This workshop with Juliet Arnott takes place in the Rekindle Workshop at The Arts Centre, upstairs in the Boys’ High building at 28 Worcester Boulevard)
One-on-one adult supervision is required for this workshop.
Come along and learn how to make a spoon with your youngster!
This 2.5 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 spoon from green timber.
Children will learn basic whittling techniques with 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.
After you’ve booked, we’ll send you information re what to bring, wear and how to find us nearer the workshop date.
We are grateful for the support of CNZ, which has allowed us to offer this class at a subsidised rate.
Minimum numbers are required for the class to run.
Bookings are essential, non-refundable and non-transferable. We do, however, understand that things come up and try and accommodate people to the best of our ability. This can include moving people to another class or a refund - but please be aware that this is reliant on us filling the original spot.
This is because all of our pricing, and our efforts to keep costs as low as possible while still paying the tutors a fee commensurate with their experience and allowing them to cover the costs of living, is based on running these classes with a certain number of participants
Management of COVID-19 risk:
Please be assured this workshop will be managed with the utmost care in terms of risk management in relation to COVID-19. This will include: the workshop space being set-up with a minimum of 1 metre space between group members; hand sanitiser being provided & its use required; hand washing facilities nearby; no sharing of tools/materials, regular disinfection of shared surfaces, and everyone is invited to bring a mask to wear if they’d prefer to do so.
Participants who are unwell, or who are required to self-isolate, must not attend the workshop. Refunds will be given if participants need to miss the workshop in order to manage the risk of COVID-19, however we need to be advised of this as soon as possible, so that we can fill the space. Refunds will not be given if participants arrive to the workshop unwell on the day.
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