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Woodworking: Waste to Wonder

Tue 23 - Thu 25 January @ 9am - 3pm | ages 10+

January 23 @ 9:00 am - January 25 @ 3:00 pm

Woodworking - The Next Step is a 2-day holiday course in Auckland

Woodworking: Waste to Wonder, our eco-friendly woodworking series. Children over the duration of three-day course will make, paint and decorate two useful upcycled projects they will be proud of. The first day children will make a Bird Feeder. The second day they move on to making a Mini Side Table building on their woodworking skills. The third day is the finishing day where children will touch up if necessary, sand, paint and decorate. Children aged 10+ will bring two fully completed projects which have been made using repurposed timbers.

This course is designed to be hands-on where children will learn new and valuable skills in woodwork using recycled timber. Each day’s skills building on the next. They will learn various foundation skills and techniques. These will include correct use of standard woodworking tools and most importantly using good safety practises.

Progressively over the Woodworking – Waste to Wonder 3-day course children will make two specific projects which will repurpose and give new life to more relatable timber items. The chosen projects will encourage creative thinking and are pieces children will enjoy making.

The Woodworking – Waste to Wonder course has three parts: 
1st Day:    9am – 3pm         Make a Bird Feeder
2nd Day:   9am – 3pm         Make a Side Table
3rd Day:    9am – 3pm         Finish projects, sand, paint and decorate.

The Woodworking – Waste to Wonder course is designed to teach children aged 10+ new skills and give a sense of pride for upcycling.
Only 10 spaces available for this opportunity so be in quick to secure a spot for your son or daughter.


Who is this workshop designed for?

Woodworking – Waste to Wonder is suitable for children 10+. Please do not register children under the age of 10 in this class.
Due to the nature of this course it is only suited for children who can participate comfortably in a group environment. If your child has challenging behavior please consider whether this setting will be suitable for their learning and enjoyment. If you have any concerns or questions about the workshop’s suitability, please reach out to our programmes manager who will be more than happy to assist you in finding the most appropriate workshop for your child.


About the tutor:

John is a fully qualified trades person and public sector teacher. He has worked in several local schools in the technical/trade departments.


What to bring & know?

A water bottle, lunch and snacks.
All materials and equipment are provided in the 3 day course fee.
Risk Assessment Woodworking

This course is sponsored by the following:




January 23 @ 9:00 am
January 25 @ 3:00 pm
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John Luzak


One-off Workshop


Studio 1
35 Uxbridge Road
Auckland, 2014 New Zealand
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(09) 535 6467


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About Your Tutor:

John Luzak

John holds a NZ Teaching Diploma Level 7, qualifications in furniture construction and holds an advanced certificate in fitting and turning. He is multi-talented and loves sharing his carpentry and carving skills to others. In John’s spare time he enjoys music, football, and tramping. John enjoys giving opportunities and new experiences to students. He tries to be creative with his teaching style, so children become fully engaged in the activity or project they are working on. John currently teaches our…