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SPN101J22 Spoon Making with Elizabeth Weber
October, 29 - October, 30 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM MST$359.00
Spoon carving is a wonderful introduction to the greater world of woodworking — and a lot of fun for more experienced woodworkers, too.
Handmade spoons are beautiful, practical, and a true delight to touch and use. They make great gifts, too!
This beginner-friendly weekend workshop will introduce you to the joys of spoon making in particular, and wood carving in general.
As you design, cut out, and shape several spoons, you will learn about grain direction and three-dimensional thinking, as well as how to use woodworking tools including the band saw, carving knives, and other shaping tools.
Master carver Elizabeth Weber will guide you through planning, marking, preparing material for shaping, and forming blanks on the bandsaw.
We will practice using various holding devices and proper knife handling techniques, along with the use of other hand tools to help create a final surface you love.
Finally, we’ll cover some fun ways to finish your spoons, including by adding color and texture.
In addition to creating several spoons of your own design, you should leave the class with the lifelong skills to carve wood!
You will learn:
- How to use wood grain in carving
- How to prepare carving blanks
- Layout of a spoon
- How to safely use a bandsaw and carving tools
- Ways to get creative with your carving
- How to hold your work as you shape it
- Fun ways to finish your piece with the addition of color
Prerequisites: None. Beginners welcome.
All tools and materials are supplied by the school.
Please read and understand our Refund and Cancellation policies. By making payment you acknowledge that you have read and understood these policies.
PLEASE NOTE: we are taking additional precautions due to the COVID-19 virus.
We will be strictly limiting class sizes to no more than nine (9) students to allow for adequate distancing between class participants.
All students, instructors, and staff are required to wear a properly-fitted mask that securely covers the nose and mouth while inside the school. Valved masks are not allowed.
Anyone exhibiting any cold or flu-like symptoms—even if it is believed to be allergy-related—will not be allowed in class.
Thank you for your understanding.
Elizabeth is a Tennessee native now living in Seattle, WA. She looks for ways to add vibrancy and movement to the things she creates through the use of color and shapes. Much of her work tries to capture past influences and tell a story. The storytelling not only lives in the finished product, but also the turning process.