This course will advance the experienced as well as the novice in stone carving. The approach to sculpted form is direct, controlled, rapid, natural, and self-assured. There will be special attention to methods of working from photos and models. An introduction to pneumatic tools and hand-held diamond saws is offered and their use encouraged. An array of tools will be available for students to use. The manner of using these tools safely and comfortably is one of the goals of this course.
Please register early if you will need the instructors assistance to order a stone.
Join Vermont stone sculptor Eric Oberg for a 5-day intensive workshop in intermediate stone carving techniques. This workshop is focused on form, and will cover problem solving, working from models, translating scale, the imaginary box, tracing models for silhouette patterns and direct carving. Students are encouraged to work on their own designs and lots of one-on-one guidance will be provided.