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Heartwood Creative Workshop, 1A, Building A, 10 Carrington Road
Marrickville NSW 2204
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0419690757

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.

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Testimonials

Darren kitting up for the machine room.

Darren kitting up for the machine room.

Niall using the bandsaw in the machine room.

Niall using the bandsaw in the machine room.

I had some limited knowledge of basic woodworking when I began classes at Heartwood. The introductory projects were a great way for me to become more confident with working machinery. I’m now beginning to appreciate the complexities of fine woodworking; from the design stages, to building prototypes, and refining the finished article. Ultimately, this makes the whole process a lot more rewarding. Stuart is also supportive of my ideas that, although they seemed out of reach a few months ago, are gradually becoming close to reality. The possibilities of future projects now seem endless.
— Darren Swanson
I first met Stuart over ten years ago when he was my teacher at TAFE. So I can attest to his passion and skill as a woodworker and importantly as a teacher. He communicates ideas and techniques easily, and is also a great designer and problem solver. Stuart will help you create a practical and aesthetic solution for your furniture project.
He has given me a lot of safety training and I am happy that I can develop both my hand and machine skills. I can’t recomend him highly enough.
— Niall McConnachie
Kerryn applying finish to her project.

Kerryn applying finish to her project.

I chose Stuart to teach me woodworking because I did some research and knew that he had been the Director of the Sturt School for Wood. My woodworking originally started as a way to connect with my father who was himself a woodwork teacher. I love working with my hands and especially like working with Stuart on the design aspects of the project. As a mum of two young boys I can see a lot of demand for my new skills.
— Kerryn Carter
Zach and Stuart discuss marking out joints.

Zach and Stuart discuss marking out joints.

I recently started woodwork with Stuart at Heartwood. It’s really nice to be doing something creative and get away from the computer screen.
My first project was a breadboard followed by a mallet. I took them with me when I went camping at Jervis Bay. I used the breadboard as a chopping board and the mallet to pitch the tent.
Looking forward to finishing my bedside table project and learning other techniques. This one will be staying at home...not enough space in the tent!
— Zach Chaumeil
Steve checking that his freshly glued up panel is flat.

Steve checking that his freshly glued up panel is flat.

I’m a member of the Woodworkers Association of NSW and I have done a lot of woodworking but usually big things like boats and outdoor furniture – all done with machines (and a bit roughly). I realised I needed to go back to basics and learn the arts of fine woodworking using hand tools. Several senior members of the Association recommended that I go to Stuart Faulkner’s school.

It has been a fabulous learning experience. I had to become a novice again and learn the most basic skills. I made many, many mistakes but Stuart was always there to gently explain what I was doing wrong and how to correct it.

The classes are very enjoyable. Everyone works at his or her own pace and we all get enormous satisfaction out of the pieces we create.
— Steve Townsend