Introduction to Whittling: Carve a Small Animal

Learn how to whittle a cute timber animal in this fun and informative course.



5 hours Class size 1 to 10

label $199 (Afterpay available)
Looking to try your hand at a woodworking class in Sydney? In this workshop, you will learn how to whittle own animal figurines under the guidance of an experienced whittler. Discover the basics of whittling, from safe practices to finishing touches, and leave with a unique creation to call your own.
What we'll cover:
  • Gain knowledge of general safety when working with whittling knives
  • Learn the basics of wood grain direction and different types of whittling cuts
  • Practice working with knives, perfecting finishing cuts, and using finishing oil
  • Understand safe whittling posture, proper knife care, and how to continue your whittling journey
Don't worry if you're new to whittling – this workshop is a supportive environment where you can explore your creativity and develop new skills. By the end of the day, you'll have your own hand-whittled figurine and the confidence to keep carving at home. Join us for a fulfilling experience that will leave you inspired and proud of your accomplishment.
Note: This course is open to students 16 and older:
Students 16-17 years of age may attend a course without a parent or guardian present.
You can read our full Child Safe Policy on the Among The Trees website.

Please note: Public dates for this class require at least 5 guests to run. In the unlikely event that we don't reach this number, we'll cancel the class; in this case we'll inform you and allow you to get a refund or reschedule, so please watch your email/SMS one day prior to the class.
Knowledge required
  • This workshop is aimed at people with no experience with woodwork and who are looking for an introduction to the craft. The whittling course is open to participants 16 years and older.
  • The course is run using entirely hand tools so you need to be aware that there is an element of physicality involved.
What you'll get
  • A hand-whittled animal figurine
  • An appreciation of whittling your own items
  • The knowledge to safely and effectively use whittling knives in a variety of ways.
  • The ability to go on and whittle anything you want to in the future
  • A knowledge of how to finish and care for your creation
What to bring
  • You are encouraged to bring your own face mask, protective eyewear, and ear protection. However, sanitized Personal Protective Equipment will be available to use. Any borrowed PPE needs to be sanitized after use.
  • You are required to wear closed-toe shoes.
  • Please wear clothing that can get dirty (e.g. sawdust will be present).
  • Long hair needs to be tied back, and no loose-hanging jewellery should be worn.
Suitable for

This class is great for individuals and couples as well as for a date idea, team building activity or hens party.

This would also be a unique gift for her, gift for mum or gift for couples.

Location

Among The Trees - 27 Sydney Street, Marrickville NSW

This venue is within walking distance from Sydenham station (800m).

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Among the Trees is an ethical and sustainability based start-up for reclaimed timber located in Marrickville. 
Saving timber from demolitions or other discarded uses and making it available to the public through a retail timber shop and woodworking classes. Accessibility to wood doesn't just mean being wheelchair friendly (which we are), it also means helping customers understand how to use and source reclaimed timber. To make it as easy as possible to work with, we offer custom machining and glueing, so the timber in our store can be squared, resurfaced and cut to specific dimensions. We also help empower individuals to have the confidence to undertake woodworking projects by offering woodworking beginners classes that are taught with simple hand tools. 
 
Lumberyards and wood workshops can be intimidating sometimes, ATT is one of the few places that caters not only to architects, planners, homeowners as well as carpenters and tradespeople but also to customers that have little to no woodworking experience and are embarking on DIY and student projects or trying their hand at repair, renovating or building. 
Our workshop at Among The Trees is set up to be the perfect space to learn about hand tools, reclaimed timber, and woodworking. We’ve been hard at work collecting, restoring and tuning all the tools required to learn woodworking, and a few extra ones as well.
 
All-in-all, everyone that is interested in wood is welcome!

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