If you are considering something new for kids craft projects, then booking a stone carving workshop is a really good option.
Children's lessons in stone carving enable children to learn a little bit about art and sculpture through creating their own easy to do stone carving.
At the beginning of the lesson safety is the main priority in stone carving. We start with how to use the workbench properly. We talk about how the bench holds the stone in place and allows the children to work with the tools in a safe manner. We use small child sized tools and there is also a briefing about how to use the tools so the art activities for children are safe.
After the safety briefing children are shown how to cut and smooth down the shapes and then carve the design. The children are excited to be able to complete their own sculptural piece.
Workshops are a minimum of two hours. All equipment is included (Stone, tools, and benches) Maximum benches - Ten (10) With one child per bench.
Groups will rotate approximately every hour depending on the project undertaken.
2 hour workshop - Up to 20 students $200.00 / $10 per head
3 hour workshop - Up to 30 students $300.00
For larger workshops and events
Workshops that require more than 30 students are price by negotiation.
Phone 03 355 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.