SPOONCARVING COURSE: A SWEDISH TRADITION 19 – 24 mars 2024
20 mars, 2024 - 24 mars, 20241240Euro
What will you learn in this course?
Wooden spoons derive their stability from the natural bends in crooks in order to follow the fibers. There are many wonderful hand grips to learn, using forgotten muscles, and always employing safety stops! We will go from green to dry wood and make a straight-grown spoon and end up finding a blank in the woods for a natural bent spoon. We will also discuss stylistic elements in the functional design, the natural properties of the wood, the production process, special knife grasps, and the sharpening of the tools.
This is a course for beginners and experienced people, for anyone who’s interested in Swedish traditional spooncarving. Besides step-by-step demos, this course will consist of demonstrations on splitting wood, axe techniques, knife techniques, and hollowing techniques. The forest that surrounds Cerdeira will be our inspiration but also our source of material and natural workplace!
In the end, you’ll take home not only the knowledge but your own spoons, carved in Portugal with Swedish inspiration.
A Cerdeira is located in Central Portugal, less than an hour away from Coimbra, 9km away from Lousã.
Lisboa – Cerdeira: 217 km;
Porto – Cerdeira: 164 km;
Coimbra – Cerdeira: 37 km.
Latitude: 40° 05′ 38.64″ N
Longitude: 8° 11′ 46.97″ W
• Enrollments up to 2 months before the course start date.
• 10% discount on the total cost of the course if you make a prompt payment at least 3 months before the course start date.
THE COURSE FEE INCLUDES:
Lunch for all days of the course is included in the course fee
Integration in a small workgroup.
Training 5-6 hours a day, spoken in English and Portuguese;
All the materials needed for the course;
Free accommodation in our shared residences during the course (upon availability). The residences are equipped with a dormitory, kitchen, shared bathrooms, washing machine, towels, bed linen, and wi-fi;
10% discount on the base rate when booking an individual house (minimum of 2 nights). The base rate refers to a stay of 2 people and includes breakfast, equipped kitchen, towels, bed linen and wi-fi.
ENROLLMENTS AND MORE INFO:
+351 913 989 281*
*(call to national mobile network)