036) Stone Sculpture

Come explore one of the great artistic traditions. The work of the stone sculptor has been admired for centuries, from the Parthenon to Chartres, from the Sphinx to Michelangelo’s David, and from the Roman Forum to the relief carvings of Princeton’s stone buildings. You will learn to use the basic hand tools and proceed to step-by-step instruction in carving elementary forms in limestone and marble. Both bas-relief and sculpture in the round will be explored. No previous experience is necessary. This is a highly rewarding and relaxing medium, full of pleasant surprises for the student.

NOTE: Tools are available in class: single chisels for $18, up to $98 for a tool set. Stone ($30–$70) will also be available from the instructor.