Sessions

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

The Art of Carving

See details

Figure Carving

See details

Work on Your Own

See details

Adult Hand Carving

See details

Kids Hand Carving

See details

The Art of Carving I & II

Session 1: June 4 – 10, 2017
Session 2: June 18 – 24, 2017

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, lettering, and much more. Different guest 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. Techniques for carving and basic principles of sculpting are covered on day two. Tools are not provided.

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

$850 per session
$825 Early Bird special – register by March 15, 2017
A $1600 value, made possible by our generous sponsors

Figure Carving: Beginning & Advanced

June 11 – 17, 2017 – Beginning
June 18 – 24, 2017 – Advanced

Working from a live model, participants learn from a master carver how to plan and develop the figure in stone. Seven days.

Included: Stone, live model, compressed air, electricity, water, forklift, continental breakfast, snacks, box lunch, official Symposium t-shirt.

$850 per session
$825 Early Bird special – register by March 15, 2017
A $1600 value, made possible by our generous sponsors

Work on Your Own

June 12 – 18, 2016

Only for those registered for Art of Carving and/or Figure Carving session. Independent Carving offers a chance to continue working in the stimulating Symposium atmosphere. Instruction is not provided.

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

$400 per session
Or $65 per day

Adult Hand Carving

June 5 – 9, 2017
June 19 – 23, 2017

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 (9am – 12pm) or Full Day (9am – 12pm and 2pm – 5pm) 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.

Hand carvers are welcome to work on their own and/or enjoy lunch (bring your own or add our lunch option) from 12pm -2pm.

$55 Half Day (single day): 9am – 12pm
$100 Full Day (single day): 9am – 12pm and 2pm – 5pm
$250 Full Week, Half Days (Mon to Fri): 9am – 12pm
$450 Full Week, Full Days (Mon to Fri) 9am – 12pm and 2pm – 5pm

Kids Hand Carving – Ages 10 – 17

June 12 – 16, 2017

Kids learn to carve by hand on limestone blocks approximately 8 inches square. One to five days, pay as you go. Multiple days do not need to be consecutive. Workshops are 9:00 a.m. – Noon, Monday-Friday. Includes stone, tool loan, drinks and snacks. Participants must bring safety glasses, and wear sturdy, close-toed shoes; no sandals or flip-flops permitted. Parents must accompany children ages 10-12.

Included: Instruction, tools, and stone.

$50 per day
$200 per 5-day week
9am – 12pm

Catered Lunch

Menu varies every day.

$84 for those registered for Art of Carving, Figure Carving, and Work on You Own weeks.

$60 / week, or $12 / day for those registered for Hand carving.

Please indicate if you are vegetarian.