Weekly term classes

Sign up for one of our weekly term classes and you will be joining a community of like-minded woodworking enthusiasts.
Morning term classes

Duration: 8 weeks x 4 hours
Time: 9am – 1pm

Total Term Hours: 32 hours

Afternoon term classes

Duration: 8 weeks x 3.5 hours
Time: 1.30pm – 5pm

Total Term Hours: 28 hours

Evening term classes

Duration: 8-10 weeks x 3 hours
Time: 7pm – 10pm

Total Term Hours: 24-30 hours

About weekly term classes

Our term classes are suitable for absolute beginners right through to more experienced woodworkers.

You will be one of only 7 students, working on your own project at your own pace, under the guidance of one of our professional furniture maker instructors.

You will be taught how to design and draw up your project to prepare a cutting list, select and buy timber and use hand tools and machinery safely.  You will also learn different joinery techniques and finishing methods.

Our aim is to get you hands-on with your project as soon as possible.

Our morning and afternoon classes run for an 8 week term and the evening classes for an 8 to 10 week term (depending on when Easter falls each year).

Term Class positions are permanent – for as long as you wish to continue.  At the end of each term you will be asked to reconfirm your place in the class for the following term.  Any vacancies will be filled from our waiting list.

Term class fee:

$800 (32 hr term)

$700 (28 hr term)
$600-$750 (24-30 hr term)

2024 terms

Term 1 – 29 January to 28 March
Term 2 – 22 April to 27 June
Term 3 – 15 July to 19 September
Term 4 – 7 October to 12 December

Weekly term classes:

Term 2 2024

Monday morning

with Leslie Jones

22 April to 17 June (excl. 10 June)

(8 wks)

9am – 1pm (4 hrs)

NO VACANCY

Term Class Fee:
$800

Tuesday morning

with Andrew Gibbs

16 April to 11 June (excl. 30 April)

(8 wks)

9am – 1pm (4 hrs)

NO VACANCY

Term Class Fee:
$800

Wednesday morning

with Bruce Moonie

24 April to 12 June

(8 wks)

9am – 1pm (4 hrs)

NO VACANCY

Term Class Fee:
$800

Thursday morning

with Andrew Gibbs

18 April to 13 June (excl. 2 May)

(8 wks)

9am – 1pm (4 hrs)

NO VACANCY

Term Class Fee:
$800

Monday afternoon

with Leslie Jones

22 April to 17 June (excl. 10 June)

(8 wks)

1.30pm – 5pm (3.5 hrs)

4 VACANCIES

Term Class Fee:
$700

Tuesday afternoon

No Class

Wednesday afternoon

with Bruce Moonie

24 April to 12 June

(8 wks)

1.30pm – 5pm (3.5 hrs)

5 VACANCIES

Term Class Fee:
$700

Thursday afternoon

No Class

Monday evening

with Leslie Jones

22 April to 24 June (excl. 10 June)

(9 wks)

7pm – 10pm (3 hrs)

1 VACANCY

Term Class Fee:
$675

Tuesday evening

with Leslie Jones

23 April to 25 June

(10 wks)

7pm – 10pm (3 hrs)

NO VACANCY

Term Class Fee:
$750

Wednesday evening

with Chris Maruca

24 April to 26 June

(10 wks)

7pm – 10pm (3 hrs)

2 VACANCIES

Term Class Fee:
$750

Thursday evening

with Carl Lutz

2 May to 27 June

(9 wks)

7pm – 10pm (3 hrs)

NO VACANCY

Term Class Fee:
$675

Why we recommend beginners start off with a set project

Starting your furniture making journey with a set project eg.  a small side table, is a great way to begin. 

Throughout the process of crafting your side table, you’ll acquire skills that will significantly boost your furniture-making abilities as you progress to projects of your own choosing. From marking out your project to mastering the use of hand saws, chisels, and planes, you’ll also delve into the intricacies of sharpening and honing tools like chisels and plane blades.

The learning adventure extends to utilising a Biscuit Joiner, Domino Machine, and understanding the value of jigs in the furniture-making process.

As you soak up all this knowledge, you’ll also get hands-on experience with machinery, such as the Surface Planer, Thicknesser, Table Saw, Drop Saw and Band Saw.

Your tutor will be able to gauge your skill level and offer personalised guidance in selecting your next project. 

Whilst in the process of completing your Side Table, you will begin to plan out and draw your next project.  **There will be a charge for the set project’s materials.

Sign up to a weekly term class

To sign up to one of our Weekly Term Classes, please contact Kym, or fill out the form.
info@melbournewoodworkingcourses.com.au
0423 499 273
If you are interested in a Weekly Term Class that is not running yet, or the one you are interested in is already full, let us know and we can add you to the waitlist. You will be contacted when there is a vacancy.

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