Soft Stone Sculpting

Event Start Date: 
Feb 20 2018

Soft Stone Sculpting - Instructor: Kathy Stockman at Shelburne Pond Studios, 1260 Pond Rd, Shelburne, VT Open Registration, Tuesdays & Saturdays 9:00 - noon. 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. A wide variety of reference books and materials are available for inspiration. Drawing and maquette modeling materials 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. We discuss carving safety, use and care of tools and various carving and design techniques. You will learn the finishing techniques and strategies for display. A selection of raw stone is available at the studio for purchase (average price depending on size: $25-$40). A minimum of 4 three hour classes is suggested for you to complete your sculpture, depending on its complexity. $100 for 4 classes / members or non-members ($25 /additional session payable to Kathy) Register for any workshop at the Art Center Wednesday - Saturday 11am - 6pm; Sunday 11am - 3 pm at the Milton Artist Guild Art Center and Gallery, Milton Plaza, 199 Route 7 South, Milton VT or online at miltonartistsguild.org or email castlegarden_vt@yahoo.com