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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.
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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