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 instructors 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 2 2019 - Bookings Now Open
Monday evenings: 6 May - 1 July (6.00 - 9.00 pm)
(no class Queen’s Birthday weekend 10th June)
Tuesday evenings: 7 May - 25 June (6.00 - 9.00 pm)
Saturday afternoons: 11 May - 29 June (1.30 - 4.30 pm)
Waitlist - our courses move to waitlist when all deposits are received, however last minute changes can result in places becoming available closer to the course start date.
‘‘Thanks for the 8 weeks! I really enjoyed the introduction course and have my projects around the house now :)” Troy
"Loving the woodworking course. Most definitely want to continue onto the next course. Please reserve me a spot". Vicki
"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” Firstly, thanks for the 8 weeks! I really enjoyed the introduction course and have my projects around the house now :)
Mybench Making Course - 3 Days
Understand the features that make Mybench a great choice for woodworkers and come along and customise your own bench to suit your woodworking requirements.
" 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)
"I have always had a desire to build a workbench that is not only built to my height but is also suited to the type of woodworking that I would like to pursue. The Mybench course met both of these criteria making the 3.5 hour trip each way well worth the effort. The Heartwood Creative workshop is meticulously laid out with a comprehensive collection of high quality tools. The class size is small allowing plenty of time for individual guidance and to ask plenty of other woodworking questions. Working under the guidance of Stuart Faulkner was a honour, a privilege and a dream come true as I have been following his work for some time. I would recommend this course to anyone wishing to build their own workbench in an inspirational workshop". Robbie Baker, Kandos NSW
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 NSW
Looking for a Woodworking themed T-Shirt or just a Plane Tee? Then we've got you covered!
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
2019 Short Courses
We have a great range of woodworking short courses coming up this year. Click on the “Learn More” button for full details of each course and check back for new course dates as they come to hand.
Kumiko with Des King
2 Day Course:
New course coming in July
MyBench Making Course with Stuart Faulkner
3 Day Course:
28 April, 5 May, 12 May, 2019
NEW COURSE DATES TO BE RELEASED.
Look out for:
Marquetry/Parquetry, Carving, Intro to Steam Bending, Tuning and Sharpening, Spoon Carving, a new One Day Woodwork Taster.
NEWS & EVENTS
Keeping Cool with Spoon Carving
We celebrated the Australia Day long weekend by carving some beautiful Australian timbers into beautiful Australian spoons, spatula’s and scoops. Run by Fiona Glover, from Twig to Table Canberra, this course is becomming a regular calendar event and a favourite of our Heartwood Spoonies. We also welcomed a number of new recruits who took to carving as if it was second nature. And, yes we will be looking for more spoon carving opportunities in the future.
Woodies 4 Day Table Making Course
We recently worked in conjunction with the Woodworkers Assoc NSW to offer a 4 day members only table making course. Participants took rough sawn timber to a fully completed project, along the way practising handskills and making full use of the machine room. We also discussed different approaches to making joints, creating tapers, marking out and all manner of woodworking topics. A really fun way to start the New Year.
AWR Studio Furniture 2018
An exhibiton of international standard showcasing the skills of sixty makers from Australia, New Zealand and Europe. Presented by Australian Wood Review and dedicated to the life and achievements of Matthew Harding.
“Within each piece presented in AWR Studio Furniture 2018 the voice of the maker is clear amd undisputed in the story that it tells. Studio Furniture is as much about the maker, their influences, history and sense of place as it is about the work itself”. Linda Nathan - Editor AWR
Ends: 28 February, 2019
Where: Bungendore Woodworks Gallery
Can’t make it to Bungendore but interested in buying the catalogue? Order here
Featured Student Project
Maker: Sebastian Wood
Sebastian recently completed this American White oak table. It is a dry structure featuring Black Walnut through wedged tenons. The top was oiled and waxed, and makes the most of the “cathedral” figure in the back sawn boards.