Have you ever seen a beautiful stone statue and wondered how it changed from a giant block of stone to a beautiful sculpture? Learn about stone carving with David!
On this experience, David will give you a tour of his carving studio. You will get to see all the steps that go into making a stone carving out of marble, from a large stone block all the way to a finished piece of art. You'll learn about the kinds of materials people use for stone sculptures, and begin to imagine what you could produce!
Plus - you'll even get the chance to try out stone carving that day! With David's guidance, check out the tools used for stone carving. Then, drive the chisel into stone yourself.
You can get to this experience by bus. Get off at the Blenheim Ave. stop on the 009 bus route. It takes about 5 minutes to get from the bus stop to the experience location. Depending on which way you're coming from on Broadway, there may be one busy street to cross - Broadway. There are traffic lights and walk signals at the nearest intersection. There are sidewalks all the way from the bus stop to the experience location, and ramped curbs. There is a slight hill up to the experience location from the bus stop. There are also steps up to the door of the experience location.
Next time you see a sculpture in stone, try to imagine how big the original piece of stone was. Was this piece carved using hand tools or power tools? Look to see how well it has been finished. What do you seek in creases or folds? Is there any bruising?