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WORKSHOPS

ROUGH FINE ARTS

Arthouse Malpais invites creative minds to take advantage of the variety of stunning carving wood that is locally available and sustainably sourced. By taking part in one of our two-week workshops you can learn and master the basic skills required to craft your own wood creations. No experience with woodworking or power tools? Not a problem at all, Nick or Hendoc will supervise and provide assistance whenever necessary to ensure you learn the basics of both the craft and the tools. 

WORKSHOPS
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SURFBOARDS

JUL - AUG

During the course of this workshop Nick will walk you through the process of custom shaping your own balsa wood surfboard. 

The workshop will include all steps from designing the shape to the laborious hand shaping process, combining your concept with our expertise to create a custom one of a kind personalised surfboard that fulfills your vision.

The workshops will teach you to use the jointer, curved base planer, orbital sander among other tools. 

Things to note:

  • This workshop needs to be booked at least 8 weeks in advance so we can discuss the size and style of surfboard you want to create and make sure we have the correct measurements of wood 

  • The workshop takes approximately 30hrs, which we recommend spreading over 10 days to allow enough time for surfing and other activities during your stay.

Boards up to 6" - $1400

Boards longer than 6" - $1600

Price includes:

  • 13 nights accommodation

  • All materials & tools

    • Balsa wood

    • Hardwood stringer

    • Fins & fin plug

    • Leash & leash plug

    • Marine varnish

  • Breakfast & Coffee

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SCULPTURES

JAN - MAR

During the course of this workshop Hendoc will share his 42 years of experience as a woodsculptor and provide you with the guidance to make whatever sculpture Malpais inspires you to create. 

Anything is possible, as long as it fits in your luggage. The workshop will cover all steps of the sculpting process, from deciding on the lumber you use to the varnish for finishing. 

The workshops will teach you to use the chisel, chainsaw, sanders and gold plating technique.  

Things to note:

  • This workshop needs to be booked at least 4 weeks in advance

  • The workshop is taught in a course format, where the basics of sculpting wood are put into practice 

  • There will be ample time for other activities outside of the workshop during your stay.

Sculpting course - $1400

Price includes:

  • 13 nights accommodation

  • All materials​ & tools​

  • Breakfast & Coffee

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