One Day Carving Workshop
One Day Spoon Carving Workshop in Sydney with Harpe Kiddle.
"Chasing the Line" - Exploring Line and Form
One Day Carving Workshop with Hape Kiddle
1 Day Course
Exploring line and form in woodcarving is the focus of “Chasing the Line”. Under Hape’s guided instruction and using his signature Leaf Form as the basis of study, participants will be able to develop “best practice” carving skills while gaining an understanding of successful design.
What are some of the challenges inherent in creating three dimensional objects? How can you refine lines within your work to create unity and why is that important? Will “breaking the line” create dynamic tension within your design or create discord within the piece? How does scale and proportion inform what we see and feel? How do you bring the design elements and principles together and learn to trust your intuition?
Of course, these questions and more will be answered by Hape as participants work alongside one of Australia’s most respected carving instructors. A rare and exciting opportunity for one day only.
About Hape: Hape Kiddle is an artist who has sculpted timber from a very young age. He studied Furniture Design at the University of Tasmania and Jewellery at Enmore Design Centre, Sydney.
The forms that Hape carves reflect his deep connection to the natural environment. Ferns, fronds, leaves and fish can all be seen in the vessels he crafts, but more than anything, Hape’s work invites touch as the best way to fully appreciate his craftmanship. Hape is currently working on a number of commissioned works, one of which is a 2m long Murray Cod for the National Museum of Australia.
Hape works and teaches from his studio in Griffith and is a regular guest instructor at Heartwood Creative Woodworking. He is a featured artist in the current issue of Australian Woodsmith magazine.
Days: Saturday 20th July or Sunday 21st July
Time: 9.00am – 4:30pm (half hour lunch break)
Places: limited to 10 participants (18 years and over)
Course fee: $330
- includes several spoon blanks as you will create at least one spoon
and start another where you will be able to observe line and form in greater detail
- use of specialist carving tools and equipment - but if you have tools please bring them and take the opportunity to learn how to sharpen
- a healthy lunch
What to wear: Sturdy closed in footwear