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Spoon Carving Workshop with Abby Mechanic

  • Thick As Thieves 183 South Indian Canyon Drive Palm Springs, CA, 92262 United States (map)

The most obvious trait of wood as a material is its linear structure. When we begin to manipulate this structure that’s when the real fun begins! In this class Spoon Carving Workshop, students will have the opportunity to create curves, volumes, and 3-dimensional forms out of wood while creating a one of a kind spoon.

The first portion of this class will revolve around design and development of a spoon. We will discuss how to plan, mark, and prep material for shaping. We will explore various shaping techniques with the use of hand tools. After sanding and sealing students will leave with a finished product to be proud of.

What is Included

Instruction and building materials.

About the Instructor

Abby Mechanic received her BFA from the Maine College of Art with a concentration in Woodworking and Furniture Design. Upon graduating she has spent time working in various design studios such as Luur Design, Nate Berkus, and Matter Practice. In 2015, Mechanic began working at Parsons as a Technician in their woodworking facility. Since then she has assisted in the 2015 New School Architecture Design/Build, and has most recently been appointed the position of Coordinator of the Making Center at Parsons. Abby is now working closely with upper management to implement administrative support for staff hiring, scheduling, and committee work. She works with Directors as well as Management to align Making Center objectives across all shops, labs, and facilities, by creating systems and support. Outside of Parsons, Mechanic currently leds spoon carving workshops across the country in spaces such as Fort Houston in Nashville, TN and Craftsman Ave in Brooklyn, NY.

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