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February 2020

Alabaster Carving

February 15 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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

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Sculpting the Face, February 21, 22, 23, 2020

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

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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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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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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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

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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