Carving Soft Stone – S0101

December 11, 2014

Posted In: Sculpture

Ryoichi Suzuki

DATES: June 1 – 5, 2015

SKILL LEVEL: Open to all

CONCEPT: Experience the satisfaction of creating a figurative or abstract sculpture using principles and elements of traditional sculpture approaches. Each piece of stone has its own personality, revealed through its vein, texture and color, making it an attractive material for the sculptor. In this workshop, we get friendly with soft alabaster as we use both power and hand tools in a subtractive process.

MEDIA & TECHNIQUES: Students use Utah alabaster, power and hand chisels, grinders, sanders and stone- finishing materials.

ACTIVITIES: We learn through slide lectures and demonstrations that introduce participants to ideas, methods and techniques of stone carving. Time is spent in the studio, carving, observing each other’s works and enjoying friendly discussion.

FACULTY: Originally from Tokyo, Ryoichi Suzuki has been sculpting in the U.S. since the early 1980s. He is currently Assistant Professor of Sculpture at Utah State University. He is a member of the National Sculpture Society and the Royal British Society of Sculptors. His work is exhibited and collected internationally.

Tuition: $675 OR Tuition + Studio Support Donation: $875
Studio Fee: $95

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