Woodcraft Class: Intro to Green Wood Spoon Carving
Join us March 25th (9am to 1pm) at the Castro Valley Farmer’s Market.
You will learn how to choose good wood, read the grain, how to split a log, and the proper safe techniques when using sharp tools to shape “green” or fresh wood into a functional and beautiful item. More shared below …
4 Hour Class
Limited to ten (10) participants
$100 per adult
$50 per minor (12 – 18 w/ adult)
You will take prepared green wood and turn it into a butter spreader or small spoon using simple craft carving knives and your hands and body. We will discuss what it means to craft with natural materials using simple tools and your hands.
The craft is equally about the intentionality, the process, and the end result. It is a beautiful journey all the way through that is fun and informative to experience.
Class Highlights Include
- No experience required
- 4 hrs instruction duration (bring a lunch or snack!)
- 10 students (give or take)
- 16 yrs and older (or whatever preference you all have for minimum age)
- Abilities – The class will require average hand strength and dexterity in order to provide a safe and enjoyable experience.
- Wood provided
- Knives will be provided, but attendees can also bring their own
- Safety instruction will be provided first and throughout the lessons
- Students will be given prepared wood blanks to follow along in creating spoons or butter spreaders with the goal of having something completed by the end of the class.
- Students will use a few small carving knives and will have the opportunity to try using a small carving axe/hatchet for preparing wood.
- I will be leading everything through all safety and demonstrations of safe knife work and also how to wood is processed from log to spoon using an axe or hatchet.
- Can be hosted outdoors at a park or an indoor space with access to restrooms