Discover the Magic of Stone - Ongoing, Tuesdays, Saturdays. $100.00 Member and Non-member (Shelburne studio).
Learn to carve a beautiful stone sculpture of your own design. Working in soft stone, participants will begin learning, hands-on, how to use a variety of sculpting tools and techniques. Come with a design in mind or use a wide variety of reference books and materials for inspiration. Drawing and maquette modeling materials are available. Explore the general concepts of additive vs. reductive sculpture, direct and indirect carving methods, hand tools and power tools, and the use of positive and negative space in design. We discuss carving safety, use and care of tools and various carving and design techniques, such as texture. You will learn the finishing techniques and strategies for displaying your sculptures. You can anticipate that it will take 3+ places (3 hours per class) to complete a sculpture, dependent on the complexity of the design. All tools are provided. A selection of raw stone is available at the studio for purchase. Classes are from 9-12, Tuesdays and Saturdays to schedule at your convenience at the Shelburne Studio. Taught by Kathy Stockman.
Sponsored by Milton Artists' Guild.