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Workshops offer an intensive, hands-on sculpture making experience. Financial aid is available.



Participants from varied backgrounds, a wide range of ages and often very different aesthetic sensibilities join in an exchange of ideas and camaraderie. Challenges in personal work encountered during the day are eased in the relaxed communal environment. Presentations of work by instructors, artists in residence, interns and participants enrich the experience.

The Carving Studio and Sculpture Center partners with many area businesses to offer a range of accommodations including private homes, area campgrounds, Bed & Breakfast establishments as well as hotels and motels. Bicycles are available for transportation and/or recreational use by participants.There is a break in the middle of the day offering participants an opportunity to enjoy the scenic beauty of Vermont including the local quarries and surrounding marsh, home to many protected species.

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Don’t let finances get in the way of taking an inspiring workshop.

Scholarships are a unique and supportive way of commemorating contributors to arts education. The New Roads Scholarship was established to encourage exploration of new sculptural media for artistic expression using different materials. The Vinnie Ream Scholarship commemorates the achievements of women sculptors in the U.S. The Gordon Marshall Scholarship is intended for local youth to participate in hands-on workshops. The David Sterling and Trow and Holden Scholarships are available for students in financial need.

Memorial scholarships provide opportunities for aspiring sculptors. The Nina and Anthony D’Amore Scholarship, for mature and/or minority sculptors, was established by the family of B. Amore, Founder, in honor of their parents who were lifetime supporters of the Arts. The Mary Beth Gutkowski Scholarship is available to serious students of sculpture to further their technical ability in stone carving with experts artists and artisans at a professional sculpture workshop in Carrara, Italy. Other scholarships honor the sculpture legacies of Steven J. Mestyan, Jr.; Mathieu J. Poster; Robert Sindorf and Patrick Farrow.

To apply for a scholarship, please submit up to 10 images of your work, resume/biography, evidence of financial need and a statement of how this will impact your development as an artist by April 20th. Recipients will be advised by May 4th.

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March 2019

Introductory Stone Carving

March 16, 2019 - March 17, 2019

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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May 2019

Letter Carving for Beginner and Intermediate

May 18, 2019 - May 19, 2019

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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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Bas-relief Sculpture

May 18, 2019 - May 19, 2019

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Bas-relief sculpture beautifies the world around us, but is commonly held to be one of the most difficult forms of sculpture to master – an optical illusion that few attempt!  This is your opportunity to learn how to create (and produce multiples of your own) relief in clay.

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June 2019

Carving in Stone

June 10, 2019 - June 14, 2019

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Stone carving is one of our oldest sculptural traditions.

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Stone Carving: Tools and Techniques

June 24, 2019 - June 28, 2019

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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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July 2019

Introductory Stone Carving

July 6, 2019 - July 7, 2019

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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 6, 2019 - July 7, 2019

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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 15, 2019 - July 19, 2019

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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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Carving Alabaster

July 22, 2019 - July 26, 2019

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This workshop will focus on direct carving and three dimensional thinking, finding the shape you imagine and carving it out.

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The Language of Metal Sculpture

July 29, 2019 - August 2, 2019

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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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October 2019

Welded Steel Assemblies

October 4, 2019 - October 6, 2019

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 5, 2019 - October 6, 2019

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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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