Cursus Eén – Atelier Espenaer
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Cursus Eén

€235

4 lessen + 1 zelfstandige sessie
Materiaal en gereedschappen worden aangeleverd

Cursus Eén is de instapcursus van Atelier Espenaer en introduceert je in de wondere wereld van ambachtelijke houtbewerking. Klik voor meer informatie...

Upcoming courses

October
  • 1 Oct - 22 Oct '22
     |  English
    Once a week on Saturdays from 12:00 to 14:30h
Full
  • 4 Oct - 25 Oct '22
     |  Dutch
    Once a week on Tuesdays from 19:00 to 21:30h
Full
  • 6 Oct - 27 Oct '22
     |  English
    Once a week on Thursdays from 19:00 to 21:30h
Full
November (Full)
  • 1 Nov - 22 Nov '22
     |  English
    Once a week on Tuesdays from 19:00 to 21:30h
Full
  • 2 Nov - 23 Nov '22
     |  English
    Once a week on Wednesdays from 19:00 to 21:30h
Full
  • 3 Nov - 24 Nov '22
     |  Dutch
    Once a week on Thursdays from 19:00 to 21:30h
Full
December (Full)
  • 29 Nov - 20 Dec '22
     |  English
    Once a week on Tuesdays from 19:00 to 21:30h
Full
  • 30 Nov - 21 Dec '22
     |  Dutch
    Once a week on Wednesdays from 19:00 to 21:30h
Full
January (Full)
  • 4 Jan - 25 Jan '23
     |  English
    Once a week on Wednesdays from 19:00 to 21:30h
Full
  • 5 Jan - 26 Jan '23
     |  Dutch
    Once a week on Thursdays from 19:00 to 21:30h
Full
February (Full)
  • 1 Feb - 22 Feb '23
     |  Dutch
    Once a week on Wednesdays from 19:00 to 21:30h
Full
  • 2 Feb - 23 Feb '23
     |  English
    Once a week on Thursdays from 19:00 to 21:30h
Full
  • 27 Feb - 2 Mar '23 (4 days in a row!)
     |  English
    On 4 evenings in a row: Mon - Thu from 19:00 to 21:30h
Full
March
  • 6 Mar - 9 Mar '23
     |  Dutch
    On 4 evenings in a row: Mon - Thu from 19:00 to 21:30h
  • 13 Mar - 16 Mar '23
     |  English
    New!
    On 4 evenings in a row: Mon - Thu from 19:00 to 21:30h
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Wat leer je in deze cursus?

Cursus Eén is de instapcursus van Atelier Espenaer en introduceert je tot de wondere wereld van ambachtelijke houtbewerking. Als deelnemer in deze cursus

  1. Ontwikkel je behendigheid met gebruikelijke ambachtelijke handgereedschappen
  2. Maak je componenten uit ruw massief hout voor een werkstuk
  3. Krijg je basiskennis over hout en houtsoorten
  4. Leer je over andere belangrijke facetten van het vak, zoals meten, markeren, lijmen en afwerken

Klik hier voor een virtuele tour door Cursus Eén »

Wat maak je in deze cursus?

De kennis, technieken en vaardigheden in deze cursus pas je als deelnemer direct toe op een werkstuk dat je (hopelijk) aan het einde van de cursus kunt meenemen naar huis. Deelnemers kunnen kiezen uit een aantal kleine werkstukken, zoals een kruidenrek en een serveerplank. De opties worden uitgebreid toegelicht in de eerste les.

Bij de keuze voor de voorgestelde werkstukken is rekening gehouden met het beperkte aantal lessen en het beginnersniveau. De verwachting is dat deelnemers na voltooing van het gehele leertraject (dat ook Cursus Twee omvat), voldoende basisvaardigheden en -kennis hebben om zich te wagen aan grotere en complexere werkstukken.

Voor wie?

Cursus Eén is gericht op beginners, oftewel mensen die niet of nauwelijks ervaring hebben met ambachtelijke houtbewerking. Heb je wel ervaring met machines en elektrische gereedschappen (cirkelzaag, elektrische schaafmachine, etc.), maar niet met handgereedschappen? Dan ben ook jij nog een beginner in ambachtelijke houtbewerking en word je aangeraden Cursus Eén te doen.

Class size and personal guidance

The courses are explicitly focused on individual guidance and personal contact with (and among) course participants. For this reason, the number of participants per course is limited to a maximum of 4.

Thanks to the small size, participants have the freedom to follow their own pace in the course. Do you need a little bit more time with that handplane? Or are you quick learner? No problem, the course will adjust to you.

Necessities and location

All necessary tools and materials are provided in the atelier. The materials are included in the course fee.

The courses are offered in our own atelier, located in Het Ambachtslab in Amsterdam-West. The atelier is easy to reach by bike, car, and public transportation. There is ample parking space in front of the building (Paid parking). Participants will receive more detailed directions upon registration.

Bonus session

In addition to the four lessons of the course, you are granted two hours of free use of a workspace for an unaided solo-session. You can schedule this on day and time of your choice, depending on availability of workspaces, as given on the calendar on the Workspaces page. For bonus sessions on Saturdays there is a supplement of €5.

You may use these hours to do additional work on your project or to practice skills and techniques. This ‘bonus session’ can be booked in-between lessons or after the end of the course.

Workspaces are also available for use beyond these two hours for a rate of only €7.50 per hour on week days and €10 per hour on Saturdays, with discounts for longer bookings. For more information read our page on booking workspaces (click here).

About the instructor

The courses are instructed by artisanal woodworker and founder of Atelier Espenaer, Umut Lucas Espenaer. Umut is a self-taught artisanal woodworker and has practiced woodworking as a hobby for years before turning it into his trade. He was originally trained as a political scientist and worked as policy officer at the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs and as lecturer at the University of Amsterdam for most of his professional life. In 2016, he decided to switch careers and pursue his passion, left his career in academia, and founded Atelier Espenaer. He is very passionate about artisanal woodworking and enjoys helping others explore their own creativity.

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