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September 2021

In-Studio Class, Warren: 


I have scheduled one weekend stone carving session 

at my studio in Warren at 30 Cutler Street.


The weekend will be September 18-19; 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. 

A two-day class

in Celtic Relief Stone Carving

Blackstone River Theatre

October 2 and 3


Blackstone River Theatre will offer a two-day class in Celtic Relief Stone carving in Limestone for beginners with instructor Laura Travis, outside, behind the Blackstone River Theatre. The class will be held on a Saturday, October 2 AND Sunday, October 3, 2021, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. each day (with a half-hour lunch break.) Teenagers (age 16 and up), college students and adults are all welcome and no experience is required. (Note: Laura WILL also be able to accommodate students who have taken this class in the past and want to build on their skills!) A maximum of 10 students will be allowed; a minimum of six is needed to run the class.

The course fee is $125 payable to Blackstone River Theatre plus a separate $15 materials fee payable to instructor Laura Travis (includes several pieces of stone, sandpapers, and access to finishing tools.) Prepayment is necessary. IF you want to purchase your own chisel so you can keep carving at home, we will need to know by Sept. 10 to pre-order them. The additional cost would be $28 so let us know and add that to the $15 materials fee already being paid.

The next session will be offered Oct. 2-3, 2021. 

NOTE: Registration for all classes at Blackstone River Theatre will require valid proof of full COVID-19 vaccination. Masks are not required to be worn in this outside class setting though there are times you will be asked to do so because of the stone dust. By attending a Blackstone River Theatre class, you are voluntarily assuming all risks related to exposure to COVID-19. Please email with questions or concerns and to provide proof of vaccination.

So we can be assured of meeting the minimum needed to hold this class (AND so we can order tools and materials), BRT NEEDS PRE-PAYMENT!

So we can be assured of meeting the minimum needed to hold any of our class offerings, BRT NEEDS PRE-PAYMENT AT LEAST 3 DAYS BEFORE THE START OF ANY CLASS (and hopefully sooner!) or we'll need to cancel at that time.
If you are interested in the stone carving class, please:
1. E-mail to pre-register and then,
2. Put a check payable to Blackstone River Theatre for $125 and to Laura Travis for $15 in the mail (or $43 if alsobuying the chisel) ASAP to: Blackstone River Theatre, 549 Broad Street, Cumberland, Rhode Island 02864

FAQ First Time Stone Carving Class

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

  September 18-19, 2021

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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