Workshops & Teaching

After School Club

Our after-school club remains an opportunity for children to get their hands on real tools and equipment under safe guidance and instruction from an experienced and qualified teacher.

Children are encouraged to take on a personal project that will guide and steer their learning.

It runs throughout the term, four days a week.
Your child’s place secured by booking here.

Bookings are currently only open for the Seniors Makers & Creators Club Term 1 of 2024

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Holiday Program

‘Fun in the Workshop’ is a school holiday programme in Mangawhai that lets kids tackle their own woodworking projects under close supervision of a skilled woodworker and educator – Stephen Mackay.

These workshops are for primary and intermediate aged children. The mix of workshops varies each holiday providing real opportunities to exercise creative skills.

Details for the Autumn break workshops will be posted early March

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Adult Workshops

adult workshop

A chance for the adults to get their hands on real tools and equipment with expert support and guidance.

Private lessons are avaialable as are a mix of different workshops that will appeal to the beginners, risk takers or enthusiasts. 

All workshops start at 9:30am and finish at 2:30pm (unless by agreement) at 256 Cames Rd 0975

Choose to complete simple projects in a day or take on something more ambitious over two. Encourage your friends to join you in this fully equipped workshop.

All adult teaching commitments are by private arrangment.

Contact me to discuss your interest

Private Lessons

My Private Lessons allow for one-on-one or small group tuition for those wishing to develop their craft skills.

Adults and children, young and old, all are welcome.

Short courses or ‘taster’days are possible. Talk to me about where you want take your learning. 

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Team building

One of the common requests from HR and business owners is to develop problem solving abilities and creativity amongst its teams.

Any of my workshops can be used in the group setting for building communication, bonding and trust in the workplace.

Contact me today to discuss what will work with your team.


Teacher training

I work alongside staff or children to help build anything from tree-houses to pirate ships, pink dinosaurs, to castles.

However what we are really building, are lasting legacies to pride and success and in the process we create confident learners.

I am passionate about the teaching and learning opportunities that exist when children are given the opportunity to solve problems for themselves within their own environment.

Talk to me about working in your kindergarten, school or college and I will show you  what is possible when children are fully engaged in ‘hands-on’ practical build projects.