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Carving Small Animal Sculptures 2-Day Workshop | Maleny Wood Expo 2024

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Explore the gentle, meditative art of wood carving by learning to carve small animal forms. The emphasis of this class is to learn to create a three-dimensional sculpture hand-held using simple hand tools.

In this class you will learn how to carve small abstract animal forms that capture the essence of your subject. These little sculptures are full of delight and are a great way to find your own creative voice whilst learning the technical side of using carving tools.

The timber used for these little sculptures is very much part of the story, the form can be influenced by the grain, so timber choice is important. We’ll work with a variety of beautiful Australian timber.

The class will cover:

• Timber and tool selection
• Cutting blanks by hand
• Sharpening
• Safe carving techniques
• Finishing using milk paint, natural pigments, oils and charring

All tools and materials provided.

No previous experience necessary.


Age: 18 yrs +

When: Daily on Saturday and Sunday from 9.30 am - 4.00 pm

Book quick, this workshop is limited to 10 spots


See the Program Booklet or visit the Info Tent when you arrive at the Maleny Wood Expo to find out where your workshop is being held.


Carol Russell is a self-taught timber artist who has been working in wood for most of her adult life.

Beginning in 1987 with small furniture projects and antique restoration, she spent much time in the workshops of craftspeople who were prepared to share their knowledge with her.

She spent several years working on small commission projects, exhibiting her work in galleries in Brisbane, Canberra and Sydney.

Carol became interested in teaching, and in 1997 began teaching woodwork at Carbatec, a Brisbane supplier of woodworking tools who employed her to create a woodworking school.

The Australian Wood Review has published several of her articles on tools and woodworking techniques.

She now works full time teaching and creating unique pieces of tableware from Australia’s forest timbers.

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