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June 2014

Open Studio/Alumni Week

June 2, 2014 - June 6, 2014

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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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NEW Finish Your Sculpture – The Last Steps

June 14, 2014 - June 15, 2014

Why is finishing important? You have finished the carving, so how can you take it to the next level by personalizing your sculpture through various different finishing techniques.

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September 2014

NEW Decoy Carving

September 27, 2014 - September 28, 2014

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During this two day workshop, we will work on carving and painting a half scale Common Loon.

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June 2015

Relief Carving

June 27, 2015 - June 28, 2015

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Slate is often overlooked as a potential carving material due to its association with more utilitarian uses such as: roofing, gravestones, floor tile or going back a few years, blackboards.

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July 2015

Flint Knapping

July 11, 2015 - July 12, 2015

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The first evidence of human beings using rock tools is between two and three million years ago.

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Wood Carving: The Basics

July 25, 2015 - July 26, 2015

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Learn how to sharpen tools, pick the right tool for the job and make efficient cuts.

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August 2015

Carve Animals and other Forms in Stone

August 3, 2015 - August 7, 2015

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This course will be focused on the techniques used to carve stone animals and other forms.

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October 2015

Intermediate & Advanced Letter Carving

October 3, 2015 - October 4, 2015

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This two-day class is designed for intermediate to advanced carvers looking to improve their letter carving skills.

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August 2016

Carving a Pair of Eyes in Wood

August 20, 2016 - August 21, 2016

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In this workshop, we will learn about some of the various ways that eyes can be sculpted (e.

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October 2016

Special 3-Day Intensive Stonecarving Workshop- WAIT LIST Only

October 21, 2016 @ 9:00 am - October 23, 2016 @ 5:00 pm

New York-based artist and carving expert Steve Shaheen will run a special 3-day class for intensive, one-on-one instruction.

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June 2017

Carving in Stone

June 12, 2017 - June 16, 2017

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Stone carving is one of our oldest sculptural traditions.

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Carving in Stone

June 26, 2017 - June 30, 2017

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Participants will explore and practice different approaches to working, carving and composing with marble and granite.

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July 2017

NEW Finishing Touches

July 29, 2017 - July 30, 2017

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The last part of making your work is crucial and can be very satisfying.

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OPEN STONE Symposium

July 31, 2017 - August 5, 2017

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Experience the magic of Vermont’s historic Marble Valley while creating your own artwork in stone.

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August 2017

Italian Stone Carving Techniques

August 13, 2017 - August 18, 2017

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For the fifth summer in a row, we have the incredible privilege of bringing a master Italian sculptor from Carrara coming to Vermont to teach with Steve in a six-day, intensive workshop.

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January 2018

Letter Carving for Beginners and Intermediate

January 27, 2018 - January 28, 2018

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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May 2018

Introductory Stone Carving

May 5, 2018 - May 6, 2018

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 2018

NEW Merging Materials

June 25, 2018 - June 29, 2018

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This workshop will focus on merging stone with other materials.

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July 2018

Stone Bench Project 2018

July 9, 2018 - July 20, 2018

The Carving Studio and Sculpture Center will continue the Stone Bench Project for teens in the upcoming 2018 summer season.

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Stone Carving: Making Big Rocks Smaller with Style

July 30, 2018 - August 3, 2018

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Turning a found rock into a worked stone takes Intent and Craft.

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August 2018

Stone Carving 

August 6, 2018 - August 10, 2018

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Since ancient times stone has been regarded as a noble gift of Nature that intrigues and challenges those who seek to shape it.

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October 2018

Three Day Intensive Stonecarving Weekend

October 19, 2018 - October 21, 2018
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New York-based artist and carving expert Steve Shaheen will run a special 3-day class with intensive, one-on-one instruction for skill levels beyond novice (participants should have good tool control and basic carving techniques).

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February 2019

Alabaster Carving

February 2 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

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In this workshop, you’ll have the opportunity to carve your own piece of alabaster, a rock that is not typically accessible.

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March 2019

Introductory Stone Carving

March 16 - March 17

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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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April 2019

Wood Carving

April 13 - April 14

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

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Exploring Acanthus

April 13 - April 14

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The acanthus has been adapted in both sculpture and architecture from antiquity to neoclassicism.

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May 2019

Letter Carving for Beginner and Intermediate

May 18 - May 19

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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 - May 19

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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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