Nov 16, 2016

2016 Weekly/Saturday/Teen/Private Classes



                        

                       Winter Weekly Classes

New Student Packages

Stone Carving Saturdays

The area's first and only dedicated year-round stone carving studio!



Stone carving is an ancient activity where pieces of rough natural stone are shaped by the controlled removal of stone. Owing to the permanence of the material, evidence can be found that even the earliest societies indulged in some form of stone work. -Wikipedia



Winter 2017


Weekly Classes

Learn how to carve stone(alabaster) and learn all parts of this fascinating ancient medium. Beginning/intermediate/advanced students are all welcomed. You will learn the whole process of stone carving from the beginning chisels, to the files and finishing process. Students are encouraged and helped to produce the type of work that interests them! More advanced students are helped to pursue new creative directions or to revisit current ones. Class discussion and demonstration accompany many peaceful hours of working and connecting with the stone. No previous experience required! Tools are included for beginners, stone is an additional cost! Come participate in the magical medium of stone sculpture! 


a. Wednesday Nights
7:00pm - 10:00                   -9 spots left
January 4 – March 8th
-10 classes
$515.00

b. Monday Mornings
10:00am - 1:00                  -10 spots left
January 9 – March 13
-10 classes
$515.00

c. Tuesday Mornings
10:00am – 1:00                 -11 spots left
January 10 – March 14
-10 classes
$515.00

d. Tuesday Nights
7:00pm – 10:00 pm           -11 spots left
January 10 – March 14
-10 classes
$515.00







Winter 2017 Classes




                                                               



Stone Carving Saturdays



December 17  - 9 spots left



January 21         -11 spots left
 


February 25    -12 spots left








    9:30am-2:30pm        

   In this popular one-day workshop, you'll have the opportunity to carve your own stone, an art form that is not typically accessible. For beginners and experienced sculptors alike, you'll be guided through the process of looking into the rock for imagery, carving into material, planning and forming a sculpture, and using tools. Hand-carving techniques will be demonstrated, and stone carving lore will be discussed. We'll also touch upon safety in the studio, and stone and tool sourcing. You will leave with your stone sculpture in hand. Please bring a bag lunch to class. All materials will be provided.

$125  (register early!)  Class limit - 12     


$90 byos (Bring Your Own Stone)


Stone Carving Saturdays



'Every block of stone has a statue inside it 
                    and it is the task of the sculptor to discover it.'         
                                                 -Michelangelo








February Vacation Teen Class                  New


Feb 21-24
1:30 – 4:30pm       -12 spots left

Teens (age 13+) will learn how to carve stone (alabaster) and learn all parts of this fascinating ancient medium. They will learn the whole process of stone carving from the beginning chisels, to the files and finishing process. Students are encouraged and aided in producing the type of work that interests them! Class discussion and demonstration accompany many peaceful hours of working and connecting with the stone. All levels, no previous experience required. Tools and stone included.
$265.00

Feb Vacation






Private Stone Carving Lessons

  Private lessons are recommended for those with busier schedules who are not able to commit to the longer duration weekly classes but really want a chance to explore the medium in a self tailored fashion. Four two hour sessions is recommended to learn the tools and get a feel for the process. Tools are included, stone is additional cost. 
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*Please email stonecarvingdust@gmail.com to set up a time after registering via paypal.
If you could pay via a check that would preferred as paypal takes a percentage.  Thanks.





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Oct 14, 2014

Wicked Local Newspaper Article

By Sam Perkins
sperkins@wickedlocal.com

Posted Oct. 14, 2014 @ 5:26 pm
Updated Oct 15, 2014 at 5:38 PM

BEDFORD
For Scott Cahaly, the image is always there, it’s simply the layers – and sometimes hundreds of pounds – of rock that need to be removed.
"I believe it is Michelangelo's philosophy that the image is always in the stone, and you just have to go and find it," explained Cahaly, a contemporary artist, sculptor and stone carver for nearly two decades, who opened a studio where he will teach classes in the historic railroad station at Depot Park on Wednesday. "I never buy a piece of stone with an image in mind, I go and find a stone that appeals to me, and then I find inspiration – the image – afterwards."
It is a philosophy fitting Cahaly’s path into his craft, which, according to him, began with an epiphany while sitting on a dock in Burlington Vermont, when he was a student at the University of Vermont, in the 1990s.
"I was a student, trying to figure out what I was going to do, and I heard a voice telling my I was an artist," recounted Cahaly, a Lexington native who has had his work exhibited across New England.
Cahaly works on projects both small and large, including a more than 1,000 pound block of marble that he began chiseling away at two summers ago, which, when finished, will be the third biggest rock he has ever completed.
A sculpting instructor for nearly 15 years, Cahaly spent 11 years teaching the DeCordova Sculpture Park and Museum in Lincoln, and opened his own classes in 2010. After several years running studios near Boston, Cahaly is bringing his classes to Bedford.
"The location is great, the old train station has so much character; it is really a great setting to spawn creativity," he said.
Cahaly will be offering a 10-session class on Mondays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., a nine- session class on Wednesday nights from 7-10 p.m., and a nine-session class on Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. He will also be offering single-session Saturday classes from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Oct. 25, Nov. 22, and Dec. 20. According to Cahaly, the classes are offered to carvers of all skill levels, from beginners to experts, and he will be as hands-on, or hands-off, as desired by each individual student.
For more information on the classes and to register, visit http://stonecarvingdust.blogspot.com/. For more information on Cahaly, visit http://www.cahaly.net.

Jun 4, 2013

Team Building/Events

Private Events  New

Corporate 

Family

School

Birthdays

 

'Carving a Path to team building, chip by chip.."

 Your newest team building exercise will involve  creativity, inspiration and stone sculpture. Yes, art – even for those who think they can only paint by numbers (or not at all).
Savvy business owners, corporate HR directors and nonprofit execs are engaging Spirited Art for hands-on team building sessions.
Participants pick up a hammer and chisel and follow easy-to-understand steps from a knowledgeable facilitator who guides the intersection of work and stone sculpture. Through the team process, colleagues begin to carve downs walls, build up camaraderie and share fulfillment of a job well done—all with the right mix of humor and fun. And as a lasting memento, each has their own “masterpiece” to take back to the office.
  There is a bonding which occurs in a studio when ten or more people are collectively pounding on rock! It is one of the most 'creatively' rewarding processes  professionals can participate in this modern age of technology and ever looming deadlines.

-half day/full day sessions.
-combo packages
-option of food and beverages

Please contact for rates and availability
stonecarvingdust@gmail.com
 781-258-9530

Jan 23, 2013

Stone and Tools for sale


Please e-mail stonecarvingdust@gmail.com 
to inquire about stone and/or tool purchase!


Translucent White Alabaster
The alabaster is a species of marble, distinguished for being light, and of a beautiful white colour, almost transparent.
 -assorted weights from 6 - 30ibs.  $4.00/pound.





Used/New Hand Carving Sets
1 point chisel
1 tooth chisel
2 flat chisels
2 files
1 pound hammer

used/$85.00  new/$115.00

Nov 8, 2012

Contact/Location

 781-258-9530 
BEDFORD RAILROAD STATION was built in 1873 by the Middlesex Central Railroad. The building was a focal point in Bedford for many decades. Passengers bought tickets from the agent there for travel to Boston, Concord and Billerica. A Railway Express office handled shipments of parcels. The B&M Railroad decommissioned the Depot in 1958; and the Town acquired the property in 1999. In 2014 the historical building was renovated and is where the stone carving classes reside!

Or Email stonecarvingdust@gmail.com

Scott's Stone Carving Classes

80 Loomis Street
Bedford, MA 01730
Ample Parking

MBTA accessible #62 bus goes right past it.
http://mbta.com/schedules_and_maps/bus/routes/?route=62&direction=I&timing=W&RedisplayTime=Redisplay+Time




Nov 4, 2012

Class Policy


* in case of inclement weather the classes will follow Bedford Public School's lead! If they are closed, we are closed. There will also be a message saying 'class is cancelled' on the website.

* Class cancellation due to weather  will be added to the end of the semester automatically

* refunds in tuition are given up to five days before the start of class, %50 percent refund within week(which may be applied to a future class) no refunds are given after first class. If you registered for a class that does not run for ANY reason you need to reschedule or ask for a refund within thirty days of the cancelled class. No refunds will be given after this point!

* class make ups must be made within the same semester they were missed. Please inquire about space in other weekly classes before 'showing up.'

* acceptable forms of payment are check/cash/paypal(which accepts most credit cards)

*students need to disclose any health conditions before they attend which could impact their  class time.

*not responsible for work left in studio after 30 days once semester has completed.

* class packages must be used six months from date of purchase!