Christian Artists Seminar

August 5 - August 10 2017

Sculpture: make carvings from different types of stone and plaster

Language the workshop will be taught:
English & Dutch

We scheduled the workshop as follow:
A series of 6 workshops (total number of workshops) in 3 days. Shift 1 and 2 = 1 hour and 20 minutes per shift.

This workshop should be placed in the following category:
Visual Arts

Maximum number of participants:
8 per workshop of 1 hour and 20 minutes.

The needed artistic level of this workshop is:
Beginners / average / advanced

The skills criteria for participants to follow this workshop are:
Beginners / average / advanced

Participants will have learned after doing this workshop:

  • they will have a greater understanding of how to carve a sculpture out of stone or plaster;
  • they will have more knowledge and experience in creative thinking;
  • and they will have enriched their personal visual language.

What materials/equipment/other things participants need to bring to be able to do this workshop:
Stones, tools and equipment are available, but bring as well your own.
The price of stones is € 2,00 per kilo.

Other important things a participant should know to be able to do this workshop:
Just enjoy learning new techniques.

Describe clearly the content of this workshop:
Carving is one of the main techniques of sculpture. It differs from modeling, because instead of adding material to build up a form, carving is a process of taking away. Removing material from a block of stone has to be carefully planned, because once a piece has been cut away, it cannot be replaced. During the workshop participants will make one or more sculptures.
We will work mostly outside, under the sun, or under a huge party tent and finish with a presentation of our work.