Suitable for ages 16+
Join local maker and teacher Georgina Donovan for a bird carving workshop at Lyttleton Store. Slow down and connect with your creative self as you carve your own beautiful wooden bird under the guidance of a skilled and encouraging teacher in a calm, supportive environment.
Tap into your own creativity as you discover the mindful and satisfying practice of woodcarving, and a newfound appreciation of natural materials.
In this 7 hour workshop you will learn safe techniques to carve different types of wood from a rough cut blank, as you engage in a practice that has been around for thousands of years.
Absolutely no experience required- just a can-do attitude!
All tools and materials provided, as well as tea and coffee. Bring your own lunch, or purchase on the day.
Closed shoes are required.
About the tutor
My interest with making things started whilst studying Industrial Design at the University of Canberra. From there I enrolled and studied fine furniture making under the late George
Ingham at the Canberra School of Art. Over the past 20 years I have worked independantly as a designer and maker of wooden objects in Canberra, Melbourne and the Blue Mountains.
Alongside this I have been teaching woodwork classes privately, in schools and at Univeristy level. Wood Carving is a recent passion for me that combines all these skills to make a beautiful object whilst providing a place to practice mindfulness.
As I blink my eyes… impressions, ideas and images are left for me to use. This and the relationship to the medium provide for me the starting point. Design is an amalgamation…