Introductory Woodwork Workshop for Kids

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Join toy craftsman Tim Schloss on a journey into the world of woodwork and make your own adventure sword.

This two-day workshop is designed for caregivers and young people to work together to make and decorate a wooden sword. Tim will introduce you to the basics of woodworking including measuring and marking out, sawing, chiselling, planning, filing and finishing. You will have the opportunity to embellish your sword as well.

At the end of the workshop, you will take your personalised wooden sword with you, ready for another adventure.

This workshop is suitable for ages 12 and over. Young people aged 12 – 14 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Only one ticket is required for a child accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Held at Ballarat’s Australian Centre for Rare Arts and Forgotten Trades, a world-class facility dedicated to learning and preserving Australia’s rare arts and trades through a series of workshops, masterclasses, events, and residencies.

Content: Centre for Rare Arts and Forgotten Trades

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  • Actively welcomes people with access needs.

23 Mar - 24 Mar

10:00am - 5:00pm

Centre for Rare Arts & Forgotten Trades

Bradshaw Street, Ballarat VIC 3350


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