ABOUT OUR SUMMER SESSIONS 2015



Welcome to the 15th Annual Sax Stonecarving Workshops!

This 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.

TUITION for each summer session is $850 ($775 for returning students), which includes homemade lunch each day and one cubic foot of limestone or equivalent.

For more information, please contact Mark Saxe at (505) 579-9179 or southweststoneworks@yahoo.com.

Our workshops are sponsored in part by the Embudo Valley Arts Association, a non-profit organization supporting the arts in our community.

Click here for a more detailed DESCRIPTION of the seven day workshop experience.



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. Details about the class and Joseph Kincannon will be posted soon.


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."

To see examples of Fred's work, CLICK HERE.

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. See more about Kazutaka Uchida by clicking HERE.

Click here to read Mark's article about stonecarving in the July 2014 issue of Slippery Rock Gazette!



We hope you will join us
in beautiful northern New Mexico
for an unforgettable stone carving experience.


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The workshop will be held at
SOUTHWEST STONEWORKS
in RINCONADA, NEW MEXICO
(between Santa Fe and Taos).

Class tuition in the summer sessions includes one cubic foot 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 only.

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