This course is for anyone interested in exploring abstract art using carving to create sculptures in stone. Looking at simple shapes and the relationships between forms and space, a series of models will be made, leading to a final piece. The material to be used is Maltese limestone which is fine-grained and easily shaped using hand tools. Its pale colour allows texture and line to be defined by shadow. It will be a dynamic and free approach to stone carving.
The course is for beginners and those with previous carving experience, as teaching is tailored to the students' requirements. All relevant techniques will be covered and practical demonstrations given.
Visual stimulus in the form of books, pictures, internet access and the College Library will aid study and inspiration.
Arrival Day - this is the first date listed above
Courses start early evening. Residential students to arrive from 4pm, non-residential students to arrive by 6.45pm.
6.45pm: Welcome, followed by dinner (included).
8 - 9pm: First teaching session, attendance is essential.
Classes 9.15 - 5pm, lunch is included.
From 6.30pm: Dinner (included for residential students).
Evening working - students may have access to workshops, but only with their tutor's permission and provided any health and safety guidelines are observed.
Classes 9.15am - 3pm, lunch is included.
Residential students are to vacate their rooms by 10am please.
(This timetable is for courses of more than one day in length. The tutor may make slight variations)
Paula Haughney,sculptor, stone-carver, maker and teacher studied at Portsmouth Polytechnic and Eastern Illinois university obtaining a BA and MA in Fine Art Sculpture. Stone carving came later, once found, she realised this was her chosen medium. Now having over 30 years experience and many monumental sculptures completed she has taught at all levels, exhibits regularly and is included in public collections worldwide.