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Heartwood Creative Workshop, 1A, Building A, 10 Carrington Road
Marrickville NSW 2204


Woodwork classes at Heartwood Creative Workshop in Sydney. Learn a new craft. Focus on hand skills. Create beautiful objects in wood. Beginners to advanced. Small class sizes.  Woodworking classes - evenings, weekends and short courses.


Woodwork Classes Sydney

Woodwork classes in Sydney at Heartwood Creative. Learn woodworking skills. 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

The best of both worlds! An introduction to hand tools and hand skills, woodworking techniques and the language of woodworking, plus supervised access in our machine room. This course is all about the basics, and a good place to start if you are waiting for a spot in one of our ongoing furniture making classes.

Term 3 dates: - almost full

8 x Tuesday evenings (6.00pm - 9.00pm) 25 July - 12 Sept

Comments from our 8x8 Intro Students

"Carol, Stu & Nik @ Heartwood Creative Woodworking - 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+." Tehrese, 21 May, 2017 (Facebook)

"I am very inspired by your passion, I just love being there and working with everything". Leanne, 2 Apr, 2017

"Loving the creative spirit and enthusiasm." Ben 25 Mar, 2017 (Instagram)

"Having the best time! Great guys, great class! Bring on next week!" Tim 7 Feb, 2017 (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.

Thank you to you and the rest of the team! See you in the new year".
Margaret 22 Dec, 2016

"My appreciation for all things wood has intensified tenfold. My first masterpieces. 24 hours of sweat, chipped nails and filing my skin off. Orders for coffee tables may have to go on back order. Thank you @heartwood_creative_woodworking for perservering with my shortcomings to the correct millimetre. I wish I paid more attendtion in Grandads shed".
Kim 15 Dec, 2016 (Instagram)

"Thanks to you, Stuart and Tim for a very enjoyable course. The advice and support was mammoth. They say it’s hard to teach an old dog new tricks. I know a lot of things but not always how to do them. The course taught me patience, which is hard as you get older".
Michael 9 Dec, 2016

"... I am just loving these classes and making something by hand. My appreciation for man made is so much greater!!." Sara 21 Nov, 2016 (Instagram)

" What a great course it has been so far. Fantastic teachers, excellent equipment and great instruction".
Ben 26 Nov, 2016 (Instagram)

"Thank you very much for the fantastic woodwork course you just took me through. I very much enjoyed myself over the past 8 weeks and I'm so proud of the projects I was able to take home with me at the end. It's more than I was expecting to be able to build in 8 weeks!
Camilla 21 Sept, 2016

"This little Pig" created by Ben Hopkinson in the 8x8 Intro Course.

"This little Pig" created by Ben Hopkinson in the 8x8 Intro Course.




Fiskar Hardware Range Event

Fiskars Launch - April

We were thrilled to be invited to host the Sydney launch of Fiskars new hardware range. We had demos of axes and mauls on the front lawn, snipping, hammering and cutting in our benchroom. Fiskars are also celebrating 50 years of their amazing scissors. Great products, perfect colour!

"Thanks Team Heartwood for a fabulous venue and looking after us and our guests so well for our hardware tool launch. Your facilities and the service you provided were amazing. I would love to come back sometime and do one of your courses myself. Sure you will enjoy many happy years ahead using the Fiskars gear."
Peter - Fiskars Sales Manager
Garden & DIY

NSW Woodworkers Association visit Heartwood

Visit by Woodworkers Assn NSW - April

We love having visitors in our workshop so it was a real pleasure seeing the "woodies" at Heartwood Central. Visitors arrived at the end of our Saturday morning furniture making class then joined us for lunch. A number of our students are members of the Assocation. This allows them access to the fabulous workshop facilities at Abbotsford outside of class hours. Click for more information about Woodworkers Assn NSW

Shape 2016: Showcase of HSC Technology Projects -  the Powerhouse Musuem

Stuart Faulkner at Shape 2016 seminar

We took part in the Powerhouse Museum's educational initiative to support the HSC seminar program for high school students. It was a great opportunity to discuss design approaches and traditional techniques for modern applications with this year's D&T, Industrial Tech and Textile design students. The seminar series coincided with "Shape 2016" an exhibition featuring the top 36 HSC Major Design Projects from last year.

ALUMNI - selected graduates of the Sturt School for Wood 1985 - 2005

Stuart Faulkner Writing Desk Sturt Alimni Exhibition
Stuart Faulkner Writing Desk Detail Sturt Alumni Exhibition

Stuart joined invited graduates from the first 20 years of the Sturt School for Wood in the school's inaugral exhibition "Alumni". The exhibition showcased some of Australia's leading furniture makers and teachers and their current work practices.

Australian Wood Review Magazine Issue 93

We are proud to be featured in the summer edition of the Australian Wood Review Magazine.

# Heartwood Exhibition

Bedside Cabinets, all shown are part of a pair. Left to Right: Andy Cavanagh Downs Martijn Brouwer Angus Grinham

Bedside Cabinets, all shown are part of a pair.
Left to Right:
Andy Cavanagh Downs
Martijn Brouwer
Angus Grinham

Celebrating the one year anniversary of our new workshop, over 40 outstanding student works were on display at our recent exhibition #Heartwood. Presenting skills and techniques across a range of furniture and wooden objects, all pieces on display were made by current students. A big thank you to all those who participated and those who attended the exhibition. Thank you also to community partner Dulwich High School of Visual Arts and Design.

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Group Woodworking Classes

Group Woodworking Classes

One on One Tuition

One on One Tuition

Specialist Courses

Specialist Courses