Intro to Stone Sculpture: Carving with Coal

Teacher: Zac Banik | Date: Sunday June 4, 10am-4pm | Location: SE Division Studio
Tuition: $165 | Materials: $25
There are 8 spots Available in this Class

In this course, students will use a variety of abrasives to carve and shape coal into sculptural forms of their choice; from small statues to utilitarian vessels, functional jewelry and beyond. More info...

The use of coal as a fuel to generate heat and, later, energy is a fundamental element of American history. Entire villages and cultures sprung up around the mines that produced this material in the Appalachian area. While coal as a fuel is familiar to most people, coal as an artistic material is less common. Anthracite coal, a harder, more pure form of coal has certain properties that make it excellent for use in craft. It is beautiful when polished, stable in complex forms due to its atomic structure and easy to work with because it is quite soft compared to many other stones. Students will practice the art of subtractive sculpting and learn how to reveal forms from solid materials. Students will leave the course with at least one small sculptural or functional object carved from anthracite coal.

No previous experience necessary. This workshop is open to anyone 18 years old & over who meet the Essential Eligibility Criteria for Studio Workshops. All participants must accept the inherent risks of participating in a Studio Workshop and agree to sign a liability waiver. This waiver describes in more detail the risks you assume by participating in a Studio Workshop. PLEASE carefully review it!

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