Description

This is a great opportunity for students of all levels to undertake their own projects under the expert tuition of our qualified instructors. There are a number of classes to choose from. Classes are limited to 8 students and there are 10 classes per term, with 4 terms per year.

If you are unsure of an appropriate project, our instructors can advise you on suitable projects and skills. These classes are ongoing and offer a great opportunity to join a group of like minded enthusiasts.

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Class Schedule

PLEASE NOTE: Term 1 2016 Mon & Tues Classes will run for 8 consecutive weeks - due to Australia Day and Labour Day. Other classes will run for 9 consecutive weeks.

What you will learn
  • Great opportunity for students of all levels to undertake their own projects under the expert tuition of our qualified instructors
  • Great opportunity to join a group of like minded enthusiasts.
  • Great way to enhance your carving skills.
What you will get
  • Direct advise from the instructors for any suitable projects and skills.

What to bring
  • Nothing required.
What to wear

Casual (Warning: It might get messy)


The Melbourne Guild of Fine Woodworking was founded by Alastair Boell in 2007. After graduating from the world renowned North Bennet Street School, Boston (USA) Alastair felt that there was a great need in Australia for an educational facility that focuses on traditional skills.

The Guild is committed to preserving and advancing craft traditions in furniture making. We are also committed to promoting a greater awareness and appreciation ofcraftsmanship. In our classes we emphasize the skillful use of hand tools and power equipment and an informed use of appropriate materials. We are passionate about what we do and want to share information, ideas and skills with all our students young and old, from beginner to advanced.

The Guild offers 13 Open Courses a week where students are able to bring in their own projects. Also during the year on a regular basis we offer a number of short intensive classes on varying woodworking topics. Our student to teacher ratios are very low with a maximum of 8 students in the open classes.

The school itself is conveniently located two minutes from the Blackburn Rd exit off the Eastern Freeway. Parking is readily available right at the school’s door.We promise to do our very best to provide you with endless opportunities in a stimulating and supportive community.

We invite you to take your place at the Melbourne Guild of Fine Woodworking.

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