Around the first weekends in May and October we have a three day stone carving workshop in Lawrence , Kansas. It takes place at Myles' studio. This picturesque "mountain" (everything is relative) setting in the country is just outside historic Lawrence and an hour from Kansas City. This workshop is geared for beginners and intermediate carvers although all are welcome.
For a low fee to cover costs (generally $ 175. to $ 225. for the entire workshop) you are provided with all the materials, plenty of electric and air power, and lessons throughout the three days from several instructors. Since the workshop is limited to 36 attendees, there is plenty of personal assistance, if you want it. Certainly, there is excellent companionship and sharing.
General Class Schedule
Friday: Stone selection, carving ergonomics, and "roughing out"
Saturday: Roughing, practice with hand and power tools, approaching details
Sunday: Detail carving, finishing and polishing
There are approximately three short classes per day on the above and other topics.
Meals and Accommodations
We have a “get together” dinner on Saturday night. You provide all other meals yourself which is easy as grocers and restaurants are 12 minutes away. There are several motels within 15 minutes of the studio. They are in the Super 8 price range. (A list can be provided upon registration.)
Elden Tefft is the founder of the International Sculpture Center and the sculpture program at the University of Kansas. He has consulted for public and private agencies throughout the world. He has taught innumerable classes in stone sculpting and metal casting.
Mary Weisert has over 25 years of sculpting experience in wood, clay and stone. She has taught a variety of sculpting classes and specializes in the use of hand tools.
Myles Schachter is a sculptor working in steel, bronze and stone. He has stone carving and metalworking training and teaches stone carving throughout the country.
Karl Ramberg is a sculptor and stone mason. He has skills in the finesse of hand lettering to the power of moving heavy stones.
Carl Berney sculpts and teaches in Santa Fe, New Mexico. He works in all kinds of stone and, for many years, he ran the Southwest Stone Carvers workshops.
Art Wells heads the stone sculpture dept. at the Dallas Creative Arts Center. He is an accomplished sculptor producing some of the most beautiful figurative and abstract pieces in the U.S.
Just email us your name and address and mention the workshop and we will immediately send you the registration form or feel free to call us at (785) 838-3885.