners course the presentation was excellent and the hands-on experiences was a great help to the understanding of epoxy reading . Vic Wright
Graham Mackman - July 11th
Superb intro course to resin. Everything was provided and the pace was perfect, it was good fun, meeting others interested in the same thing. The tutors enthusiasm came through and he gave enough time to each as well as providing great tips. Do this course if you have an interest in resin art.
Sue r - July 3rd
The team were very friendly and helpful.
Maggie L - July 1st
Really enjoyable and informative beginners course. My partner and I attended - having been mesmerized by river pours on YouTube, and wanting to trial the technique ourselves - maybe have a go at a larger project down the track. Richard, the instructor, was patient, detailed and eager to inspire people to have a go with a project. The class if well paced, and stepped out - as you make a mold, mix your resin and then pour. The end result is a board, but you can come back to part 2 to create coasters. Thank you - we had an enjoyable workshop and learned a lot! :)
Steven - June 30th
Great beginner's class for those interested in learning the basics. Teaching was clear and at a pace suitable for all. We look forward to seeing the finished product!
Janine Khoshnevisan - June 29th
I did this course recently and was thoroughly impressed. The process was well explained with plenty of hints and tips on how to continue with this medium on your own afterwards. In spite of us all being complete beginners we produced stunning and sometimes surprisingly interesting results. No two were the same. I would highly recommend this course.
Ros - June 28th
Richard is a great teacher. I especially appreciated the insider knowledge he provides on the practicalities of working with resin, and the expensive mistakes that are so easily made. A great course.
Moet - June 26th
Richard was very informative & guided the class really well.
Emma Spice - June 15th
Fantastic course! Really knowledgeable teacher, I can’t wait to go back again.
Sarah Dorans - June 8th
Really enjoyed this course and will be returning for the part 2. Well organised. A good introduction to working with resin and lots of useful information. Thankyou
Alan Lobb - June 4th
Fantastic course to start you off. Very helpful and friendly. Would highly recommend.
Alan Lobb - June 4th
Fantastic course to start you off. Very helpful and friendly. Would highly recommend.
Hassan Ali - June 3rd
The epoxy resin class is great for beginners and the teachers are very helpful.
Monica Moise - June 1st
They teaching as step by step. I really like and I want to learn everything what is posible.is very nice to work with resin.thank you for everything and see you again soon.
Jessica - May 31st
Richard was a great instructor - will definitely be back!
Daniel Ingram - May 31st
A very helpful class if you want to begin your journey with epoxy resin teacher was very helpful and more than happy to answer any questions
Donna Gouldthorpe - May 30th
Really enjoyed the class. Our teacher Richard was very knowledgeable. Would recommend.
John Gouldthorpe - May 30th
My wife and I attended the introductory class for working with resin. What an amazing class. Richard was extremely knowledgeable and we honestly can't wait for our next class! I feel that the way he taught our class really excited us with wanting to learn more about working with resin. CAN'T WAIT!!!
Wendy Saunders - May 30th
I enjoyed the course and will be booking the next one soon 👍
Louise Parker - May 30th
Had a really educational day with Richard and his team. It’s was so useful to learn how to do a live edge pour. There’s not much he doesn’t know about resin. I will definitely be signing up for more of his classes. 100% worth doing. Thanks Richard
Daniel I - May 29th
Great beginners epoxy resin workshop teacher very informative and happy to answer all questions a great base to start your epoxy journey
Sara I - May 29th
Great beginners workshop, learnt everything needed to start using epoxy and combining with wood. Very helpful and friendly teaching. Venue was easy to find and well equipped for workshop.
Alison Bailey - May 19th
It was a very good course. It gave a good insight to know how and where to start with making a resin table. Richard was very informative about the subject matter and knew his craft well. If you would like to know how to make a resin table - this course would be very beneficial as a starting point. I had 2 guests with me and they really enjoyed the experience too.
john greening - May 18th
Pros. The teacher was friendly, funny and welcoming. Parking is good. Mould making concept was well explained. Concepts of resin, weighing and mixing are very well explained. Time is well spent making sure each student understood the volume calculations. Teacher happy to stay back to answer any and all questions and offers email advice. Cons. Group quite large (12ish) Not take away notes. Project wasn't a usable item (6 inch chopping board?) Very structured, so no options what you are making or for embedded items in the cast etc. Volume calculations didn't work so the Mould was half empty. Mould was pre-cut. Wood was pre-cut. Torching out bubbles was a 'watch only' experience as no one was allowed to touch the torch. Most bubble were missed so the project wasn't worth keeping. Temp, humidity etc are mentioned as important but not explained. Course was not as described. The course states 2.5 hours but is really 2 hours at most and it is not a course, it is only PART of a basic course. Even though is states...... WHAT HAPPENS IN THIS CLASS? ...... walk away with your very own unique live edge pour. This not true. The class stops at the pouring stage. Instead of bringing out solid pours to use to learn the full process you are told you have to pay £90 more to finish your first one on another day. Therefore you don't learn milling, planing, routing, sanding, wet flatting, polishing, waxing, etc. This could be a very good course.
Joseph Frost - May 18th
Great intro course for all things resin! Richard was a really knowledgeable and empathetic tutor who had time for everyone on the course no matter the level. Can't wait to book on to part 2
Aimee Gatliffe - May 18th
Perfect introduction to epoxy resin. Really enjoyable and taught clearly with great descriptions and information.
Ike - May 18th
The teacher was so friendly and helpful. Its so amazing how simple he made things! I really enjoyed this course and would highly recommend!
David - May 15th
Really great lesson, very easy to follow, not at all intimidating as a less craftsy person
Amanda S - May 15th
A hands on and fun learning experience with Richard who made the session informative and enjoyable. I've signed up for Part 2 and highly recommend the course to anyone curious on taking on an epoxy resin hobby.
Dave Grant - May 3rd
Superb. Richard was clear, patient, friendly and informative. Agneisha (sorry for spelling!) was really helpful too. The preparation, facilities and organisation were great. We got stuck straight in, and ended up with a nice finished piece. It was an excellent introduction and well worth doing.
Jo Grant - May 3rd
Great workshop, very informative, enjoyed by the whole family. Thank you Richard & Agnisha
Dominic Beckett - May 2nd
I really enjoyed this course. Richard was a fantastic teacher, all the instructions were really clear and everything was well prepped. It was exactly what I hoped for in terms of getting stuck in and learning the epoxy process. I'm looking forward to getting my work back, and can't wait to get the materials together and have another go now I feel more confident. Would recommend!
Andrew Green - May 2nd
Fantastic course! Everyone was really friendly and we dove straight into making a miniature river table! All details were explained thoroughly and with patience. Would 100% recommend anyone taking this as their first class. Thanks guys! Andrew
Matthew Grant - May 1st
The instructor and assistant were very friendly and supportive on the course, and made it easy for me to understand, and I now feel capable that I could reproduce this and it has widened my understanding of epoxy resin
Matthew Grant - May 1st
The instructor and assistant were very friendly and supportive on the course, and made it easy for me to understand, and I now feel capable that I could reproduce this and it has widened my understanding of epoxy resin
Matthew Grant - May 1st
The instructor and assistant were very friendly and supportive on the course, and made it easy for me to understand, and I now feel capable that I could reproduce this and it has widened my understanding of epoxy resin
Adrian - May 1st
Really good beginners course today, all Covid protocols explained and adhered to. Very interesting insight into how to work with and manage Epoxy resin products and I will be looking at the other courses once I've had the time to practice what we've learnt today.
Erin Smith - May 1st
I absolutely loved this course. It was informative and fun. It’s definitely given me more confidence in trying more stuff. I’m definitely going to be back for part 2. The teachers were friendly and easy to talk to.
Erin Smith - May 1st
I absolutely loved this course. It was informative and fun. It’s definitely given me more confidence in trying more stuff. I’m definitely going to be back for part 2. The teachers were friendly and easy to talk to.
KateT - April 19th
Lots of fun trying my hand at something new, and really pleased with the end result. Workshop is large and relatively spacious - a good thing, in these strange, socially-distanced times.
Michelle - April 17th
A great introduction to epoxy resin for beginners. I learned so much and I am looking forward to working on larger projects. Thank you Richard.
Rose - April 17th
Very good fun, Richard was a very good at imparting his knowledge and experience, and the course itself was very hands on and practical. Overall great experience and I would recommend to others.
Ion Somesan - April 4th
Everything went really well Richard was brilliant covering everything and more.
John - April 4th
Richard is a good instructor. He knew I was a complete novice and took the time to guide me through the process. I came in with zero knowledge, and left the session with a good understanding of how I could make my own resin creation. Well worth the time and the money.
FAIZA KASSIM - March 22nd
Thanks Richard for teaching us and give everyone time to ask questions and answer it for more details. I really like the workshop clean and tidy, social distance, everyone has their own equipment for training. Definitely I will come back for more training. Thanks
James Francis - March 21st
Really enjoyed the class, teacher was really good and made the whole thing enjoyable, would definitely recommend
Joyce Misrahi - March 21st
Richard was a grat teacher and explained everything in details.
Dan Wagner - March 21st
A great intro to epoxy resin principles & process. The course was structured to help anyone understand the basics. The teacher was very engaging and really friendly. I felt I learned a lot from the course and created a foundation of knowledge to start building upon. I would recommend this course to anyone interested in learning more about the craft.
Roberto Jordaney - March 20th
Amazing couple of hours, the teacher was very informative and he suggested many tips. A real Expert!
Giulia Leone - March 20th
Lovely atmosphere, also for people who never had experience with wood-resin. Very formative!
Dawn Tilley - March 20th
Richard was a really good instructor, very informative and really nice. Very well organised afernoon, very much enjoyed and will be back!
Adam Barnes - December 31st
A great resin workshop working on a smaller scale, but the instructor was able to relate everything so you would be able to pour a large table Very knowledgable regarding the entire table construction A great day
Adam Barnes - December 31st
A great resin workshop working on a smaller scale, but the instructor was able to relate everything so you would be able to pour a large table Very knowledgable regarding the entire table construction A great day
Emily - December 21st
Fantastic workshop, great atmosphere, great teacher, can't wait to do more there!
Anca Peter - December 12th
I had a great time participating to beginners epoxy resin workshop course. I had the answers to all of my questions, so thank you Richard for the unique experience. I am looking forward for the next resin course!
David Kohler - December 10th
Well informed trainer, an interesting course
David Kohler - December 10th
Well informed trainer, an interesting course
Florinel - December 6th
Very nice experience! I'm a lot more confident and wish to come back for another class! Thank you!
Dan - December 5th
This was a great course which set out all the steps clearly. It would have been good to have a list of the steps afterwards because I didn’t take notes. Richard was friendly and accomodated the pandemic . The coffee at the start was a nice touch
Angel - December 1st
I can't recommend this class enough. The venue was spacious and airy. The teacher, Richard, was quite friendly and does know his stuff. He took his time to explain each step/process, and was able to answer all our questions.
Ronnie - November 30th
Enjoyed the workshop, chance to ask some technical questions and learn a few new techniques. Look forward to a finishing course in future.
Greg - November 29th
Very interesting 1st lesson, learnt alot, worth while
Wojtek - November 29th
Really good and interesting course smashing introduction to Epoxy expiration
Davide Piovani - November 29th
I recommend this course to those people who approach the world of resin for the first time and I found qualified teachers ready to remove any doubts. Thank you
Andy - November 29th
A great course learnt loads Richard was very knowledgeable, thanks
Claude - November 29th
A great introduction to river tables and epoxy resin work! super fun, informative easy to follow and looking forward to doing more! Thank you Claude
Anne Reyero - November 18th
Richard, the teacher, was extremely helpful, informative & patient and also Agy his assistant. The course was so enjoyable and I managed to produce a piece of work that I'm extremely pleased with. All covid regulations complied with, felt very safe. Would recommend this course to anyone, even if you think you're not very artistic - you will be guided through the process which is easy to follow.
Mark - November 16th
I booked this for my wife as a birthday gift. She loved it, says she feels a lot more confident to give it a go on her own. Richard was very knowledgeable and patient in answering lots of questions on the day.
Jozef - November 16th
Great fun as an introduction or refresher to epoxy resin. Good direction from a confident and friendly team. Looking forward to exploring this in more detail.
Stacey - November 15th
Had a great day with Richard, learning all the foundations and tricks of the trade when working with resin. Everything was well organised and resources were as required. A lot of fun and an informative experience. Thank you all.
Stacey - November 15th
Great workshop. Very informative and fun too! They reduced class sizes so was easily able to stay socially distanced throughout. Highly recommended
Marius - November 15th
Everything was perfect from the moment we arrived until the end of the course. I'm looking forward for an intermediate course. Thank you !
Kevin - November 15th
Very good course , Richard was very helpful and answered all my questions with full knowledge If there is a course 2 I will be booking it Kev
John McCrum - November 15th
Arrived at the course a greenhorn after two hours felt I had a real grounding in the subject. thank you Richard great venue
John Mccrum - November 15th
Arrived at the course a greenhorn after two hours felt I had areal grounding in the subject. thank you Richard
John Mccrum - November 15th
Arrived at the course a greenhorn after two hours felt I had areal grounding in the subject. thank you Richard
Jacqueline Diment - November 15th
I very much enjoyed the course, Richard is a great teacher. The course was was well presented and easy to follow and Richard was knowledgable and happy to answer any questions. I was very pleased with the finished item. The venue is fantastic a building dedicated to craft!
Claire - November 14th
Loved my resin workshop today, really well organised , clear guidance and tips on how best to work with the materials. Came away inspired to do more and keen to take advantage of the next classes. Very COVID safe.
Jan Allen - November 12th
Richard was a good teacher.really enjoyed the experience.
Jan Allen - November 12th
Richard was a good teacher.really enjoyed the experience.
Jan Allen - November 12th
Richard was a good teacher.really enjoyed the experience.
Martin Withington - November 11th
Great course! Really enjoyable, easy to follow and very informative! I really enjoyed this course and learnt a lot, this will really help me in the future with my resin projects. The venue was really easy to find and the teacher was also great.
Gus - November 7th
After recently being made redundant from a job i had been doing for 35 years & no longer enjoying, i decided it would be nice to do something that i would enjoy. After looking at images of river tables & finding them fascinating i booked myself on the river table course. It turned out to be a wise move as the course has left me with a confidence that i didn't have before attending. I have looked at many videos on this subject but nothing has given me the confidence to try & make a river table on my own. I would highly recommend taking this course if you are thinking of making one of these amazing tables.
Anna Moran - November 4th
Really interesting, informative course. I only went to keep a friend company, as we have a shared love of all things crafty, but I ended up getting a lot more out of it than expected and would now love to explore the medium of resin more. Thanks Richard for a great experience. Would definitely recommend to anyone considering this course.
Greg - November 3rd
Great workshop, really enjoyed the experience. Very informative and fun.
Nicci - November 1st
Wow. Brilliant. Theory & pitfalls explained. Richard was very good. Would recommend even if you are doing smaller pieces. My husband and I really enjoyed it very much indeed. If you want to take up a new hobby this is a perfect starter to get you going. Well done Richard & Thank you so much. The Blackburn's.
Julia Seymour - October 31st
The course was really good. I learned all the basics that I need to know to get started with epoxy resin. Everything was provided, teacher was very knowledgeable, venue was good. I can't wait to get my finished piece once it's fully dried! Thank you :)
Karen Griffith - October 31st
Great course, definitely has me hooked on exploring epoxy resin further and creating more pieces. Richard very informative and clearly loves what he does. Highly recommended
Simon Au - October 31st
Thoroughly enjoyed the epoxy resin course. It was well organised and the staff are really helpful and friendly. Highly recommend this beginners course and look forward to the full table making course. Simon & Karen
Adam Sheppard - October 31st
Really good course. I learn't lots of little tricks advice which I wouldn't have been able to get easily online. Course was a very good length. Instructor was very friendly and helpful.
Yiannis - October 27th
The workshop was very enjoyable and a great introduction into Epoxy Resin and using it to craft things at home as a hobby. The workshop covers some good topics such as calculating how much resin you need and the ratio mix with hardener etc. Richard is very friendly and happy to answer any questions you might have.
Andy Proudfoot - October 25th
Attended this course with a friend with a view to ultimately making small tables at home. The location is very easy to find and the workshop was the perfect size for our class of 12 people. The instructor was very knowledgeable and able to answer all our weird questions! I would absolutely recommend this course if you're interested in any table projects.
Michelle - October 18th
Really enjoyed the morning but a lot to take in .Richard was very good ,and explained things well . It would be helpful to have some information to take away of everything we covered in the class , dos and donts , etc . We tried to jot some notes down but whilst doing this you can miss other things being explained . We are looking to incorporate resin art in our current business therefore more information to recap on after the day ,the better . We are going to book another class with Richard to extend on what we have learnt so far . We were also well looked after with teas and coffees being made for us whenever we wanted which was an extended bonus !!
Ian - October 18th
Intro to Epoxy Resin Course was very good. Learnt a lot and would look to do more courses delivered by Richard. Even let me spend some extra time on my work after the course to correct a mistake. Thank you. Can’t wait to receive my piece. I am a visual learner so a step by step quick demo at each stage would have meant a lot less class questions and mistakes but still a great course. 👍
Will - October 18th
Very good workshop run by Richard. Learnt a lot and now looking forward to starting some new exciting projects. Very covid secure environment. Looking forward to more workshops with Friendly Forces Construction soon!
Deepa - October 18th
Really enjoyed this workshop! Richard was a great teacher and very informative. I had hundreds of questions, which he was happy to answer. Got a lot out of the workshop and very excited to put it all into practice!
Ian - October 12th
Richard is a very good tutor and the course was well run and at exactly the right level. Looking forward to the next course that we will have with him.
Sophie - October 10th
Really cool workshop. Decided to give it a try with no experience or really any idea what to do, but feel confident now that I could figure it out and build something I'm proud of by myself.
Alex - October 6th
I really enjoyed the course and had fun getting creative! Richard explained everything really clearly and was very friendly and approachable. I felt safe with the Covid-19 measures in place and we were given the option of leaving at anytime if we felt unsafe. Would recommend to anyone wishing to explore the world of epoxy resin. Great advice and a fab place to start!
Owen - October 6th
It was great. All appropriate COVID precautions had been put in place and the course itself was brilliant. The teacher was knowledgeable, helpful, explained everything clearly and was happy to answer any questions or provide general guidance. Very glad we chose this course.,
Rachel Jecks - October 6th
I had a great time attending the resin workshop on Saturday, the venue was excellent (and covid rules adhered to thoroughly throughout), but it was the quality of teaching that really made the course stand out. I came away having learnt a lot in a short space of time without feeling overwhelmed, and the practical hands-on approach to learning how to prepare a mould and mix the resin was fantastic.
Felix - October 5th
Brilliant course! Richard had all the answers to some very detailed questions. Friendly atmosphere and excited to have a go at some tables! Thanks for a great day!
Anna - October 4th
Brilliant day, full of lots of information for resin casing, would highly recommend it for any beginner
Mark - October 4th
Our tutor was very welcoming and great though out! Helpful with any questions we had, patient and knowledgable! The course it’s self was also great It gave you all the knowledge and skills you needed to start you own small projects! Couldn’t have had a better experience!!!
Natasha Poole - October 4th
What an excellent experience. I learned so much which will enable me to start out, creating different and unique pieces using epoxy resin. The teacher was very informative and explained each step in detail and made it easy to understand. It was a great venue with parking which was a bonus.
Luke - October 4th
Richard is a fantastic instructor and the course was great. Very knowledgeable about his craft and answered every question well. Highly recommend and we will be heading back for his new courses
Natalie - October 4th
Well paced, informative and a great introduction to a new world of crafting
Dev Mandavia - October 3rd
I learned exactly what i intended to when i was booked the course. The course was informative and the experience was excellent as my first time working with epoxy together with wood. Richard (the teacher) was very informative and friendly. Managed to help with all of my questions and provide some insight into the epoxy world beyond just the course. Easily accessible location with ample parking, and just right for the purposes for the course.
Alex - September 29th
Quick and very informative course . Enjoyed it 10/10
Louise - September 24th
As a beginner using Epoxy Resin this course is a great introduction about how to get it right, and learn the important steps about how not to make an expensive mistake! Richard gives you confidence to experiment, is reassuring with his depth and breadth of knowledge on the subject and is calm, cool and collected balancing the needs of the class. The venue was well set up to follow current Government guidelines and gave us the space we needed to work.
Emily - September 22nd
Richard was friendly, patient, knowledgable and open to asking any questions participants had. Great workshop!
Kenny Gillanders - September 22nd
As someone who has tried working with resin before I really enjoyed this course. The teacher, Richard, was friendly and answered all questions in a clear and easy to understand way. Some of the little tips he gave us I feel will be invaluable for me going forward. As with everything during Covid-19 I was a little apprehensive about attending course, but I need not have been as the workshop was set out well and those in attendance had good space around them.
Kenny - September 22nd
I have to admit I was a little apprehensive about attending the class, but our teacher, Richard, put us all at ease and the workshop was well laid out. The class itself was informative and well paced, Richard took time to answer all questions. The explaining of what can go wrong and how to fix them helped me see where I'd been going wrong when I'd tried working with resin previously. Richard was friendly and easy to approach with queries. Will definitely recommend this course to others.
Sonia - September 22nd
The course was fun interactive and very informative. Richard answered all our doubts. The timing mentioned in details was 12 to 3.45 but we were free by 2.15. For the fees we paid i guess we could have made one more project all by ourselves. But nonetheless the course was great. Thanks Obby.
Louise - September 21st
This workshop was so much more than i expected! I thoroughly enjoyed it and would recommend it to everyone who want to widen knowledge of using Epoxy Resin! The way everything was explained made it very easy to grasp and understand what I needed to do and why. I was very happy with how Richard taught the group and i would like to attend again to make harder and larger design :) India
Viviana - September 20th
The course was good and friendly. It covered a lot of basic and there was plenty of time for questions. I would definitely recommend this course as it was a nice afternoon
Fiona Gruchy-Craven - September 20th
Richard was informative and friendly with all the information useful and relevant. No question was too small for him to answer. the pace of the course was perfect and gives you confidence to start your first project using resin. I would definitely recommend this course.
Katie Chittenden - September 9th
I really enjoyed this course. It was easy to understand but an important course to take when wanting to get creative with epoxy resin. I was also pleased with the social distancing and hygiene undertaken.
Katie - September 9th
I really enjoyed this course. It was easy to understand but an important course to take when wanting to get creative with epoxy resin. I was also pleased with the social distancing and hygiene undertaken.
Lisa dias - September 9th
Went on the beginners epoxy resin course as a gift. Just what I was expecting. Fun, friendly and informative. May or may not take it further but always good to learn something new.
Lisa dias - September 9th
Went on the beginners epoxy resin course as a gift. Just what I was expecting. Fun, friendly and informative. May or may not take it further but always good to learn something new.
Lisa dias - September 9th
Went on the beginners epoxy resin course as a gift. Just what I was expecting. Fun, friendly and informative. May or may not take it further but always good to learn something new.
Lisa dias - September 9th
Went on the beginners epoxy resin course as a gift. Just what I was expecting. Fun, friendly and informative. May or may not take it further but always good to learn something new.
Lisa dias - September 9th
Went on the beginners epoxy resin course as a gift. Just what I was expecting. Fun, friendly and informative. May or may not take it further but always good to learn something new.
Manrina - September 6th
I enjoyed learning how to use epoxy resin. I would have liked to have created something useful at the end. I guess what we created can be used as decorative art. It was certainly interesting and got my creative juices flowing.
Roxanne - September 6th
Very pleased I attended this course. The teacher is informative, knowledgeable and patient. Happy to answer questions and give lots of guidance. Even with social distancing measures in place it was a relaxed atmosphere where I was able to work at my own pace. Would definitely recommend this as a good starting class of you have never used resin before.
JP - September 6th
This was a very good course. I learned a lot in a short space of time and am keen to learn more about working with epoxy resin.
Zoe - September 5th
Im a complete novice who decided I wasnted to learn after watching way too many You Tube videos. I came away from the class with all the knowledge i need to go away a play. Very informative great atmosphere and top notch teaching. Would recommend to anyone its a fab way to spend a few hours learning a new skill and having a good time. Thank you
Andrew knox - September 5th
Great venue, friendly atmosphere, very informative with detailed information. Worth every penny.
nisha klowane - August 14th
I had a wonderful experience! Can’t wait to get started!
Daniel Primus - August 9th
An amazing experience that gives you the tools you need to start your own epoxy journey. It thoroughly enjoyable and looking forward to the next one!
Shane - July 29th
This is the first workshop I attended on using Resins, its ideal for beginners and covers key information and steps for resin casting. While we covered a little bit on the finishing steps, this is key for my ongoing projects - I'm going to take up Richard's advise on easycomposites products and their great customer care. Richard is great and very knowlegable answering all questions patiently. Good care was taken to ensure everyone was safe and comfortable while working under Covid restrictions.
Jodie - July 28th
This workshop is ideal for beginners like myself, I gained more information than I had expected in the few hours spent. Richard was a great teacher who was very knowlegable and more than happy to answer any questions the class had, he also went the extra mile to ensure everyone was safe and comfortable while working under Covid restrictions, really enjoyable experience, well worth travelling from Northern Ireland, really looking forward to the next course.
Kevin - July 27th
I attended this course with my wife to learn a little more about epoxy resin and we had a brilliant afternoon. Richard was a really good teacher took the time to explain everything to us and made us feel very safe in these strange COVID times. We would definitely recommend this course for anyone who is a beginner wanting to learn more and have a little practice at using the resin and messing about with the colours. Thank you Richard.
Jade - July 26th
Enjoyable and very informative session on using resin. Instructor was very knowledgable and friendly and guided us through all the steps in making our resin projects.
Sa - July 26th
Great course, really enjoyed it. Richard is a great teacher, very helpful & knowledgeable. Class size was perfect. Would highly recommend to others.
Ann Marie - July 26th
Absolutely loved it, I’ve started epoxy strat away at home, our teacher was brilliant
Suzanne - July 26th
The epoxy resin course was just what I had been looking for. Richard was a great teacher, practical and informative. Good size class so he had time to talk to us and answer any questions. All materials provided. Looking forward to seeing the piece I have made, and to the next class when they start up on making a river table. Thoroughly enjoyed it and would highly recommend it to others.
Philip Payne - July 26th
Great course. Learnt a lot very useful. Good size class as well. Teacher was friendly, patient and informative.
Ann Marie Scarfe - July 25th
This was a very interesting course, I feel I learnt everything I needed to know. Our teacher Richard was very helpful and full of advice. The workshop was great, I look forward to another course, thank you
Ann Marie Scarfe - July 25th
This was a very interesting course, I feel I learnt everything I needed to know. Our teacher Richard was very helpful and full of advice. The workshop was great, I look forward to another course, thank you
Alvieve - July 14th
This class was excellent and informative. We were taught the fundamentals and are now about to attempt our own projects. I feel even more excited to get stuck in and look forward to the table making course.
Hannah - July 12th
A very well run course. Richard was very knowledgeable and was able to answer all of my many questions! I felt safe at all times with the Covid rules in place and PPE available. Looking forward to seeing my final piece
Karen - July 12th
Good workshop with knowledgeable teacher Richard. COVID precautions were stressed and PPE provided. Would have liked to see more examples of completed projects or test pieces, as being a complete beginner, I had no reference points. Would recommend the course
Alvaro Andre - July 12th
I am a painter and decoration, it was great to learned something different, how to work with Epoxi Resin and make spectacular table tops and the most important learned how to measure the Epoxy Resin. Mr Richard was spectacular with the introduction of the course, friendly, ready to take any doubts about it, and was very careful with social distances and we had the necessary disposition to feel safe. The place is comfortable for the number of students, clean and very organized, I liked it.
Jevgenijs - July 12th
Very polite and friendly teacher. Everything was explained and all the questions were answered. The Workshop is clean and tidy. Masks and gloves were provided. Definitely would recommend to a friends. 10 out of 10. Thank you
Simon Hall - July 12th
Richard was friendly informative and knowledgeable. The venue was right for the size of the group. And with the covid restrictions in place, gloves, masks and social distancing in place, felt as Safe as could possibly be. Richard explained at the start about what was required with the policys in place from Obby and he and our group compled. On the day we completed a model river table approximately 27x24cm, which gave the skills to return home and try something larger. Richard gave a lot of useful information and how he uses resin. I definitely give this experience 5 stars and would recommend.
Matt Thomas - July 12th
Nice and friendly instructor really helpful and didn't mind my endless questions. I felt perfectly safe with all the Covid safety precautions in place and can't wait to see my finished piece.
Hannah - July 12th
A lovely day spent with my partner Matt for his Birthday gift. Richard was very helpful and knowledgeable and answered all of my many questions. Felt safe at all times with effective Covid rules in place. Looking forward to seeing my final piece!
Karen Freeman - July 11th
Richard was extremely friendly and explained everything very well. The class was laid out in a way to allow for social distancing and masks and hand gel was also provided. I learnt a lot about preparation, mixing, and coloring design. Great course for a complete beginner like me and I look forward to seeing my work once completely set. Richard will post home so no need to travel back if you live a distance away. Have a go you will be very pleased you did. Look forward to coffee table resin class next. Thank you
Jenisha Maisuria Sumra and Rishi Sumra - July 11th
Absolutely loved this class! Richard was very knowledgable and patient. The class ran smoothly and we enjoyed every minute. We both felt very safe with measures that had been put into place in light of COVID19 and would definitely attend another class and recommend to others. Can’t wait to receive our final products. This has definitely given me more resin ideas for the future. I’ve found a new hobby for sure!
Jenisha Maisuria Sumra and Rishi Sumra - July 11th
Absolutely loved this class! Richard was very knowledgable and patient. The class ran smoothly and we enjoyed every minute. We both felt very safe with measures that had been put into place in light of COVID19 and would definitely attend another class and recommend to others. Can’t wait to receive our final products. This has definitely given me more resin ideas for the future. I’ve found a new hobby for sure!
Jamie-Rose Larkin - March 23rd
My boyfriend and I did a course just before Christmas. Richard was incredibly knowledgable, and was a great instructor! We had so much fun using resin for the first time. Would definitely sign up to a Friendly Forces course again.
Peter Ferenczy - March 18th
Amazing experience. The basics another skill is in the bag. Went very smooth. Recommended!
Kintija - March 18th
All perfect, the class informative, the instructor knowledgable and calm, premises new and equipped. Would come back
Dawn - March 9th
Great introductory course with a lot of great tips on technique and equipment / materials requirements. Richard is friendly, knowledgeable and on hand to assist when needed. Great venue with plenty of free onsite parking. Highly recommended for people with no previous experience of epoxy resin casting / pouring
Dawn - March 9th
Great introductory course with a lot of great tips on technique and equipment / materials requirements. Richard is friendly, knowledgeable and on hand to assist when needed. Great venue with plenty of free onsite parking. Highly recommended for people with no previous experience of epoxy resin casting / pouring
Lindsey Brooks - March 2nd
Richard was very clear in his instruction and took the course at a good pace. He gave lots of information. It was a very enjoyable afternoon. Highly recommended.
Susie - March 2nd
Had such a great time, Richard was a great teacher. I left feeling really well informed and ready to start all the projects I had in mind! Can't wait to see my finished board :)
Paul W - February 24th
Richard was very helpful, very informative and was well planned. I can highly recommend this course for beginners, some key points were addressed for binding the resin to the timber and how you remove bubble. Im ordering resin as we speak!!
Darryl - February 23rd
Really enjoyed the course time. Richard was very knowledgable and very receptive to questions during the course time. First time resin user and really liked the whole experience. Great taster to hopefully move on to bigger things.
Annie Hall - February 23rd
Really enjoyed this 2-3h course. Richard was very knowledgeable and patient and, as a complete beginner, I found the pace and detail offered in the course just right. A cup of tea would have made it perfect 😉. I am looking forward to my finished river resin board coming in the post!
Jason wood - February 22nd
Richard was really clear and friendly with his delivery of the course. He gave some excellent tips and tricks along with solid advice too. The venue is excellent .
Jason wood - February 22nd
Richard was really clear and friendly with his delivery of the course. He gave some excellent tips and tricks along with solid advice too. The venue is excellent .
Maria Myers and Ian West - February 17th
Richard was very informative , helpful and friendly. We found that instruction was good and the step by step tuition was excellent. We have tried a couple of casts before attending this course and we hit a couple of issues. On the course we discussed with Richard what had happened and we talked through the tweaks / troubleshooting etc. On the whole we found the course great and you can let your creative flow run wild with different colours and textures Would thorough recommened Thanks for the enjoyable course. Maria and Ian
Isabelle - February 16th
Great fun course with Richard, knowledgeable and pleasant teacher. We are hoping he will soon offer a follow-up course on the topic. Highly recommended .
Tom Nixon - February 15th
This was a great introductory course on epoxy resin and wood. Richard is a nice friendly guy and a great teacher. He help all of us make a export resin board and answered all of our questions I would highly recommend anyone and everyone attend the course.
Sarah - February 5th
I had a great time and learnt alot on how to use the resin and mix different kinds of pigments. Richard is very friendly , knowlegeable and will quickly put you at ease which is great for any one who is new to resin. I would highly recommend this class .
Oliver - February 4th
Richard led a very interesting course, explaining the steps of the resin process very well along the way. Mixing the resin and choosing colours was great fun.
Kathryn - February 1st
I had so much fun in this course! It was very easy to follow as Richard was super clear and very patient when I tried to take over the course a couple of times 🤭 I think I’ve found my new hobby! Highly recommend and you don’t need any experience or special skills, just go for it.
Jess - January 31st
Very helpful team with lots of experience! Great class for beginners and the class is small enough for you to ask lots of questions! Looking forward to more classes!
jess - January 31st
Really helpful and insightful class. Lives up to the name of the company! I am looking forward to further courses as they really support your learning.
jess - January 31st
Really helpful and insightful class. Lives up to the name of the company! I am looking forward to further courses as they really support your learning.
Jess - January 30th
Fun and engaging. Found the class informative and really helped me progress my skills. Can't wait for next time
Jess - January 30th
Fun and engaging. Found the class informative and really helped me progress my skills. Can't wait for next time
Jess - January 30th
Fun and engaging. Found the class informative and really helped me progress my skills. Can't wait for next time
[email protected] - January 30th
Really helpful and insightful class. Lives up to the name of the company! I am looking forward to further courses as they really support your learning.
[email protected] - January 30th
Really helpful and insightful class. Lives up to the name of the company! I am looking forward to further courses as they really support your learning.
[email protected] - January 30th
Really helpful and insightful class. Lives up to the name of the company! I am looking forward to further courses as they really support your learning.
Jessica A - January 30th
Really helpful and insightful class. Lives up to the name of the company! I am looking forward to further courses as they really support your learning.
Jess - January 30th
Really helpful and insightful class. Lives up to the name of the company! I am looking forward to further courses as they really support your learning.
Jess - January 30th
Really helpful and insightful class. Lives up to the name of the company! I am looking forward to further courses as they really support your learning.
Jess - January 30th
Really helpful and insightful class. Lives up to the name of the company! I am looking forward to further courses as they really support your learning.
Jess - January 30th
Really helpful and insightful class. Lives up to the name of the company! I am looking forward to further courses as they really support your learning.
Graeme Keeling - January 30th
I learned the basics of materials preparation, and a combination of the technical preparation of resin e.g calculation of quantity, temperature control, mixing and pouring technique. Richard, the course tutor, was friendly, approachable and knowledgable. Instructions were clear and concise. The venue was well equipped, well organised and suitable for our group of ten. I would be more than happy to go back to Friendly Forces for other courses.
Graeme Keeling - January 30th
I learned the basics of materials preparation, and a combination of the technical preparation of resin e.g calculation of quantity, temperature control, mixing and pouring technique. Richard, the course tutor, was friendly, approachable and knowledgable. Instructions were clear and concise. The venue was well equipped, well organised and suitable for our group of ten. I would be more than happy to go back to Friendly Forces for other courses.
Graeme Keeling - January 30th
I learned the basics of materials preparation, and a combination of the technical preparation of resin e.g calculation of quantity, temperature control, mixing and pouring technique. Richard, the course tutor, was friendly, approachable and knowledgable. Instructions were clear and concise. The venue was well equipped, well organised and suitable for our group of ten. I would be more than happy to go back to Friendly Forces for other courses.
Graeme Keeling - January 30th
I learned the basics of materials preparation, and a combination of the technical preparation of resin e.g calculation of quantity, temperature control, mixing and pouring technique. Richard, the course tutor, was friendly, approachable and knowledgable. Instructions were clear and concise. The venue was well equipped, well organised and suitable for our group of ten. I would be more than happy to go back to Friendly Forces for other courses.
Warren - January 30th
Venue was great, well equipped and organised. The course was planned out very well, with clear and precise instructions which were easy to follow and interactive. Richard was very knowledgeable and helpful. A great teacher with a calm personality. Would highly recommend this for anyone interested in Epoxy.
Warren - January 30th
Venue was great, well equipped and organised. The course was planned out very well, with clear and precise instructions which were easy to follow and interactive. Richard was very knowledgeable and helpful. A great teacher with a calm personality. Would highly recommend this for anyone interested in Epoxy.
Warren - January 30th
Venue was great, well equipped and organised. The course was planned out very well, with clear and precise instructions which were easy to follow and interactive. Richard was very knowledgeable and helpful. A great teacher with a calm personality. Would highly recommend this for anyone interested in Epoxy.
Warren - January 30th
Venue was great, well equipped and organised. The course was planned out very well, with clear and precise instructions which were easy to follow and interactive. Richard was very knowledgeable and helpful. A great teacher with a calm personality. Would highly recommend this for anyone interested in Epoxy.
Warren - January 30th
Venue was great, well equipped and organised. The course was planned out very well, with clear and precise instructions which were easy to follow and interactive. Richard was very knowledgeable and helpful. A great teacher with a calm personality. Would highly recommend this for anyone interested in Epoxy.
Warren - January 30th
Venue was great, well equipped and organised. The course was planned out very well, with clear and precise instructions which were easy to follow and interactive. Richard was very knowledgeable and helpful. A great teacher with a calm personality. Would highly recommend this for anyone interested in Epoxy.
Warren - January 30th
Venue was great, well equipped and organised. The course was planned out very well, with clear and precise instructions which were easy to follow and interactive. Richard was very knowledgeable and helpful. A great teacher with a calm personality. Would highly recommend this for anyone interested in Epoxy.
Warren - January 30th
Venue was great, well equipped and organised. The course was planned out very well, with clear and precise instructions which were easy to follow and interactive. Richard was very knowledgeable and helpful. A great teacher with a calm personality. Would highly recommend this for anyone interested in Epoxy.
Warren - January 30th
Venue was great, well equipped and organised. The course was planned out very well, with clear and precise instructions which were easy to follow and interactive. Richard was very knowledgeable and helpful. A great teacher with a calm personality. Would highly recommend this for anyone interested in Epoxy.
Warren - January 30th
Venue was great, well equipped and organised. The course was planned out very well, with clear and precise instructions which were easy to follow and interactive. Richard was very knowledgeable and helpful. A great teacher with a calm personality. Would highly recommend this for anyone interested in Epoxy.
Kim Anderson - January 29th
Richard was very friendly and informative, I felt he covered everything we needed to know and I left feeling very enthusiastic about starting our own projects!
Oli - January 29th
Really great course, clear instructions, had fun creating. Will do more.
Austin Basile - January 27th
I'd watched many resin youtube videos before taking this course so I arrived with many questions. I was very excited to get going but had no idea what to expect. We learned everything from making a mold to calculating the amount of resin we'd need to mix. The class ran smoothly and was very informative, and the venue seems perfect for what we needed. I can happily say that not only did I get my questions answered but I had a great time, and left very inspired and confident in my abilities to move forward onto my own projects.
Gloria - January 26th
This was a Christmas present for my partner and we had a great time! Richard was very friendly and knowledgeable. I had never worked with resin before and found the class informative and fun. Would definitely recommend!
Henrietta - January 26th
This was a well structured, interesting course with a teacher who was clearly very knowledgeable about his craft. I really enjoyed learning the technical details of the process of making resin and playing with glue guns! It would be great to see the changes mentioned to reduce impact on the environment take place as I was a little uncomfortable using some of the disposable materials e.g. the wipes used to clean the table seemed like they could have been replaced with spray and a cloth.
Sarah - January 26th
Brilliant course and intro to working with resin - can’t recommend it highly enough. Richard was a great teacher and explained all about resin with lots of very useful information. Very clear instructions and a well structured session that went at the perfect pace. Everything we needed to use was well organised and very prepared. All very easy to follow and in a great studio. Thank you also to Anneshka who was great at supporting throughout. Was a lot of fun and would love to take another course. Thank you Richard
Karen - January 25th
Really great venue with a lot of creativity around! Richard our teacher was very friendly, approachable and informative. If you didn't understand then he was happy to reiterate for you. The class was a very good beginners guide to using resin and I do think I can now go away have give it a go myself. The reason why I gave it 4 stars instead of 5.....there needs to be some improvement on sustainability & I know Richard is looking to this. Also I would have appreciated a fact sheet with helpful hints to either take away or to be emailed later. If these 2 small things could be rectified then 5 stars all the way! Thanks Richard
Victoria Thomson - January 25th
Richard was an excellent teacher. Loved the course, it was so informative and relevant- a new year energiser!
Victoria Thomson - January 25th
Richard was an excellent teacher. Loved the course, it was so informative and relevant- a new year energiser!
Duncan Lewis - January 24th
Richard was a great tutor, very friendly and explaining everything clearly and able to answer all questions. Instructions were clear and easy to follow. Worth noting that the door to the venue was locked when we arrived, so it's worth bringing the phone number with you so you can ring Richard and get him to let you in!
Clare Kelly - January 24th
I recommend this course highly - as an instructor Richard has a real lightness of touch. He makes sure that you have all the technical knowledge you need to complete your project, but leave the creative elements entirely up to you! I had a really lovely afternoon at Friendly Forces.
David Goldsworthy - January 23rd
The course was well run and presented in a very friendly and relaxed atmosphere. We learnt how to make a mould which was then used to make a small resin board. The venue was easy to find and gave enough space for the eight of us on the course to work in with comfort. I would suggest that it would be helpful to give the students a small handout to remind them of what they had learnt and how to obtain resin products for their own use.
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Nicola - January 23rd
really fun course and very informative
Andy - January 23rd
Great class from the perspective of someone who's watched a lot of videos but wanted hands on experience before attempting anything on my own.
Buhlebenkosi - January 22nd
Loved loved loved my time there. It reinforced my interest in working with resin and had some very useful tips at the end of it. Richard is knowledgeable and has the patience of a saint 😊 Looking forward to bigger project classes. Thank you Richard
Julia - January 21st
I attended the epoxy resin workshop in December after being given it as a gift for my birthday and needless to say it was fantastic! The course leader was informative and relaxed which made for a very enjoyable day. The resources available were good quality and I really was pleased with my wood and resin piece, which I am hoping to turn into a table top! Don’t hesitate to book this!
Fathima Ikram - January 21st
Such a wonderful experience. Gave individual attention to all participants and clearly explained the process. The teacher was very informative and did not hesitate to answer any questions and doubts. Easy access to get to the venue. Can't wait for other epoxy Resin workshops.
Sam - January 19th
Really great class, really informative and easy to follow. I really enjoyed meeting the new people and teacher was very patient and knowledgable. Really happy with what I have made. Would definitely go again.
Sam - January 19th
Really great class, really informative and easy to follow. I really enjoyed meeting the new people and teacher was very patient and knowledgable. Really happy with what I have made. Would definitely go again.
Sharna - January 19th
Richard was a brilliant teacher and the course was fantastic. The new studio is beautiful with great light and learning about how to work with expoxy resin was just as I hoped. I am hooked.
Wendy & Samantha Nash - January 19th
New experience which My daughter and I have interested for a long time ,Richard was great teacher with the 2 assistant, they are very welcome us and also we met nice people in the class , we had a brilliant time .. we definitely going to do it again will keep an eye on for the next course
Wendy & Samantha Nash - January 19th
New experience which My daughter and I have interested for a long time ,Richard was great teacher with the 2 assistant, they are very welcome us and also we met nice people in the class , we had a brilliant time .. we definitely going to do it again will keep an eye on for the next course
Chelsea - January 19th
Had such a great time at this course and learned a lot. Richard and team were very informative and helpful. The venue was very nice also :)
Sherran - January 18th
I had a great time on this course and Richard was a brilliant teacher! I'd never used Epoxy resin before and didn't know much about it, but Richard took the time to explain everything as we went and was more than happy to answer all our questions. He also gave us loads of hints and tips for how best to continue working with resin ourselves at home. Would highly recommend this course!!
Jenny - January 17th
Richard The tutor was patient, and friendly, but it wasn’t a chopping board as advertised on the site. It was great to learn the tips and tricks of resin pouring, even if the finished piece is on the small side using a couple of offcuts of wood.
matt - January 16th
Really interesting introduction to working with wood and epoxy. Richard (the tutor) was very friendly, knowledgeable and explained everything clearly. The workshop is well equipped and laid out and everything was ready to go when we arrived. Would recommend to anyone with an interest in starting a new hobby or sideline. Richard made some great recommendations on where to get the best materials and explained difference between the types of epoxy resins, what they can be used for (and importantly what they can't be used for!) Hopefully Friendly Forces Courses will be expanding their offering for more advanced workshops (there was mention of a longer course where a stool or coffee table could be created).
Janak - January 15th
Great intro to pouring epoxy resin. If you’ve seen the instagram & youtube vids and want to know how to do it for yourself this is the course. There is no woodworking involved, you’ll make a mould and pour the epoxy. Richard is friendly & knowledgeable.
Dalida - January 14th
Absolutely brilliant workshop ! Great start to resin works, can't wait for more courses. Dalida
Stephen - December 18th
Was not a cutting board - fair warning. I prefer the class as what it was honestly: we chose a couple pieces of scrap wood and filled the gap between them with resin, learning all about it in the process.
Jasmit - December 16th
Hello it was a wonderful class all my question became clear . Thank you so much looking forward to attend more classes
Jasmit - December 16th
Hello it was a wonderful class all my question became clear . Thank you so much looking forward to attend more classes
Popi - December 14th
We went to this course with my partner and we loved it. Richard was very helpful and friendly and had lots of knowledge to share with us. We thoroughly enjoyed it, it was great fun! We will definitely be returning with the new classes and would recommend to anyone who wishes to learn about resin.
Esther - December 12th
The course was informative and gave an insight into how to create the moulds and the diffetent materials you can use. I would recommend the course.
Susan - December 12th
I thoroughly enjoyed this workshop. I'd never worked with epoxy resin before, but had seen it on instagram and was curious. Richard was a great teacher and gave time to everyone and answered all the questions as we were going along. I came away with new skills, confidence in working with epoxy resin and a piece I am proud of. I travelled a long way for this session but it was totally worth it.
Sean Mac - December 10th
Beginners Epoxy Resin Workshop - what a great afternoon. Richard is a knowledgeable and charming teacher. He has a great understanding of not only the subject of resin pouring and all the technicalities that go with it, but of how to teach. The class moved along as fast as Richard could answer our questions. We all came away smiling and happy having not only learned an immense amount about how resin works as a medium, but also having actually made something. I highly recommend this course. It was exactly what I wanted to learn about and I will be returning to future classes producing coffee tables and then kitchen tables. 5 Stars all round.
Sean Mac - December 10th
Beginners Epoxy Resin Workshop - what a great afternoon. Richard is a knowledgeable and charming teacher. He has a great understanding of not only the subject of resin pouring and all the technicalities that go with it, but of how to teach. The class moved along as fast as Richard could answer our questions. We all came away smiling and happy having not only learned an immense amount about how resin works as a medium, but also having actually made something. I highly recommend this course. It was exactly what I wanted to learn about and I will be returning to future classes producing coffee tables and then kitchen tables. 5 Stars all round.
Julie Price - December 9th
Easy to find, easy parking, friendly tutor. We had a great time Richard put us all at ease and was open and happy to answer any small question . Adding new ideas and possibility. We are both going to head on to his next course in the new year and look forward to doing a bit of practisi v at home in the meantime. Well worth the money and experience. Julie
Chantel - December 8th
I throughly enjoyed the workshop, Richard really takes the time to make sure everyone understands each part of the process and keeps it fun and engaging.
Sally Webster - December 6th
This course was fantastic. Our teacher was so personable, thorough, knowledge & helpful. Having never worked with resin before, this course was perfect, it taught us the basics & showed us where we could take it. I would wholeheartedly recommend this course to anyone & would love to attend future courses provided by Friendly Forces Construction!
Tilly - December 4th
Very well executed course. I enjoyed the day and am pleased with my resin board.
Tilly - December 4th
Very well executed course. I enjoyed the day and am pleased with my resin board.
Tania Paine - December 3rd
This was a great class for learning the basics of Epoxy Resin art. The teacher was very knowledgeable and there was lots of time to ask questions. I really enjoyed the class!!
Tania Paine - December 3rd
This was a great class for learning the basics of Epoxy Resin art. The teacher was very knowledgeable and there was lots of time to ask questions. I really enjoyed the class!!
Sam Rattley - December 2nd
Richard was a great instructor and took time to explain the process and any additional questions people may have had. The class was very relaxed, informative, and enjoyable. You never felt rushed and the time flew by in such a friendly environment. Everyone left with a smile on their face! Fully recommended.
Oriol Pallarès - September 9th
We have learned how to use epoxy resign, mixing colours and all tricks to take care if you mixe it with other materials like wood. The teacher was very friendly and help us with all doubts and questions we had. The venue is big enough for 8 of us with all facilities needed. I will recommend this workshop to everyone who would like to work with product before start by youself.
Karina Mazurek - August 29th
I went to the workshop with 2 of my work colleagues and we absolutely loved it! It was a lot of fun and a very informative course (whether you have used resin before or knew nothing about it). We weren't just given instructions on what to do - Richard has been brilliant in explaining to us step-by-step, everything that there is to know about resin e.g. how to prepare for working with resin, which one to chose for different projects, the best practices to achieve results we need etc. He also happily answered all other questions we had about working with this material and shared very useful tips and suggestions based on his own experience. I cannot wait to receive me piece once its cured.
Steve Hance - August 27th
Brilliant workshop! Richard was knowledgeable and patient with all of the attendees, regardless of ability or speed. The course was extremely useful, and also gave us an insight to the economics of what is achievable within a certain budget, as the materials are very expensive. I'd definitely recommend this course to anyone who has seen the numerous epoxy videos which are making the rounds on social media, and thinks it's something they can do - it'll give you a great perspective of what you can manage yourselves with a bit of guidance and personal hands-on experience . Looking forward to seeing how my mini river table turned out after fully setting...
Nina - August 15th
Richard was a great teacher, methodically taking us through each step and giving us excellent tips along the way. He was very accommodating and helpful.
Rui - July 22nd
I thoroughly enjoyed this beginners course. Richard is very friendly and makes you feel quite at ease. I liked very much the way he delivered the course with a warm and positive atmosphere in the workshop throughout the day. The course was excellent, with lots of knowledge base information on how to use epoxy resin products and related materials and their interaction... As well as some great tips using inexpensive materials. Useful advice on the health and safety aspect of using the resin materials and related tools. - Rui
Zainab - July 22nd
This class provided a great insight into epoxy resin! The teacher, Richard taught us allot in terms of preparation and health and safety. He talked us through everything we need or should consider before we even start creating our work. Very nice and friendly teaching in a lovely studio!
Sarah - July 7th
Absolutely brilliant workshop with lots of technical detail about resins, and good health and safety practice. Really pleased with the piece I made.
Amy - June 28th
Great to find a class dealing with epoxy resin in a furniture/woodcraft setting, rather than as jewellery - it's a really unique course in that sense. The instructor, Richard, is great - very knowledgeable and welcoming; and the class size is quite small so there's plenty of opportunity for one-on-one help and asking lots of questions. I'd really recommend this class to anyone with an interest in epoxy resin!
Jennifer - June 16th
We felt like trying out something different and decided to give this workshop a go. We really enjoyed the workshop and learnt lots about working with Epoxy Resin and the realities of working with Epoxy Resin. We made really beautiful boards and look forward to getting them once cured. I would definately recommend this workshop and hopefully we may do another one of Richard's workshops in the future. Thanks very much Richard! Jen and Geoff
Tilda - June 11th
The basics of resin - mixing it together
Emma - June 7th
The Resin workshop was really interesting, Richard and his assistant were extremely knowledgeable and friendly, and we couldn't have asked for a better teacher. The venue was easy to find, and in good order.
Avinder - May 29th
I loved every minute and learnt so much. Richard was really patient and helpful. It was so exciting to produce something so beautiful. It has inspired me to try this again.
Aga - May 25th
Very good, I'd like more of such courses maybe covering Some furniture elements as well.
Meg - May 19th
Great workshop! Really informative, worth taking if you're looking to learn the basics.
Kate McMullab - April 25th
I attended the beginners Epoxy Resin Course and can't rate it highly enough. Richard was an excellent instructor and gave us enough space to learn whilst over seeing the class and all ways being on hand. He answered questions honestly and was open when he wasn't sure about the answer. All equipment was provided and as much resin as you wanted. I drove quite a way to attend this course but it was absolutely worth it. I can't wait to receive me piece once its cured.
Simon - April 3rd
Workshop was great, well organised with Richard being a really helpful friendly instructor. Thoroughly enjoyed it.
Gabor - March 30th
Richard was a great instructor, with many tips and tricks from his own experiences, which have proven really useful for us. He was a helpful, informative and relaxed teacher, making sure that everyone had what they needed and got the best out of the class. Both my wife and I had a great time, recommend this experience and would definitely do take a class again with Richard. Thank you!
Lucy - March 26th
I went to this class with very little knowledge of epoxy resin and its uses but had seen the cool effects it can produce on instagram so thought i’d try something knew and out of my comfort zone. Richard and his wife (and their daughter Esme) were so welcoming and friendly! I felt confident knowing I had support the entire time but the freedom to experiment and get on with it myself. Richard’s directions and little nuggets of advice throughout were really helpful. All the instructions were clear and we all went at a good pace. The resources were great and I was able to work on this lovely bit of yew wood and had a range of great pigments to choose from for the resin. Overall, it was really fun and informative and I was really pleased with the outcome of my piece. Would recommend for anyone who has an interest in resin and the pieces of art it can produce. I will definitely look out for future workshops they’re running. - Lucy C
Marta - March 26th
Great start to resin works, welcoming and nice class with good tips and guidance on what to buy and how it’s work. Highly recommend.
Annette - March 26th
Knowledgeable and patient leader - always interesting people who sign up - wish it was longer!!