3 – 27 January 2024
Italy comes to Erskineville in January 2024!
You will learn to use traditional hand-tools and techniques for carving, including methods of transferring ideas onto a piece of marble and finding form within the stone. Participants will work directly on the famous White Statuario Marble from Carrara to acquire basic skills and to understand the nature of the material.
Workshop 1 – 5 Day Marble Carving: Wed 3 – Sun 7 January.
Workshop 2 – 10 Day Marble Carving: Wed 10 – Sat 20 January (rest day on 15th).
Workshop 3 – 5 Day Marble Carving: Tue 23 – Sat 27 January.
Fees: 5 Day Workshop: $1,150, 10 Day Workshop: $1,950
Fees include one piece of marble, tuition, use of tools and GST.
About Alnassar: Special guest teacher Alnassar was born in Syria. He lives and works in Carrara, Italy among the white Michelangelo marble quarries, where he teaches sculpture courses and works on small and monumental sculptures. His works have been shown in individual and group exhibitions internationally. Visit Alnassar’s website here.
Please note, that these workshops are open to any skill level, but carving marble for 5 or 10 days, will be physically straining and tiring, especially if it is a warm January. Please think about your physical capabilities before booking into a workshop.