How do you take a clay model and carve it in marble 2, 3, or even 10 times larger? Normally, you would have to learn this rare skill in Italy. This summer, we are pleased to offer a special, 6-day course in advanced Italian compass enlargement techniques, to be taught by three instructors: master artisans Leonardo Corsanini and Massimo Baldoni, and New York artist Stephen Shaheen. We will import two master carvers from the renowned Corsanini Studio in Carrara, Italy, to teach these methods for the first time in the United States. The three instructors will bring more than 60 combined years of carving experience to this unprecedented learning opportunity.
Each student must prepare (and submit for approval) a model that s/he will enlarge either two to three times. While all three instructors circulate among workshop carvers to guide them in their projects, Massimo Baldoni will set up and run an ongoing demonstration utilizing the “triangle” system employed to enlarge a sculpture in irregular multiples. Participants will be able to observe this modern-day master at key stages in the enlargement process. Class size is limited to ten participants, so secure your spot promptly as it is expected to fill. Enrollment deadline is April 30, 2015.