Jul
21
1:00 PM13:00

Spoon Carving Workshop, July 21, 2019

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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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Jul
27
1:00 PM13:00

Spoon Carving Workshop, July 27, 2019

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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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Aug
3
1:00 PM13:00

Spoon Carving Workshop, August 3, 2019

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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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Aug
17
1:00 PM13:00

Spoon Carving Workshop, August 17, 2019

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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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Aug
25
1:00 PM13:00

Spoon Carving Workshop, August 25, 2019

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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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Aug
31
1:00 PM13:00

Spoon Carving Workshop, August 31, 2019

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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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Sep
7
1:00 PM13:00

Spoon Carving Workshop, September 7, 2019

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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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Sep
8
3:00 PM15:00

Spoon Carving Workshop, September 8, 2019

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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 the Calistoga Motor Lodge and Spa.

Address: 1880 Lincoln Avenue, Calistoga, CA 94515.

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

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May
11
1:00 PM13:00

Spoon Carving Workshop, May 11, 2019

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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
5
1:00 PM13:00

Spoon Carving Workshop, May 5, 2019

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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
27
1:00 PM13:00

Spoon Carving Workshop, April 27, 2019

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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
1:00 PM13:00

Spoon Carving Workshop, April 20, 2019

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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
14
1:00 PM13:00

Spoon Carving Workshop, April 14, 2019

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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
9
10:00 AM10:00

Butter Knife Workshop at Calistoga Motor Lodge: March 9, 2019

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About: Designer Melanie Abrantes will lead students in hand carving their own wooden 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 designing and whittling the butter knife. When the final design has been reached, students will sand and finish their piece 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!

+ Walnut or Cherry blank
+ Mikikicha carving knife
+ Japanese Rasp
+ Handwritten instructions
+ Snacks and Drinks

The class will be held at the beautiful Calistoga Motor Lodge near Napa, CA. Perfect for a day trip up to the wineries and a fun class!

Calistoga Motor Lodge: 1880 Lincoln Ave | Calistoga, California 94515

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

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Mar
2
1:00 PM13:00

Spoon Carving Workshop, March 2, 2019

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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
24
1:00 PM13:00

Spoon Carving Workshop, Feb 24, 2019

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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
23
2:00 PM14:00

Spoon Carving Workshop, Feb 23, 2019 (Afternoon Class)

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
23
10:30 AM10:30

Spoon Carving Workshop, Feb 23, 2019 (Morning Class)

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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
1:00 PM13:00

Spoon Carving Workshop, Feb 10, 2019

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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Jan
12
1:00 PM13:00

Spoon Carving Workshop, Jan 12, 2019

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
1:00 PM13:00

Spoon Carving Workshop, Dec 9

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
8
1:00 PM13:00

Spoon Carving Workshop, Dec 8

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
24
1:00 PM13:00

Spoon Carving Workshop, Nov 24

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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Sep
22
1:00 PM13:00

Spoon Carving Workshop, Sep 22

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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Sep
1
1:30 PM13:30

Spoon Carving Workshop, Sep 1

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
30
10:30 AM10:30

Spoon Carving Workshop, Sep 1

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.

SIGN UP NOW

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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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