Workshops run from Saturday to Sunday between 09.00 and 16:30 with an hour for lunch.
This gives you the opportunity to venture out and enjoy the delicious food on offer at Broadway Market or take a stroll along the picturesque Regent’s Canal or London Fields Park.
DAY 1 – SATURDAY
After a brief induction you will be introduced to the basic tools, you’ll be using such as drill, clamps, rasps and planes. The workshop is suitable for anyone eager to learn, and we will progress at the speed of an attentive novice. However, if your skills are more advanced, one of our master instructors will show you the ropes and get you building faster. The aim is to have your canoe frame fully constructed by the close of day one. We then seal and fill the seams with resin and leave them to set overnight.
DAY 2 – SUNDAY
The second day begins over a brew when you’ll be given guidance on completing the next stage of your custom canoe build. Our Sunday morning playlist is accompanied by the sound of hand tools, as the workshop floor gradually gets covered with sawdust and wood shavings. Each canoe will be sculpted into its final unique shape that will define how your canoe performs over its lifetime. After lunch it’s time to decorate and customise your canoe. By the end of the day your personalised canoe will be ready to take home.