Be part of the Rowden family. Treat it like you would your own workshop. Part of the experience for students is that they join a group of like minded people who share the same passion for woodworking. You aren’t greeted by a cold and sterile workshop but a warming, lively yet relaxed working experience.
This is the heart of Rowden. Here is where you will find Daren either working on one of David’s designs or helping out a student. This is also where the infamous Dimblebies take place with a cup of tea and a biscuit in hand.
We encourage students to treat their workspace as a creative outlet. Using what you have learnt from the drawing and creative classes to stick up and personalise your area. Surround yourself with creativity and make it your home away from home whilst you’re here.
Pictured above is the top bench room. Here we have a total of 7 benches. As you can see the students are encouraged to make themselves at home whilst still following the required workshop etiquette, be comfortable yet still work in a safe and orderly manner.
Pictured below is where the one week Basics course students work. These courses tend to be in small groups as you will need to focus on getting a lot done in a short amount of time. Guided by Jon Greenwood, these courses can be a really good way to take a look at how Rowden functions. Most students who take this course are interested in the 50 week Designer Maker courses but want a taster of the workshop first and find themselves coming back in a couple months time to join in with the Rowden Atelier.