The most obvious trait of wood as a material is its linear structure. It’s when we begin manipulating this structure that the real fun begins! In this workshop, students will create curves, volumes, and 3-dimensional forms out of wood to make a one of a kind spoon.
The first portion of this class will revolve around design and development of a spoon. We will discuss how to plan, mark, and prep material for shaping, and explore various shaping techniques with hand tools.
Students will learn the fundamentals of woodcarving by making their very own handmade spoon. We’ll start with a block of wood and carve, shape, sand and seal it into a beautiful finished product, perfect for the kitchen.
Skill Level : Beginner
Length: 4 hours, give or take thirty minutes.
Typical class size: 6 people.
Abby Mechanic received her BFA from the Maine College of Art with a concentration in Woodworking and Furniture Design. She has since spent time working with design studios such as Luur Design, Nate Berkus, and Matter Practice, and she currently manages of the Making Center at Parsons. Outside of Parsons, Abby teaches spoon carving workshops like this one in co-op shops across the US.
When and Where
When: September 30th, 1-5pm
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Where: CraftsmanAve Studio, 117B 11th street – Brooklyn, Gowanus.
Transportation: Take the F, G or R train to 4th Ave – 9th St station.
Or a short cab ride via Battery Tunnel from Manhattan.