The area's first and only dedicated year-round stone carving studio!
Stone carving is an ancient activity where pieces of rough natural stone are shaped by the controlled removal of stone. Owing to the permanence of the material, evidence can be found that even the earliest societies indulged in some form of stone work. -Wikipedia
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Stone Carving Saturdays
$90 byos (Bring Your Own Stone)
Come learn how to carve stone (alabaster) and learn all parts of this fascinating ancient medium. Beginning/intermediate/advanced students are all welcomed. You will learn the whole process of stone carving from the beginning chisels, to the files and finishing process. Students are encouraged and aided in producing the type of work that interests them! More advanced students are aided in pursuing new creative directions or in revisiting current ones. Class discussion and demonstration accompany many peaceful hours of working and connecting with the stone. All levels, no previous experience required! Tools are included, stone and sandpaper are an additional cost!
Private lessons for beginners and more experienced carvers! Hand-carving techniques and stone carving lore will be demonstrated and discussed. Discussions of safe studio practices and stone and tool sourcing help make this an excellent initiation to the craft of stone sculpture. A strong emphasis will be put on the act of looking into the rock for imagery! Students will emerge with a stone sculpture in progress. Tools included, stone is an additional cost. Private lessons are recommended for those with busier schedules who are not able to commit to the longer duration weekly classes but really want a chance and to explore the medium in a self tailored fashion way!
*Please email stonecarvingdust@gmail to set up a time after registering via paypal link below..
Winter 2016 Semester Schedule