This class is geared for beginning stone carvers or those wanting to use chizel and hammers only. Hands on instruction and welcoming to everyone wanting to create a lasting piece of art.
New students should sign up two weeks before start of class so that supplies will be ready for first class.
Hammer, chisels, files and stones may be purchased separately from instructor on first day of class.
This class is an enhancement of the stone carving class. It is suggested that students have some stone sculpting skills. After gaining the skills to carve stone with hand tools, students will enjoy working with pneumatic tools. Though the carving is faster, approaching the stone takes precision and planning. Students should bring a picture, drawing or maquette of what they intend sculpt.
Students should sign up two weeks before start of class to have supplies ready for first class.
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.