ABOUT OUR SUMMER SESSIONS 2016


Welcome to the 16th Annual Sax Stonecarving Workshops!

This summer we will offer TWO courses:

SESSION 1: A five day intensive on the fundamentals of stonecarving, open to all levels including beginners,

SESSION 2: A seven day course for intermediate to advanced students.

All participants 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 a class.
Continue reading below for details about each session.

TUITION for the five-day session is $600, and for the seven-day session $850.
Each summer session includes homemade lunch each day and approximately 150 pounds of limestone or equivalent.



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



SUMMER SESSION ONE 2016



June 6-10, 2016
FUNDAMENTALS OF STONE CARVING

INSTRUCTOR MARK SAXE
All aspects of stonecarving will be covered: stone selection, planning, roughing out, texturing, polishing, and mounting, as well as tool use and care. This class is suitable for beginners and for those who would like to refresh their knowledge of the fundamentals.

Download and print an APPLICATION FORM SESSION 1.






SUMMER SESSION TWO 2016

JUNE 20-26, 2016

GUEST INSTRUCTOR MATT AUVINEN

In this class for intermediate and advanced carvers, we will concentrate on the finer points of stone sculpture, including making a sculpture from a model, aesthetic considerations, and all aspects of finishing.

Download and print an APPLICATION FORM SESSION 2.


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.