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WIRED OPEN LABS 2020: SPOON CARVING
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  • The WIRED Lab ARE PLEASED TO WELCOME JEFF DONNE FROM SPOONSMITH
     AS PART OF THE WIRED OPEN LABS SERIES 2020

  • Enjoy a day of happy slowness with a hands-on exploration in the traditional art
    of carving wooden spoons from a tree in pure, analogue bliss.

    IN THIS 6 HOUR WORKSHOP YOU WILL LEARN:

  • * How to safely and unhurriedly turn a responsibly sourced log into a beautiful wooden spoon using an axe, a knife and your hands
    * The joys of falling into spoon making meditation (spoonfulness!)
    * The fun in foraging for sticks and logs in the woods
    * The value of preserving traditional crafts

Who Should Attend?

Introductory class, suitable for beginners aged 16+.

What You'll GET

Each participant will go home with a headful of new skills and everything you make on the day.

Participants will also be provided with a yummy home-made snack and/or fruit platter, and refreshments including water, organic teas and French press coffee.

What To Bring?

All materials provided.
To avoid waste, please bring your own water bottle and keep cup! 

DATE & TIME

Saturday 23 May, 2020
10:00am - 4:000pm

Please note this is a one day workshop but should you think you may get swept away with the spoons, Jeff would love to have you attend both workshops and will structure your second day with some more advanced skills and projects.

Location

Up-To-Date Store 
Corner Loughnan and Cowabbie Streets

Coolamon NSW 2701

COST

$220 per ticket (GST inc)
10 places available

Payment plans are now available for those wishing to purchase tickets this way.
For more information please email anna@wiredlab.org

FREE DROUGHT SUBSIDY PLACES


Our Drought Subsidy Program provides fully subsidised (FREE) places to many of our creative workshops. These places are available to any resident of the Murrumbidgee Primary Health Network footprint, directly or indirectly affected by the drought. If you think you’re eligible please submit a simple EOI form via email and we will confirm your place in this workshop shortly.

This initiative is made possible by a Murrumbidgee Community Grant, which is an initiative of Murrumbidgee Primary Health Network (Murrumbidgee PHN) and part of the Australian Government’s ‘Empowering our Communities’ funding.
Please click here to read more about this initiative.

CREATIVE KIDS - NSW GOVT $100 VOUCHERS

The Wired Lab is a registered provider of the NSW Government ‘Creative Kids’ Program, which entitles parents and carers of young people (18 years and under) to a $100 voucher towards creative activities. One voucher per child is available on an annual basis.
Most of our workshops are accessible to mature teens or children accompanied by an adult.
Parents and guardians of participants under 18 should contact us directly before enrolling.

To claim your voucher the parent/guardian needs to establish a Service NSW account and apply for a Creative Kids Voucher

Once your voucher is issued contact us to reserve your child's place in a workshop.
Please provide the child's full name, date of birth and the voucher number.

If the workshop place is more than $100, we will invoice you for the balance of the fee.

 

ACCESSIBILITY

 

This venue is wheelchair accessible.
The Wired Open Labs workshops are presented in a range of venues where varying access needs can be met.
We have endeavoured to make our workshops as accessible as possible.
Please contact us with any other specific access needs before purchasing a ticket to ensure we meet your requirements.

 

Contact Details

Anna Schoo | The WIRED Lab | anna@wiredlab.org

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ABOUT Jeff

Spoonsmith, Jeff Donne, is from Pambula on the beautiful NSW Sapphire Coast. He travels around much of Australia with his roving Spoon School and makes wooden cutlery buddies to take with you on your favourite foodie adventures. He starts with a sustainably sourced tree and uses only simple hand tools and a sprinkling of lost ways to make a range of soulful goods. Shaping wood by hand for the sake of happy growing and eating is something that he likes to share, so he also passes these skills onto others through a range of workshops to suit everyone from beginners up.  Learn more at www.spoonsmith.com.au or on Instagram @thespoonsmith

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With thanks to our event partners at Coolamon Shire Council. 

 

 

 

 

 

This project is assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.

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The Wired Lab is supported by the NSW Government through Create NSW.

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