Soapstone Carving with Sandy Cline
Sandy Cline is a self-taught sculptor who has been developing his skills for over 40 years. Sandy credits his successes to the insight that he gained from studying the books on sculpture by Malvina Hoffman. He has taught carving in colleges, museums and schools across Canada and the United States.
He refuses to believe that special talent is needed to carve. Rather, he prefers to trust that the urge to create is inherent in all of us and that the teacher should promote these values in the people who seek that knowledge. His classes create a very congenial, cohesive atmosphere that has resulted in some excellent carvings being completed by students who never believed they could carve. Sandy had been asked to create pieces for awards and presentations by various colleges and organizations such as Sir Sanford Fleming College, the Canadian Synchronized Swimming Team, the Cleveland Museum of Natural History, the Canadian Nurses Association, Sports Canada and the Women's World Hockey Championships. Examples of his work can be found at http://www.soapstonesculpture.com.
This course will provide a general introduction to the carving of soapstone. You will develop a working knowledge of the material, the tools, safe handling issues and the methods used to complete a carving. Beginning with a study of the properties of the stone, you will produce a simple piece and progress to making a sculpture of your choice. The development of your own personal style is encouraged.
All the tools necessary will be provided by the teacher. The stone for the first project, a "Swimming Loon", is included in this fee. There-after stone cost for this course will depend on the size of the project or projects chosen. Stone will be $2.75 per pound. An average carving generally will use 10 pounds of stone. You should bring towels or bubble wrap to carry home your finished carvings.
We are offering 3 day, 7 day and 10 day workshops
Carvers can arrive anytime starting Thursday September 13 or Friday and the workshop classes would begin on Saturday September 15 at 9 am. The classes would run until 5 pm each day with a break for lunch
There is a minimum stay of 3 nights with 3 days of carving for those on the cottage accommodation package.
Some spaces would be available for people who would drive here each day to carve. Day students $40. Per day There are only a limited number of spaces
Cottage accommodation at Scotsman Point.are as follows:
A two bedroom cottage for 1 or 2 people for 6 nights/ 7 days is$425 plus tax of 13 %, between September 14 to September 20.
A two bedroom cottage for 1 or 2 people for 10 nights is $615 plus tax of 13% from September 13 or 14 on. Extended dates are also possible.
(Special Notice)Two Room
cottages are now only available up to September 20. Arrangements
can be made for sharing a 3 bedroom cottage the last weekend.
Bring your own sheets or sleeping bag and towels and save a $12.00 surcharge for linen.. Pillows with fresh pillow cases, a quilt and a blanket are in the bedrooms. We have a coin laundry on site.
Free use of canoes, kayaks and row boats and free wireless internet is available. The colour TV's get 2 local channels.
The cottages have a view of Buckhorn Lake and they are clean and cozy and have electric heat.
You can cook your own meals. There is a nice Foodland grocery store in the Village of Buckhorn, just a 10 minute drive from the resort. There are 3 restaurants in the Village as well as a nice restaurant at the golf course next door which is just a short walk from the resort.
A few meals could be arranged in the lakefront Tea Room as an add on extra if people wish to do that. It would need to be arranged ahead of time.
The 3 day weekend dates are September 14 to 17 or the 15th
to the 18th.