Design in Wood courses in Hobart, Tasmania, are available at the Tasmanian Polytechnic. The Design in Wood studio is now located at the Centre for the Arts, Hunter Street, Hobart.
The Design in Wood program has been developed to provide students with the skills and knowledge to design and produce a range of high quality wood products suitable for sale through commissions and design based craft retailers or galleries.
The program covers a wide range of skills and knowledge including: creative design, joinery skills, wood technology, machining, turning, and other production processes. Product designs may also incorporate alternative materials such as metals, glass, plastics etc.
Woodworking facilities include a good range of traditional hand tools and well-equipped machine shops.
Courses in two qualifications which specialise in Design in Wood are offered. They are the Certificate IV in Visual Art and Contemporary Craft and the Diploma of Art Craft Design.
Workshop photography by Rachel Schubert.