Institute of Colorado Presents
A Marble Sculpting Symposium
July 2 - 9, July 15 - 22 and July 29 - August 5, 2013
bring, Where to stay
Following is a list of items you will need in Marble:
supplies three cubic feet of marble (available at extra charge, will
be larger blocks and extra abrasives), tools, accessories, and
energy (air and electricity).
Safety gear: Face mask
(for dusts - 3M, Norton, Surviveaire, Wilson, Dustfo)
Goggles - a must.
Style - your preference.
Ear protection - plugs
Hand tools: hammer
(1-1/2Ib.); chisels (point, flat or pitching); files and rasps (your
Any power tools you
enjoy using (we supply all you'll need, but we have a "cool tool"
demo that you can perhaps share info about your tools at). We use
"C" type couplers.
100 ft.,12 gauge
extension cord to run a 15 amp tool. Don 't be fooled and think 16
gauge is more
powerful - it's not! The source of electricity is far from most
worksites, so be sure it can reach at least 50 to 100 ft.
Tarp - good for sun or
rain. Bungee cords or cord to hang it.
Crayon to draw on your
stone. Pencil and paper to take notes.
Wisk broom to brush
off your sculpture and avoid having to blow it off all the time.
Idea's for your
sculpture. I suggest you make a maquette (model) out of plastelena.
If you prefer direct carving, bring some plastelena so you can model
as you carve.
If you have slides of
past work, please bring a few as our slide presentation is a source
of inspiration and fun. Be sure to bring duplicate slides - leave
original, or one of a kind slides at home, as we can't be
responsible for them if they get lost. Limit to 5 slides.
Clothing: Layers are a
must when up at that altitude (8,000 ft.), so bring summer and
winter clothing. Mornings can be cool, so sweatshirt or something
similar for warmth - over a T-shirt that you can dress down to.
Shorts; jeans (if you like, coveralls will help keep the dust off,
and reduce your baggage!); rain gear; hat (optional); boots - work
boots or hiking boots suggested; bathing suit (a break at Glenwood?
- optional); sunscreen - a must.
Cash: Remember, this
is a remote mountain community, so some places do not honor credit
cards or personal, out of state checks. Ask the inn-keepers in
Campers: bring a solar
shower. The river is really cold!!! Or plan to shower for $4.00 at
The Inn At Raspberry Ridge or The Beaver Lake Retreat.
If you have not paid
in full, please do so by June l5th. (You can charge that balance on
your Visa or MasterCard).
I'll look forward to
seeing you in July. Meantime, think Marble!
information on housing in and around Marble:
The Inn at Raspberry Ridge: RaspberryRidge@yahoo.com or call Jax at 970/963-5883. The Inn and Cabin are now being operated by Jax and Carla both as a B&B and also to groups such as the Marble/marble symposium , the Lead King Loop 25K, weddings, family reunions, hunters, 4 wheelers, etc on a nightly or weekly basis. In addition, we also have a 2 bedroom, 1 1/2 bath Cabin right next door to the INN which may be rented separately or with the INN.
Beaver Lake Lodge – 970-963-2504 – Marble. This place has been
really popular with our sculptors. Cabins or private rooms. Larry
and Karen Good will be glad to match you up to share to cut down
your cost. It’s a rustic place, near our site.
McClure House – 970-963-1020 on Rt. 133 just before the Marble turnoff. Really wonderful accommodations with warm hosts and all you could wish of a B&B.
Chair Mountain Ranch – 970-963-9522 near the start of the Marble
Road. Really nice.
Carol & Charley Parker’s Cabin – Call 970-963-1502. E-mail
Parker@sopris.net. Summer rental, sleeps many people. Call for
brochure or e-mail.
"Casa Milagro" - on Serpentine Trail, approx. 1 mi. from
Marble/marble. Beautiful, private 3 bedroom, 3 bath open-flow home,
Master suite has double jacuzzi tub with double shower. Details,
photos and availability at:
www.vrbo.com/342350 or call 970-704-00567 or email:
John Evans Cabin. Day 970.625.7286 cell 970.379.4069,
High quality beautiful log home within a few blocks of the Marble
Symposium. 2 ground level bedrooms, 2 loft bedrooms, all bedrooms
separated by one of two full bathrooms. 3 queen beds, 2 twins. Full
service kitchen, staples supplied. Follow the sun with an
east, south, and west wraparound deck. Super snow capped mountain views of White
House, Treasure, and Raspberry Ridge. $175/night, one or two people; additional
people $50 each/night, 50% deposit to hold.
Casa Montaña B & B, handcrafted log home about 5 miles N of Marble
off 133. Spa, Satellite TV and Highspeed Wireless Internet.
Complete brochure by email with many photographs and detailed
descriptions of the facilities. Phone and Fax: 970-963-7461
The Redstone Inn – 970-963-2526. Located in Redstone where some
like to go to dine. Top of the line for accommodations in Redstone
(private phone and TV’s).
Redstone Cliffs Motel – 970-963-2691. Located at the end of town
in Redstone. Pets allowed. Lots of our sculptors have stayed there.
Crystal Valley Manor – 970-963-2365. Located in Redstone. Brian
is a wonderful host. Immaculate rooms. Everyone who has stayed
Artist’s and author’s (Doug & Charr) Santa Fe- style home on
Serpentine Trail- sleeps 4-8. 3 bedroom/3 bath (incl. m/suite
w/Temperpedic king bed and spa bath). Add’l sleeping space on custom
L-shape sofas (X-wide, long, firm). Huge kitchen, Hi-speed
Wi-fi, HDTV, deck, views and quiet privacy. Dogs o.k. NO cats.
(deathly allergy). Marble/marble only Special : $1500 per session (8
nights). 50% nonrefundable deposit by June 1, bal. due on
check-in. 970-704-0567 or
firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.
****NEW "The Larkin House" Gary Bascom: phone: 970-963-1318. 2 bedroom, 1 bath + detached Gazebo for additional guests.
(2 queen, 1 full, 1 bath in Gazebo + room for additional air beds or sleeping bags)
8 maximum people at one time.
RV can be accommodated for parking and power, no waste dumping.
Rent: $125/night for 2 occupants. $25/night/person for additonal people.
Satellite TV and WIFI will be available.
Crystal Dreams Bed & Breakfast & Spa, 475
Redstone Blvd., Redstone, CO
963-8240. 125.00 – 135.00 per night which includes a gourmet
breakfast, a great place to unwind from sculpting…restaurants, fly
fishing, spa services and more.
CAMPERS: Tent camping on our property is extremely limited, so
please consider camping at Bogan Flats, just down the
road from us. They have all the amenities and are close by.
Bogan Flats Campground Description: 7600-foot elevation. 37
campsites near the Crystal River. Group site can accomodate up to 50
people. Location: From Carbondale, take Highway 133 south for 20
miles. Turn left & go south on Gunnison County Road three about 1.5
miles. Season: summer.
Bogan Flats Campground Campground
620 Main Street/ PO Box 309
81623 Campground Phone Numbers:
Phone: (970) 963-2266
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We provide toilet facilities. Please note that not all places
accept Visa or Mastercard or any other plastic! When making your
reservations or camping, plan to arrive in Marble a day early (7/1,
7/14 or 7/28). Make your reservations early.
Please make your
reservations early as summer is their busy season.
and toilets are now available on site.
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