The latest news from the Chippendale International School of Furniture, according to Principal Tom Fraser, is that the workshops are buzzing with activity as students race to complete their fine furniture designs ahead of the end of term and much-awaited 2021 end-of-year exhibition.

"We're excited to reveal this year's designs, after yet another challenging year amid COVID," says Tom. "However, the pieces are shaping up nicely and we'll reveal a preview of these in July as well as announcing our exhibition dates and ticketing system." 


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From the workshop

In the workshops, current Professional Course students are busily working on their end-of-year pieces. You can follow their progress and stay updated on Chippendale School exhibition news via social media: Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.


Introductory Course dates announced for 2022

For anyone looking for an introduction to woodworking, the School runs one-week Introductory courses several times a year. These short courses take place over a five-day period – Monday to Friday – and provide an introduction to a whole range of woodworking skills and techniques.

The following dates are currently available for booking:

Mon 27 June – Fri 1 July 2022
Mon 12 – Fri 16 Sept 2022

The course offers a general introduction to woodworking, and you'll make the following projects:

  • Hardwood box with a wooden hinge
  • Small wooden upholstered stool
  • Turned bowl on the lathe
  • An introduction to finishing

For more information and to secure your spot, click here