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Published August 23rd 2017
Get your creative juices flowing today
Sydney has so much to offer for artistic souls. There are so many different forms of art, and it stands that we can't all know each one that well. That's why we're lucky enough to have special carving courses available in Sydney. This article explores some of the different carving course options available to you in Sydney.
This special workshop is a course designed for those who want to learn the art of marble carving. There are five day and ten day workshops available and they are intense workshops. They run for the full term of five or ten days, from 9am to 4pm. In these workshops, the Tom Bass Sculpture Studio School describes the experience as bringing Italy to Erskineville. At the end of the workshop, you are supposed to bring home your sculpture as a reward for completing the course. The five day workshop costs $800.30 and the ten day workshop costs $1400.30. Although the pricing appears hefty, you'll get to work with traditional materials, have tools provided for you and you'll also bring home your own unique marble carved sculpture.
If you're into cutting some sort of stone but are uncomfortable with the Marble Carving Workshop price tag, you can attend a one day Soft Stone Sculptures stone carving workshop with all materials provided for you on the day. These workshops run for one day and start at 9:30am and run until about 3:30pm. Gift certificates are available. No sculpting experience is necessary and you get to take home a sculpture of about 40cm. You can book and make further enquiries on the Soft Stone Sculptures website.
If a sculpture is too much, why not simply spend a day carving out a wooden spoon? Well, now you can with the Spoon School. These epic spoon carving workshops last all day and are available in many locations. You should book in a location near you to ensure you get a spot. The cost is $175 for the course and the most metro location is in the North Sydney Community Centre. The courses run from 10:00am to 4:00pm and they seem to sell out quite quickly, with the next available course in North Sydney only being in December (note that it is only August now). The spoons produced look beautiful and I imagine the results would be easier to fit into your home than a full blown statue.
Located in Ashbury, Mutita's Edible Art School of Fruit & Vegetable carving is one of the coolest types of carving I've seen yet. If you're really conscious about what you bring home, you're pretty safe when it comes to what you'd bring home from here. You can check out Mutita's YouTube channel and start learning online. This is a truly unique flavour of artistic sculpture and you can contact the school to arrange times.
This option means that you'll need to provide your own materials, but the lessons are free. I reviewed the free sculpture video material and there are a tonne of free lessons, including ones about sculpting the body, different shapes and animals. Definitely worth checking out if you have some spare materials lying around. This last example isn't quite carving, but I thought I'd throw it in there for those who like doing these things in the comfort of your homes.
I hope that you enjoyed this article and that you're now carve-crazy with inspiration.