Stone Carving with Volunteers
ADULTS 18+ WHO HAVE SPARE TIME DURING THE WEEK/DAYTIME
Participants will explore the tradition craft of stone carving which dates back to our Roman ancestors in East Dunbartonshire. There will be the opportunity to handle and view stone carved objects from the Auld Kirk Museums Collection and wider collections at Glasgow’s Hunterian Museum.
We will combines archaeology, art history, digital humanities and practical making to create an understanding of the craft of stone carving exploring techniques from Quarrying, flattening, rough shaping, detailing, hollowing out and smoothing. All of which the romans used to create sculpture, and architecture.We can provide short courses for school pupils and an extended Master course for adult volunteers. Volunteers will be able to use their skills to create art works as part of personal projects or for a community location. They will also be encouraged to support community workshop events such as Door Open Day and the Canal Festival.
If you would like to volunteer for the master course please contact us for more information. At present we run a workshop all day Tuesday every week at Kirkintilloch Marina, working with a maximum of 4 people. The Course has now closed due to weather, we will start back in March 2015.