Learn to carve stone this Summer!
If you have seen the High Crosses in Ireland, or loved stone work
on older buildings, you’ve seen relief carving in stone.
During the classes, we’ll take manageable scraps of limestone and
carve an initial, a knot, or perhaps an animal motif and in the
process learn something of one of civiliation’s oldest
expressions. Your finished relief carving will look wonderful
in your Summer garden! Included will be plenty of stone lore,
tips for scrounging up materials, and techniques including
polishing and finishing. Stonecarving is one of humanity’s most
intrinsically satisfying arts, a truly timeless skill to be
acquired with pride. You’re bound to take a real sense of
accomplishment away from one of these classes. Students
should be able to finish a sample and a larger carving in a one
week class, or two small carvings in one weekend. Soapstone carving
in the round is also available at some of the classes.
Classes are scheduled in a variety of settings around the Northeast US and in Ontario. Some are in spectacular locations as part of lively summer "weeks" packed with wonderful activities. Please see the "Classes" list for more information and how to register.