We have had many enquiries for new Foundational workshop dates both in our UK and the USA New Legacy workshops and so we have scheduled additional Part I Foundational workshops. At our UK North Wales school the course starts Friday 7-9 December 2012 and this course prepares students for subsequent Part II and Part III workshops in Spring 2013. Between the UK and the USA workshops this course has proven highly successful for hundreds of students for almost two decades now and we hope that you too can join us to develop your hand tool skills as well. The extra US worksop is now scheduled 1-3 October 2012.Please visit the relative  websites at UK here and US here for detailed information and please sign up early to avoid disappointment. If you have any questions please feel free to contact either of the schools.

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