Softstone Carving with Craig Berube Gray

$80, $65 mbrs; limit 20

Learn to work with simple hand tools to carve a complete sculpture using the “softstone carving method.” Gray is a modern stone carver with twenty years of professional experience. Through demonstration and individual attention, students will learn the tools and carving techniques necessary to bring a design to life in stone. By the end of the series, you’ll have a finished or nearly finished piece of sculpture, and the skills necessary to continue to stone carving at home.

Sponsored by Santiago’s Bodega

Below: a video of Canadian Aboriginal Artist Dave Zachary (The Man of Stone) carving a polar bear from Manitoba soapstone using nothing but hand tools.