Wooden it be nice if yew could cause a stir with your own hand-carved spoon? As luck wood have it, we’ve snagged xylophile Alma to teach you the finer points of this age-old craft. First, we’ll cover types of wood, tools and equipment required, and the techniques used for cutting wood. Then we’ll use the spoon gouge to carve the bowl of the spoon, working up to designing and shaping the handle and spoon top. And as all wood things must come to an end, we’ll sand and complete our new utensils with an all-natural finish.
This class pairs traditional techniques with the use of basic power tools, and will equip you with the skills to select the right wood and carve a spoon fit to elope with a dish. Prove that kid from The Matrix wrong. The spooner, the better.
Alma Arriaga is a Mexican industrial designer specialising in handmade and wooden furniture. In 2014, she founded Decoteca, a wood design studio for her to explore her craft and encourage local talent. Since then, Alma has been involved in countless and diverse wood carving projects, as well as designing spaces for hotels, companies, and residences. Now she’s established her Melbourne studio, Alma is keen to share her passion and knowledge with other xylophiles that come out of the woodwork.
- How to carve a spoon from a piece of wood
- Cutting & hollowing techniques
- Finishing techniques for the smoothest of spoons!
- All materials, tools and wood provided
- A one of a kind spoon made by you
- Just yourself!
Vendor since 2014
Work-Shop is a creative concept that will broaden your horizons and help you unleash your inner awesome. We provide affordable short courses in life skills and alternative art. We’ve teamed up with Australia’s brightest creative minds to share their knowledge and help teach you a new skill.
From printmaking and stencil art through to music and gardening. From life skills and personal development through to blending tea and parkour, we offer a broad range of fun and creative short courses to suit our time poor lives. We will inspire you to pick up that pen, paintbrush, hammer or sewing machine and flick the switch that will kickstart a whole new way of life.
Locations: Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide & Fremantle
Work-Shop requires 48 hours notice in writing prior to the class for a full refund or transfer. Refunds and transfers will not be processed if cancellation occurs within 48 hours of the event commencing. If you do miss this window, earn some extra karma points and give your ticket to one of your buddies. For cancellations prior to the 48 hour cut off, email firstname.lastname@example.org to organise a refund or transfer.
We’ll do our darndest to run all scheduled classes, however, let’s face it… sometimes shit happens! Most of our classes must have a minimum of 5 participants before we can put them on. In the event that a class is cancelled, students will be notified via text message or email and entitled to a full refund or credit.
Anyone partaking in any classes or coming to any events at Work-Shop or organised by Work-Shop must agree to these terms and conditions.
1.) LIABILITY WAIVER
- Any damage, loss or theft incurred to personal property property brought into Work-Shop’s premises.
- Any physical injuries sustained as a result of participating in any class or event organised by Work-Shop.
I agree to take on full responsibility for any damages, injuries and for physical and/or personal property, which I might incur whilst participating in classes and/or events organised by Work-Shop.
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Work-Shop requires 48 hours notice in writing prior to the class for a full refund or transfer. If you miss this window, earn some extra karma points and give your ticket to one of your buddies. Email email@example.com to organise a refund.
We’ll do our darndest to run all scheduled classes. Most of our classes must have a minimum of 5 participants before we can put them on. In the event that a class is cancelled, students will be notified via text message or email and entitled to a full refund or credit.