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Fundamentals of Stone Carving
 

Saturday 10-5 and Sunday 10-1

   

Indepth Intro course for those without experience and those who love the group atmosphere with lots of demonstrations and one-on-one assistance. This course uses Soapstone or Alabaster and traditional stone carving hand tools.

OBJECTIVE: To complete your own stone sculpture from concept to final presentation in an easy step by step process!

What you will learn:

  • Material properties for different stones
  • Techniques using hammer and chisels and specialized tools
  • Developing 3D concepts and how to see them in the block
  • Step by step process of stone removal (subtraction)
  • Chisels: points, claw, flat, rondell
  • Files: rasps, riflers, diamond vs steel
  • Marks and textures
  • Sanding, polishing, types of waxes, oils ...
  • Finished Presentation: bases and pinning

....many people have taken this course with zero experience in the arts and have completed beautiful sculptures!

Oliver has been sculpting with stone for 14 years and teaching stone carving for over 5 years. He brings his experience in carving numerous types of stone and enthusiasm for the material to each class.

All tools provided,

$280 (+$40 material fee) + hst

Please contact Oliver to see if space is available and to register

     
 


Advanced Stone Sculpture


Contact me
   

If you have some experience with carving and are interested in Limestone or Marble, give me a call. I offer more advanced classes from time to time that get in to a variety of power tools.

All tools provided,

$300 + hst
Purchase your own stone (based on scale you want to carve)

 

   
   

Private lessons

For those who want to carve but have an unpredictable schedule. I will work with you to complete a piece on your schedule. Call me to discuss this.

$300 + hst