Soapstone Carving with Vance Theoret 2018
Join us this September for one of two workshops available with internationally acclaimed and Calgary Stampede Western Art Showcase Award Winning artist Vance Theoret
Presented by Art Country Canada
Limited space available
To register for workshops contact
This year we are offering two ‘build a bear’ workshops!
Weekend workshop – Saturday & Sunday September 22 & 23, 2018
Weekday workshop – Tuesday & Wednesday September 25 & 26, 2018
Artists taking part in the workshop get the Plein Air Painting Event included. That is an $85 savings!
Location: Art Country Canada Gallery
Dear Future Carvers,
I thought I would send you this email with the info to help you to prepare for our up coming workshop.
Angelo and I will be arranging some good quality stone of which you will be able to purchase through him at his gallery.
Info on pricing will be available after we figure out all the costs involved.
For your subject matter: Please bring whatever reference material you want. Here is my suggestion. Go to my website www.vancetheoret.com, there you will find lots of pictures. Find the ones you might wish to try and carve and copy off those pictures for your reference material. We will decide together if I think we will have enough time to do them.
Please bring the following items
2 sheets 50-60 grit sandpaper
2 sheets 400 grit wet/ dry sandpaper
box of course steel wool
box of fine steel wool
These should be all available at your local hardware store.
As for tools I will be bringing a selection of special files for you to use during the workshop. Info will be available after the class on sources if you wish to purchase your own.
Here is a list of what you should bring:
a pair of work gloves
a pair of rubber gloves
small plastic wash tub
a hand saw
a small towel
black china markers
chisel if you have one (I will have some for your use as well)
and the anticipation for a fun time!
Dress in clothes that you can get dusty because you will!
I think weather permitting we will be working outside so dress in layers that you can either put on or take off depending on the temperature.
That is about all I can think of right now but please feel to contact me if you have any other questions or concerns. You can get my email from the website. I am looking forward to working with you and I know we are going to have a lot of fun and my goal, if you follow my suggestions as you chose what to carve, is for everyone to have a finished piece by the end of the workshop.
See you soon!