In Person Spoon Carving Workshop
Spoon Carving Class
Our in-person spoon carving workshops are finally back!
When: February 25, 2023 (Morning Class)
When: February 25, 2023 (Afternoon Class)
When: March 11, 2023 (Morning Class)
When: March 11, 2023 (Afternoon Class)
Location: 288 9th Ave, Oakland CA 94606
The workshop will be outside and proof of vaccination or recent negative COVID test (within 72 hours of class) will be required to attend. Please bring a copy of your vaccination card (printed or digital) or a screenshot of your COVID test result.
Designer Melanie Abrantes will lead students in hand carving their own wooden spoon using traditional Japanese tools and techniques. The class will start with a discussion of different wood types, an explanation of the tools required, and an overview of the techniques used to cut wood. Once students have acquired a basic understanding, Melanie will lead them in carving the bowl of the spoon with the spoon gouge, then designing and whittling the handle and top of the spoon. When the final design has been reached, students will sand and finish their spoons with an all-natural finish. All tools will be provided to use during the workshop, with the option of purchasing the tools at a discounted rate to continue your spoon-making practice at home!
- Bass wood Spoon blank
- Japanese Spoon Gouge
- Mikikichan carving knife
- Japanese Rasp
- Handwritten instructions
- Snacks and Drinks
Limited seats and parking are available. Please try to arrive 15 mins before the class begins.