Spoon Carving Workshop

Gain an introduction to spoon carving for beginners



3 hours Class size 1 to 10

label $120 - $130 (or 4 payments of $30 - $32.50 Afterpay)
(Earlybird price of $120 applies if you book into a public session 15+ days ahead)

Looking to pick up handy new skills at practical Melbourne workshops? Join Eli Beke of Wedge and Edge and learn the basics of spoon carving as you work on your own handmade spoon!

In this beginner's workshop, we will be starting with a spoon blank and then working with hand tools such as a knife, hook knife and gouges to learn how to carve an eating spoon.

You will also learn how to coax the eating spoon from the wood, chip by chip, with expert teaching from your spoon carving teacher Eli. There will be plenty of time to ask questions and perfect the basics of this craft

By the end of this workshop, you will have your own hand-carved spoon ready to take home and use in the kitchen!


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Save $10 per guest, when you book 15+ days before a class

Knowledge required
Suitable for both absolute beginners and recently started carvers.
 
What you'll get
A hand-carved wooden eating spoon made by you.
 
What to bring
  • Snacks and a water bottle
  • Closed-toe sensible shoes
  • Sensible work clothes
Suitable for

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

This would also be a nice gift for her, gift for mum, anniversary gift or birthday gift.

Location

Gasworks Art Park, Art and Craft Room - 21 Graham Street, Albert Park VIC

Spoon Carving Workshop location
Your teacher
Eli Beke
Eli Beke
(Wedge and Edge Woodcraft)

4.9 (32)
Instagram followers1k

Eli Beke makes his work to be compelling and comfortable; in its form to the eye, practicable in use as touched by a hand and to enrich the life of whomsoever it may belong to.

Influenced by Swedish and Japanese carved household objects, a self-taught Craftsman, Beke works mainly in wood and metals; combining wood carving, modern metal fabrication and timber joinery techniques.

Beke’s previous work as an electrical engineer gives him a practicable lens into creating beautiful and functional objects, and his extensive travels by bicycle across Asia in his 20's left a lasting impact on his craft.

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Will Spencer Aug 2023


Eli does a good job of explaining the process of Spoon Carving from beginning to end. He is very focused on safety which is great. He gives attention to each person on an individual basis as well as presenting to the class as a whole. It is a very good introduction to Spoon Carving. I enjoyed the course.

Teacher's response

Thanks Will,

I am glad you enjoyed the class,

Warm Regards,

Eli

Cc Hua Aug 2023


Eli is a fantastic teacher. Very patient and explains this clearly. I learned so much in such a short time.

Woodworking class review by Cc Hua - Melbourne

Teacher's response

Thanks for coming CC!

Wishing you all the best with your carving journey!

Warm Regards,

Eli

Helen Varty Aug 2023


Wow loved this class, Eli was a great teacher, very patient & informative. Just a bit too far for me to travel, other than that I'd highly recommend this class

Teacher's response

Thanks Helen!

I am glad the class was useful for you! Wishing you all the best with your future spoons!

Warmest Regards,

Eli

Nick Cavallo Jul 2023


Eli lead the class with great instruction, explaining and demonstrating each technique to everyone, then taking time to work with us each 1on1 to check in and answer any questions we had.

The venue was good, ample parking, toilets, tea and coffee was available.
There was an opportunity to buy some of Eli's work, along with spoon blanks, carving and hook knives which is great if you got the itch to continue!

Thanks Eli for an awesome experience, definitely keen to try out the axe carving class next!

Woodworking class review by Nick Cavallo - Melbourne

Rob McBlack Jul 2023


We loved it, Eli was welcoming, knowledgeable and patient, very well run class for diverse range of people, definitely would recommend.

Jared Meeredith Jul 2023

6 ClassBento workshops attended • 5 reviews


Eli was great. He makes it look so easy! But led myself and the group well - guiding us and letting us know the next steps. I was totally in the zone when carving and I’m keen to continue!

Georgia Kathage Jun 2023


I really enjoyed this class. Eli was a great teacher! He was great at giving everyone individual attention. Eli explained and demonstrated every step very clearly. The vibe was fun and relaxed! Highly recommend this class if you want to give spoon carving a go!

Miriam Diiren Jun 2023


We had a fantastic time making spoons in Eli's class. The class was structured in a really engaging way. The tools and wood were provided to us and we were given a tutorial and safety tips about using the tools. Eli was a great teacher — had a great way of explaining the techniques and had a positive attitude. There was an opportunity to purchase some of Eli's beautifully crafted spoons at the end of the class too.

Overall, 10/10 experience.

Sam Goudie Mar 2023


now obsessed - i did it with friends for my bucks as something more peaceful and engaging

eli was awesome : went through grips, wood theory, kinda stretching and focus quasi meditation, paced really well, really patient with the fellas

many hadn’t been in a class setting for a long time but he found a way to connect and elevate everyone and by the end everyone was deep in flow and neurons / muscles firing

thanks eli, really appreciated the new skill and the new lens on design and craft, you’re a legend

Spoon Carving Workshop review by Sam Goudie - Melbourne

Eric Cox Feb 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended


The class was great fun! We came away with a good understanding of the tools, materials and techniques, not to mention our very own spoons.

Eli was full of knowledge and gave a good amount of individual attention to make sure we were doing things in the best way.

I already find myself looking around my neighborhood for suitable wood for the next project.

Ben Larsenpope Feb 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended


A great session. Eli was clear, supportive and certainly knowledgeable. Lovely way to spend three hours and get an introduction to wood carving.

Byron Wilson Feb 2023


Good fun and great new hobby. Teacher knowledgeable and accomodating highly recommend will go to other workshops he runs.

Itta Somaia Feb 2023


Great info & techniques & I’m happy with my first spoon Eli has a nice easy manner and great explanations. Thoroughly enjoyed my class!

Woodworking class review by Itta Somaia - Melbourne

Anna Branford Dec 2022


This was such an interesting and grounding way to spend a Saturday morning! Eli was encouraging and inspiring and made everyone comfortable. I'd love to attend another of these workshops anytime.

Woodworking class review by Anna Branford - Melbourne

Elizabeth Campbell Aug 2022


I hadn’t carved wood before, however with Eli’s friendly encouragement I left two hours later with a spoon!
Eli’s comprehensive introduction, demonstrations and support through the process inspired confidence.
An easy to find venue, with ample parking made a stress free start to the day.

Christopher Knight Aug 2022


Eli new his trade and imparted his enthusiasm while encouraging us novices.

The morning went quickly.

Marnie Ford Aug 2022


Great workshop, left with my first carved spoon! Eli was patient and gave all participants guidance when carving.
He provided useful information for beginners before commencing, covering safety, structure of wood and techniques to use.
All tools provided and wood supplied. Perfect duration to learn techniques and complete a spoon, without losing focus.
Highly recommended.
Thanks Eli, I’ll be carving more spoons in the coming weeks :)

Shane Stephens Jul 2022


Very well taught! Felt like I was heard anytime I had a question, and learnt a lot!

Sarah Mathers May 2022


This was a really enjoyable, informative workshop. Eli provided sufficient information clearly, and good support during the class. I really enjoyed the experience and would recommend the workshop to anyone with an interest in wood carving - or simply trying something new!

Melanie Starr May 2022

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


Really loved this class! Eli was very knowledgeable about his craft and taught with great patience and kindness. Thank you Eli - I love my spoon!

Spoon Carving Workshop review by Melanie Starr - Melbourne

Veronika Rayzman Feb 2022


Really enjoyed the class, will continue with the wooden spoon carving at home. Thanks ELi for the fun workshop

Amelia Camm Jan 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


This class was very informative.The teacher explained everything clearly and demonstrated the techniques and gave one on one advice. I bought some carving tools afterwards as there was a left-handed tool for sale too.

Que Lam Jan 2022


Eli ran a fantastic workshop. He was very organised, kept us going at a good pace and was extremely encouraging. We had so much fun the time just flew. The workshop was a great activity to share with friends.

Liz Cummins Nov 2021

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews


A friendly, enjoyable and informative workshop with Eli. Venue was central and easy to find, small enough to find the classroom too.
Eli explained and demonstrated really well and continued to support students throughout. Pace of learning and amount of information for learning carving skills was just perfect., as was the balance of learning and doing. Project was really achievable and I was satisfied at the end and wanting more! A big thanks to Eli for the class - such an enjoyable way to spend a Saturday morning. I look forward to carving with Eli again.

Woodworking class review by Liz Cummins - Melbourne

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