Welcome to the 15th Annual Sax Stonecarving Workshops!
summer we will offer TWO 7-DAY intensive courses. Our workshops are open to all levels of experience - from beginner to professional. We welcome everyone - men, women, young, old. Participants of all levels enjoy one-on-one instruction
in a supportive atmosphere and an unequalled opportunity to study with
the best instructors in the field. Class size is limited, so please register early to secure your place in the
class. Continue reading below for details about each session.
TUITION for each summer session is $850 ($775 for returning students), which includes homemade lunch each day and approximately 150 pounds of limestone or equivalent.
Download and print an APPLICATION FORM and use the PayPal link to pay with a credit card.
here to read Mark's article about stonecarving in the July 2014 issue of Slippery Rock Gazette.
SUMMER SESSION ONE 2015
July 18 - 24, 2015 STONE CARVING with JOSEPH KINCANNON
We are honored and excited to welcome back after several years Guest Instructor JOSEPH KINCANNON of Austin, Texas.
Guild certified master carver Joseph Kincannon returns for his seventh year to teach traditional European carving techniques that have been passed down from master to apprentice for centuries. Kincannon, an incredibly talented, humorous, and patient teacher, is a master in using traditional carving techniques to develop new and exciting images in stone. His emphasis will be on developing a sculpture from a drawing or maquette using hand and pneumatic tools. Participants who would like to explore the world of architectural carving will find in this class a unique opportunity to work with one of the country’s leading carvers. All aspects of stonecarving will be covered: stone selection, planning, roughing out, texturing, polishing, and mounting, as well as tool use and care.
Joseph Kincannon was the former lead carver and project manager of the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York City, working on the central portal and south tower for eleven years. He holds a certificate from the Stone Masonry Guild and a certificate from the Stone Carving Guild. His numerous public and private projects include work on the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in New York, the Chicago Botanical Garden, and Vizcaya Castle in Coral Gables, Florida. He has owned Kincannon Studios in Austin, TX for over 20 years.
SUMMER SESSION TWO 2015
August 10 - 16, 2015
TRADITIONAL and CONTEMPORARY CARVING with FRED X. BROWNSTEIN Guest Artist KAZUTAKA UCHIDA
We are delighted and honored to welcome back for the third year this year's instructor, FRED X. BROWNSTEIN. Fred has over 40 years of experience carving marble sculpture. He lived and worked in Italy for 16 years - from 1975 through 1991. During his time in Italy, he studied figure drawing with Signiorina Nerina Simi in Florence and was an apprentice for four years in the sculpture studio of Enzo Pasquini in Querceta. There he learned the traditional Italian carving techniques from two master craftsmen, Vencenzo Donati and Sirio de Ranieri. His fourth year was spent as a smodellatore working for Signor Pasquini carving copies of classical sculpture.
Since 1991, Fred has lived in Vermont. He has extensive teaching experience, including ten years at the Carving Studio and ten years at Chesterwood Museum. He has taught workshops at both Scottsdale Artists School and Brookgreen Gardens. He was also an adjunct professor of sculpture for five years at The Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts. He is a Fellow member of the National Sculpture Society and Professional level member of the Stone Carvers Guild. His resume includes both public and private commissions as well as numerous exhibitions. Fred is a working professional sculptor specializing in figurative marble sculpture. Most of his current work is done on request by commission, but he still takes time to create new sculpture for exhibit and sale. About his work Fred writes, "My goal is to make contemporary marble sculpture with traditional techniques. I believe that any good artist must first be a good craftsman."
About our GUEST ARTIST
We are happy to announce the return this year of Guest Artist, KAZUTAKA UCHIDA, from Tokyo, Japan. Uchida brings over forty years of stone sculpting experience to bear as he unlocks the inner beauty of the stone. His work is in numerous public, corporate, and musem collections in Europe, Japan, and the US. Uchida incorporates the naturally occuring drama of the stone in his imaginative, sublime, and powerful sculptures. During the class, he will demonstrate his techniques and will present a new slide show with a question and answer period to follow.
For more information, please contact Mark Saxe at (505) 579-9179
Our workshops are sponsored in part by the Embudo Valley Arts Association, a non-profit organization
supporting the arts in our community.
We hope you will join us in beautiful
northern New Mexico for an unforgettable stone carving
workshop will be held at SOUTHWEST STONEWORKS in RINCONADA, NEW
MEXICO (between Santa Fe and Taos).
Class tuition in the summer sessions includes 150 pounds of limestone. (Other stones are also available at very
reasonable prices, and a comparably priced stone can be substituted for
the limestone.) Lunch each day is included with summer sessions