We offer a range of sessions to suit all skill levels and ages!

Cascades Inn is offering special rates for Limestone Symposium patrons:

Traveler's dorm: $20/weeknight, $25/weekend night.
- Price is per bed.

Standard rooms: $44/weeknight, $54/weekend night.
- Single king, single queen, or 2 full size beds.

Deluxe rooms: $54/weeknight, $64/weekend night.
- 2 queen beds, or 1 king with full size sofa bed

The Art of Carving I & II

Art of Carving I: June 5-11, 2022
Art of Carving II: June 12-18, 2022
Instructor/s: Ned Cunningham
Price:
$895 per session

Each full session consists of seven days of immersive instruction in the art of carving limestone, including design, moving stone, splitting blocks, roughing out, using hand and pneumatic tools, and much more. Different instructors are featured each session. An introduction to using basic tools, roughing out, and working from a maquette or drawing is given on the first day. The week continues with techniques for carving and basic principles of sculpting. Instruction is geared toward each participant’s skills, needs and level of proficiency. Tools are not provided.

Included in each session: Up to 8 cubic feet of limestone per session (approximately 1,200 pounds), compressed air, electricity, water, forklift, snacks, beverages, official Symposium t-shirt.

Regular price includes one extra work-on-your-own day (a value of $65.00)

Ned Cunningham

Ned Cunningham is a Mastercarver and retired lead carver at Bybee Mill for the last 20 years. See Ned’s bio ›

Work on Your Own

Date: June 19 - 25, 2022
Price:
$455 per session
Or $65 per day

Only for those who have completed Art of Carving I. Independent carving offers a chance to continue working in the stimulating Symposium atmosphere. Instruction is not provided.

Included: Use of power, forklift, drinks and snacks.

Adult Hand Carving

Dates: June 6-10, 2022 and June 13-17, 2022
Instructor/s: Resident Carver Cheryl Lorance
Price:
  • $60 Half Day (single day)
  • $110 Full Day (single day)
  • $275 Full Week, Half Days (Mon to Fri)
  • $475 Full Week, Full Days (Mon to Fri)

Beginning instruction in hand carving; work at your own pace. One or more days, pay as you go. Multiple days do not need to be consecutive. Workshops are half day or full day Monday – Friday. Participants must bring safety glasses and wear sturdy, close-toed shoes; no sandals or flip-flops permitted.

Included: Instruction, drinks, snacks, loan of tools, and stone (assorted sizes up to 2 cubic feet: approximately 300 pounds). Sorry, we cannot provide stone cut to order for day carving.

Half days are from 8:30am – 12:30pm. Full days are 8:30am – 12:30pm and 1:30 – 5:30pm.

Letter Carving

Date: June 12 - 17, 2022
Instructor/s: Janey Westin
Price:
$695

Janey Westin- Sun, June 12 – Fri, June 17
Ages 14 and up

Make your written message beautiful! Learn the fun and useful skill of carving letters with a flat chisel and mallet. We’ll cover letterforms, layout and design; and what works well for three-dimensional stone. First-time letter carvers learn the basic V-cut. Repeat letter carvers can work on additional lettering challenges.

Included:
Limestone, roughly 16” x 16” x 3”; loan of a flat chisel and mallet, tracing medium.

Students bring:
#2 Pencils, eraser, sharpener, 18”-24” ruler, pad of lighter-weight bond paper- minimum 16” dimension, scissors, painters or masking tape, 1”-3” wide brushes to clean off stone, a piece of 80- 100 grit sandpaper, one dark color crayon, one or two bright colored pencils such as Prismacolor. Safety glasses and closed-toe shoes are required.

Students may bring their own flat chisels and mallet if desired, or pre-purchase from The Compleat Sculptor, or John Neal Books (a calligraphers’ supplier). Please contact instructor before purchasing.

Janey Westin

Janey has been carving letters since 1985, beginning as a professional calligrapher. See Janey’s bio ›

Kids Hand Carving

Date: June 13-17, 2022, mornings 8:30am – 12:30pm
Instructor/s: Sharon Licata
Price:
$75

Registration is underwritten by a generous grant from the Young Family Endowment. Beginners learn to carve on limestone blocks approximately 8 inches square. Children ages 10 – 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

Included: Instruction, tools, and stone

Participants must bring safety glasses, work gloves, water, drinks and snacks, and wear sturdy, close-toed shoes, no sandals or flip-flops permitted.

This session is for kids age 10 – 18. Limited to 10 students.

Adult & Child Hand Carving

Date: June 13-17, 2022, afternoons 1:30pm – 5:30pm
Instructor/s: Resident Carver Cheryl Lorance
Price:
$350

Spend a week carving with a grown up. Registration for children under 18 is underwritten by a generous grant from the Young Family Endowment. Parent and child will learn to carve on limestone blocks approximately 8 inches square.

Included: Instruction, tools, and stone

Participants must bring safety glasses, work gloves, water, drinks and snacks, and wear sturdy, close-toed shoes, no sandals or flip-flops permitted.

This session is for kids age 10 – 18, along with one accompanying adult. Limited to 8 students (4 pairs).


Indiana Limestone Symposium 2022 T-Shirt

Support Indiana Limestone Symposium and show your pride with a 2022 T-Shirt!

Order our 2022 T-shirts for $25, available sizes S-XL. Design by Cheryl Lorance.