Summer is Coming
and So Are Stone Carving Classes!
Scheduled at Watson Farm, through the Jamestown Arts Center:
TWO classes are slated, one June 15,17 and 19 and one August 17, 19 and 21 in the beautiful outdoor setting at historic Watson Farm, one of the gems of Jamestown! Enrollment will be limited to SIX for each class, so don't delay- head to Jamestown Arts Center for all the details.
In-Studio Classes, Warren:
I am tentatively scheduling two weekend stone carving sessions at my studio in Warren at 30 Cutler Street.
The weekends (as of right now) will be September 11-12 and 18-19; if you are interested, please contact me at , with your preferred dates. 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 will soon be available for purchase on line on Eventbrite- 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.
And for Teens: the return of in person Summer Arts Camp in Stone Art, July 26 - 30, 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm. This is filling up rapidly, so if you know a teen that would love to carve outside, in a week packed with information and new skills, contact Jamestown Arts Center's Summer Arts Camps soon.
FAQ First Time Stone Carving Class
Enroll in a Weekend Workshop at 30 Cutler Street in the Studio
choose September 11-12
or September 18-19
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.