The Carving Studio & Sculpture Center offers workshops that are intensive, informative and invaluable experiences. Participants range from beginners to mature professional artists. Programs in the fall and spring semesters enrich the curricula of nearby Castleton State and Green Mountain Colleges, as well as high school students exploring their creative options in life. Highly qualified instructors generously share their experience in stone and many other sculptural media. Sculpture instruction ranges in subject from reductive processes in stone, wood and plaster to additive techniques in clay, bronze, welded steel and more.
Artist in Residence Programs are integral to our learning environment. International Artists in Residence are invited to the Carving Studio & Sculpture Center for one to two months to create sculpture and interact with the arts community. Ongoing programs include partnerships with organizations in Peru, Kenya and China.
One and two person shows are featured at the Carving Studio and Sculpture Center Gallery, located at 259 Marble Street, West Rutland, VT, throughout the year. See the output of our art studios for learning and creating, as well as regional and international works selected for exhibition.
At the end of our summer workshop season, eight to twelve invited sculptors create site-specific works in our post-industrial landscape. SculptFest opening receptions are gala affairs featuring live music/performance, a fine art raffle and a singular opportunity to meet the creators of the sculpture. Stone carving and three-dimensional art in a unique setting – SculptFest is a wonderful time to visit.
Serious students of sculpture gain invaluable knowledge through their participation in our Internship Program as studio assistants.
Opportunities for independent work are available as space permits and may be reserved on a daily, weekly or monthly basis. The former Vermont Marble Company Coping Shop is currently being renovated to expand availability of year-round studio space. Further information is available upon request.