If you are considering some creative ideas for corporate workshops, then stone carving might be the answer. This a fun hands on workshop that focuses on creativity and achievement at a high level. From beginning to end, the students are faced with strategic challenges in dealing with sculpting in three dimensions. The key to a good sculpting experience is overcoming creative blocks and problem solving without fear.
All of the benches and tools needed for the workshop are supplied. The benches come with a clamping system that locks the stone in place ready for carving . This makes the whole experience for the student very safe and easy to do. Another great feature is the ability to change the height of the benches which can be raised or lowered. This is very beneficial for people that are tall or have back issues.
The product we use is Oamaru stone. It is mostly used in building, but is much loved by artists as a medium for sculpture. It is soft and very easy to work with. Within a two hour time frame, participants have learnt the basics of stone carving and leave satisfied with their own work of art.
$350 for up to eight people. $40 per person thereafter.
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.