Despite a rapidly growing interest in fine woodworking, very limited opportunities exist in Australia to learn the craft and design skills necessary for its practice.
To meet this need the Sturt School for Wood was established in 1985 to operate independently of the state tertiary system. The school runs a 1 year full-time (Certificate IV) course, 10 week courses, short courses and evening-classes.
The school offers fee paying students the opportunity to gain a sound foundation in both the making and design of fine woodwork
STURT is a multi disciplinary crafts education centre established in 1941 by Winifred West, the founder and first headmistress of Frensham School. It is an educational environment with a long commitment to excellence in crafts education and practice. Being completely independent of the State or Federal educational system, it is possible to maintain great flexibility in meeting the complex individual needs of students and practising craftspeople in a range of media.
The Sturt campus incorporates studios, workshops and some
teaching facilities for fine woodworking, ceramics, weaving and
jewellery and metals. There is also a large retail crafts shop, an
exhibitions gallery, a cafe and an accommodation unit for visiting
artists. Besides teaching in their specific discipline, students
are encouraged to develop skills in photography in the well
appointed photographic studio.
The complex stands on over four hectares of beautiful gardens, originally designed and planted by Winifred West.
Head of Sturt
Tel 02 48602080
Fax 02 48602081
Cnr Range Rd and Waverley Pde
PO Box 34 Mittagong NSW 2575 Australia