On Sunday the 26th of March, our Stone Carving Workshops with Siobhan Morison, entered its second week with great progress! Participants were honing their stone carving skills with guidance from Siobhan. With stone reclaimed from the recently knocked-down Drumfrochar Road flats,
With stone reclaimed from the recently knocked-down Drumfrochar Road flats, participants are carving into them, things that speak to them of Greenock, or more specifically, Broomhill. It would seem that most participants at the moment are sticking to an element within nature to carve into the stone. For example, we have an owl, a wave, the sun, and a figurative form.
We are trying, in some of the pieces of stone, to keep the beautiful red paint on one side of some of them, as a bit of colour feature.
Siobhan has begun a new carving which will combine many elements of Greenock’s past into one stone piece. She has started with a sugarcane, as a nod to Greenock’s sugar refining industry, then plans to have a rope around it with two knots; one being a sailor’s knot, and another a weavers knot.
If you want to come along to stone carving, the workshops are free and are running every Sunday until the 21st of May, from 12.30 to 2.30, with an unsupervised lunch break, then back for the later session from 3.30 to 5.30. Children are very welcome to come along but must be accompanied by an adult.
CLASSES ARE FREE!
To book a space call RIG arts on 01475 649815 or email firstname.lastname@example.org