Monday, 12 September 2011

whakaraupo carving school

The Whakaraupo Carving School opened just over a year ago here in Lyttelton/
This week there is the awesome opportunity to enrol in a carving evening class.
Check the clip below to be inspired.
Awesome opportunity.
Ka pai boys.

Wood Carving Night Classes
Come along and learn traditional Māori wood carving at Whakaraupo Carving Centre.
Participants will learn how to carve a koruru/ traditional mask using totara and learn how to decorate them with a range of patterns.
Each carver will learn how to use a range of tools and learn about the qualities of various types of native timbers.
Along the way participants will learn about the history of whakairo rākau-wood carving, and learn some of the stories behind the patterns used and the pieces that are made.
In keeping with Māori tradition this course is only available to men

When: Thursday nights- start date is 15/09/2011
Time: 7.30-9.00pm
Cost: $20
Clothing & Footwear: suitable for wood carving! And dress to keep warm.
Participants must be 16 years or older. Places are limited.
If you would like to sign up or if you have any questions please email
or phone Caine:

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