Woodwork: Spoon Carving Course for Beginners

What you'll learn

Learn to hand-carve wooden spoons with our DIY Woodwork Courses in Sydney!

Spoon carving is a meditative practice that provides a break from the busy, screen-focused lives many of us lead. In this spoon carving course in Sydney, you will learn to carve wooden spoons from locally sourced green timber. Our expert tutors will teach you how to correctly use green woodworking tools, including a:

  • froe and maul to split the initial logs into more manageable pieces
  • hatchet and hatchet block to do the rough shaping of your spoon
  • hook knife to carve the bowl of the spoon
  • sloyd knife for fine shaping.

Enjoy carving a variety of different spoons using an easy to follow step-by-step guide. Students will also gain a more intimate understanding of timber as a material, how to work with it and how to best take advantage of its natural properties to reduce wastage. Join us in this creative and therapeutic spoon carving course and leave with your own beautiful creation! Come along to this spoon carving course in Sydney!

Learning outcomes

By the end of this woodwork spoon carving course, you should have:

  • completed 1 or 2 hand-carved wooden spoons
  • learned to use a variety of green woodworking tools
  • gained an understanding of timber as a material and resource.

What will be covered in this wooden spoon carving course?

  • Carving a wooden spoon from locally sourced green timber
  • Using a froe and maul to split logs
  • Using a hatchet and hatchet block to shape their spoon
  • Using a hook knife to carve the bowl of the spoon
  • Using a sloyd knife for fine shaping
  • Best practices for using timber as a material
  • Using sustainable practices to choose sections of a tree that may otherwise be mulched.

Who is this wooden spoon carving course for?

This spoon carving course is for anyone looking for a new hobby who wants to explore a unique wood carving process, connect with their hands, and develop a new skill.

Course venue

Among The Trees Workshop

27 Sydney Street, Marrickville NSW 2204

We encourage students to utilize the numerous public transport options nearby or ride their bicycle to Among the Trees, there is a bike rack on site. Street parking is limited during the day and onsite parking is off-limits for course participants during business hours (Wed-Sat 10am-4pm). Please contact Among the Trees directly if you have accessibility concerns or requirements, there is an accessible parking spot available that we can reserve if requested. Outside business hours there are 3 onsite parking spots available.

About Among The Trees

"We can’t get enough of reclaimed and recycled timber, and we believe it should be accessible to everyday people. There’s nothing like working with wood, and to use and love a product that would otherwise have been sent to landfill or be burned off helps keep the story of that piece alive.

We want to show you how and why we love this material and share with you how to work with it. We are Among The Trees, and we can’t wait to say hello."

What is provided in class

  • Leather aprons for all participants.
  • Chopping blocks for the hatchet work
  • Hatchets
  • Hook knives
  • Sloyd (carving) knives
  • Handsaws
  • Froes
  • Mauls/mallets
  • Green timber logs

What to bring to class

  • Full-length pants
  • Closed shoes
  • All tools and materials provided

Additional information

Please advise Among The Trees about:

  1. your emergency contact (name, relationship and contact phone number)
  2. any special requirements (e.g. wheelchair access), if applicable.


A 30-minute lunch break will take place halfway through all-day classes. Students are encouraged to bring their own lunch. Alternatively, there are cafes and takeaway restaurants nearby.

Other Information

Please note, concessions are not available for our Woodwork courses that are held in partnership with Among The Trees.

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Woodwork: Spoon Carving Course for Beginners

<p>Learn to hand-carve wooden spoons with our <a href="https://www.sydneycommunitycollege.edu.au/courses/lifestyle/woodwork">DIY Woodwork Courses</a> in Sydney!</p>

<p>Spoon carving is a meditative

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