Book a weekend to carve in a fully equipped studio under expert guidance.
About this class
This five day long workshop is aimed at beginner and intermediate sculpture students. It is designed to help you develop skills and knowledge around a specific aspects of stone carving.
The workshop will take place over a period of five days, from Monday to Friday, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at a fully equipped private studio in Antwerp, Belgium, under the guidance of Athar Jaber. From 31 October to 4 November 2022.
Spread over the course of 5 days (30 hours of instruction, 6 hours/day), the course will involve personal guidance, lectures, demonstrations, and group discussions. Thanks to the small-group format and individual teaching approach, this workshop is suited for participants of all background and levels of experience.
The workshop is designed to introduce participants to traditional techniques of stone carving (no power tools will be used). The main focus is placed on mastering the tools and techniques of stone carving through a series of specific exercises. The proposed exercises are at the end of this document and are specifically curated to suit the time and space of the workshop. They range from letter carving, figurative sculpture, ornamental sculpture, and architectural stone masonry. You are free to choose from one the proposed exercises and Athar Jaber will help you realize it in stone.
Before booking, we suggest getting into a preliminary and individual discovery call with us to discuss your personal needs and desires.
What you will learn
The workshop is intended for students of all levels and results are subjected to your previous experience. At the end of the workshop, beginners will have gained the basic knowledge, confidence and insight to continue pursuing stone carving on their own. While intermediate and more advances participants will have the opportunity to hone their skills in a particular aspect of stone carving.
What's not included
Who is it for?
The weekend classes are designed to cover all aspects of stone carving for all skill levels.