Simple wood carving- develop skills in whittling and finishing to create beautiful forms

Join us for an enriching and relaxed weekend artistic experience in this new program of simple wood carving using whittling knives.

We will watch as a beautiful bird emerges from the wood through the activity of our own hands and will.   

This experiential course will introduce participants to carving techniques, tool care, and finishing (sanding, oiling, waxing).

This is a an artistic and social meeting, providing a time to develop new skills, feel into our hands using tools and softwoods, learn about ourselves and how we develop through artistic work, meet new people and share morning tea.

This part-time courses is non-accredited and we can provide  a Certificate of Professional Development upon completion. 

Tutor: Tom Hungerford

Tom Hungerford has taught in Steiner Schools for 25 years, principally as a Bothmer Gymnast and Phys Education Teacher but also extensively in the high school in the Hard Crafts across  range of materials and skill development areas including leather book binding, shoemaking, metal work and more. He has also been a Class Teacher. Tom brings wood carving, copper work and other hard crafts to students in our full-time Advanced Diploma of Rudolf Steiner Education, among many other subjects. 

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Practical information

No prior experience is required, and all materials are supplied.  This course is capped at 20 places. The course will proceed pending sufficient enrolments.


Saturday 26 Nov: 9.30 – 12.30, 1 – 4.00

Sunday  27 Nov: 9.30 – 12.30

Cost: $300.00 (Children 10- 18yo $150)

Note: we will sit outside with braziers for warmth unless the conditions are inclement  in which case we will go inside.  We will provide a cheese platter, but you may wish to provide your own lunch and morning tea.  Please wear warm clothes, comfortable shoes, and if you wish, bring your own apron.

Information: Short courses coordinator Tom Hungerford, telephone 0452 592 903

Seminar Accounts/Office: 03 9876 5199


Term 4 dates 2022

Saturday 26 Nov: 9.30 – 12.30pm, 1 – 4.00pm

Sunday 27 Nov: 9.30 – 12.30pm

How to apply