The concept of Wisdom Through Wood emerged from the Tasmanian forest in 2012. It's now the go-to place to learn green woodworking in Australia.

The school, and open-air workshop, are surrounded by tall trees and a fern-lined creek which nestles naturally into the forest on the southern slopes of kunanyi / Mt Wellington. It's about a 25-minute drive from Hobart.

Our woodworking courses range from one to nine days and progress from an introduction to the tools and techniques of green woodworking through to creating a chair from a tree. We also make stools, spoons and bowls. The longer courses are not more difficult, they simply go into more detail and you experience a broader range of tools and techniques.

Most courses will have four to five participants and you can be almost any age. The youngest student we've had so far was 6 years of age. And the oldest was 78. Participants are from all walks of life and often have vastly different levels of woodworking experience.

In the open-air workshop, you’ll have your own pole lathe, draw horse and hand tools. We'll guide you through the experience you seek – in a way, and at a pace, that suits you.

What's on:

Events and points of interest around Hobart.

17 Nov 2023 - 11 Feb 2024
Hobart Current: Epoch
A thought-provoking contemporary program and exhibition, featuring new works created by 10 artists in response to the theme of 'epoch'.
28 Nov 2023 - 3 Dec 2023
International Day of People with Disability
Join us in celebrating International Day of People with Disability in Hobart.
1 Mar 2022 - 30 Jun 2024
Phoenix Creations Wooden Spoon Carving Workshops
Welcome to a day of creative mindfulness with David and Michelle of Phoenix Creations. In their small studio tucked away just 2 minutes from Cygnet's
10 Nov 2023 - 30 Nov 2023
World Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month 2023
November is recognised globally as Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month and is an important time of year for communities to raise awareness of the disease, celebrate
13 May 2023 - 23 Jun 2024
Notorious Strumpets and Dangerous Girls
In-person storytelling experience takes visitors on an emotional journey through the stories of seven remarkable convict women who faced life’s hardships with resilience.
30 Nov 2023 - 20 Jul 2024
Mt Field National Park Private Nature Photography Retreat
This nature photography retreat at Tasmania's Mt. Field National Park offers participants the opportunity to experience the region's spectacular natural splendour. The retreat contains cool-climate
12 Oct 2023 - 16 May 2024
Build & Booze in Hobart
Enjoy a glass of complimentary wine while you spend the evening Handbuilding your heart out! This guided workshop will teach you the basics of Handbuilding.
30 Nov 2023 - 1 Dec 2023
Aiden Schofield: Magician- Hobart
Magician Aiden Schofield is appearing in Tasmania for the very first time. After more than 10 years of magic, Aiden Schofield is embarking
1 Dec 2023 - 26 Apr 2024
Street Eats @ Franko
Brought to you by the creators of Sunday's Farm Gate Market, Street Eats @ Franko is about showcasing the best Tasmanian food and craft beverages.
10 Nov 2023 - 22 Mar 2024
Healthy Hobart – Healthy Kids: Dance
Join in for some fun and learn new ideas to get your kids active in your home.
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