Three sessions are offered every year. The dates are always the same, so mark your calendars even if you can’t attend this year. Participants may sign up for 1, 2 or all 3 sessions.
1st Session JULY 2 – 9 • 2nd Session JULY 15 – 22 • 3rd Session JULY 29 – AUG 5
The workshops are an excellent opportunity to bond with other sculptors, learn new techniques and try out new tools. All in the beautiful Rocky Mountains. You don’t have to be an experienced carver to attend. All power tools that you need are provided, along with 3 cubic feet of the gorgeous Yule Marble in various shapes. And there are plenty of strong arms and backs to help you move your sculpture around.
Participants receive a block of beautiful Colorado Yule Marble, a fully-equipped outdoor carving site in a spectacular mountain setting, daily open-forum classes, demos and workshops, and unlimited use of symposium tools. Instructors are available throughout the workshop for one-on-one coaching, helping each participant tailor their own unique approach to stone carving.
Workshops cover a variety of topics. They are led by sculpting professionals–staff as well as guest instructors from around the world.
This year’s instructors include Madeline Wiener, Scott Owens, Petro Hul, Joshua Wiener and Kathleen Caricof.
Workshop topics range from how to select a stone, use of tools, to techical bits about carving such as relief work and lettering–and so much more.
The Redstone Gallery in nearby Redstone, Colorado hosts a Sculpture Show and Sale that features many of the staff members and artists from the Marble/marble event each year. This year the show opens Saturday, July 16th and runs through Sept. 30th.
Madeline reminds us that deposits are due June 1–so, what are you waiting for?
Be sure to visit the Marble Institute website to get all the details on what the Marble/marble experience is, how to register, what to bring, etc.
Wikipedia offers more about Yule Marble
All photos courtesy of the Marble Institute
The Marble Institute of Colorado is a non-profit organization.