Woodworking Courses

As part of our ongoing mission to promote the appreciation of fine woodworking and skill development for all woodworkers, we aim to provide high quality and engaging courses in woodwork for people of all levels. Whether you are a beginner, amateur, or professional, if you have an interest in refining your skills it is our aim to help you get what you need while creating a strong community of people with a shared passion. Check out our woodwork education programs below.

Upcoming Courses

Please email Phil Nanlohy to secure a space or for further information on any course that interests you     philnanlohy@gmail.com
SPOON CARVING with Clare O’Reilly and Carol Faulkner
One day:   7th September 10.00am to 4.00pm.
Fee $40.  Eight participants will be accommodated.
LETTER CARVING with Kerryn Carter
One day:  14th September  10.00am to 4.00pm
Fee $90. Six participants only.
WOODEN DRUM MAKING with Robert Towler
Two days:    27th & 28th Sept. (Fri & Sat)  10.00am to 4.00pm
Fee $250 includes timber.  Eight participants.
VENEERING with Peter Harris
Four days:  14th to 18th October.  10.00am to 4.00pm
Fee $250  includes veneers.
INTRODUCTORY WOODWORKING with Clare O’Reilly
One day:  10th November  10.00am to 4.00pm
Fee $75,  only six participants.

External courses offered by our members:

Check out the links below for incredible workshops and learning opportunities provided by a few of our members.

Richard Crosland School of Fine Woodwork

Sydney’s Oldest School of Fine Woodwork with Richard Crosland

Richard’s classes consist of many students, some with engineering or design backgrounds, and some with no previous experience in woodwork at all – but they all learn the craft of furniture making. Students can try it or stay on to design & make their own furniture, custom designed for their houses, presents for other people or pieces taken from existing designs on the net. It’s a collaboration.

Find our more – Richard Cosland

Heartwood Creative Woodworking

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.

Find out more – Stuart Faulkner

Terry Gleeson School of Woodwork

Want to improve your skills or learn new ones? Need a new hobby? We teach woodwork, turning, carving, dovetailing and other joinery in our fully equipped workshop at Middle Dural in Sydney’s North West.

Find out more – Terry Gleeson

Thirston Morris – Woodworking Classes

I teach beginners and intermediates, the necessary skills to create and finish a piece, first through a number of set pieces and then through furniture they want to make for themselves.

I help with everything from the design through to the final finish.

Through this process we will learn to value the materials with which we work, the knowledge which has come down to us and ourselves through our work.

These classes will suit anyone with a desire to create a fine piece of furniture that is both practical & beautiful, while attaining woodworking skills & a sense of achievement at having made it yourself.

Find out more – Thirston Morris

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