Saturday 6 February, 1–4pm - Spoon-carving for beginners, Rekindle at Okains Bay for Waitangi Day

This workshop is held at the Okains Bay Māori and Colonial Museum on Waitangi Day.

Please note that the workshop price does not include the $10 entry fee for adults to the museum (children under 13 free when accompanied by an adult). Please bring cash for this and please do note that this is the museum’s key fundraising day, so do come along and support them!

 

We are honoured to be taking part in Waitangi Day commemorations at Okains Bay on 6 February 2021. As part of this, we have been invited to present some workshops at the wonderful Okains Bay Māori and Colonial Museum.

As such we have subsidised these workshops to support the museum.

Come along and learn how to make a spoon! We are now running this class over four hours.

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

Please note: This workshop is only suited to adults and those who can work safely without direct supervision with very sharp hand tools. The image below shows the kinds of tools we’ll be using.


There are 8 places available in this workshop.

Minimum numbers are required for the class to run.

About your tutor

Douglas Horrell has been teaching with Rekindle since 2017 and specialises in hand-carved, functional items such as spoons and bowls, as well as having  an interest in chair-making and other greenwood traditions. He also has a growing interest in toolmaking - forging his own tools from high carbon steel. He hopes to offer locally-made carving tools to Rekindle students in the future. You can find him on Instagram and Facebook as @cleftcraft

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 will incur a $5 admin fee.

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.

We are grateful to be able to offer this workshop in a partially subsidised manner because of support from Creative New Zealand, and from Te Matatiki Toi Ora the Arts Centre.





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