The use of stone in art has unlimited possibilities. This course will introduce traditional techniques and explore innovative methods. Instruction will include the use of hand, pneumatic and electric tools as well as inlay, lamination, construction and pointing (copying). New alternatives such as the combining of colored stones in constructed sculptures will be taught. Creative thinking in classical, modern and contemporary sculpture will be encouraged. There will be discussions on theory and technique, from Michelangelo and Rodin to Heizer and Burton. Field trips will vary from a visit to a stone carver's studio to a site-specific stone installation. NOTE: The studio fee includes use of compressors, consumables, hand tools and safety equipment. All materials must be purchased by the student. A release will be provided for each student registering for this course. The release must be signed by the student at the beginning of the first session. This course will be held at the instructor's studio, 88 Alta Avenue, Yonkers, NY. Access to the SVA Sculpture Center is not included.
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