Stone carving workshops for the big festivals and events is more like a have a go session for medium to large crowds. The predesigned sculpture is very simple and it takes about 15 to 20 minutes to complete. This is good as sometimes there are many people waiting in line.
The workshops are structured for adults and children and it is great when parents work together with their children on one piece. Some of the stone is pre-cut to make it easier for very little children.
About 160 people will get to carve an Oamaru stone sculpture in the four hour period.
Stone carving workshops are a great idea for large public events and all types of fairs and festivals.
If you are running a smaller event with less crowds and it is expected to be more relaxed than the large events. We can create a workshop that has more designs to choose from plus the size of the stone can be a little larger but less blocks are provided for that event.
Stone carving workshops are held in the city of Christchurch or around the Canterbury region.
It depends on the size of the event. You can contact me by phone or provide as much information you can from the form below and you will be provided with a quote.
Phone 355 1858
Cell 027 271 8053
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Although the tools below are sold through Amazon. They are the same as the stone carving tools that I personally recommend to my students for carving with Oamaru stone.
These benches are height adjustable which makes them perfect for stone carving. I own the Ryobi workbench and love it, but unfortunatlly it is only sold through Amazon's UK store for people that are wanting to buy it online.
Stanley: Surform Shaver
This is a must-have tool for shaping large areas of Oamaru stone
These are smaller files that are designed for the parts of your sculpture that are difficult to get at. They are also an essential set of tools
Crosscut Hand Saw
This type of crosscut hand saw is my recommendation for cutting Oamaru stone
A very handy saw. Mosty used for sawing after a hole after it has been drilled into the stone.