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Steve Shaheen


Steve Shaheen is an artist who resides and works in New York City. He has worked and trained extensively in Italy, earning his degree as a stone sculptor in Siena, and his MFA from the New York Academy of Art. He is the recipient of a Ludwig Volgestein Foundation Grant, the Italian Cultural Institute/La Fortuna Foundation Fellowship and an artist residency at the Digital Stone Project.  He has taught at the City University of New York in Manhattan, the Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts and the New York Academy of Art, and is the director of Tuscany Study, an intensive summer art program in Italy.


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August 2020

Reference Carving

August 10, 2020 - August 14, 2020

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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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February 2020

NEW Sculpting the Face

February 21, 2020 @ 9:00 am - February 23, 2020 @ 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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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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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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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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August 2015

Italian Week features Artist Talks

August 10, 2015 @ 8:00 am - August 15, 2015 @ 5:00 pm

To celebrate the ongoing Vermont/Italy relationship, we will be hosting a variety of exciting talks, presentations and films for “Italian Week.

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May 2014

Working from a Model to Marble

May 30, 2014 - June 1, 2014

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Anyone who can wield marble carving tools can sculpt directly: it is the most intuitive and straightforward way to shape stone, and requires no training.

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