August 10 - August 14| Register: $650
Using a reference model is a historically-proven method for creating a predictable stone sculpture, the most advanced technique being “pointing” with the use of a specialized, multi-axis mechanism developed in 18th-Century Italy. This workshop will cover the use of this sophisticated tool, including the all-important setup of a model, stone and pointing frame.
Participants are expected to be proficient carvers who are comfortable using pneumatic tools. They will be supplied a plaster reference model and corresponding block of marble (though they may bring a model within the approved guidelines of the instructor). Participants will engage in every aspect of the carving process: from roughing out the form with chisels to finishing it with rasps, sanding stones and other abrasives.
Enrollees are required to submit portfolio images indicating they have sufficient experience to undertake this course. (Intermediate to Expert)