Jun
30
1:00 PM13:00

Spoon Carving Workshop, June 30

About: Designer Melanie Abrantes will lead students in hand carving their own wooden spoon using traditional Japanese tools and techniques. The class will start with a discussion of different wood types, an explanation of the tools required, and an overview of the techniques used to cut wood. Once students have acquired a basic understanding, Melanie will lead them in carving the bowl of the spoon with the spoon gouge, then designing and whittling the handle and top of the spoon. When the final design has been reached, students will sand and finish their spoons with an all-natural finish. All tools will be provided to use during the workshop, with the option of purchasing the tools at a discounted rate to continue your spoon making practice at home!

+ Basswood Spoon bank
+ Japanese Spoon Gouge
+ Mikikicha carving knife
+ Japanese Rasp
+ Handwritten instructions
+ Snacks and Drinks

The class will be held at my studio in Oakland! 155 Filbert St. Ste 102 Oakland, CA 94607.

Limited seats available. Please try to arrive 15 mins before the class begins.

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Jun
16
1:00 PM13:00

Spoon Carving Workshop, June 16

About: Designer Melanie Abrantes will lead students in hand carving their own wooden spoon using traditional Japanese tools and techniques. The class will start with a discussion of different wood types, an explanation of the tools required, and an overview of the techniques used to cut wood. Once students have acquired a basic understanding, Melanie will lead them in carving the bowl of the spoon with the spoon gouge, then designing and whittling the handle and top of the spoon. When the final design has been reached, students will sand and finish their spoons with an all-natural finish. All tools will be provided to use during the workshop, with the option of purchasing the tools at a discounted rate to continue your spoon making practice at home!

+ Basswood Spoon bank
+ Japanese Spoon Gouge
+ Mikikicha carving knife
+ Japanese Rasp
+ Handwritten instructions
+ Snacks and Drinks

The class will be held at my studio in Oakland! 155 Filbert St. Ste 102 Oakland, CA 94607.

Limited seats available. Please try to arrive 15 mins before the class begins.

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Jun
10
1:00 PM13:00

Spoon Carving Workshop, June 10

About: Designer Melanie Abrantes will lead students in hand carving their own wooden spoon using traditional Japanese tools and techniques. The class will start with a discussion of different wood types, an explanation of the tools required, and an overview of the techniques used to cut wood. Once students have acquired a basic understanding, Melanie will lead them in carving the bowl of the spoon with the spoon gouge, then designing and whittling the handle and top of the spoon. When the final design has been reached, students will sand and finish their spoons with an all-natural finish. All tools will be provided to use during the workshop, with the option of purchasing the tools at a discounted rate to continue your spoon making practice at home!

+ Basswood Spoon bank
+ Japanese Spoon Gouge
+ Mikikicha carving knife
+ Japanese Rasp
+ Handwritten instructions
+ Snacks and Drinks

The class will be held at my studio in Oakland! 155 Filbert St. Ste 102 Oakland, CA 94607.

Limited seats available. Please try to arrive 15 mins before the class begins.

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May
23
6:30 PM18:30

Spoon Carving Workshop, May 23

About: Designer Melanie Abrantes will lead students in hand carving their own wooden spoon using traditional Japanese tools and techniques. The class will start with a discussion of different wood types, an explanation of the tools required, and an overview of the techniques used to cut wood. Once students have acquired a basic understanding, Melanie will lead them in carving the bowl of the spoon with the spoon gouge, then designing and whittling the handle and top of the spoon. When the final design has been reached, students will sand and finish their spoons with an all-natural finish. All tools will be provided to use during the workshop, with the option of purchasing the tools at a discounted rate to continue your spoon making practice at home!

+ Basswood Spoon bank
+ Japanese Spoon Gouge
+ Mikikicha carving knife
+ Japanese Rasp
+ Handwritten instructions
+ Snacks and Drinks

The class will be held at my studio in Oakland! 155 Filbert St. Ste 102 Oakland, CA 94607.

Limited seats available. Please try to arrive 15 mins before the class begins.

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Apr
20
6:00 PM18:00

Wooden Pipe Carving Workshop 4/20

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About: 

Learn how to make your own wooden pipe in celebration of 420 and Prop 64! Students must be 18 yrs old or older.

Designer Melanie Abrantes will lead students in hand carving their own wooden pipe using traditional Japanese tools and techniques. The class will start with a discussion of different wood types, an explanation of the tools required, and an overview of the techniques used to cut wood. Once students have acquired a basic understanding, Melanie will lead them in carving the bowl of the pipe with the spoon gouge, then designing and whittling the body of the pipe. When the final design has been reached, students will sand and finish their pipes with an all-natural finish.

All tools will be provided to use during the workshop, with the option of purchasing the tools at a discounted rate to continue your carving practice at home!

When: 4/20
Time: 6-9pm
Where: 155 Filbert St. Ste 102 Oakland, CA 94607
Class Includes: 
+ Cherry Pipe Blank
+ Japanese Spoon Gouge
+ Mikikicha carving knife
+ Japanese Rasp
+ Handwritten instructions
+ Snacks and Drinks (in case you get the munchies)

The class will be held at our studio in Oakland! 155 Filbert St. Ste 102 Oakland, CA 94607.

Limited seats available. Please try to arrive 15 mins before the class begins.

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Apr
15
10:00 AM10:00

Spoon Carving Workshop at Berkely Botancial Garden

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Melanie will be teaching a spoon carving class at the UC Berkley Botanical Garden! We will be set up in the serene space of the gardens. The ticket comes with an entrance so you can wander the gardens after the class is done. 

When: April 15, 10am-1:00pm

The workshop is $100, $95 for UCBG Members. 

Sign up here: http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/bot.html?event_ID=113815&date=2018-04-15&filter=Event%20Type&filtersel=

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Mar
24
10:30 AM10:30

Spoon Carving Workshop

About: Designer Melanie Abrantes will lead students in hand carving their own wooden spoon using traditional Japanese tools and techniques. The class will start with a discussion of different wood types, an explanation of the tools required, and an overview of the techniques used to cut wood. Once students have acquired a basic understanding, Melanie will lead them in carving the bowl of the spoon with the spoon gouge, then designing and whittling the handle and top of the spoon. When the final design has been reached, students will sand and finish their spoons with an all-natural finish. All tools will be provided to use during the workshop, with the option of purchasing the tools at a discounted rate to continue your spoon making practice at home!

+ Basswood Spoon bank
+ Japanese Spoon Gouge
+ Mikikicha carving knife
+ Japanese Rasp
+ Handwritten instructions
+ Snacks and Drinks

The class will be held at my studio in Oakland! 155 Filbert St. Ste 102 Oakland, CA 94607.

Limited seats available. Please try to arrive 15 mins before the class begins.

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Mar
15
6:00 PM18:00

Butter Knife Carving Workshop

Butter Knife Carving Workshop

About: Designer Melanie Abrantes will lead students in hand carving their own Butter Knife using traditional Japanese tools and techniques. The class will start with a discussion of different wood types, an explanation of the tools required, and an overview of the techniques used to cut wood. Once students have acquired a basic understanding, Melanie will lead them in carving and designing the handle and blade of the butter knife. When the final design has been reached, students will sand and finish their knives with an all-natural finish. All tools will be provided to use during the workshop, with the option of purchasing the tools at a discounted rate to continue your spoon making practice at home!

+ Poplar Knife Blank
+ Mikikicha carving knife
+ Japanese Rasp
+ Handwritten instructions
+ Snacks and Drinks

The class will be held at my studio in Oakland! 155 Filbert St. Ste 102 Oakland, CA 94607.

Limited seats available. Please try to arrive 15 mins before the class begins.

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Mar
10
1:00 PM13:00

Spoon Carving Workshop

About: Designer Melanie Abrantes will lead students in hand carving their own wooden spoon using traditional Japanese tools and techniques. The class will start with a discussion of different wood types, an explanation of the tools required, and an overview of the techniques used to cut wood. Once students have acquired a basic understanding, Melanie will lead them in carving the bowl of the spoon with the spoon gouge, then designing and whittling the handle and top of the spoon. When the final design has been reached, students will sand and finish their spoons with an all-natural finish. All tools will be provided to use during the workshop, with the option of purchasing the tools at a discounted rate to continue your spoon making practice at home!

+ Basswood Spoon bank
+ Japanese Spoon Gouge
+ Mikikicha carving knife
+ Japanese Rasp
+ Handwritten instructions
+ Snacks and Drinks

The class will be held at my studio in Oakland! 155 Filbert St. Ste 102 Oakland, CA 94607.

Limited seats available. Please try to arrive 15 mins before the class begins.

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Mar
3
1:00 PM13:00

Spoon Carving Workshop

About: Designer Melanie Abrantes will lead students in hand carving their own wooden spoon using traditional Japanese tools and techniques. The class will start with a discussion of different wood types, an explanation of the tools required, and an overview of the techniques used to cut wood. Once students have acquired a basic understanding, Melanie will lead them in carving the bowl of the spoon with the spoon gouge, then designing and whittling the handle and top of the spoon. When the final design has been reached, students will sand and finish their spoons with an all-natural finish. All tools will be provided to use during the workshop, with the option of purchasing the tools at a discounted rate to continue your spoon making practice at home!

+ Basswood Spoon bank
+ Japanese Spoon Gouge
+ Mikikicha carving knife
+ Japanese Rasp
+ Handwritten instructions
+ Snacks and Drinks

The class will be held at my studio in Oakland! 155 Filbert St. Ste 102 Oakland, CA 94607.

Limited seats available. Please try to arrive 15 mins before the class begins.

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Mar
3
10:30 AM10:30

Butter Knife Carving Workshop

Butter Knife Carving Workshop

About: Designer Melanie Abrantes will lead students in hand carving their own Butter Knife using traditional Japanese tools and techniques. The class will start with a discussion of different wood types, an explanation of the tools required, and an overview of the techniques used to cut wood. Once students have acquired a basic understanding, Melanie will lead them in carving and designing the handle and blade of the butter knife. When the final design has been reached, students will sand and finish their knives with an all-natural finish. All tools will be provided to use during the workshop, with the option of purchasing the tools at a discounted rate to continue your spoon making practice at home!

+ Poplar Knife Blank
+ Mikikicha carving knife
+ Japanese Rasp
+ Handwritten instructions
+ Snacks and Drinks

The class will be held at my studio in Oakland! 155 Filbert St. Ste 102 Oakland, CA 94607.

Limited seats available. Please try to arrive 15 mins before the class begins.

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Mar
1
6:00 PM18:00

Butter Knife Carving Workshop

About: Designer Melanie Abrantes will lead students in hand carving their own Butter Knife using traditional Japanese tools and techniques. The class will start with a discussion of different wood types, an explanation of the tools required, and an overview of the techniques used to cut wood. Once students have acquired a basic understanding, Melanie will lead them in carving and designing the handle and blade of the butter knife. When the final design has been reached, students will sand and finish their knives with an all-natural finish. All tools will be provided to use during the workshop, with the option of purchasing the tools at a discounted rate to continue your spoon making practice at home!

+ Poplar Knife Blank
+ Mikikicha carving knife
+ Japanese Rasp
+ Handwritten instructions
+ Snacks and Drinks

The class will be held at my studio in Oakland! 155 Filbert St. Ste 102 Oakland, CA 94607.

Limited seats available. Please try to arrive 15 mins before the class begins.

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Feb
24
1:00 PM13:00

Spoon Carving Workshop

About: Designer Melanie Abrantes will lead students in hand carving their own wooden spoon using traditional Japanese tools and techniques. The class will start with a discussion of different wood types, an explanation of the tools required, and an overview of the techniques used to cut wood. Once students have acquired a basic understanding, Melanie will lead them in carving the bowl of the spoon with the spoon gouge, then designing and whittling the handle and top of the spoon. When the final design has been reached, students will sand and finish their spoons with an all-natural finish. All tools will be provided to use during the workshop, with the option of purchasing the tools at a discounted rate to continue your spoon making practice at home!

+ Basswood Spoon bank
+ Japanese Spoon Gouge
+ Mikikicha carving knife
+ Japanese Rasp
+ Handwritten instructions
+ Snacks and Drinks

The class will be held at my studio in Oakland! 155 Filbert St. Ste 102 Oakland, CA 94607.

Limited seats available. Please try to arrive 15 mins before the class begins.

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Feb
22
6:00 PM18:00

Butter Knife Carving Workshop

Designer Melanie Abrantes will lead students in hand carving their own wooden butter knife using traditional Japanese tools and techniques. The class will start with a discussion of different wood types, an explanation of the tools required, and an overview of the techniques used to cut wood. Once students have acquired a basic understanding, Melanie will lead them in carving knife. When the final design has been reached, students will sand and finish their knives with an all-natural finish. All tools will be provided to use during the workshop, with the option of purchasing the tools at a discounted rate to continue your spoon making practice at home!

+ Alder Knife blank
+ Mikikicha carving knife
+ Japanese Rasp
+ Handwritten instructions
+ Snacks and Drinks

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Feb
15
to Feb 16

Spoon Carving Workshop

About: Designer Melanie Abrantes will lead students in hand carving their own wooden spoon using traditional Japanese tools and techniques. The class will start with a discussion of different wood types, an explanation of the tools required, and an overview of the techniques used to cut wood. Once students have acquired a basic understanding, Melanie will lead them in carving the bowl of the spoon with the spoon gouge, then designing and whittling the handle and top of the spoon. When the final design has been reached, students will sand and finish their spoons with an all-natural finish. All tools will be provided to use during the workshop, with the option of purchasing the tools at a discounted rate to continue your spoon making practice at home!

+ Basswood Spoon bank
+ Japanese Spoon Gouge
+ Mikikicha carving knife
+ Japanese Rasp
+ Handwritten instructions
+ Snacks and Drinks

The class will be held at my studio in Oakland! 155 Filbert St. Ste 102 Oakland, CA 94607.

Limited seats available. Please try to arrive 15 mins before the class begins.

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Feb
10
to Feb 11

The Makerie Retreat: Chicago

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Melanie is going to be teaching a Spatula Carving Class at the Makerie in Chicago! 

CHICAGO MAKERIE | FEBRUARY 10 & 11, 2018 | CHICAGO, ILLINOIS

About the Event:

The Chicago Makerie, the first one of its kind in this vibrant, beautiful city. You will have the chance to take part in intimate workshops taught by extraordinary, renowned artists and creatives, nourish your well-being with special self-care sessions, enjoy healthy delicious meals, and build friendships and community with other creatives. We also build space within this experience, allowing you to take the time to slow down your pace and thoughtfully absorb the creative energy, the abundant inspiration, and the beautiful people you’ll be surrounded by.

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Jan
13
10:00 AM10:00

Advanced Carving Class

JAN 13 | Advanced Carving Class 

Jan 13, 10am-4pm (3 person limit, 6 hour class)

About: Designer Melanie Abrantes will lead students in hand carving their own custom carving project using traditional Japanese tools and techniques. The class will start with a discussion of different wood types, an explanation of the tools required, and an overview of the techniques used to cut wood. Once students have acquired a basic understanding, Melanie will lead them in designing their piece, showing them how to use the heavy machinery like the band-saw and sander then teach them how to carve with the tools. When the final design has been reached, students will sand and finish their one-of-a-kind pieces with an all-natural finish. All tools will be provided to use during the workshop, with the option of purchasing the hand tools at a discounted rate to continue your carving practice at home!

Handtools and Other Items Provided:

  • Wood of choice
  • Mikikicha carving knife
  • Japanese Spoon Gouge
  • Japanese Rasp
  • Bench Hook
  • Carving instructions to take home
  • Snacks and Drinks

What Tools We will be using in the shop:

  • Bandsaw
  • Sander
  • Drill Press

The class will be held at my studio in Oakland! 155 Filbert St. Ste 102 Oakland, CA 94607.

Limited seats available. Please try to arrive 15 mins before the class begins.

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Dec
16
1:00 PM13:00

Butter Knife Carving Workshop

DEC 16 | Butter Knife Carving Workshop 

Dec. 16, 1pm-3:30pm

About: Designer Melanie Abrantes will lead students in hand carving their own Butter Knife using traditional Japanese tools and techniques. The class will start with a discussion of different wood types, an explanation of the tools required, and an overview of the techniques used to cut wood. Once students have acquired a basic understanding, Melanie will lead them in carving and designing the handle and blade of the butter knife. When the final design has been reached, students will sand and finish their knives with an all-natural finish. All tools will be provided to use during the workshop, with the option of purchasing the tools at a discounted rate to continue your spoon making practice at home!

+ Poplar Knife Blank
+ Mikikicha carving knife
+ Japanese Rasp
+ Handwritten instructions
+ Snacks and Drinks

The class will be held at my studio in Oakland! 155 Filbert St. Ste 102 Oakland, CA 94607.

Limited seats available. Please try to arrive 15 mins before the class begins.

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Dec
14
6:30 PM18:30

Spoon Carving Workshop

DEC. 14 | SPOON CARVING CLASS

Dec 14, 6:30am-9pm

About: Designer Melanie Abrantes will lead students in hand carving their own wooden spoon using traditional Japanese tools and techniques. The class will start with a discussion of different wood types, an explanation of the tools required, and an overview of the techniques used to cut wood. Once students have acquired a basic understanding, Melanie will lead them in carving the bowl of the spoon with the spoon gouge, then designing and whittling the handle and top of the spoon. When the final design has been reached, students will sand and finish their spoons with an all-natural finish. All tools will be provided to use during the workshop, with the option of purchasing the tools at a discounted rate to continue your spoon making practice at home!

+ Basswood Spoon bank
+ Japanese Spoon Gouge
+ Mikikicha carving knife
+ Japanese Rasp
+ Handwritten instructions
+ Snacks and Drinks

The class will be held at my studio in Oakland! 155 Filbert St. Ste 102 Oakland, CA 94607.

Limited seats available. Please try to arrive 15 mins before the class begins.

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Dec
9
2:00 PM14:00

Spoon Carving Workshop

DEC. 9 | SPOON CARVING CLASS

Dec 9, 2pm-5pm (our second class of the day!)

About: Designer Melanie Abrantes will lead students in hand carving their own wooden spoon using traditional Japanese tools and techniques. The class will start with a discussion of different wood types, an explanation of the tools required, and an overview of the techniques used to cut wood. Once students have acquired a basic understanding, Melanie will lead them in carving the bowl of the spoon with the spoon gouge, then designing and whittling the handle and top of the spoon. When the final design has been reached, students will sand and finish their spoons with an all-natural finish. All tools will be provided to use during the workshop, with the option of purchasing the tools at a discounted rate to continue your spoon making practice at home!

+ Basswood Spoon bank
+ Japanese Spoon Gouge
+ Mikikicha carving knife
+ Japanese Rasp
+ Handwritten instructions
+ Snacks and Drinks

The class will be held at my studio in Oakland! 155 Filbert St. Ste 102 Oakland, CA 94607.

Limited seats available. Please try to arrive 15 mins before the class begins.

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Dec
9
10:30 AM10:30

Spoon Carving Workshop | SOLD OUT

DEC. 9| SPOON CARVING CLASS

Dec 9, 10:30am-1pm

About: Designer Melanie Abrantes will lead students in hand carving their own wooden spoon using traditional Japanese tools and techniques. The class will start with a discussion of different wood types, an explanation of the tools required, and an overview of the techniques used to cut wood. Once students have acquired a basic understanding, Melanie will lead them in carving the bowl of the spoon with the spoon gouge, then designing and whittling the handle and top of the spoon. When the final design has been reached, students will sand and finish their spoons with an all-natural finish. All tools will be provided to use during the workshop, with the option of purchasing the tools at a discounted rate to continue your spoon making practice at home!

+ Basswood Spoon bank
+ Japanese Spoon Gouge
+ Mikikicha carving knife
+ Japanese Rasp
+ Handwritten instructions
+ Snacks and Drinks

The class will be held at my studio in Oakland! 155 Filbert St. Ste 102 Oakland, CA 94607.

Limited seats available. Please try to arrive 15 mins before the class begins.

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Nov
11
1:00 PM13:00

Spoon Carving Workshop

NOV. 11 | SPOON CARVING CLASS

Nov. 11, 1pm-3:30pm

About: Designer Melanie Abrantes will lead students in hand carving their own wooden spoon using traditional Japanese tools and techniques. The class will start with a discussion of different wood types, an explanation of the tools required, and an overview of the techniques used to cut wood. Once students have acquired a basic understanding, Melanie will lead them in carving the bowl of the spoon with the spoon gouge, then designing and whittling the handle and top of the spoon. When the final design has been reached, students will sand and finish their spoons with an all-natural finish. All tools will be provided to use during the workshop, with the option of purchasing the tools at a discounted rate to continue your spoon making practice at home!

+ Basswood Spoon bank
+ Japanese Spoon Gouge
+ Mikikicha carving knife
+ Japanese Rasp
+ Handwritten instructions
+ Snacks and Drinks

The class will be held at my studio in Oakland! 155 Filbert St. Ste 102 Oakland, CA 94607.

Limited seats available. Please try to arrive 15 mins before the class begins.

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