The Southwest Stone Carving Association will hold their 2019 Stone Carving Workshop on September 27, 28, and 29. The workshop will be held at Sadler and Son Monument Works, 1026 E Bender Blvd., in Hobbs, NM 88240. Instructors for the workshop are Cliff Fraqua, Jemez Pueblo, NM, Art Wells, Dallas, Texas, and Shayna Grandbois, Santa Fe, NM. Cliff Fragua is a Jemez Pueblo sculptor and stone carver. He is the only Native American sculptor to have a work installed in Statuary Hall of the United States Capitol; it is the second of works representing New Mexico and the 100th and last of these works to be added Art Wells has been an artist for over 20 years and is currently the head of the Stone Carving Department and a figurative clay sculpture instructor at the Creative Arts Center in Dallas Texas. He is a bi-annual invited guest stone carving instructor at the 2Sculpt stone carving workshop in Lawrence KS. Shayna Grandbois has won many awards for her work as a youth at the Santa Fe Indian Market and has proven herself to be an able and informative instructor. She was trained by her father, Rollie Grandbois who is the founder of the Southwest Stone Carving Association. Prior to the workshop, students are to create a plasticine model of the piece they intend to create from stone. This allows the students to spend workshop time carving the stone and the small plasticine model will provide a reference for sculpting the larger stone. Registration is limited to 25 students and the deadline is September 13. Workshop fee is $300 which includes a 1’ x 1’ piece of limestone, instruction, use of tools, lunches, a light breakfast, and a special event on Saturday night. Water and soft drinks are available throughout the workshop. The registration form and further details are available at www.swstonecarving.com. The contact e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org or 575-390-3205.
Stone Carving Workshop
- 1026 E Bender Blvd.
- Hobbs, 88240
- Southwest Stone Carving Association will hold their 2019 Stone Carving Workshop on September 27,28 and 29. The Workshop will be hosted by David Sadler at Sadler and Son Monument works located at 1026 E Bender Blvd in Hobbs New Mexico.