Stonecarving Workshop

We’re now into our third week of the Stone Carving Workshop with Siobhan Morison, and we’ve got some excellent work coming along.  Participants were honing their stone carving skills with guidance from Siobhan.  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.

One of the participants, Mike, returned from a week away in Berlin to continue making his figurative stonework.  He even had a quick research trip to the Pergamon Museum there that houses beautiful Syrian stone carvings, and viewing the photographs of them helped encourage us all to envisage our finished pieces.

 

Siobhan continued with her carving including the sailors and weavers knots, which she had made a maquette for with clay to make it easier to see in 3D rather than in a 2D drawing.

A new carving was also started which features Laurel and Hardy figures on either side of one standing piece of stone, joined together by one bowler hat on the top.

The owl carving is coming along great with a couple of defined wings becoming more clear, along with some feather detail.

 

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.  Participants are very welcome to come along to the morning, or afternoon class, as well as both.

CLASSES ARE FREE!

To book a space call RIG arts on 01475 649815 or email info@rigarts.org

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