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Introduction to relief carving in soft stone - Creative Pursuits Festival

Introduction to relief carving in soft stone - Creative Pursuits Festival

Introduction to relief carving in soft stone - Creative Pursuits Festival

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Sat Apr 27 2024 at 01:00 pm to 04:00 pm
(GMT+09:30)

Crystal Lake Park, Crystal Lake Park, Macclesfield, Australia

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AUD 109
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Introduction to relief carving in soft stone - Creative Pursuits Festival, 27 April | Event in Macclesfield About the event Introduction to relief carving in soft stone - Creative Pursuits Festival
Learn how to carve a simple design into Mt Gambier limestone.

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· Introduction to relief carving in soft stone

Simple designs or illustrations will be drawn onto the flat stone surface. The depth of carving for your design can be very shallow for a low relief sculpture or if the background level is deeper you will have a high relief sculpture. Any way you like it! Mt Gambier limestone is a soft and smooth stone and little pressure is required to shape it. Workshop begins with tool and stone safety instruction.

Presented by the SA Stone Sculptors Association

2 instructors for each workshop

PARTICIPANTS INFORMATION

Experience

Classes are suitable for teens, beginners, intermediate and those with advanced skills wanting to sculpt a new material or wishing to sculpt in a group setting.

Ages

15+ (Children 10+years can attend with a participating adult)

Physical requirements

Participants will need to be able to hold and use hand tools. Generally, little strength is required to carve limestone. Assistance to reposition larger blocks is always available.

Bench surfaces can be set between 590 - 890mm high and are up to 900mm wide.

Blocks can be added if a taller working height is required.

Standing to carve stone, is preferred (if possible) in the initial stages of bulk stone removal. Seats or stools can be used during carving, and bench widths are likely to accommodate most wheelchair users’ access. Modifications to benches may be possible with notice.


PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT

Provided for use during workshop:

Clear plastic glasses and goggles. Participants own glasses are acceptable.

Gloves in various sizes

Face masks

Overshirts

Participant provided:

Covered footwear

Hair covering

MATERIALS

Soft stone carving workshops with hand tools use naturally quarried Mt Gambier limestone. An excellent fit for beginners exploring the reductive process of sculpting in stone, as it is soft and mostly homogenous, though small shell fragments do appear! Mt Gambier limestone has a safe composition though masks are recommended.

Please contact Sally at c2FzY3VscHRvcnMgfCBnbWFpbCAhIGNvbQ== for any queries.

Be a part of the 2025 Creative Pursuits Arts Festival in Macclesfield, proudly brought to by the Macclesfield Community Association Art Group


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Sat Apr 27 2024 at 01:00 pm to 04:00 pm
(GMT+09:30)

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Crystal Lake Park, Crystal Lake Park, Macclesfield, Australia

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