Join Tony Perelli for a two day Spoon Carving workshop on Wednesday, November 15 and Thursday, November 16 from 5:30-8:30pm at Bunnell Street Arts Center.
Learn wooden spoon carving from craftsman Tony Perelli in this two-part workshop. Perelli demonstrates the process from log to spoon blank with each participant receiving a prepared blank. Participants learn carving safety, knife techniques and spoon design as they carve a spoon to take home. Discussions include perspectives on nature as well as historical spoons from Alaska and beyond. Use of quality tools and all materials needed for the course are included. Participants are also welcome to bring their own tools if they like.
For ages 16 years and older. Limit 12 participants.
Carving spoons is about beauty, handwork, mindfulness, nature, culture, community, connection, tradition, sustainability, awareness, spirit, independence, reliance, skills, art, craft, creativity, love, life-long learning, personal development and eating.
Tony has studied and carved with Bill Copperthwaite, Jarrod Dahl, Joe Senungetuk, John Manthei, Monroe Robinson, Mitch Poling and others. He received his teaching degree & teaching license from the state of Alaska and has taught carving skills in Eagle River, Anchorage, Fairbanks, McCarthy, Seldovia, Tatitlek, Nuuciq and Homer.
This workshop is provided with support from Homer Foundation, Alaska Community Foundation and RURAL CAP/Thriving Communities. Bunnell Street Arts Center is pleased to present HEART residencies (Healing and Engagement Through Art) featuring a series of workshops in 2023-2024 to spark joy, health and healing for people living around Kachemak Bay.