This class is for students with little to no stone carving experience. Students will learn to carve stone sculptures using hand tools (chisel and hammer). Students will be encouraged to also try selected power tools with instruction. Please register two weeks in advance so that stone can be purchased. Cost of stone ranges from $75-$300.
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.
This class introduces students to pneumatic tools. Pneumatic hammers are so much more effective than tapping with hand-power that anyone who is determined to produce sculpture in reasonable time would benefit greatly. Rotary tools are also encouraged. An assortment of tools will be available for use by the students. Please register two weeks in advance so that stone can be purchased.