Workshops and activities for children and adults
What we do
At Knock on Wood, our aim is to support woodworking enthusiasts at every step of their journey - from that first spark of interest all the way to creating complex, bespoke projects.
We aim to share our passion for woodcraft and empower you to create.
If you're a beginner, you will leave with your first beautiful product after a discovery session.
If you're an experienced woodworker, you can become a member to have access to the facilities or simply rent a workbench.
Our workshops are also a great place to bring a school class, a company team or your friends to build together.
What we offer
An opportunity to experience woodworking for the first time or simply build a beautiful product without commitment
5- or 10-session courses with a comprehensive learning experience for beginner woodworkers or turners
Kids & teens' activities
Year-round opportunities for your child to build character and gain new skills through woodcraft, including holiday camps (8-14 y.o.)
Working with wood offers a wide range of benefits:
Take a break from your phone/laptop and work with your hands
Teach your mind to think in 3 dimensions and develop your creativity
Become independent and create items that fit your needs perfectly
Learn to consume less and build things that last
"Born and raised in Hungary, having lived and worked in the UK, Sri Lanka and Panama once I arrived in Geneva I was looking for a workshop where I could cut my Guadua Bamboo for sculpting.
I shouted out on Facebook to see if anyone knew a local workshop. Seeing at least 30 others were searching for the same, I decided to validate the idea of an open woodworking space. Everything began with that Facebook thread.
Fast forward a few years, and today Knock on Wood has its beautiful craft spaces in Geneva and Lausanne that serve as an umbrella organization for artisans wanting to grow in a collaborative environment. We also serve as an educational and recreational space for those who want to reconnect with manual skills and learn different crafts.
Humans need tangible results of their work to be satisfied and balanced. Woodworking and handling tools ticks all the missing boxes."
- Zsuzsanna Varga, Founder