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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JUNE 2019 Workshop

Soapstone Carving

Learn how to carve soapstone using hand tools. Students will be guided by the instructor through the soapstone carving process of cutting, shaping, sanding and polishing to produce a small bear, 3” x 3” x 5”. Tools and materials are provided. Students are responsible for personal protection: safety glasses, gloves (optional), closed toe shoes, dust mask etc. Feel free to contact me if you would like more information.

  • fullsizeoutput_3e08Course fee – $120.00 plus tax.
  • Instructor – Patrick Imai
  • Course date – June 8, 2019
  • Time – 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
  • Spots remaining – 0
  • Location – 1520 Triole Street, Ottawa, On. K1B 3S9

Registration: https://barberstonecarving.com/registration-form/

PLEASE NOTE: THIS WORKSHOP IS NOW SOLD OUT.

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JUNE 2019 Workshop

High Relief Portrait Sculpture in Polymer Clay

In this workshop you will learn about facial anatomy and how to create a recognizable relief portrait of your subject.

Maria Saracino will sculpt right alongside you, taking you through the steps to create a whimsical high relief portrait sculpture.

You’ll learn how to give your sculpture realistic details and skin tone and how to paint eyes and finishing details.

fullsizeoutput_3e09Course Fee: $50. per person

This workshop is 3-4 hours and Includes all supplies.  

Two dates to choose from:

Saturday, June 8th from 1pm to 4:30pm or

Friday, June 14th, from 6pm to 9:30pm

https://saracinocollection.com/collections/beginner-classes/products/high-relief-portrait-sculptures

PLEASE NOTE: THESE WORKSHOPS ARE NOW SOLD OUT.

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JULY 2019 Workshop

Letter Carving at The Cordwood Studio in Perth

Learn how to carve letters into limestone using traditional hand tools and methods. Led by the instructor, students work at their own pace on practices and techniques which guide them to carve letters from the Roman alphabet. Topics include preparing the surface of the stone for carving, setting out and drawing letters and carving “V” cut letters into stone. Skill developing exercises are followed by independent projects later in the course.

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

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

  • Course fee – $450.00 plus $40.00 material fee.
  • Instructor – Danny Barber
  • Dates – July 8, 15, 22 & 29th
  • Time – Mondays 10:00 am – 5:00 pm each day
  • Location – The Cordwood Studio, 590 Brooke Valley Rd, Perth, Ontario. K7H 3C6
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AUGUST 2019 Workshop

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 – $200.00 plus tax
  • Instructor – Danny Barber
  • Start date – August 5, 2019
  • End date – August 26, 2019
  • Time – Monday evenings 5:30 – 8:30 pm
  • Spots remaining – 7
  • Location – 1520 Triole Street, Ottawa, On. K1B 3S9

Registration: https://barberstonecarving.com/registration-form/

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SEPTEMBER 2019 Workshop

Fun Making Eco Leather Art, with Sheree Bradford-Lea

In this introductory leather art workshop you will transform two plain eco leather rounds into decorative items: One a ring holder, the other a coaster. Using traditional and non-traditional leather working methods you will learn how to make the rounds into your own works of art by creating interesting patterns in the leather, wet molding and painting with acrylic leather dyes. Prepare to find out about the versatility of this material, and have fun doing it.

Workshop Length: 3 hours.Leather-even more angled blingbowlsandcoaster

When: Saturday, September 7th, during Almonte Fibrefest.

Cost: $40

Plus Supply Fee: $25

Registration: http://almontefibrefest.ca/workshop/fun-making-eco-leather-art-with-sheree-bradford-lea/

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SEPTEMBER 2019 Workshop

An Introduction to Stone Carving at the Cordwood Studio in Perth, 1-Day Workshop

Learn how to carve an ornamental floral motif 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/).A shallow carving in limestone of a four petal flower.

  • Course fee – $115.00 plus $10.00 Material Fee
  • Instructor – Danny Barber
  • Date – September 8th
  • Time – 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
  • Location – The Cordwood Studio, 590 Brooke Valley Rd, Perth, Ontario. K7H 3C6

Registration: https://thecordwoodstudio.com/stone-carving/

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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 Triole Street, Ottawa, On. K1B 3S9

Registration: https://barberstonecarving.com/registration-form/

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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
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  • Location – 1520 Triole Street, Ottawa, On. K1B 3S9