We’re thrilled to announce this new workshop at Historic New England’s Watson Farm! Limestone carving is a satisfying and useful skill which has numerous applications for gardens, landscaping, and creative expression. In this 12-hour introductory-level workshop, students will use manageable scraps of limestone and carve them in relief-bring your own idea or utilize teacher references, and in the process learn something of an art form that has graced buildings and monuments from the Assyrians onward. Included will be plenty of stone lore, tips on securing materials and tools, and information about techniques including polishing and finishing. Please note: This workshop does not include instruction in carving letters. An additional $12 materials fee must be paid directly to the instructor on the first day of class.
Dates: August 21, 23 and 26
Times: 1 pm to 5 pm
Fee: $125 (JAC and Historic New England Members $112.50)
Location: Watson Farm, 455 North Rd, Jamestown RI
Instructor: Laura Travis
$125 (Members of JAC and Historic New England $112.50)