Woodcarving Workshop with Yo Takimoto - Spring 2020
It is with careful consideration for our customers and for our instructor Yo Takimoto that we have made the difficult decision to cancel all upcoming woodcarving classes for this spring session.
Yo is a very special individual, a traveling woodcarver that has made it his quiet mission to teach these classes to improve our connection to nature and each other. These classes are vital to his livelihood and provide his sole income.
In an effort to support Yo, we have asked Yo if we can sell his beautiful carvings at Tortoise while he is still in Los Angeles. Prices for his pieces are still undecided, but we will let everyone know once they are available. Yo's pieces have been sold at institutions like the Craft and Folk Art Museum in Los Angeles, so we are excited to carry his work and support his craft!
Please reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 310-396-7335 if you are interested in purchasing one of his pieces and supporting Yo!
With hope and gratitude,
Resident woodcarving teacher for Tortoise, Yo Takimoto, is back this Spring!
Yo's peaceful 3 hour woodcarving workshop will take place outside, on the sidewalk in front of our new location in Mar Vista.
Students will be led through a meditative process of carving wood into the shape it desires. All materials and tools will be provided, and students will go home with their finished piece.
Minimum age to participate is 10 years old, and participants under 18 must have an adult supervisor with them that has also purchased a seat in the same class.
Due to the risks involved when using a carving tool, students are required to sign a liability waiver before the start of class.
We love your pets, but please know that pets are not allowed to be present at workshops. Only students who have paid a class fee are allowed to be present while the workshop is taking place.
This woodcarving workshop is held outside and can be cancelled due to weather. We recommend students wear appropriate clothing to be outside including sunscreen and/or outerwear.
Workshop fees are non-returnable and non-refundable, however, if the class is cancelled due to weather, we will refund the fee to your original method of payment.