Don will be conducting his popular 2 day hand held woodcarving course at this year's Expo. Hand held carving is a good way to learn the art of wood carving and is how Don started his career. An excellent path for new carvers without the expense involved in carving larger pieces. see here for more
What's on at the 2017 Maleny Wood Expo
Saturday 29 April to Monday 1 May
Each participant will be able to choose a design for their sign, such as their name or favourite animal, which they will then stick to a piece of wood and use the Power Chisel to create the design. It is then painted and sanded/oiled for them to take home and hang on their bedroom wall! This is an exciting opportunity for the kids to learn how to use a power tool to create practical and or decorative items for the home.
This workshop will be open to young people aged 7+
Maxene from Mothar Mountain Gourds is offering workshops for kids to make Funky Gourd Birds using the intriguing and unique natural shapes of the gourd. This workshop offers the young artisans to create their own groovy gourd bird from an all natural material. see here for more
Participants in this workshop will be creating a woven gumnut cubby house from running green bamboo weed and Cat’s Claw vine weed. Participants will drop in and out of the ongoing creative process as they desire. The work and learning with be around learning about the weeds they are using and basic weaving –to weave the Cat’s claw vines into the pre- created gumnut cubby house structure.
Welcome back to Mullumbimby's Pat Gregory for her fourth year as guest demonstrator. Teaching is her passion, woodwork is her craft and women, mostly, are her students. Let Patt help you arm yourself with the knowledge and skills to navigate your way through the timber racks and tool aisles of timber yards and hardware stores. And she’ll spend her time at Maleny Wood Expo doing just that. Drop by and have a chat with her in the SES Pavilion - and be inspired to get into woodwork!
Rebecca Ward is a local jeweller who works and lives on Stoney Edge Nature Refuge and uses natural materials to create environmentally friendly themed wearable art. This workshop will be available to young people of any age. see here for more
Spoon Carving is a great way to release your creative side whilst making something practical. This class is an introduction to using carving tools and getting the feel of working with wood through the making of your spoons. But beware - it's highly addictive. see here for more
Bush Critters interactive market stall with Tracy Lewis has been run at the Maleny Wood Expo on previous years. Tracy’s approach to workshops with young people is all about creative freedom and getting the participants to work with different materials in combination to create incredible bush critters. see here for more
This free workshop is suitable for children 8 years and older.
Participants will first create a wristband or neck choker, in which they will learn 2 basic macramé knots.
If they are able to complete this easily they can then move onto making a wall hanging, where they will be introduced to another knot and mounting the work onto a quandong stick.
Join Richard Knight to learn the art of constructing your own milking stool using traditional mortise and tenon joints and simple hand tools. Simple techniques that can endlessly applied to different jobs... see here for more