Workshops Offered by NCNS Artist Members

Many of our talented members also teach sculpture. Below are scheduled workshops being offered. If you would like a workshop for your group that you don’t see offered here, please get in contact with the artist to see if a workshop can be arranged.
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November 2019 Workshops

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1 Day Soapstone Carving Workshop

Learn how to carve Soapstone using hand tools. This course is for adults only. No previous experience is necessary. Students will be guided by the instructor through the carving process of cutting, shaping, sanding and polishing Soapstone to produce a sitting bear. Tools and materials are provided. Students are responsible for personal protection: safety glasses, gloves (optional), closed toe shoes. Dust masks are provided. Coffee and water will be provide as well but participants are responsible for their own lunches.

Feel free to contact me if you would like more information (Patrick Imai, https://barberstonecarving.com/contact-us/).
  • Course fee – $120.00 plus tax.
  • Experience level – Adult beginner to intermediate, no experience required.
  • Instructor – Patrick Imai
  • Course date – November 30, 2019
  • Time – 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
  • Spots remaining – 3
  • Location – 1520 Lagan Way, Ottawa, On. K1B 3S9

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January 2019 Workshops 

Ornamental Stone Carving Level 1

Learn how to carve ornamental details in Limestone using traditional hand tools and methods. Students work at their own pace on a project set out and lead by the instructor using templates and models. Tools and materials are provided. Students are responsible for personal protection: safety glasses, gloves (optional), closed toe shoes, etc.

Feel free to contact me if you would like more information (Danny Barber, https://barberstonecarving.com/contact-us/).
  • Course fee – $250.00 plus tax
  • Instructor – Danny Barber
  • Start date – January 6, 2020
  • End date – February 17, 2020
  • Time – Monday evenings 5:30 – 8:30 pm
  • Please Note: There is no class February 10th as the instructor will be out of town.
  • Spots remaining – 5
  • Location – 1520 Lagan Way, Ottawa, On. K1B 3S9

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Clay Modelling and Plaster Casting

In this class students will be guided through the process of taking an idea from paper to plaster. Various examples of the Greenman motif will be explored before sketching your own unique version. From your sketches you will model the Greenman using water based clay. Once complete, you will cast your Greenman in plaster using the waste mold process and finish with a unique patina. Clay and clay modelling tools are provided. Students are responsible for their own personal sketch book and pencils ranging from B2-B4. Feel free to contact me if you would like more information.

Feel free to contact me if you would like more information (George Moldovan, https://barberstonecarving.com/contact-us/).

  • Course fee – $350.00 plus tax.
  • Instructor – George Moldovan
  • Start date – January 7, 2020
  • End date – March 12, 2020
  • Time – Tuesdays 5:30 – 8:30
  • Spots remaining – 8
  • Location – 1520 Lagan Way, Ottawa, On. K1B 3S9

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    Coming Up: 2019 Workshop

    Ornamental Stone Carving Level 2

    Expand your skills in carving ornamental details in Limestone using traditional hand tools and methods. Students work at their own pace on a project set out and lead by the instructor using templates and models.

    Tools and materials are provided. Students are responsible for personal protection: safety glasses, gloves (optional), closed toe shoes, etc.

    Feel free to contact me if you would like more information (Danny Barber, https://barberstonecarving.com/contact-us/).

    • Course fee – $315.00 plus tax
    • Instructor – Danny Barber
    • Start date – To Be Announced
    • End date –
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    • Spots remaining –
    • Location – 1520 Lagan Way, Ottawa, On. K1B 3S9

 

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ONGOING 2019 Workshop

Glass Sculpting

NCNS-Eiko, glass pic for her workshopPurpose: to make your own small sculpture in glass.
Technique: pâte de verre, the original glass-making process.
Prerequisite: some experience in sculpting.
Place: my studio at 668 Chapel Street in Sandy Hill.
Number of students: limited to two.
Time: one evening or afternoon a week for two and a half hours, over 6 weeks.
Cost: $350.00 per student (all materials, tools and equipment provided).

For More Information and to Register Contact: Eiko Emori, Glass Design Studio, mail@eikoemori.on.ca

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ONGOING 2019 Open Studio

Open Studio

This is a great opportunity to take advantage of our carving studio space and work on projects that are too large or too dusty for your home studio. Bankers can be reserved for the entire 8 weeks or you can drop in when it suits you. Drop ins should be organized ahead of time to ensure there is space available. Tools are included and material can be purchased starting at $1 per pound.

Carvers are responsible for personal protection: safety glasses, gloves (optional), closed toe shoes, etc.

Feel free to contact me if you would like more information (Danny Barber, https://barberstonecarving.com/contact-us/).This is a photo of the Barber - Carving & Sculpture Inc. carving studio.
  • Course fee for 8 week block – $250.00 plus tax
  • Course fee for drop in – $35.00 plus tax.
  • Start date – June 27, 2019
  • End date – August 15, 2019
  • Time – Thursday evenings 5:30 – 8:30 pm.
  • Spots remaining – 7
  • Location – 1520 Lagan Way, Ottawa, On. K1B 3S9

Click here to Register

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