Learn to make a rocking horse!

Make your own Rocking Horse and Introduction to Carving Classes!


Great for beginners and those with experience as well. 2 designs to choose from (koi fish or gum leaves) with an opportunity to individualise!

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SATURDAY 6th APRIL click here.

SUNDAY 7th APRIL  2019 click here.


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 and coffee supplied.  Kitchen facilities available.

2019 DATES (please note I will only be running two of these workshops this year due to adding a series of one day carving classes)

AUGUST: Thursday 1st – Sunday 4th. Classes in RUBY, VIC 3953 (Please note backup venue is in LEONGATHA 3953) 9.30am – 5pm.

NOVEMBER: Saturday 2nd – Tuesday 5th. Running over the Melbourne Cup weekend. Classes in RUBY, VIC 3953 (Please note backup venue is in LEONGATHA 3953) 9.30am – 5pm.

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.


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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