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Heartwood Creative Workshop, 1A, Building A, 10 Carrington Road
Marrickville NSW 2204


Woodwork classes in Sydney at Heartwood Creative Woodworking. Learn traditional woodwork skills with Stuart Faulkner and our talented team. Focus on traditional woodwork hand skills. Create beautiful objects in wood. Beginners to advanced. Small class sizes.  Woodworking classes - evenings, weekends and short courses.


Woodwork Classes Sydney

Woodwork classes in Sydney at Heartwood Creative. Learn woodworking skills with Stuart Faulkner and our talented team. Create beautiful objects and furniture in wood. Master traditional hand tools and woodworking techniques.

Woodwork Classes in Sydney for the Creative at Heart

At Heartwood Creative Woodworking you can master the traditional skills of creating beautiful objects in wood.

Using finely crafted hand tools in our well equipped workshop, you will discover your own surprising abilities, and find new levels of patience and appreciation for beauty in the items you craft by hand.

Our team of talented teachers offer a broad range of professional skills including furniture and industrial design, cabinet making, finishing and restoration, and teaching appointments in some of Australia and New Zealand's premier Wood Schools.

Join a course and meet owner and principal instructor Stuart Faulkner and the team at our workshop, located in Sydney's inner city suburb of Marrickville, and see the possibilities.



8 x 8 Intro to Woodworking Course for Beginners

Over eight weeks we promise to deliver the best of both worlds covering the two main areas of woodworking; hand skills and machinery competency. We will introduce you to a variety of hand tools and their uses, we’ll show you traditional woodworking techniques and explain some of the terminology used in our craft, plus you will have supervised access to our machine room. This course is all about the basics, and a good place to start your woodworking. We provide a great environment for you to learn new skills while exploring your creative heart.

TERM 3 - bookings now open
Saturday afternoons
: 28 July -  15 Sept (1.30 - 4.30 pm)
Tuesday evenings: 31 July -  18 Sept (6.00 - 9.00 pm)

"Thanks to Sebastian and Stuart for their professionaism, passion and patience. Had a blast! Julie (instagram)

"I want to keep coming! I'm very sad this next week is our last. I have felt such joy coming to class every week. Thank you Stuart, Carol & Donna. Nada (instagram)

"you guys are the best. Highly recommend this to anyone interested in giving woodwork a go. These guys take professionalism, precision, patience and safety to a whole new level. A+" Therese (Facebook)

"For the initial course, I did think at first that it was quite a cost, however after undertaking the course I actually thought that it was a bargain considering the sheer amount of work we did, the small class size and the attention, care, patience and knowledge of all of the instructors." Margaret
 "This little Pig" created by Ben Hopkinson in the 8x8 Intro Course.

"This little Pig" created by Ben Hopkinson in the 8x8 Intro Course.



Carving Workshop - with Hape Kiddle

We are very excited to announce that Master Carver and Jewellery and Object maker Hape Kiddle has found time in his very busy schedule to come back to Sydney in July to present 2 x 1 day carving workshops. Hape has been carving from an early age and his aesthetic can be seen in the forms he creates that link him to the natural environment. A workshop with Hape is an opportunity to immerse yourself in the contemplation of materials and process as much as learning the techniques Hape has developed over his many years of professional practise.



Mybench Making Course - 3 Days

Understand the features that make Mybench a great choice for woodworkers or read the review of Mybench by esteemed Australian furniture maker Darren Oats in the December 2017 edition of Australian Wood Review Magazine.

" Carol, thank you for taking these photo's to record the creation of my terrific new workbench. I am 'over the moon' happy with the outcome ! I have always wanted to own a fine quality workbench, and it was a thrill to have actually helped build it and work under the guidance of Stuart who is such a fine, exacting, talented, patient craftsman and gentleman. My workbench will be treasured and used for the rest of my life, and it is the key step in the conversion of my home garage into a workshop. I recommend this course to anyone who wants the satisfaction of building and owning such a brilliant quality workbench. Thank you Stuart & Carol" 😎 Mark, Abbotsford - (Facebook)

At the heart of every woodworker’s practice is a good bench. When I signed up to the 3 day bench course with Heartwood Creative Woodworking, my goal was to bring home a bench. Not only did I achieve that, but I learnt so much more. The design of a bench is critical. Heartwood’s bench has been designed by a woodworker for a woodworker. I learnt more about design in this course than anything I have made to date - not only the need for a flat surface, but also the need to account for different holding methods. I also learnt about the importance of the joinery that keeps the bench straight and true. The use of Heartwood’s state of the art machinery and Stuart’s close instruction gave me so much more confidence when using tools and a better understanding of different joinery that I have not used before. Best of all, I have a bench that fits into my limited space at home but which will allow me to continue to learn the skills of woodworking. Thankyou so much Heartwood Creative Woodworking.
Clare, Five Dock



Double Bevel Marquetry Workshop With Peter Young

Under the expert tuition of acclaimed Australian furniture maker Peter Young you can learn to add drama and interest to your woodworking projects by creating pictures or decorative patterns with timber veneers.

Earlier this year Stuart attended Peter’s marquetry course at Damion Fauser’s workshop in Brisbane and was impressed with Peters ability to communicate this fascinating and proven technique that is suitable for all levels of woodworkers.

A unique opportunity for Sydneysider’s to learn from a knowledgeable and experienced craftsman, Peter is a studio woodworker who makes commission pieces and singular items for exhibition. He has incorporated marquetry into many boxes and fine furniture pieces.



Looking for a Woodworking themed T-Shirt or just a Plane Tee? Then we've got you covered!

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Check out our vintage inspired T-shirts. Our classic "Parts of a Hand Plane" tee available in black, charcoal and army, or the limited edition "Pressure Down" tee in charcoal. See the range

"Hi Guys, you have done it again, you just seem to do everything so well !! I am the proud owner of one of your tee shirts from the wood show, great design and great quality. I can see a pattern emerging here". Leon

 "I really enjoyed the wood working show there and was glad I got one of your shirts. I wore it to the first day of class in July in the CNC machining class". Tom, San Diego




2018 Short Courses

Carving Workshop
with Hape Kiddle
Saturday 14 July - waitlist
Sunday 15 July - a few places remaining

MyBench Making Course
3 Days
with Stuart Faulkner
Sundays 27 May, 10 & 17 June 2018 - FULL
New dates to be advised

Marquetry Workshop
2 Days
with Peter Young
Sundays 13 & 20 May 2018

Local Student Highly Commended in AWR Student Comp.

 Jarvis with his Circular Table. Image courtesy of Australian Wood Review

Jarvis with his Circular Table. Image courtesy of Australian Wood Review

Congratulations to Jarvis Mumford-Day of Dulwich High School of Visual Arts & Design for his coffee table with drawers that received a Highly Commended from the the judges in the AWR student competition. Congratulations also to teacher Isidoro Felman. This is the first time Dully High has entered the competition so we hope to see more in the future - High Five!!!

Project of the month

Kip Stewart Bookcase

We love this retro bookcase by ongoing furniture making student Vern using solid Tasmanian Blackwood and veneered board. The most challenging aspect of this project was the curved legs and a number of test legs were made in the planning stages as well as customised jigs that enabled Vern to quickly and successfully repeat production processes. The finish was created using layers of blonde shellac and is underpinned by Vern’s sanding efforts that make this piece truly sing. This bookcase is based on a 1950’s bookcase designed by Kip Stewart for Drexel Declaration.

Meet the newest member of our team, Sebastian.

A local furniture maker, Sebastian works within a small team for a long-established family run furniture store in Sydney’s inner west. Using Australian hardwoods all furniture is handmade in the Marrickville workshop. Sebastian continues to refine his skills and joins our teaching team in 2018.

Meet all of our teachers here.

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 Group Woodworking Classes

Group Woodworking Classes

 One on One Tuition

One on One Tuition

 Specialist Courses

Specialist Courses