Stone Carving (In-Person)
with Steve Nocella
Saturdays, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Explore the possibilities of stone carving by using traditional and nontraditional methods. All processes from rough carving to polishing will be covered, and various tools and techniques will be demonstrated. Open to all levels. Note: Tuition includes $20 lab fee.
- Procure proficiency in basic tool use including manual carving, pneumatic carving, sawing, grinding, and sanding
- Learn the methods of stone carving beginning with "roughing out" a form and finishing with sanding and polishing
- Develop a perceptual ability for spatial relationships of the elements that constitute a sculpture or a three-dimensional image
- Learn to use creative and critical thinking in the process of carving sculpture
- Gain an appreciation for the influence and informing effect that medium and process have on image making
- Acquire an introductory understanding of the history of stone carving as well as the capacity to conceptualize context for the student's own sculpture
Optional: This course is available for 1.0 undergraduate credits for $795 (including lab fee). Select credit option when registering.
Image: John W. Rhoden, Reclining Figure, 1947, French limestone, 20 1/2 x 28 x 11 1/2 in. (52.07 x 71.12 x 29.21 cm.) Courtesy of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Accession #2018.13.7, The John Walter Rhoden and Richanda Phillips Rhoden Collection.
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Session 1: Jun 3 - Aug 5th, 2023
Sat for 10 weeks from 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
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128 North Broad Street
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