Thinking of improving your woodwork skills? These courses in Sydney allow you to learn vital woodwork skills as well as complete projects under the guidance of an experienced teacher, suitable for both beginners and those more advanced.
The School of Fine Woodwork was established nearly twenty years ago and is located at Alexandria, 4 kilometres south of the Sydney CBD.
Every Sunday, Adam Crosland runs short woodwork courses that take place over two hours for six weeks. There is both a beginner's course and an intermediate course, allowing students to practice and learn woodwork skills at a level they feel most comfortable with. In the beginner's course, students are given projects over a six-week period, including making a 'Hot Pot Stand', 'Dovetail Joint' and a 'Mitre Box'. Students are taught how to use woodwork tools including a range of hand tools and power tools. In the intermediate course, students are given the project of making a 'Dovetail Box' out of Jarrah. All work in progress is stored at the workshop until completed by students.
Piece Furniture has been in operation since 2003 and woodwork classes are conducted in the workshop in Botany, 10 kilometres south of the Sydney CBD. The classes contain up to a maximum of four students and run for three hours, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. over a term of ten weeks. It usually takes students three terms in total to finish all of the set projects, therefore this course is ideal for those who are enthusiastic about woodwork and wish to commit to learning these skills over a longer period of time. It does not matter whether you're a beginner or more advanced at woodwork, these classes are available to everyone as the small class numbers allows the teacher to cater for each individual student. Piece Furniture concentrates on teaching students how to make quality furniture and after learning a wide range of hand skills and completing projects such as making small boxes, students will finally complete their own small table based on a design by the teacher.
Sydney Community College offers a beginner's woodwork course at the Leichhardt Campus, which is located on the corner of Hill Street and Balmain Road, 5 kilometres west of the Sydney CBD. Over seven lessons, students learn to correctly use hand tools, as well as electric tools. After learning wood theory and jointing methods, students complete projects of their own such as making boxes, stools and even quartz clocks with the tutor's guidance. This course is great for those who wish to not only partake in the practical aspect of woodwork, but also the theoretical aspect.
An example of some of the projects to be completed during the course.
So next time you're thinking of improving your woodwork and DIY skills, why not enrol in a woodwork course? Not only is it a great way of gaining experience and valuable information, but it is also a great way of meeting new people and taking time out to enjoy your hobby.