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February 2020

NEW Sculpting the Face

February 21 @ 9:00 am - February 23 @ 5:00 pm

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A face is the first thing we look at on a figurative sculpture, and carving a good portrait has always been one of the most coveted—and challenging—skills.

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March 2020

Introductory Stone Carving

March 14 - March 15

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Two days of hand-carving technique and stone carving lore introduce the beginner to reductive art-making and three-dimensional thinking.

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April 2020

NEW Carve a Wood Spoon

April 4 - April 5

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Learn to carve a spoon from a tree with Lee McColgan from Helve Historic Trades.

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The Art of Stained Glass

April 4 - April 5

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Enjoy the fascinating medium of colored glass as an art form.

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NEW Marble Finishing Techniques

April 25 - April 26

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The last 10% of a stone sculpture can elevate the piece to greatness, or ruin it.

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May 2020

Wood Carving

May 2 - May 3

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Two days of individualized wood carving guidance for all skill levels.

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Dry Stone Environmental Art: To Build a Bubble Cluster

May 2 - May 3

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The focus of the workshop is on producing a site-specific installation using locally sourced, loose stone.

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NEW Steel Sculpture

May 15 - May 17

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Metalworking can feel like you are a wizard with magic powers, or a Jedi learning how to use a lightsaber! In this work shop you will learn the basics of metal sculpture starting with the fundamentals of gas, arc, and MIG welding, oxy fuel cutting, bending, and forging of mild steel.

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Letter Carving for Beginner & Intermediate Students

May 16 - May 17

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This “hands on” weekend workshop will introduce the ancient Roman techniques of V-cut letter forms using hand chisels and mallets.

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Introductory Stone Carving

May 16 - May 17

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Two days of hand-carving technique and stone carving lore introduce the beginner to reductive art-making and three-dimensional thinking.

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June 2020

Open Studio/Alumni Week

June 1 - June 5

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If you ever thought you would like to utilize the Carving Studio and Sculpture Center as your own studio, this is your chance! This week will be ideal for anyone who has taken a workshop during the CSSC’s history and would like to finish a piece or start a new one.

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Carving in Stone

June 8 - June 12

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Stone carving is one of our oldest sculptural traditions.

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Stone Carving: Tools & Technique *Waiting List (See 2nd Session June 22-26)*

June 15 - June 19

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Individual instruction will guide you in developing your concept, choosing a stone, techniques of carving using a wide variety of tools, and refining the finished form.

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Steel Sculpture

June 22 - June 26

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Things are going to warm up in this five-day exploration of the various aspects and possibilities of steel sculpture.

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Stone Carving: Tools & Technique

June 22 - June 26

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Individual instruction will guide you in developing your concept, choosing a stone, techniques of carving using a wide variety of tools, and refining the finished form.

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Bronze Casting

June 27 - June 28

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Learn about the wonderful world of molten bronze.

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NEW Stone and Glass Fusion

June 29 - July 3

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Stone Carving and Glass Casting each have quirky characteristics and unique challenges.

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July 2020

Introductory Stone Carving

July 11 - July 12

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Two days of hand-carving technique and stone carving lore introduce the beginner to reductive art-making and three-dimensional thinking.

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Metal Sculpture and Technique Immersion

July 11 - July 12

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Whether your creative vision is functional or fanciful, bring it to the intersection of industrial technique and visual artistry.

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Wood Sculpture: Reshaping trees, logs and branches

July 13 - July 17

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This class will explore the use of wood and trees in art with a foundation in safe woodshop practice and the science and craft of woodworking.

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Portrait in Clay – 3-day workshop

July 17 - July 19

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This seminar will focus on lectures on anatomy, emphasizing bone structure and discussions on expression and ethnic differences.

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Carving Alabaster

July 20 - July 24

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Alabaster is easy to carve and stunning in its beauty and colors.

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Pulp Paper Sculpture

July 25 - July 26

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This two-day workshop will introduce you to the creative possibilities of sculpting with pulp paper.

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The Language of Metal Sculpture

July 27 - July 31

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Refresh your expressive spirit by learning new skills in metalwork that can help you realize your individual vision in sculpture.

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August 2020

The Figure in Marble

August 3 - August 7

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This 5-day workshop will focus on carving the human form in marble.

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NEW Traditional and Alternative Finishing Techniques

August 8 - August 9

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This two-day workshop will cover a variety of marble finishing techniques from textural surfaces, to filing, sanding and patinas.

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Reference Carving

August 10 - August 14

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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.

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NEW Sculpture and Gravestone Preservation

August 19 - August 21
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An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating indefinitely

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The primary goal of this workshop is to educate attendees regarding all aspects of stone preservation procedures.

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September 2020

Open Studio/Alumni Week

September 7 - September 11

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If you ever thought you would like to utilize the Carving Studio and Sculpture Center as your own studio, this is your chance! This week will be ideal for anyone who has taken a workshop during the CSSC’s history and would like to finish a piece or start a new one.

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October 2020

Welded Steel Assemblies

October 2 - October 4

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This three-day course is designed to challenge the artist’s imagination to create sculptures from steel and stainless steel shapes that were once industrial scrap.

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Introductory Stone Carving

October 3 - October 4

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Two days of hand-carving techniques and stone carving lore introduce the beginner to reductive art-making and three-dimensional thinking.

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NEW Clay Portraiture

October 10 - October 11
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An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating indefinitely

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Learn how to create a realistic portrait in clay from a live model.

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Letter Carving

October 10 - October 11

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This class is an excellent introduction to carving traditional Roman V-cut letters in stone.

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