Have you ever wanted to learn how to carve and whittle wood? In this 8 week course, learn a range of skills and how to apply them with weekly projects under the guidance of an experienced tutor. Traditional skills will be taught, using hand tools and will go through basic knife skills, how to tattoo wood, 2D and 3D whittling skills, chip carving, relief carving alongside a focus on design and execution. Each week will focus on a small project and object to create. All materials and tools are included in the cost of the course.
- A materials fee is included in the cost of the course and includes all wood for weekly projects and use of a wide range of tools
What to bring:-
- Sketchbook/notepad (A4 or A5)
- Pencil, eraser, sharpener
- Closed toe shoes for safety
FAC has implemented a number of cleaning and safety measures to ensure our students’ wellbeing. Social distancing will be observed in the studios and course content has been adapted to suit new safety guidelines. Hand sanitiser will be provided and studios will be thoroughly cleaned before and after each class.
FAC is a heritage listed building with access limitations. If you have any special access requirements please contact reception on 9432 9555 before enrolling in a course.
Students with Special Requirements:
If you or the person you are wishing to enrol has special requirements, please contact reception on 9432 9555 to discuss suitability and how we can help.
Tutor Greg Miller
Greg is a Cabinetmaker/Joiner, with a lifetime of experience working with wood and working with people.
While he loves working on old and heritage buildings, his real passion is teaching traditional woodworking hand skills and techniques to people of all ages, which he has been doing now for over 12 years.
He learnt much of these traditional skills from his father, Doug Miller, who had begun his Carpentry/Joinery apprenticeship in 1945. Greg was inspired by local indigenous artists to get into woodcarving while living in Arnhem Land in the mid-1980’s. His interest in pre-industrial woodworking received a big boost when he went to the USA for a couple of months in 2013 to learn Green Woodworking skills.
Greg loves old tools, old skills, and sharing the joy of hand tool woodworking with others.