Short courses

From your very first steps in clock repair, our on-line short courses are supportive and friendly, designed as confidence-building exercises with a successful and positive outcome in mind. 

An introduction to clockmaking for the beginner

This super-friendly quarter-day session is perfect for those thinking about clock repair as a hobby, for the well-being benefits craft offers, or even making the first steps towards professional practice.  All welcome.

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£35.00

1

Difficulty level 1 - Jargon free - Perfect for beginners

How to repair pendulum clocks  -  getting started

A go-at-your-own-pace, part-time programme for beginners that guides you through all the stages of repairing your first clock

£390.00

1+

Difficulty level 1+   Beginners wishing to develop their skills

How to repair pendulum clocks  - developing practice

Go-at-your-own-pace, part-time programme for those wishing to approach more complicated clocks and establish a decision-making processes.  

£390.00

2-3

Difficulty level 2-3  - Novice wishing to develop

How to repair pendulum clocks  -  French clocks

A go-at-your-own-pace, part-time programme focussed on repairing rack striking and  countwheel striking French clocks

£390.00

3

Difficulty level 1+   Beginners wishing to develop their skills

A one-day workshop for those responsible for dynamic object collections including clocks and automata

Tailored for your organisation.  Whether an historic house wishing to train staff and volunteers in the safe operation of dynamic collectors, or a museum wanting to investigate display and storage options for clocks, watches and automata, the bespoke content of this programme can be delivered on-line or in person.

£1,350.00

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Difficulty level 1 - Jargon free - Perfect for beginners

Clocks for the museum and heritage professional

Clocks for the museum and heritage volunteer

A one-day workshop for volunteers interacting with dynamic object collections including clocks and automata

Tailored for your organisation.  Whether an historic house wishing to train staff and volunteers in the safe operation of dynamic collectors, or a museum wanting to investigate display and storage options for clocks, watches and automata, the bespoke content of this programme can be delivered on-line or in person.

£1,350.00

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Difficulty level 1 - Jargon free - Perfect for beginners

getting started

How to repair pendulum clocks

 

Session 1 - workspace preparation

                   tools and storage

Session 2condition assessment 

                   work planning

              removing the movement from the case

Session 3 - Safe disassembly of the movement, identification of parts work planning

Session 4 - cleaning

Session 5 - reassembly and oiling

Session 6 - 

 

This programme of study is delivered over six, 90 minute sessions.  

Each session comprising 2 x 45 minute lessons, a total of 9 hours contact time.

Each participant receives an optional, one-to-one, 1-hour of tuition to be taken at any time.

The sessions are delivered twice a month, at 10.00 GMT/BST and 18.00 GMT/BST to suit different time zones. 

Go at your own pace.  You can take sessions on consecutive days, or spread the programme over a more extended period to suit your commitments and learning style. 

 

 jargon-free, 45 minute on-line Zoom sessions, we will discuss everything you need to know about getting started in clock repair, the kinds of things you might learn, the challenges you will face and where you can get further help.

The sessions are super-friendly and include a free, one-to-one follow-up session to answer any questions that may crop up once the session has finished.

Participants will have plenty opportunity to ask questions and interact.  

You will receive a personal link to a recording of the event so you can watch again later.

Key topics include:

Workspace

Tools - cost, commitment and where to buy

Health and safety

We answer frequently asked questions

I have little or no practical or technical experience.  Can I repair a clock?

What clock should I begin with?

Can I work safely on my own clock?

 

 

Experience level - beginner

Number of participants per workshop - up to 6

Format - on-line Zoom meeting

What will I need to attend this session?  

 

computer with loudspeaker, tablet or smartphone

broadband connection

Zoom app

Having a clock to work on is recommended for this programme but not essential.  

Tuition only                                             £390.00

Tuition and book                                     £430.00

Tuition, book and clock                           £500.00

Tuition, book, clock and basic tool kit    £560.00

How it works

Attendees will be guided through all stages of disassembly, cleaning, re-assembly and oiling of a Smiths Enfield single train mantel clock.  Those wishing to work on their own clocks as part of this programme will be 

The sessions are super-friendly and include a free, one-to-one follow-up session to answer any questions that may crop up once the session has finished.

Participants will have plenty opportunity to ask questions and interact.  

You will receive a personal link to a recording of the event so you can watch again later.

Key topics include:

Workspace

Tools - cost, commitment and where to buy

Health and safety

We answer frequently asked questions

I have little or no practical or technical experience.  Can I repair a clock?

What clock should I begin with?

Can I work safely on my own clock?

 

 

Experience level - beginner

Number of participants per workshop - up to 6

Format - on-line Zoom meeting

What will I need to attend this session?  

 

computer with loudspeaker, tablet or smartphone

broadband connection

Zoom app

£35.00