Hill Picket Studio is a unique venue for the pursuit of fine woodwork and musical instrument making


Classes are tutored by master craftsman Chaim Factor. Guitar making is tutored by luthier Lloyd McCann

Working with wood is the perfect way to connect with your natural environment; engage with your hidden abilities to create a finished piece and develop your perceptions of quality and appreciation

What's On

Furniture Making:  Box Making, Stools, Chairs, Tables & more. Techniques for Veneering, Inlays, Bending & more. One Day Workshops Click HERE for more details and HERE for up and coming courses.

Instrument Making: Acoustic & Classical Guitar, Mandolin & Ukulele, Cigar Box Guitar & Canjo Guitar.  **  NEW ** This Season:  Bodhrán Making  See Course Dates For Details.

General Woodwork & Furniture Making Monday mornings from 9:30am - 1pm

General Woodwork & Furniture Making  Wednesday evenings 7pm - 9pm 

Mindfulness through Wooden Wall Art  with Ariane.        

Enquiries for 1-2-1 tuition welcome

Group Gigs & Tour Groups

 enjoyable One day projects for complete beginners and for the more adventurous

enjoyable One day projects for complete beginners and for the more adventurous

Join us at our idyllic studio and enjoy a super day away working with your hands. Our Corporate Gigs can be fielded on a date of your choice, weekends or mid week. 

One or two day workshops available & tailored to your needs & skill levels.


We open our workshop to tour operators and tour groups by appointment. Minimum 4 / Max 10 

2 hour demonstrations available in Bodhrán & musical instrument making & other items. We have interactive quick projects for a more hands on experience.

If you fancy something more detailed then join us for a one or two day workshop.

Available 7 days a week just drop us a line and book your time.

Gift Vouchers & Books


Beginners one day courses materials and complementary lunch  €125

Check out our Vouchers & Books or Chaim's Design Elegance for Foodies Range for ideal  anniversary, retirement, birthday & Christmas gifts.

Escape to the Countryside

 Midnight Light on the hill picket

Midnight Light on the hill picket

Hill Picket Studio is set in the heart of County Wicklow with spectacular views of the Vale of Avoca, the Wicklow Mountains and surrounding countryside. This setting and the facilities provided, create a wonderful opportunity for people to spend some time developing their interest and skills in fine woodwork.