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Adelaide School of Woodwork

Introduction to Kumiko Workshop

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$299.00
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Discover the beauty of Kumiko!

In this introductory workshop, you'll be guided on how to create this stunning Kumiko panel with resident expert Ryo. Kumiko is often regarded as a very challanging woodworking form, but Ryo has developed a system that makes it far simple to achieve great Kumiko results, even from home.

In this 3 hour workshop, you'll build a small kumiko panel which you can then use with a supplied hexagonal box kit prepared by Ryo. 

This workshop will be lots of fun and is suitable for complete beginners.

 

Important Information about this class below

What to bring:

- You will be provided with the required PPE but you are welcome to bring your own should you have hygiene concerns.

Your health is important to us so bring a water bottle and make use of our filtered water to keep it topped up during class.

We have complimentary coffee available onsite.

If you have allergies and carry an Epi Pen or other important medication, Please bring this with you.

What to wear

- Your safety is paramount. When attending a class where power tools will be used, please wear comfortable but not loose fitting clothing.

- Please remove jewellery prior to using specific power tools.

- If you have long hair, please ensure it is safely tied up.

- Enclosed shoes are a condition of entry to our workshop, this is not negotiable and you may be asked to leave.

Class Cancellation Policy

Life happens, we get it. If you're unable to attend this workshop for any reason we'll reschedule your workshop to a different date. Covid has taught us to be flexible, and we want to give you the confidence to book a class with us knowing we've got your back. If you believe you wont be able to attend, please advise us as early as possibly so we may try and fill your place in the class.

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Meet your instructor, Ryo Kaneko

Hi! My name is Ryo. I am originally from Japan, and now based in Adelaide, South Australia.

I am a designer and maker of original furniture and wood products. I came to Australia in 2012 from Tokyo. In Tokyo, I studied interior design and worked in kitchen design and construction management.

While working as a woodworker in Australia, I had the opportunity to look at Japanese design in a new light and started designing with Kumiko.

What is Kumiko? Kumiko is a traditional Japanese craft, but its geometric patterns and linear design elements shine through in Western design styles. Above all, Kumiko is a combination of puzzle, craft and art, as it is made up of many small parts that are machined and fitted together. In addition to the joy of making and creating, we find the process of making Kumiko, with its precise repetition of refined steps, to be a Zen-like experience, akin to meditation.I want to create an environment where anyone can enjoy the fascinating world of Kumiko

Checkout Some of Ryo's work here on instagram
​FAQs

What is your cancellation Policy?

Life happens, we get it. If you're unable to attend this workshop for any reason we'll reschedule your workshop to a different date. Covid has taught us to be flexible, and we want to give you the confidence to book a class with us knowing we've got your back. If you believe you wont be able to attend, please advise us as early as possibly so we may try and fill your place in the class.

Why attend a class when I have access to youtube for free?

This isn't a question that comes up heaps but it's a good one to address.

Primarily, In-person workshops provide the opportunity for you to be coached on your technique as you learn which is the best way to do it.

In addition, our workshops provide an opportunity for you to connect with others who have the same interests as you.

What Age do I need to be to attend this workshop?

This workshop is suitable for those aged 18 and over. We may look to offer these workshops to those under 18 in the future. Feel free to contact us if this is something that interests you.

What skill level is this workshop suited to?

This series of classes are designed to accomodate those who have a little bit of experience working with timber as-well as those who have absolutely none. There is no assumed knowledge and you'll be guided and supported along the way by your instructor.

Do I need my own tools?

We provide everything you need in our classes unless specified otherwise.

For added hygiene it's recommend that you bring your own PPE.

Is there complimentary coffee?

Hells yes! Woodworking & Coffee is a happy marriage.

If you don't drink coffee, we've got hot chocolate too, because you only deserve the best right?

HAVE A DIFFERENT QUESTION?

Leave a message with us via our contact page and we'll get back to you via email.

If you're enquiry is urgent, please give us a call and leave a voicemail, we'll get back to you asap.