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.
2018 course dates:
8 x Monday evenings (6.00pm - 9.00pm) 12 Feb - 9 April
(no class Easter Monday)waitlist only
8 x Sunday mornings (9.30pm - 12.30pm) 11 Feb - 8 April
(no class Easter Sunday) waitlist only
"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)"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
"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
Carving Workshop - with Hape Kiddle
We are very excited to announce that Master Carver and Jewellery and Object maker Hape Kiddle will be leading a two day carving workshop in April. 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.
Spoon Carving Workshop - with Fiona Glover
Fiona Glover of "Twig to Table" will be presenting a one day workshop this coming summer holidays at Heartwood Creative. Instagrammers will be familiar with Fiona's beautiful work and images @fi.glover or you may have seen her creations at Craft ACT, the National Library or Meet Gather Collect in Canberra.
Mybench Making Course - 3 Days
Thank you to everyone who stopped by to say hello and who enquired about our new Mybench making course at the recent Illawarra Festival of Wood. Read the features that make mybench a great choice for woodworkers.
Read the review of Mybench by esteemed Australian furniture maker Darren Oats in the current edition of Australian Wood Review Magazine.
"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 Plain 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
NEWS & EVENTS
2018 Short Courses
2 Days with Hape Kiddle
Sat 21 & Sun 22 April, 2018
MyBench Making Course
3 Days with Stuart Faulkner
Sundays 4, 11, 18 Mar 2018
2 Days with Peter Young
Sundays 13 & 20 May 2018
Great to Meet You!
Celebrity renovators, TV personalities and all round good sports Kara and Kyal in the workshop shooting for "The Living Room".
Chatoyance - Master Woodworkers Exhibition
by Studio Woodworkers Australia (SWA)
18th Feb – 8th April
If you love wood, don’t miss this exciting exhibition by some of Australia’s acclaimed and favourite craftspeople. SWA members (some working in collaboration with emerging makers) will showcase their skills and explore the meaning of “Chatoyance”. Derived from the French “chatoyer” meaning “to shine like a cat's eye”, in woodworking terms this describes a “shimmer” “figure” or three-dimensional characteristic in timber highly sought after by furniture makers. Stuart is a member of SWA and will be participating in the exhibition.
Richard Munao founder of re-known furniture emporium Cult Design will be opening the exhibition.
Date: Sunday 18th February
Where: Sturt Craft Centre, Range Road, Mittagong
Tools and Techniques Weekend 18-19 Feb
While you’re at the opening of “Chatoyance” have a look inside the Sturt School for Wood. Pick up some new tools or valuable tips from leading hand tool makers.
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 members of our team, Donna and Arjuna.
Donna has been a woodworker for more than six years. In that time she has completed a Certificate ll & lll in Cabinet Making.
Arjuna is a luthier with 20 years making experience as well as teaching with one of Australia's most well known guitar makers. He also has a vast knowledge of timber.
We took part in the Powerhouse Museum's educational initiative to support the HSC seminar program for high school students. The seminar series coincided with "Shape 2016" an exhibition featuring the top 36 HSC Major Design Projects from last year.