Join us for a creative journey into the world of Soft Stone Sculpture guided by the seasoned artisan, Alasdair Scott. Alasdair has enjoyed a remarkable sculpting career spanning more than 25 years. He has a wealth of knowledge and skills to share with you all.
This Soft Stone Sculpture workshop promises to be an enriching experience where you get to craft and mould your own unique piece of art. At the finish of this workshop, your masterpiece will be ready to sit in its special spot in your garden or courtyard or an inviting space on your deck.
The core of this workshop lies in the special blend of sand, cement, and vermiculite, paired with a water-retaining agent. This blend is mixed with water, then carefully poured into moulds. The curing process, varying between 5 to 10 hours, is subject to the weather season. When the workshop commences, the blocks have solidified to a texture like damp sand, allowing you to sculpt them using the tools provided. As the workshop progresses, the blocks start to solidify, opening opportunities to incorporate intricate touches to your creation.
Drawing from a wealth of previous workshops, Alasdair generously provides an array of examples that aspiring sculptors can draw inspiration from. Alternatively, you’re encouraged to be creative with your own ideas and design that complements the characteristics of this distinctive medium.
The block’s approximate dimensions stand at L 400mm, W 270mm, D 80mm, providing a solid canvas for your carving experience. While your artwork will take a couple of days to reach complete dryness, by the workshop’s end, your sculpture will have the sturdiness comparable to concrete. Its resilience against the elements ensures that it withstands diverse weather conditions, preserving its beauty through time.
You will leave the Soft Stone Sculpture workshop with a work of art filled with creative satisfaction and a piece to be proud of.
WHAT TO BRING?
There is nothing that you need to bring to The Soft Stone workshop, it’s all included in the fee!
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