Workshops run from Saturday to Sunday between 09:00 and 17:00 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 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 it paddles. After lunch it’s time to add the seat(s), yoke and accessories and discuss the finishing options. At the end of the course the canoes are taken home by our weary but triumphant builders!