Neil & Pam Erasmus

Erasmus designs

award winner furniture designers makers teachers

Founders and directors of Erasmus School of Creative Arts ESCA are presenting their skills and courses opportunities

Upcoming courseswoodworking courses by Erasmus School of Creative Arts - ESCA

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One-on-one Mentoring

One-on-one Mentoring


By appointment only

9am to 4pm with a 1 hour lunchbreak


Erasmus studio & BnB
50 Carinyah Rd. Pickering Brook WA 6076 Australia

Surrounded by nine acres of towering Jarrah and Marri trees, Carinyah Retreat is the perfect place to relax and unwind. Enjoy luxury accommodation in the heart of the Australian bush only 35 minutes from Perth, 20 minutes from the airport and discover what the picturesque Bickley Valley region has to offer.

Carinyah Retreat Bed and Breakfast offers luxury en-suite rooms for those looking to relax and unwind. Guests have access to the expansive Jarrah deck where they can relax in the hammock, sit and read or soak in the heated spa while watching the black cockatoos that frequently visit for a drink.

F.A.Q. few common questions you might have about our courses

What skill level is required to do ESCA courses?

ESCA caters for all skill levels, from total beginners to advanced woodworkers. Anyone is welcome to join our set-design courses such as Document/Jewellery Box, Chair, and Demi-Lune table. However, those wishing to work independently on their own projects in our special Bench Space Sessions are required to satisfy the School that a full understanding of the safe operation of the usual machinery is in place. Other students are fully supervised until such an understanding is met.

How do I find you?

ESCA School of Wood is situated in the beautiful Perth Hills area of Pickering Brook, only 30-35 minutes’ drive due east from the CBD. We are very easy to find – simply drive to the very end of Welshpool Road East, then turn right. Travel for another 6 km, then, turn right again into Carinyah Road, where, after 400metres, you will find ESCA on the right – right, right, and right again! ESCA is the green shed to the rear/left of the property.

Where can I stay, if necessary?

We have two luxury B&B rooms on the premises – see the Carinyah Retreat B&B website for more details. Special student discounts for course participants will apply. The Perth Hills abounds with accommodation suiting all budgets. Give Neil or Pam a call to help you with your decision, or visit the Perth Hills Visitor Centre online.

What do I wear?

Dress comfortably with closed-in footwear, and long hair tied back. Remove any necklaces and bulky, or loose jewellery. .

Do I need to bring tools along?

ESCA supplies the full range of top quality hand tools. However, if you do own your own tools, please feel free to bring them along.

How do I enrol and pay for courses?

The best way, at this stage, is to phone Pam, or email her. Pam will then send out an enrolment form to you with all the payment details. Direct deposits into the ESCA bank account is the best way to pay.