Introducing: Soapstone Carving

Join us for this introductory carving workshop for beginners

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+44 (0)20 7942 2000
  • Saturday, 4 – Sunday, 5 March 2023

  • Art Studio , V&A South Kensington

  • Tickets cost £240.00

Get a feel for sculpture in this two-day workshop led by artist and educator Ruth Wheeler. Taking inspiration from sculptures in the collection, including works by Donatello, Ruth will guide you step-by-step to create your own carved mini-masterpiece.

Starting with clay, you’ll explore how to make shapes in two and three dimensions, refining your design as you go. Soapstone is a soft stone making it perfect for beginners. You will work with the stone, creating your own unique mini-sculpture, which could be inspired by details from works on display or take an abstract form, working with the shape of the stone itself. Ruth will show you how to use a variety of techniques and tools to help to sculpt, shape and polish your own hand-carved piece to take away.

Suitable for ages 18+, all materials provided