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 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 purpose built workshop 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 4 2019 - Bookings Now Open
8x8 Intro (8 weeks)
Monday evenings: 21 Oct - 9 Dec (6.00 - 9.00pm)
Wednesday evenings: 23 Oct - 11 Dec (6.00 - 9.00pm)
Saturday afternoons: 19 Oct - 7 Dec (1.30 - 4.30pm)
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 this year. Click on the “Learn More” button for full details of each course or to join the waitlist. Please check back for new course dates.
Carving with Hape Kiddle
“Chasing the Line”
1 Day Course
New course dates coming soon!
A study in line and form in woodcarving.
Under Hape’s guided instruction and using Hape’s signature Leaf Form as the basis of study, participants will be able to develop “best practice” carving skills while gaining an understanding of successful design.
“Thanks to you, Stuart and Hape for a fantastic day yesterday. Lots of work still to do but feeling very inspired. Please put my name down for Hape's next course in July”.
Kumiko with Des King
2 Day Course:
5th & 6th October
“Just a note to say a huge THANKS for looking after me during the Kumiko course. By the way, the course was awesome. Of course it was, you guys organised it!!”
MyBench Making Course with Stuart Faulkner
3 Day Course:
23rd, 26th & 28th July - FULL
Sunday 27th Oct, 3rd & 10th Nov 2019 - waitlist
NEW COURSE DATES TO BE RELEASED.
Look out for:
Intro to Marquetry September, Intro to Steam Bending, Tuning and Sharpening and a new One Day Woodwork Taster for those curious about woodworking.
NEWS & EVENTS
Solid & Veneered Box
Maker: Adam Gorejek
Adam designed and constructed this American Walnut box as a gift for friends. It features a hidden key with a recessed magnet that is used to open the lid. We love the selection of pink leather and the laser engraved skull. The veneers for this project were cut in-house.
Heartwood Creative Woodworking - Open workshop
Midjuburi Precinct Creative Trail
3rd & 4th Aug
“Discover where art is made in the Inner West and explore hidden artists' studios, independent galleries and quirky artist run initiatives” - Inner West Council
We’re participating in the Midjuburi Precinct Open Trail and opening our workshop doors.
On Saturday 3rd August you can see our industrious students working on their various projects and on Sunday 4th August say hi to our instructors who are getting together to bend some beautiful timber into Shaker Boxes.
We’ll also have a few items for sale and of course we will be happy to talk to you about our courses.