Stone & Wood Carving

Stone Carving

Have you ever wondered how stone sculptures are made? Are you interested in creating art in three dimensions? Do you enjoy working with your hands in an outdoor environment? Then our direct stone carving workshops are for you.

Direct stone carving refers to a method that employs hand tools, with the sculptor cutting directly into the stone or wood, without the use of mechanical aids, models, plaster casts or detailed plans. This makes for a more natural approach with results that are authentic, unique and personal.

This year, Rice Lake Arts is offering 2, 3 & 5 Day Direct Stone Carving Workshops. Whether you are a complete beginner or have some experience stone carving, enrolling in any of these workshops will provide you with an individualized learning experience that meets your goals.

2 Day Stone Carving Workshop

This 2 Day Workshop will provide you with all the basics you require to create a small stone carving from beginning to end. This includes selecting your stone, finding your idea/inspiration, preparing a base, tool use, and an introduction to finishing and polishing your stone. You will be guided through the process step-by-step and will have support throughout.

A piece of Zimbabwean stone is included in this workshop – we will help you to select a stone of a size and hardness appropriate for your experience and goals. All basic tools are provided, however, if you have your own, you are encouraged to bring them along.

Dates & Details

SAT & SUN Aug 24 & 25

Time: 10 am – 4 pm
Maximum Size: 8 participants (minimum age 16)
Fee: $320.00 includes taxes, a piece of Zimbabwean stone & use of tools & finishing materials.

3 Day Stone Carving Workshop

This 3 Day Workshop will provide you with all the basics of stone carving as outlined in the 2 Day Workshop, and the extra day will allow you to further develop your design ideas and hone your skills. You will be encouraged to try additional tools and techniques and to improve your finishing and polishing skills.

A piece of Zimbabwean stone is included in this workshop – we will help you to select a stone of a size and hardness appropriate for your experience and goals. All tools are provided, however, if you have your own, you are encouraged to bring them along.

Dates & Details

1) SAT, SUN & MON June 29, 30 & July 1
2) SAT, SUN & MON August 3, 4 & 5

Time: 10 am – 4 pm
Maximum Size: 8 participants (minimum age 16)
Fee: $385.00 includes taxes, a piece of Zimbabwean stone & use of tools & finishing materials.

5 Day Stone Carving Workshop

This 5 Day Workshop will provide you with the time required to create a more complex and challenging stone carving. Whether you are a novice or you have experience carving, in this week-long workshop, your instructor will help you to develop your design ideas, problem solve, improve your skills, use new tools and provide you with guidance as you polish and finish your sculpture.

We have a good supply of Zimbabwean stone in a variety of sizes and shapes available for purchase on the first day of the workshop for sale at $4/lb. Alternatively, you are welcome to bring one of your own stones. All basic tools are supplied, however you are encouraged to bring your own if you have them.

Dates & Details

1) MON – FRI June 17 – 21
2) MON – FRI July 15 – 19
3) MON – FRI Aug 12 – 16

Time: 10 am – 5 pm
Maximum Size: 10 participants (minimum age 16)
Fee: $565.00 includes taxes, use of all tools & finishing materials.

Your Instructors

Tamara Castonguay

Miriam Davidson

Stone Carving at Rice Lake Arts

NEW THIS YEAR!

Introduction to Wood Carving & Wood Burning

2 Day Workshops

We are pleased to have Kieran Moore join us this season to bring wood carving to Rice Lake Arts. This workshop is designed for novice wood carvers/burners, and will make use of small scale knives and carving tools, as well as dremels and wood burning tools for fine detail. You will spend the first part of the workshop learning about the properties of various wood for carving and burning, then Kieran will guide you through the process and help you create a small carving.

2 Day Introduction to Wood Carving & Wood Burning Workshop

Dates & Details

1) SAT & SUN June 15 & 16
2) SAT & SUN Aug 10 & 11

Time: 10 am – 4 pm
Maximum Size: 8 participants (minimum age 16)
Fee: $320.00 including taxes, materials & tools. You are encouraged to bring your own tools should you have them.

Your Instructor

Kieran Moore