Friday 22 July, 10.30-1pm, Craft Opportunities: Carve a spatula for youngsters (supervisor required)

Come along and learn how to carve your own spatula with Simone Bensdorp in a workshop held at our Matatiki Toi Ora Arts Centre workshop, which is located upstairs in the former Boys’ High building at 28 Worcester Boulevard.

One-on-one adult supervision is required for this workshop.

This workshop is free/low-cost for Community Service Card holders, though donations are appreciated. The standard workshop price of $35 applies for those without cards. Please select the appropriate option at the bottom of the page

This 2 hour workshop is an opportunity for 6 young people per workshop to each come with an adult who will work closely with them, to carve a spatula from green timber.

Children will learn basic whittling techniques with a straight & curved whittling knives, and learn all about the ancient traditions of greenwood-working.

Children must be of an age where they can safely handle a whittling knife with your supervision, the image below shows the kinds of tools we’ll be using. Suitable for children 10 and over.

Each child must be with 1 adult with for close 1:1 supervision.

Minimum numbers are required for the class to run.


Bookings are non-refundable 

A credit may be issued if you are unable to attend due to illness or COVID isolation and advise Rekindle as soon as possible, prior to your workshop. A transfer fee may apply.

Credits will not be issued with less than 24 hours notice given. 



We are grateful to be able to offer this workshop because of support from Creative New Zealand, and from Te Matatiki Toi Ora The Arts Centre.




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