The last 10% of a stone sculpture can elevate the piece to greatness, or ruin it.  Learning how to finish properly is its own art, and was historically the task of a specialized expert in marble workshops.  Unfortunately, in today’s fast-paced world it is often overlooked or rushed, and classes sometimes don’t get around to…

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Explore and learn the basics of glass art, as you experience the interplay of light and colored glass. You will learn designing and fabricating stained glass to create a 10” panel after making a smaller practice piece.  Beginners and those with some experience are welcome! Bring your ideas! Emphasis on proper and safe handling of…

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Tradition and technology meet in this sculpture replication workshop. Participants will be guided through the process of using a point machine to copy a model in stone. Discussion will focus on the translation of a photograph to a raster image, height field map, then 3-D mesh using Photoshop and Rhinoceros software. How to prepare a…

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This course provides technical skills and an aesthetic vocabulary for participants wanting to use kinetic and interactive qualities in their work. Participants will design and build a simple kinetic sculpture made of wood and found materials, exploring mechanical movement.  A second project will explore the use of viewer manipulated and natural movement through the fabrication of a larger outdoor construction.  

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This workshop will focus on merging stone with other materials. Materials will be chosen by participants and could include: steel, wood, fabric, plastic, found objects or another type of stone. Elements and principals of designing in three-dimensions will be covered. Participants can create a sculpture start to finish or bring a sculpture partially worked and…

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This workshop will introduce the student to the possibilities of chain making without soldering. Participants will construct copper wire “samplers” made from jump rings, including the Idiot’s Delight chain and the Baroque Rosary chain. Student will be introduced to adding metal elements and beads to the compositions. Basic sawing, filing, and finishing techniques will be…

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This workshop will deal with a wide variety of classical and modern mold making techniques and materials.  Mold making theory and design for small to monumental sized and complex to simple sculptural forms will be covered.  There will also be a fair amount of hands on work in a variety of materials.  There will be…

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The last part of making your work is crucial and can be very satisfying. Many of us have pieces that deserve some final attention to detail or a proper supporting base before you know they’re finished. Come and join us in an easy-going, supportive atmosphere conducive to the finishing process. The course will include demonstrations…

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This workshop will introduce the student to the possibilities of chain making without soldering. Participants will construct copper wire “samplers” made from jump rings, including the Idiot’s Delight chain and the Baroque Rosary chain. Student will be introduced to adding metal elements and beads to the compositions. Basic sawing, filing, and finishing techniques will be…

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With a focus on materials and techniques of wire, thin sheet metal, copper sheathings and mixed materials, we will dive into the wonderful world of fabrication. Using traditional and inventive approaches to fabrication and linear construction, techniques of pattern-making, cutting, forming, oxy-acetylene welding, silver soldering, cold connecting and stamping will be taught with an emphasis…

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