Classes

Learn to make a rocking horse!

From 1 day Woodcarving Classes through to 4 day Rocking Horse Workshops!

ISOLATION CARVING FROM HOME!!

Give as a gift or fill your time in isolation with creativity and keep your brain and hands happy as you learn a new skill. 

I’m thrilled to be offering private carving lessons from my workshop straight into your own home via the power of Skype, FaceTime and the internet!
Just think about what you’d like to learn! I am offering letter carving, pattern carving, relief carving, whitling, gold/silver/copper leafing, sharpening + any other options you want to learn!

Initial session: $50 for an hour.

Additional sessions: $25 for 45 minutes.

Use your own tools or hire some of mine.  Tool hire: $20 handling fee plus $5 -$15 per week (depending on number of tools). Tools are posted out to you, with a return address, postage paid pack included. A deposit is charged and refunded once tools are returned.

 

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Below are set dates for classes in 2020. With any of the classes groups of 2 or more can contact me to arrange dates to suit your schedule. 

ONE  DAY CARVING CLASS:

RELIEF CARVING: A day long class where students hand carve their own wooden panel from a choice of designs (koi fish or gum leaves). Maximum class size of 6 students. All tools and materials supplied. Tea, coffee, biscuits and lunch provided. Suitable for beginners. Held in Ruby, South Gippsland. 

$195.00 per person. 
MAY: Saturday 30th. 10am – 4/4.30pm. 

SEPTEMBER: Sunday 27th. 10am – 4/4.30pm.

CARVING IN THE ROUND: A day long class where students hand carve their own 3 dimensional wooden animal, full of character and charm from a choice of designs.  Maximum class size of 6 students. All tools and materials supplied. Tea, coffee, biscuits and lunch provided. Suitable for beginners. Held in Ruby, South Gippsland. 

$195.00 per person. 

MAY: Sunday 31st. 10am – 4/4.30pm. 

SEPTEMBER: Saturday 26th. 10am – 4/4.30pm.

Make a weekend of it! Book a Saturday and Sunday Class on the same weekend for the same person for discounted price of $370.00 for both days.  

CHRISTMAS BOW: 

A day long class where students hand carve a gorgeous, plump bow to hang on their front door and spread some cheer!  Maximum class size of 6 students. All tools and materials supplied. Tea, coffee, biscuits and lunch provided. Suitable for beginners. Held in Ruby, South Gippsland. 

$220.00 per person. 

NOVEMBER: Saturday 28th. 10am – 4.30/5.00pm. 

 

ROCKING HORSE CLASS:

Over the course of 4 days you will learn to make a rocking horse! By using traditional tools and techniques you will hand carve your own rocking horse. Whilst being a simplified version of an heirloom rocking horse, your rocking horse will still use all of the same joinery and constructions techniques used in all of my rocking horses.

Classes are suitable for beginners, whilst still have room for experienced students to carve a more detailed rocking horse.

Due to time restrictions there will not be enough time to paint your rocking horse in the class, there is a lesson spent on simple, traditional paint techniques for you to finish your rocking horse at home. At the end of the 4 days you will take home a carved rocking horse, stand, swings and brackets, saddle, bridle, mane and tail.

Classes are for 2 – 4 students and held in South Gippsland, Victoria. Please contact me to register your interest for upcoming classes.

If you have a group of 2 – 4 people we can organise dates to suit you.

Must be 18 years and over. Please ensure that you are fit enough to stand for several hours at a time and can lift 2kg with each arm.

Cost: $1480.00. Materials and tools supplied. Tea, coffee biscuits supplied daily, lunch provided on last day.  Kitchen facilities available.

2020 DATES 

MARCH: 4 days split over 2 weekends. Saturday 14th, Sunday 15th, Saturday 21st, Sunday 22nd. 9.30am – 5pm each day. Classes in RUBY, VIC 3953 . *PLACES LEFT = 2* 

CUP WEEKEND: October: Saturday 31st, November: Sunday 1st, Monday 2nd and Tuesday 3rd. Running over the Melbourne Cup weekend. 9.30am – 5pm each day. Classes in RUBY, VIC 3953. *PLACES LEFT = 2*

Carving tools for the classes are supplied by Carbatec. Please use promo code OLIVIA10 when shopping online with Carbatec to receive a 10% discount (conditions apply).

Please contact for more information and bookings.

Testimonials:

Pam from Drouin. Thanks Olivia great 4 days spent with you, recommended to anyone that wants to do what we did, and take home your own master piece. So much fun, and the best teacher!

Rob form Shepparton. Thanks, I did enjoy it…you’ve done a good job teaching. Very happy with my horse.

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