Learn a heritage skill on holiday
01
Make A Guitar 

Making your own guitar sounds like music to our ears. At this masterclass in New Zealand you will learn all the basics of guitar making from wood carving to intonation setting.  During the process you will draw your own templates, select your own wood and craft each component. Then you will leave New Zealand with your most unique souvenir yet. 

Making an instrument

 

02
Learn Blacksmithing

Why go to the store to buy a kitchen or outdoor knife, when you can fashion one yourself? At a traditional blacksmith forge in New Zealand, you will be able to forge and shape the blade, before filing and grinding it to perfection. 
 
Blacksmith

 

03
Carve furniture

Create a new antique for your family – carve your own piece of furniture. Whether you want to build a bench that you can put under your favourite tree, create a table or even just a box, you can lean at this hands-on workshop at New Zealand’s premier furniture making, woodworking and design school. 
 
wood carving

 

04
Weave your own shopping basket

Carry the greatest shopping basket yet. Tote a shopping basket made from Harakeke, a native plant from New Zealand. Whilst you are learning the techniques of weaving and plaiting, you will also be taught the cultural customs that surround this time-honoured craft. 
 

Harakeke weaving
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