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.
Saturday afternoons: 28 July - 15 Sept (1.30 - 4.30 pm) - waitlist
Monday evenings: 30 July - 17 Sept (6.00 - 9.00 pm) - 2 places available
Tuesday evenings: 31 July - 18 Sept (6.00 - 9.00 pm) - waitlist
Waitlist - our courses move to "waitlist" once we have recieved deposits for all available places. However, last minute opportunities do come up from time to time but there can be a short lead time before a course starts.
"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)"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 (Facebook)
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
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
NEWS & EVENTS
2018 Short Courses
with Hape Kiddle
Saturday 14 July - waitlist
Sunday 15 July - waitlist
MyBench Making Course
3 Days with Stuart Faulkner
4, 11 & 18 November, 2018
We Heart 3M!
We welcome partnerships with top quality companies so it was a pleasure to host the team from 3M in the workshop recently when they photographed product for their new marketing material. Instructors Ben and Stuart helped out and our students all agree that the new 3M ear muffs are much more comfortable than our old ones.
3M generously donated a large amount of product that will be distrubuted to schools and not for profit organisations that we are associated with. Thank you 3M, we can’t wait to share the love.
Featured Student Project
Martijn's Bedside Table
This recently completed bedside table was based on a piece that Martijn found in a Council cleanup. Unfortunately, the original was beyond saving but Martijn loved the design. He used Tasmanian Blackwood, solid and veneered board left over from a fellow student’s project to achieve this piece. The dimensions were adjusted to suit the material available while keeping the integrity of the original find. We think this is a beautiful and practical solution on many levels along with offering a number of different learning opportunities.
Timber - We Love it!
In case your'e wondering what timber we use and where it comes from, here's the answer. We are supported by a knowledgeable team at our local timber yard, Anagote Timbers, where we buy furniture grade hardwoods. The majority of timber we use carries certification like FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) and ASH (Australian Sustainable Hardwoods) marks while other timber is plantation grown.
Waste Not, Want Not
That's what nan used to say, so we've come up with creative uses for our timber offcuts Here's a few examples.
- Spoon carving blanks
- Take-away BBQ starter kits
- Take home boxes of kindling - Childrens creative play kits
Hand planed shavings from our 8x8 Intro students are finding their way into chicken coops around Sydney along with bags of our solid timber shavings from the extractor.
So if you would like a box of offcuts or want to pick up a bag of timber shavings then let us know.