Centre for Fine Woodworking - Mentoring Programme

New Zealand's premier furniture making, woodworking & design school




Some students approach us with a very specific project or technique they wish to learn which may not necessarily fit into our general programme. Sometimes we have a request from a student where the course timetable does not work for them and they don't want to wait until the next time the course runs.

We try to accommodate our students' needs wherever possible and work with you on a one-to-one basis, where you can tailor the time you spend here in the workshop to create a project of your own. This opportunity to have guidance through your learning is available to all woodworkers - from beginners to the more experienced.

Course fee is dependent on duration of mentoring, and availability will need to be mutually convenient. Please get in touch.


Enrolling on a course

To enrol on a course or workshop - please complete the form below. As the maximum number of students we have in any class is eight, some of our courses fill up quickly so please check with us first if there is a space available - we wouldn't want you to be disappointed.

To secure a place we require a non-refundable deposit of $350 and once this is received we will confirm your enrolment. The balance of the course fee is due 30 days prior to the start of the course.

Please complete the form below or if you prefer please phone us on
(03) 5452674.

Please use the form below to give details of the course you wish to enrol on.

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Ray Henwood with Thorkild Hansen
Ray Henwood with Thorkild Hansen

Norm Hewitt, craftsman in the making, is also learning the art of patience at the Centre fof Fine Woodworking
Norm Hewitt, craftsman in the making, is also learning the art of patience at the Centre fof Fine Woodworking

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Master Classes

Master Classes are frequently available to assist students to move from project–based courses into opportunities for designing and creating their own work and developing complex skills.

With Michael Fortune

Master Classes – The Linguini Stool

Master Classes – Embellishing your work

Master Classes – Photographing your own work

Artist in Residence – Michael Fortune