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New Classes! Fall 2023 stonecarving classes are enrolling NOW

Beginners Carving in Stone

at the Museum School, Newport Art Museum

Session 1: Mondays, September 18- October 9

Session 2: October 30- November 20

Enjoy four evenings learning the basic of relief carving in limestone! The class runs 5 to 8 pm. 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 

A two-day class in

Celtic Relief Stone Carving

October 7-8

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 7 AND Sunday, October 8, 2023, 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 9 students will be allowed; a minimum of six is needed to run the class.

For all the details, please head over to the Blackstone River Theatre web site to learn more and enroll

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.

FAQ First Time Stone Carving Class

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

 To be announced soon! 

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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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