Q-102: WEEKEND STONE CARVING WORKSHOP (age 14-adult)
Alabaster mimics marble in appearance and luster but is easy to carve. In this studio workshop participants will carve a simplified animal form: think fish, fox, dog, bird, and bear. You may bring drawings and photos or choose from resource file. Judith will help you to reduce the animal to its essential elements and transfer it to a stone. You will learn to carve and finish using traditional hand tools - primarily rasps, rifflers and sandpapers bringing your sculpture to a smooth, highly polished finish. The school supplies all tools and the necessary safety equipment. Each student should bring a pair of leather work gloves that fits well and wear comfortable shoes. A long lunch break is provided for discussion, reflection and rest. You may pack your lunch or eat at one of Clifton Forge’s nearby restaurants. The workshop meets at the CFSOTA sculpture studio at the rear of our glass and pottery studios building at 510 Church St. This is a course suitable for age 14 to adult. Call the School of the Arts for information about nearby lodging.
Columbus Day Weekend: Oct 5, 6 & 7.
10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
TUITION: $250, plus stone of your choice, priced by the pound (average cost is $15)
INSTRUCTOR: JUDITH SIVONDA