Traditional Wood Carving Workshop

Penang, Malaysia

02 hours 15 minutes
1 - 6 travelers
Booking notice
5 days
Standard price
RM 240.00

Wing Cheong
I speak English, Mandarin

Discover the traditional craftsmanship of wood carving and create your own masterpiece in George Town, Penang.

In this workshop, you will be introduced to the types of carving tools, and the correct ways to use them. There will also be a basic introduction to the types of wood, various techniques of wood carving, and the correct ways to carve according to wood grain. Basically, you will learn everything you need to know about wood carving from scratch. While getting hands-on experience in wood carving, you are also welcomed to interact and raise questions with our wood carving sifu, Mr Tong.

Main activities:
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09:45 AM

Meet up at the studio


Welcome to my studio

10:00 AM

Introduction to carpentry and wood carving


Mr Tong will brief you on the differences between carpentry and wood carving, and introduce the relationship between wood carving and the historic city of George Town.

The different types of wood

10:15 AM

Theory of woodwork


You will learn about the different wood carving tools and materials, various techniques of wood carving, and the making process of wood carving.

10:45 AM

Demonstration and practical exercise


Mr Tong will brief you on the Dos and Don’ts in the studio. Safety is our first priority.
He will then demonstrate basic carving along his explanation for your better understanding. Afterwards, you can put the theory to the test by starting on your project. You could always seek advice or help from Mr Tong.

12:00 PM

End of Workshop


You will walk away with a piece of your own masterpiece and all the knowledge you need about wood carving.

Travel notes

This workshop is suitable for ages above 12 years old.

Outfit Recommendations

Casual T-shirts or any outfit you are comfortable in.

Safety notices

We will work with sharp knives. We do not provide insurance. Participants are responsible for their own safety. Once you have completed booking, you agree to be solely responsible for any risk of injury and accident during this workshop. We only prepare basic blood clotting agent.

Where we will meet

72, Lorong Carnarvon, George Town, 10100 George Town, Penang, Malaysia

How to get there

Standard price
RM 240.00 /Pax
Booking details

RM 100.00
RM 16.00
RM 85.00
RM 120.00
RM 50.00
RM 200.00
Total MYR 0.00
Price including
Carving Tools - To be returned after workshop
Materials - One piece of Jelutong wood (7x9cm)
Price excluding
How to get there

By public transport Rapid Penang 1. ALL: Walking distance (750m) from KOMTAR Bus Terminal 2. Route 301: get off at Lebuh Carnarvon (walking distance 250m)