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Carpentry workshops

Joinery is one of our main techniques, in addition to ceramics e screen printingTherefore, the woodworking workshops are regular. They take place every month and the times vary from month to month.

Woodworking workshops take place on weekdays and/or Saturdays. We offer training from 3 to 9 hours.
The workshops require no prior knowledge.

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OUR WOODWORKING WORKSHOPS

In Carpentry you will learn the art of transforming wood into useful objects, the work methodology inherent in the trade, the techniques according to what you are going to build and the function of various carpentry tools.

FLASH WOODWORKING WORKSHOP

Flash Workshop Carpentry

The Flash Carpentry Workshops take place every month and are suitable for beginners who have never had contact with carpentry tools. In this workshop you will learn some of the basic techniques, hand tools, machines and work methodology inherent in carpentry. You will build or sculpt a small-scale piece. You will also learn the function and handling of the vast glossary of hand tools that we have in the workshop, such as saws and chisels.

In the Flash Carpentry Workshop, after a theoretical introduction, you will put into practice some of the principles of carpentry and carry out an exercise to build a small piece of wood by snapping it together.

Cost

50€

Duration

1 session of 3 hours

Includes

All woodworking workshops include the materials needed to carry them out.


CARPENTRY WORKSHOP

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Like the Flash Workshop, the Carpentry Workshop is suitable for beginners who have never had contact with carpentry tools, but with more sessions and a different object.

After a theoretical introduction and practical exercises in cutting, fitting, carving and hollowing, you will build an object (bench) designed by us. The making of this object brings together various joinery techniques and is an ideal exercise for your first contact with this craft.
We'll teach you how to interpret and plan the project, measure and mark the wood. And then put into practice the principles of joinery and exercises previously carried out, applied to this specific object.

Class 1. Presentation of the workshop's objective and methodology / Types of wood and their applications / Introduction to hand tools for measuring, cutting, roughing and finishing / Introduction to cutting machines / Practical exercises using hand techniques for cutting, fitting, notching and hollowing;
Lesson 2.
Object construction: Plan, measure and mark / Sawing: manual / Carving;
Class 3. Constructing the object: Preparing the faces / Fitting, joining and splicing / Finalizing the project.

Cost

140€

Duration

3 sessions of 3 hours (9 hours in total)

Includes

All woodworking workshops include the materials needed to carry them out.


SPOON CARVING WORKSHOP

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Some people have collections of spoons for very specific uses. In the spoon carving workshop you can choose the curve and proportion of your spoon.
In this 4-hour workshop, you'll turn a small block of wood into a spoon. To do this, you'll learn how to use the various tools we have in our woodworking workshop, such as the chisel, rasp and gouge.

Program

What are the best woods and tools for this type of object?
Make a spoon, from sketch to finish, using various techniques and tools.
How to look after your spoon.

Cost

55€

Duration

1 session of 4 hours

Includes

All woodworking workshops include the materials needed to carry them out.


ENZO MARI WORKSHOP

Build Enzo Mari's Sedia1 chair
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In one of our woodworking workshops, we interpreted the assembly project conceived by Enzo Mari. Calculating, measuring, sawing and building the Sedia 1 chair, which will end up going home with you.

Enzo Mari was an Italian designer who shaped the way we think about furniture construction.

'He belongs to the small and select group of Italian architects and designers, or rather Italian architect-designers, who contributed to the reconstruction of post-war Italy, but also to making Italian design a benchmark, a standard, a brand, a design, a myth. But you were also part of those who questioned, provoked and lately witnessed the transformation and decline of an idea of design: yours. (excerpt from Frederico Duarte in 'Expectations and experiences')

Program

Interpreting the assembly project (Autoprogetazzione - Enzo Mari)
Calculate how many profiles you need (adjust dimensions if necessary)
Measuring and marking using specific tools
Handling miter saws, precision arms and sanders
In this edition of Sedia, we won't be using nails, but screws and covers to hide them

Cost

145€

Duration

1 session of 7h30 hours (with 1h break)

Includes

All woodworking workshops include the materials needed to complete the workshop. At the end you take the chair with you

April

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Sat06Apr10:00Sat13:00Flash Workshop Carpentry10:00 – 13:00(GMT+01:00) Out of stockOfficeWoodwork

Sat06Apr14:00Sat18:00Spoon Carving Workshop14:00 – 18:00(GMT+01:00) OfficeWoodwork

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Sat20Apr14:30Sat17:30Flash Workshop Carpentry14:30 – 17:30(GMT+01:00) Out of stockOfficeWoodwork

May

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June

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Sat08jun(Jun 8)10:00Sat29(Jun 29)13:00Carpentry Workshop10:00 – 13:00 (29)(GMT+01:00) OfficeWoodwork

Sat08jun14:30Sat17:30Flash Workshop Carpentry14:30 – 17:30(GMT+01:00) OfficeWoodwork

Sat22jun14:00Sat18:00Spoon Carving Workshop14:00 – 18:00(GMT+01:00) OfficeWoodwork

Sat29jun14:30Sat17:30Flash Workshop Carpentry14:30 – 17:30(GMT+01:00) OfficeWoodwork

Find out more about our MArcenaria workshops

Woodworking Workshops

At FICA, the woodworking workshops are an introductory exploration into the world of woodworking, covering everything from the most basic concepts to the realization of specific projects. They are designed to cater for those taking their first steps as well as those who have no prior knowledge. These workshops offer a variety of techniques and applications, mainly manual, guaranteeing an engaging and progressive experience

The Flash Carpentry Workshops are the ideal entry point for beginners and take place on a monthly basis. These workshops provide a practical introduction to the fundamental techniques and hand tools available in the workshop. Participants have the opportunity to create small pieces while familiarizing themselves with the extensive glossary of tools.

The Carpentry Workshop expands on this experience, offering more sessions and the opportunity to build a more complex object, such as a bench (designed by FICA). This workshop covers everything from project interpretation to execution, providing a comprehensive understanding of some joinery techniques.

The Spoon Carving Workshop is an immersion in the process of carving wooden spoons. Over the course of four hours, participants explore the choice of wood and suitable tools, learning how to handle chisels, rasps and gouges to transform a block of wood into a unique spoon, with guidance on aftercare.

The Enzo Mari Workshop pays homage to the well-known Italian designer, challenging participants to interpret and build the Sedia 1 chair. This workshop stands out for its practical and intensive application, in a format developed specifically for the DIY spirit, from calculation to execution, using specific tools such as miter saws, and incorporating the absence of nails in favor of screws and covers for concealment.

In short, the woodworking workshops at FICA offer an informative and practical educational journey, from an introduction to basic techniques to the construction of small pieces of furniture and utilities. These trainer-led workshops provide a general understanding and the opportunity to develop practical skills in the field of carpentry.


Registration and Payment Conditions

Booking

We don't take reservations for future courses. If you want to find out first-hand about the next month's courses, you should subscribe to our Newsletter - For the first few days after the newsletter goes out, you can only register for the workshops using the links in the newsletter. After that, they will be publicly available on this page.

Waiting List

Cancellations may occur. If the training you want is sold out and you want to receive an alert in the event of cancellations, send an e-mail to workshop@fica-oc.pt, with the subject 'waiting list-workshop name', indicating your name, telephone number and the day of the workshop. If there is a cancellation for that specific workshop, we'll let you know.

No. of trainees

The workshops have a minimum/maximum number of participants, as well as a minimum age for participation. All the information is indicated in each workshop (event link).
In accordance with our terms and conditions, training may be canceled if the minimum number of participants is not met. FICA has the right to cancel or postpone any training that does not meet the minimum number of participants (indicated in each of the workshops) and is responsible for rescheduling or refunding the registration fees paid (Fica is not responsible for refunding PayPal fees).
Find out more at terms and conditions from the website.

Cancellation of registration

IMPORTANT - Cancellation/postponement/refund of registrations (including registrations with a gift certificate) is only allowed if you notify us at least 7 days before the start of the workshop.

Any cancellation with less than 7 days' notice, we will do our best to fill your place, however, a refund or postponement can only be made if your place is filled.

If a trainee fails to attend one or more sessions of a training course, FICA is not responsible for replacing or compensating for that session. In the event of any withdrawal during a training session, the trainee will not be entitled to a refund of the registration fee paid.

To cancel/add/refund, please send an e-mail to workshop@fica-oc.pt quoting your order number. Find out more at terms and conditions from the website.
FICA has the right to cancel or postpone any training that does not meet the minimum number of participants indicated and is responsible for rescheduling or refunding the registration fees paid (Fica is not responsible for refunding PayPal fees).

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