Wondering where to begin?

We host a variety of workshops and events at Shedding, to support the diverse needs of our community.

Our workshops are focused on bringing communities together to collectively learn skills in carpentry and building as an avenue towards wellbeing, self-empowerment and community connection.

So where to begin? The place to start your Shedding journey is our one-day UPSKILL Introductory Workshop (Saturday 8.30am-1pm), where we explore our world of tools, our wellbeing values and our workshop space.

If you’re just wanting to pop in and check out our space and community first, perhaps you’d like to attend our Monthly Pot Luck Dinner (first Wednesday of every month), pop in for our volunteer-run Repair Cafe Workshop (Saturdays from 1.30-4.30pm) or check out our casual SpaceMakers Workshop (Fridays from 10am-3pm).

You will find the Shed at 18 Prince Street, Mullumbimby.

Can’t wait to share our space, our ethos and our community with you.

New to Shedding?

UpSkill is the workshop for you

Done UpSkill?

Come to SpaceMakers!

Wanna level up?

Take our Empower program

Want something more casual?

Come to our PotLuck Dinner

'I left feeling empowered and excited and so full of energy from knowledge I gained.'

Maud
(This could be you!)

UPSKILL Intro

Our UPSKILL Intro is the place to start your Shedding journey!

This one-off 4.5 hour workshop introduces you to our space and our tools at Shedding.

UPSKILL is an induction and introduction to the fundamentals of carpentry and building, and an attitude towards learning that will put you on the path to self-empowerment and success.

It is the doorway into our world of creativity and skill-sharing – once you have completed this workshop you’re ready to jump into our future workshops.

AU$50.00

Book UpSkill!

WORKSHOP DETAILS (READ THIS)

Dates & Times
1x Saturday, 8.30am-1.00pm

Bring
Snacks, enclosed shoes, hair tied back

Cost
$50.00

As an all-inclusive workshop we welcome all people to Shedding. If you’re having trouble financially, we won’t turn you away. Get in touch to find out how we can support you!

YOU WILL LEARN...

Measuring, marking, squaring, sawing, drilling and screwing timber. You will also learn all the handy tips and tricks to shortcut your journey into success!

PRACTICE YOUR SKILLS AT REPAIR CAFE!

Put your new skills straight to use, learn more tools and meet our mentors.

Repair Cafe runs from 1.30-4.30pm each Saturday.

We encourage you to pop to town for a feed and fresh air after UpSkill and come back to check out how we put our tool skills into action! Perhaps you’d like to bring your own repair to work on with the support of our crew, or jump into our collective projects.

The REPAIR Cafe

Drop in to The Repair Cafe on a Saturday between 1.30-4.30pm with your items to repair, or to volunteer.

Instead of throwing away a wobbly bike, wonky furniture or torn clothes, bring them to The Repair Cafe. Just drop in on a Saturday afternoon between 1.30-4.30pm and be prepared to learn how to help revive your bikes, furniture, clothes and household treasures.

The Repair Cafe is run completely by volunteers and funded by your donations - please support us to continue offering this inclusive service to our community.

 

WHY REPAIR?

With Australia being in the unenviable position of having a very high per capita volume of waste, here is a chance to be involved with a free community initiative to repair and conserve while meeting others over a cuppa.

We welcome you to join our volunteer collective, where we will help you fix common household items in a community atmosphere – thus conserving resources, helping the planet and connecting with our community in a safe and supportive space.

SESSION DETAILS...

Dates & Times
Saturdays, 1.30-4.30pm

Cost
By donation

Bring
Your item to repair, instructions manual if possible, enclosed shoes

Please note
We may not be able to repair your item in on session, but can take your details and contact you when your item is ready for pick up

WANT TO VOLUNTEER?

The Repair Cafe is run by a collective of passionate volunteers and we need your help!

Whether you consider yourself to be ‘skilled’ or not, we are needing all variety of volunteers, including, electrical repairs, sewing repairs, carpentry repairs, general repairs, welcoming crew, tea & coffee makers.

Please get in touch hello@shedding.com.au if you would like to join our team!

The EMPOWER Program

Hands-on Training for Teaching & Leading

EMPOWER is a hands-on training program designed to inspire like-minded individuals and organisations to share Shedding’s practices, learnings, resources and networks to empower communities near and far with practical carpentry and building skills in safe and supportive environments.

EMPOWER is a starting place for you in your journey in empowering others, and a place for you to return when you need support.

We want to make teaching and leading accessible to all. We aim to create a network of compassionate, skilled and connected teachers and leaders. At Shedding, we believe that collaboration is magic, that we can all help each other, and that knowledge sharing is a powerful tool in community building!

AU$100.00

Book Empower!

IS THIS PROGRAM FOR ME?

Have you ever wanted to be a facilitator at Shedding Community Workshop Inc? Or perhaps you dream of starting something like Shedding in your local area, but don’t know where to start. Maybe you just love the Shedding ethos and teaching style and would like to know more about it.

If you can relate to any of the above, then the EMPOWER Program is the course for you.

Please remember, you will need to complete our UPSKILL Introductory Workshop before joining our EMPOWER Program.

PROGRAM DETAILS...

The EMPOWER Program consists of four components, for you to complete in order:

(Remember you’ll need to complete our UPSKILL Intro Workshop first)

1. The Online Course – 4 hours of course content (theory, video & exercises), to be completed prior to your hands-on training day. You will receive a link to the course when you book.

2. One-day hands-on training (in person at Shedding) – 8.30am to 5.30pm

3. Integration call (via Zoom) – 1 hour

4. Networking event (in person at Shedding) – date to be announced

WORKSHOP DETAILS (READ THIS)

Dates & Times
Thursday, 8.30am-5.30pm (this is a one-day in-person training, to be completed after you have completed the online course)

Cost
$100.00 (Scholarships available for Shedding Volunteers)

Please note this workshop is currently subsidised by grant funding received from Northern Rivers Community Foundation & NSW Government (Department of Communities & Justice)

Bring
Snacks, lunch, A4 art journal, enclosed shoes, hair tied back

YOU WILL LEARN...

We have organised this Training Program into eight sections including:

1. Welcome & Orientation
2. Our Philosophy of Teaching
3. Leadership & Guidance
4. Making Your Space With Intention
5. Tool Checklist
6. Projects & Materials
7. Running Your Workshops
8. Community Resources

SPACEMAKERS

 

Making space with intention. 

We welcome you to join our SPACEMAKERS Workshop, where we collaboratively design and build a range of projects for our workshop space.

We will work together, learning about design, context, installation, renovation and retro-fitting space.

There is no cost to attend SpaceMakers, but completion of our UpSkill Introductory Workshop is a pre-requisite for attendance.

 

Book SpaceMakers!

WORKSHOP DETAILS...

Dates
Every Friday

Time
10.00am-3.00pm
(Please arrive 10 min prior to workshop start time)

Cost
By Donation

Bring
Lunch & snacks, outdoor clothes, enclosed shoes, dust mask, hair tied back

Please Note
You must first complete our UpSkill Intro Workshop to attend our SpaceMakers Workshop.

JOIN THE CREW!

It is important that you complete our UPSKILL Introductory Workshop prior to attending our SPACEMAKERS Workshop.

To attend SPACEMAKERS, please get in touch to let you know when you intend to join us – hello@shedding.com.au.

TOOLBELT Making at Bangalow Shoemaking

** COMING SOON! Get in touch at hello@shedding.com.au to find out upcoming dates **

We are excited to host this Toolbelt Making Workshop at Bangalow Shoemaking (7 Bugam Place, Bangalow) with Rachel Ayland. Get yourself some leather-working skills and make your own custom tool belt in just one day!

AU$160.00
Out of stock

WHY MAKE YOUR OWN?

Ten years ago one of our ‘Shedders’ bought a tool belt. She loves it… In fact she loves it so much that she uses it every day in the workshop for her tools and out on the town as a personal handbag.

Since 10 years we have been on the hunt for a replica, but alas – we can’t find them like they used to be. Then we found Rachel. Together we have recreated this beloved tool belt, to offer the opportunity for you to create your own!

WORKSHOP DETAILS (READ THIS)

Dates
Thursday 14th December 2023
Sunday 17th December 2023

Time
10am-5pm
(Please arrive 10 min early)

Location
Bangalow Shoemaking, 7 Bugam Place, Bangalow, NSW 2479

Cost
$160.00

Bring
Lunch & snacks, enclosed shoes, hair tied back

ABOUT YOUR FACILITATOR...

Rachel Ayland has 30 years experience as a shoemaker and leather worker. She trained originally in the UK and then in bespoke pattern-making and traditional shoe making construction in SA. Rachel is passionate about making and creating but also shares our strong passion for teaching and sharing her skills with others.

POT LUCK Dinners

We would love to welcome you to join our community of Shedders for dinner, chats and a casual evening workshop.

Join us on the first Wednesday of every month for our Pot Luck Dinner.

RSVP for Pot Luck!

EVENT DETAILS (READ THIS)

Dates
First Wednesday of every month

Time
6.00-9.00pm (Dinner served at 6.30pm, Workshop begins at 7.30pm)

Cost
Please bring a plate of food to share or a donation ($10 recommended)

RSVP

Via the Facebook event: https://fb.me/e/4qaFQVoNp

WANT TO HOST A WORKSHOP?

Please get in touch with us at hello@shedding.com.au if you are interested to host a casual evening workshop.

CONSTRUCT 4-Day Comprehensive Tool Training

** COMING SOON! Get in touch at hello@shedding.com.au to find out upcoming dates **

Dive into our world of power tools in this 4-day workshop series, as you learn each of our tools and work collectively to create something of your own to take home.

AU$400.00
Out of stock

TELL ME MORE...

We want you to meet our power tools – not just to get a feel for them – but to discover their functions and uses from small to large scale. We want you to meet natural recycled materials – to discover the complexities and delights of something that is free and accessible. After this, we think you’ll be ready to work on your own casual projects at our weekly SpaceMakers Workshop.

WORKSHOP DETAILS (READ THIS)

Dates
To be announced

Time
9.00am-4.00pm
(Please arrive 10 min prior to workshop start time)

Cost
$400.00 + booking fee

Bring
Lunch & snacks, outdoor clothes, enclosed shoes, dust mask, hair tied back

Please Note
You must first complete our UpSkill Intro Workshop to attend our Construct Workshop.

YOU WILL LEARN...

  • Everything you need to know to join our advanced workshops, including our power tools – the drop saw, table saw, circular saw, jigsaw, angle grinder, router and sanders.
  • You will learn how to easily dismantle and build with chemical-free pallets.
  • You will learn the processes behind construction – how to prepare for a project, design, plan and undertake this exciting adventure of making and creating.

STRUGGLING FINANCIALLY?

As an all-inclusive workshop we welcome all people to Shedding.

If you’re having trouble financially, we won’t turn you away.

Get in touch for our support!

hello@shedding.com.au

CO-CREATE Hands-On Co-Working Space

** COMING SOON! Get in touch at hello@shedding.com.au to find out upcoming dates **

CO-CREATE offers a weekly co-workshop space for our Advanced Shedders to work on self-directed projects in a shared workshop environment, utilising the tools and skills that have already been learnt in our UPSKILL Intro and CONSTRUCT Comprehensive Tool Training.

AU$50.00
Out of stock

WAIT, I'LL BUILD MY OWN PROJECT?

Yes, you will need to plan ahead and let us know in advance what you are needing for your workshop date, so we can make sure we are prepared for you and you are prepared for us!

Remember to be patient with yourself, building your own project is far more complex than simply learning tools – but can be incredibly rewarding too.

WORKSHOP DETAILS (READ THIS)

Dates & Times
To be announced

Cost
$60.00 + booking fee

Bring
Lunch & snacks, outdoor clothes, enclosed shoes, hair tied back

Please Note
You must first complete our UpSkill & Construct Workshops to attend Co-Create.

YOU WILL LEARN...

Through this workshop you will learn that as you continue to work with familiar tools, your skills and understanding will ever-expand into new ideas, more complex designs and a world of knowledge, creativity and flow.

Tricks of the Trade

** WATCH THIS SPACE! Get in touch at hello@shedding.com.au to find out upcoming dates **

Join this 2-day workshop to explore a variety of genres in DIY home renovation, and gain the confidence to get home and have a go at tackling all those fix-it jobs yourself!

AU$200.00
Out of stock

WAIT, WHAT TRICKS?

Want to feel confident fixing to plasterboard, concrete, brick or concealed timber framing? Want to know how to mount a shelf, hang a planter, cut a roof sheet, re-seal that bench top or patch a hole in the wall? If so, this is the workshop for you!

WORKSHOP DETAILS (READ THIS)

Dates
To be announced

Time
9.00am-4.00pm
(Please arrive 10 min prior to workshop start time)

Cost
To be announced

Bring
Lunch & snacks, outdoor clothes, enclosed shoes, dust mask, hair tied back

Please Note
You must first complete our UpSkill Intro Workshop to attend our Tricks of the Trade Workshop.

YOU WILL LEARN...

  • To drill and screw into plasterboard, timber, concrete and metal.
  • To measure, mark & cut glass accurately to size.
  • The fine art of professionally using silicon and sealant.
  • Products, materials and techniques that we would highly recommend.
  • The confidence to use the drill, driver, angle grinder and jigsaw with new and unfamiliar materials.
SHELTER Building Workshop

** WATCH THIS SPACE! Get in touch at hello@shedding.com.au to find out upcoming dates **

Gain valuable knowledge and skills in building and construction as we work together to create safe hardwood structures following industry standards.

Out of stock

WAIT, WHAT IS SHELTER?

We are part-way through this comprehensive workshop which explores all the ins and outs of building relocatable shelter. We reclaim and recycle hardwood framing timbers to create long-lasting structure that will resist rot and termites! This course is aimed towards students who have completed our other courses and learnt all our power tools.

WORKSHOP DETAILS (READ THIS)

Dates
To be announced

Time
9.00am-4.00pm
(Please arrive 10 min prior to workshop start time)

Cost
To be announced

Bring
Lunch & snacks, outdoor clothes, enclosed shoes, dust mask, hair tied back

Please Note
You must first complete our UpSkill Intro Workshop to attend our Construct Workshop.

YOU WILL LEARN...

  • How to build relocatable hardwood post & beam structures.
  • Construction details, building codes & industry standards.
  • To measure, mark, cut, drill, screw, bolt & brace timber framing.
  • To cut & chisel detailed joints & use standard construction techniques.
  • To use strapping, bracing & grips for strength & cyclone-proofing.
  • To correctly space timbers & fix roof sheets according to span tables.

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