Stone carving courses

Courses on offer are listed below. Scroll down to the bottom of the page to see them all. For regular updates and information on current courses, new additions and special events, please sign up to receive your free S&B newsletter.

Introduction to stone carving, Spring 2018

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Learn how to carve ornamental details in Limestone using traditional hand tools and methods. Students work at their own pace on projects set out and lead by the instructor using templates and models. Tools and materials are provided. Students are responsible for personal protection: safety glasses, gloves (optional), closed toe shoes, etc. Personal tool kits can be purchased through Smith & Barber – Sculpture Atelier. Please see the instructor.

For more information contact danny@smithandbarber.com.

Code:

ISC.1

Price:

$315.00 (+ HST)

Instructor:

Danny Barber

Location:

1520 Triole, Ottawa, ON K1B 3S9

Focus:

General Interest, Beginner to Intermediate

Category:

Carving and Sculpture

Year:

2018

Spots Remaining:

0

Start Date:

March 6th

End Date:

May 1st (No class on April 10th)

Time:

Tuesdays 5:30pm - 8:30pm

Stone carver hand carving molding

Introduction to Letter carving, Spring 2018

Learn how to carve letters in Limestone using traditional hand tools and methods. Students work at their own pace on various letter carving exercises that help to develop tool skills and an understanding of the “V” incised letter. After completing the exercises, students can design and produce their own personal project. Tools and materials are provided. Students are responsible for personal protection: safety glasses, gloves (optional), closed toe shoes, etc. Personal tool kits can be purchased through Smith & Barber – Sculpture Atelier. Please see the instructor.

For more information contact danny@smithandbarber.com.

Code:

ILC.1

Price:

$315.00 (+HST)

Instructor:

Danny Barber

Location:

1520 Triole, Ottawa, ON K1B 3S9

Focus:

General Interest, Beginner to Intermediate

Category:

Carving and Sculpture

Year:

2018

Spots Remaining:

0

Start Date:

March 8th

End Date:

May 3rd (No class on April 12th)

Time:

Thursdays 5:30pm - 8:30pm

Soapstone carving, Spring 2018

Learn how to carve soapstone using hand tools. Students will be guided by the instructor through the soapstone carving process of cutting, shaping, sanding and polishing to produce a small bear, 3” x 3” x 5”. Tools and materials are provided. Students are responsible for personal protection: safety glasses, gloves (optional), closed toe shoes, dust mask etc.

For more information contact danny@smithandbarber.com.

Code:

SSC.1

Price:

$120.00 (+ HST)

Instructor:

Patrick Imai

Location:

1520 Triole, Ottawa, ON K1B 3S9

Focus:

General Interest, Beginner to Intermediate

Category:

Soapstone Carving

Year:

2018

Spots Remaining:

5

Date:

Saturday May 12th

Time:

9:00am - 4:00pm

Patrick Imai – Stone Carver

Patrick Imai is a self-taught sculptor who has carved for more than 40 years.  He has dabbled in other art forms: sketching, painting and glass (stained, fused, flamework), but he always returned to carving.  He carved in wood, whittling small animals and figures with a pocket knife or with palm chisels, then in the late 90’s, Patrick tried stone carving.  He was hooked by the ease of working with soapstone and by the colours and texture of the polished stone.  He has since carved alabaster, serpentine, limestone, selenite and marble.  Patrick has a passion for carving bears.  He works to evoke human emotions and movement in his carvings.

Patrick is a member of Arteast, Arts Ottawa East, the Kanata Civic Art Gallery and the National Capital Network of Sculptors.

The Direct Carving approach to sculpture followed by a Gallery showing, Spring 2018

This approach to making a carved sculpture focuses on using the actual process of carving to suggest the final form rather than a carefully worked out preliminary model. Participants are encouraged to explore this method as an outlet for personal expression, allowing the natural shape of the raw block of stone to inspire creative ideas. Following this course, the finished pieces will be featured in student showing at the Smith & Barber Studio Gallery. Tools and materials are provided. There may be an addition fee for material depending on the piece you choose to work with. Students are responsible for personal protection: safety glasses, gloves (optional), closed toe shoes, etc. Personal tool kits can be purchased through Smith & Barber – Sculpture Atelier. Please see the instructor.

For more information contact danny@smithandbarber.com.

Code:

DC.1

Price:

$315.00 (+ HST)

Instructor:

Danny Barber

Location:

1520 Triole, Ottawa, ON K1B 3S9

Focus:

General Interest, Personal expression, Beginner to Intermediate

Category:

Carving and Sculpture

Year:

2018

Spots Remaining:

5

Start Date:

May 8th

End Date:

June 12th, Gallery Showing June 16th

Time:

Tuesdays 5:30pm - 8:30pm

The Canadian Stone Carving Festival Course, Spring 2018

This is an opportunity for less experienced carvers to build confidence and get a head start before taking part in the Canadian Stone Carving Festival. Tools and materials are provided for both the course and the festival. Course fees include festival registration. Students are responsible for personal protection: safety glasses, gloves (optional), closed toe shoes, etc. For more information on the Canadian Stone Carving Festival please visit: canadianstonecarvingfestival.com

For more information contact danny@smithandbarber.com.

Code:

CSCF.1

Price:

$300.00 (+ HST)

Instructor:

Danny Barber

Location:

1520 Triole, Ottawa, ON K1B 3S9

Focus:

General Interest, Beginner to Intermediate

Category:

Carving and Sculpture

Year:

2018

Spots Remaining:

9

Start Date:

May 10th

End Date:

June 14th with one additional class on July 5th

Time:

Thursdays 5:30pm - 8:30pm
Canadian Stone Carving Festival July 20th - 22nd

Open Studio Thursdays, Spring 2018

The next block of open studio banker rentals starts on May 10th and runs for 10 weeks until July 12th. Tools are included and material can be purchased starting at $1 per pound. This is a great opportunity to take advantage of our carving shop space and work on projects that are too large for your home studio. Bankers can be reserved for the entire 10 weeks or you can drop in when it suits you. Drop ins should be organized ahead of time to ensure there is space available. Carvers are responsible for personal protection: safety glasses, gloves (optional), closed toe shoes, etc. For more information feel free to contact danny@smithandbarber.com.

Code:

OS.1

Price:

10 week block $250.00 (Plus HST), Drop ins $35.00 (Plus HST) per night.

Instructor:

No

Location:

1520 Triole, Ottawa, ON K1B 3S9

Focus:

General Interest, Beginner to Intermediate

Category:

Carving and Sculpture

Year:

2018

Spots Remaining:

6

Start Date:

May 10th

End Date:

July 12th

Time:

Thursdays 5pm - 9pm

Heritage Trades Courses at Algonquin College, Summer 2018

This summer we will be working with Algonquin College’s Heritage Institute Continuing Education program to offer courses in Stone Cutting, Stone Carving and Letter Carving. The courses will take place at the College’s Perth Campus and run for one week long each. For more information, please visit their website: AlgonquinCollege.com

REGISTRATION POLICY

Payment in full must be made at the time of registration. Smith & Barber – Sculpture Atelier Inc. accepts cash, cheque, VISA or MasterCard credit cards and PayPal. Registration may be made in person or on our website.
NOTE: There is a $25 administration charge (+ HST) on all NSF cheques.
We urge you to register early, at least two weeks prior to commencement of the course. Space will not be reserved without full payment. Smith & Barber – Sculpture Atelier Inc. reserves the right to cancel any class due to insufficient enrollment or other unforeseen circumstances.

WITHDRAWAL, REFUND, TRANSFER AND CANCELLATION POLICY

If for any reason, you wish to withdraw from a course for which you have registered, you must file your request in writing to the instructor with a copy of your receipt, with the following in mind:

  • Prior to the start of classes (up to the starting date of the class) the student receives a refund of the course fees, less a $25 (+ HST) administrative charge.

If for any reason you wish to transfer from a course for which you have registered to another course, and your request can be accommodated; a $25 (+ HST) fee will be charged for transfers made prior to the start of the classes; and a $25 (+ HST) fee will be charged for transfers made once the first class has taken place.