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Three Afternoons! Beginners Carving

at the Museum School, Newport Art Museum

May 30, June 1 and June 3, 2023

Enjoy three afternoons learning the basic of relief carving in limestone! The class runs 1 pm-5 pm each of the three days. For more information, contact Seamus at the Museum Education Department at the Newport Art Museum, 401-619-7983.

Enrollment is still open- Newport Art Museum 

Return to Watson Farm

Favorite Outdoor Class, Beautiful 18th Century Farm! 

June 20-22-24, 2023

We are delighted that Jamestown Arts Center is organizing another great class out at Watson Farm, part of Heritage New England one of the jewels of the island! This is an adult class, and beginners or more advanced students are all welcome. Relief Carving in Limestone is taught over a three day schedule in the afternoons, 1-5  pm. For more information and to register, please contact Jamestown Arts Center. 

Below: Idyllic setting for carving near the 18th C. farmhouse! 

September 2023

In-Studio Class, Warren: 


I plan to schedule one weekend stone carving session 

at my studio in Warren at 30 Cutler Street.


If you are interested, please contact me at I am limiting studio classes to THREE people, since space is more of a premium there  for the forseeable future. 

Weekend long class in my studio are perfect for beginners or for finishing up a sculpture previously begun in an earlier class. Each of two weekend days, six hours- 9 am to 4 pm with a nice long lunch break. Ample parking close at hand, many great restaurants for take out or a quick sandwich within walking distance. Contact me directly at for further details. Class is available for purchase on line via PayPal- see button to the right. Minimum number is 3 to run a class, so invite a friend! Lots of individual attention! $125 plus materials fee for additional stone if required. 

FAQ First Time Stone Carving Class

Enroll in a Weekend Workshop at 30 Cutler Street in the Studio

 To be announced soon! 

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Learn to carve stone


Relief carving or carving in a softer material like soapstone are effective ways to explore the tools and possibilities of stone carving.  I have years of background in teaching the basics to beginners from age 13 to senior citizens. Many visual references assist the process.  Included will be plenty of stone lore, tips for scrounging up materials, and techniques including polishing and finishing. Stonecarving is one of humanity’s most intrinsically satisfying arts, a timeless skill to be acquired with pride. You’re bound to take a real sense of accomplishment away from one of these classes.  Students should be able to finish a sample and a larger carving in a one week class, or one, possibly two small carvings in one weekend. Soapstone carving in the round is also available at some of the classes.

Stone Carving Class or Workshop

for Any Organization, Group or Program


Veteran, credentialed teacher of Visual Art, listed on the Rhode Island State Council of the Arts Education Artist Roster,  designing programs in stone carving for summer camps, school age children from age 10 up, and adults in a wide range of settings. Programs designed and implemented with Rhode Island teachers, schools, and community organizations may be eliglible for funding through RISCA. Please check Creative Ground for more details, and feel free to contact me  with your ideas for a class or workshop in locations around New England or further afield. 

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