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Mondays, January 23 - March 20, 2023, 6pm - 9:00pm

(No class Feb. 20 - Family Day), 

Course Fee: $250 (includes materials) + HST

Materials & tools will be provided.

Instructor: Claire Mercer

Deadline for registration & payment: January 13th, 2023

Course Objective

 This course introduces students to all the steps of stone carving.

By the end of the course, students would have completed a stone carving about 5" tall.

The course will cover the following:

  • Sketching out the form

  • Modelling in plasticine

  • Carving in stone and polishing

  • Intro & handling of carving tools ie, files, rasps, and different sandpaper grits.

If you have questions about the course please contact instructor .


Deadline for registration & payment January 13th, 2023

Instructor Bio

Originally trained as a biologist Claire Mercer moved to Belleville in 2004 where she became a part of the local art scene.

Since completing the Central Technical School’s art program in 2013 Claire has been a practising  artist, with a particular focus on stone carving. Over the course of her practice, Claire has developed a fondness for alabaster because of the translucent quality inherent in this particular stone.


She is currently working on a series called Durable Fragility, which explores  the beauty of our internal organs.


She has exhibited her work in  The Workman Arts Being Scene Show and Show Gallery.


In 2018 she taught a stone carving course at ArtHeart in the Regent Park area. This immensely positive experience has led Claire to continue to create teaching possibilities so that she may inspire and nurture others in their artist pursuits.





Claire Mercer Bio
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