The Marble Institute of Colorado Presents
A Marble Sculpting Symposium
July 2 - 9, July 15 - 22 and July 29 - August 5, 2015
Institute of Colorado is offering three marble sculpting sessions to sculptors
who wish to create in a non-competitive atmosphere of sharing and
camaraderie. Sculptors with
various levels of experience and expertise in marble carving work on their individual
pieces during each intense 8-day work session.
Marble/marble worksite sits amongst stands of aspen, pine and tall Douglas firs
along the Crystal River in Marble, Colorado.
You'll carve amidst
marble blocks that were quarried 50-90 years ago - an inspiration
for any sculptor. The stone for the sculpting symposium is Colorado Yule Marble
which comes from the quarries located in Marble, Colorado, high in
the Rockies near the ski resort of Aspen. The marble for the
Lincoln Memorial, the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, and hundreds of
other buildings, was quarried and finished here.
Symposium supplies three cubic feet of marble (larger blocks and
accessories are available at extra charge). Each day we will have an open forum
covering all aspects of creating a stone sculpture, such as: moving,
selecting and splitting stone; pointing up; direct carving; roughing
out; finishing; use of power and hand tools; mounting sculpture; and
the day the instructors will conduct uninterrupted working demonstrations.
The opportunity for instruction will be available throughout the day
to tailor a unique approach towards stone carving.
If you're hooked or want more