“In the Heart of the Russian River in Northern California’s beautiful wine country”
Ante Marinovic Stone Sculpting Workshops 2013
To Register call 707-869-1666
P.O. Box 2124, Guerneville, CA 95446
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Ante Marinovic has agreed to teach carving workshops in between his various world-wide commission and symposium obligations. He will be available from Friday, July 12th through Wednesday, July 31st, 2013.
Fit yourself in:
Friday, July 12th through Wednesday, July 31st, 2013.
$145.00 per day.
If you have a macquette, Ante will work with you to achieve your piece, however, if you wish to learn basics, he will guide you through the process.
A 50% non-refundable deposit is required to hold your space. Balance due 21 days prior to workshop.
Our instructors insist that we limit class size to eight participants so that each student will benefit from a great deal of personal attention. As soon as you select the dates convenient for you, please let us know because the classes fill up quickly...
- All classes are held from 9 AM to 4 PM
- Lunches, snacks, and beverages are included
- Participants receive generous discounts on materials purchased during the workshop.
50% non-refundable deposit due upon registration of workshop, balance due two weeks prior to workshop date.
Administrative charge for rescheduling - $25
Ante Marinovic was born in 1947 in Vela Luka, Croatia. He studied at the School for Applied Arts in Split and then proceeded to complete his degree at the Academy of Fine Arts in Belgrade. He has had over 28 solo exhibitions and more than 200 group showings. Ante has participated in 25 sculpture symposiums and has received more than 20 national and international awards for his work. So far, he has created more than 30 large scale sculptures for public spaces. In 1982, he was granted the “Maestro De La Pietra” in Verona, Italy. Subsequently, in 1988 he achieved the status of “Renowned Artist” from the Association of Artist’s in the former Yugoslavia.
The works of Ante Marinovic have been widely exhibited around the world. They are currently in display at numerous Museums in Europe, Asia, and North America. His works are part of many prestigious collections such as the Vatican in Rome, the office of the Mayor of Los Angeles, the Museum of Modern Art in Shimonoseki and the Microsoft collection in Seattle. He currently lives and works in the USA and Croatia.
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Karen turned to stone sculpture after nearly 30 years as an attorney. Her classes emphasize use of simple tools, soft stone, and beginning techniques. She has enjoyed success as a stone carver, is co-owner of Stone Sculptors Supplies and Withywindle Gallery in Guerneville, CA, and has shown in galleries and shows throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. She is a student of Ante Marinovic.
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He is a California Sculptor. Matt lived in Pietrasanta for eight years and taught sculpture in Florence, Italy for eleven years. He now resides in northern California. Matt translated Francesco Carradori's Elementary Instructions Of Students Of Sculpture, 1802. This book was published by Getty Publications in 2002.
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It's only in the last couple of years that I've taken up stone carving, and it was as a direct result of inspiration from Art in the Redwoods. I'd seen an abstract stone sculpture by Bruce Jones in the show one year, loved it, and bought it. The next two years the same thing happened. And then we happened to share a picnic table with Bruce during the festival, and fell into conversation about stone carving. He suggested several possibilities for instruction, including Karen Ryer in Guerneville http://www.karenryer.com/. I took the plunge! And was seduced by the stone.
• Thank you for a fabulous weekend. In fact, it was perhaps one of the
It is the hardest physical work I've ever done, and a marshmallow type like me should have better sense than to play with hammer and chisel. But, I do love to see the beauty of the stone brought into view, and to give it a sense of movement and life.
best weekends I've had in my entire life, and I'm 52 years old.
I came back to work this week and I am so jazzed about my experiences
that I feel like I'm floating.
Your facilities were very comfortable and well equipped, the setting
was idyllic and inspirational, and the instructor was phenomenally
gifted. You provided the perfect balance of individual creative
space with the synergy and inspiration of a community of artists
under the tutelage of a master.
Thank you for being a wonderful host, Charlie
• I wanted to thank you both for an absolutely superb ten days. It is never easy to arrange for ten days in a row away from my busy practice as an intellectual property lawyer, but this time the effort paid off in spades. Ante Marinovic is one of the most effective teachers of any sort I have encountered in any field. He listens to and guides his students continually and intensely, with considerable wit, patience and sophistication. It is remarkable to receive such personal care from a true master in his field, much less from a person with Ante's considerable accomplishments, experience and talent. Suffice it to say that I progressed well beyond what I would have had any reason to expect. Now I have considerably greater ability and confidence to see and execute more clearly in one of this totally unforgiving but highly rewarding medium. Taking stock, I count great strides in among other aspects of stone carving: (1) knowledge of and appreciation for various alabasters, marbles, soapstones, other stone and how they respond to the tools and the artist, where they come from, the potential they offer; (2) techniques for working the stone with hand and pneumatic tools, rasps, rifflers, diamond and sandpaper abrasives and various finishing products; (3) familiarity with a wide range of options in the hand tool, power tool, and finishing products armamentarium; (4) detailed knowledge of a number of "tricks of the trade" including how to do and not do any number of foundational and sophisticated stone carving tasks and techniques; and (5) deeper and richer knowledge and appreciation for broader aspects of stone sculpture, artists, and tradition. Location: If I were to choose a place in the U.S. to do a stone carving course such as this, I could not imagine a more suitable location than where you are. The redwoods, the scenic Sonoma County hills, and the deer, turkey, rabbits and other wildlife up on your mountain provide world class ambience and beauty. The cultural sophistication and ambience of the Bay Area adds to the richness. The continual flow of accomplished artists and interesting people who stop in to visit add to the sense that your studio is one of the gravitational centers in this art form. No experience of this sort would be possible without the company and intellectual and artistic stimulation of other students, such as among others Sergio, who is without doubt, together with both of you, Ante and Ella, among the most interesting people I have ever run across anywhere. One of the most valuable aspects of this ten days was to form new and deep friendships with you all. Thank you for putting on this symposium. Your graciousness, style, wit, and authoritative knowledge can only flow from people who are as talented and passionate about what they do as you are. Part of who I am remains with you all up there on your mountaintop, and I cannot wait to return physically next year to grow even more. Jim.