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

Introductory Woodworking with Matt Dwight
Nov 10, 2018

In this practical, hands-on 1-day Basic Woodworking Skills course you will make a Serving Paddle and in the process learn how to:

  • Adjust and use a plane
  • Read and understand wood
  • Shape timber using hand tools
  • Prepare a surface for finishing

The day will also include discussion about basic set of tools and jigs/bench aids to help get you successfully started in woodworking.

The Course is run by Matt Dwight, an experienced professional. All materials will be supplied

Maximum 6 participants 
Cost:  New members $90 (Includes membership until 31st December 2018)
           Current members $50
Dates: Saturday 10 November 2018 
Register with David Palmer at secretary.woodworkersnsw@gmail.com.au.


Make a table with Stuart Faulkner

The Association is working to put together a 5 day table making workshop with Stuart Faulkner at his workshop in Marrickville.  January 2019. WATCH THIS SPACE


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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