Green Wood Spoon Carving Course - Short Courses Sydney

Green Wood Spoon Carving Course

What you'll learn

Learn to hand-carve wooden spoons with our 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!

Learning outcomes

By the end of this Green Wood 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

Course content

What will be covered in this Green Wood Spoon Carving course?

  • Appreciate the value of second-hand timber and green wood
  • Understand the structural properties of timber
  • Safely and effectively use a variety of carving hand tools
  • Understand spoon carving terminology and tools

Intended audience

Who is this Green Wood Spoon Carving course for?

Any learner who wishes to improve their personal and practical skills for self interest or the workplace.

Knowledge required

  • This workshop is aimed at people with no experience with woodwork. It is open to anyone 18 years and over.
  • The course is run using entirely hand tools so you need to be aware that there is an element of physicality involved.

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."

Course materials

Materials provided

  • 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

  • You are encouraged to bring your own facemask, protective eyewear and ear protection however sanitised Personal Protective Equipment will be available to use. Any borrowed PPE needs to be sanitised after use.
  • A face mask can be provided for each student when booking any course that includes sanding.
  • You are required to wear closed-toe shoes.
  • Please wear clothing that can get dirty (e.g. sawdust will be present).

Please note: This course may involve materials that are allergens for students. Nut and seed oils, as well as fine wood dust, may be present at points throughout the course. If you have any allergies please get in touch with us.

Additional information

Please note the following:

  • Concessions or discounts cannot be applied to classes hosted at the Among The Tree venue.

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.

Course testimonials

Course tutors

Among The Trees is Sydney's one-stop reclaimed timber spot, running workshops and artist studios as well as their timber shop. They can’t get enough of reclaimed and recycled timber, and believe...

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$299 Limited GST free / $239.20 / $269.10

Important Note: Please note this course is exempt from all discounts including the learning membership. Please see terms and conditions.

Age limit for this class is 18 years or older.

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