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
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.
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.