2014 Soapstone Carving Workshop

14th April - 19th April

Murphy North Carolina
Contact: Laura Harris
Email: harris@traharr.com
Phone: 828-644-0680

   Sandy Cline is a full-time 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 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 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 will be 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 $3. per pound. An average carving generally will use 10 pounds of stone.

  You may bring your own stone if you wish.

  You should bring towels or bubble wrap to carry home your finished carvings.

  Further information may be found at Sandy's web site: www.soapstonesculpture.com .

Hwy 294 Murphy, NC

  A chalet in a gaited community We will be carving outside on a covered deck. In case of really bad weather we will be able to move indoors. Rules are limited to general ethics courteous behavior. Check in April 14 after 3:00 EST and Check out April 20 at noon EST.

  Amenities include: Fireplaces, FREE local phone service, Central Heating/Air-Conditioning, Satellite TVs, VCR, DVDs, CD Players, Full Kitchen, Washer & Dryer, Gas grill (BBQ), Linens provided. No smoking in the chalet. Free WiFi.

  Activities (on site or nearby):
Gold panning, Fishing on site (private no permit needed). Mountain View Marina, Hiking, Biking, Golf, Miniature golf, Tennis, Wildlife viewing, Horseback riding, Shopping, Restaurants, Cinemas, Sightseeing, Boating, Sailing, Water-skiing, Rafting, Kayaking. Swimming Pool and Gym in downtown Murphy.

  All lost or damaged articles are carvers responsibility.
  We will be responsible for stone dust cleanup

  There is one mascot a small dog

  Schedule: Sunday after checking in we will have social time with light snacks and desserts. Carving begins on Monday and we will as Sandy says “Carve, eat and sometimes sleep”. We are scheduling a ‘dinner out’ on Tues and Thursday which is included in your fees. This will also give anyone that wishes the opportunity to visit William Holland auction or tailgating. Checkout is Sat. morning at noon after clean up.

Laura Tracy-Harris
Murphy, NC

Sandy Cllne Workshop
April 14- April 19 2014

Private bedroom
All the amenities of the Chalet.
Meals provided
Class fee
All tools will be provided
(extra stone may be purchased directly from Sandy).

Class fee, Private Room & Meals $510.00

A deposit of $250.00 is required by January 15, 2013
deposit is not refundable unless we can fill your space

balance due by March 15, 2013.
Directions and gate code will be provided upon receipt of payment in full.