SCULPTURE WORKSHOP ON SICILIAN CALCARE STONEThrough the guidance of a master-sculptor, participants will be able to sculpt a limestone from Sicily, which due to its lightness and compactness, allows to realize with purely manual tools, sculptures, such as boats, fishes, masks, but also objects of use, such as candle holders, bowls, bookends. The course aims to train the mind and the hand, to extract the superfluous from a mass to meet the desired shape, to lead the participant to deal with tools, a three-dimensional space that imprisons his idea. The participants will be guided to sculpt, each one will have a series of tools (raspe, lime), a work station and some stones.Following the teacher's example and under his constant supervision, the participants will be able to realize their pieces, imitating the model created by the master, or inventing new ones.There will also be "free theme" meetings, in these days the participants will be able to create objects and sculptures as they please, in view of the final exhibition.
The course takes place in Favignana, in the Riginella residence, near the Praia beach. The course and the sculpture sessions will take place at the venue, however, there is still some free time for excursions on the island and its most secret corners. We will visit underground stone quarries abandoned for some time, we will hike to Fort St. Caterina, the highest point of the island, from where you can enjoy a spectacular view, we can visit the museum-house and garden of Benito, an old sculptor from Favignana..
Workshop will be held in the island of Favignana, from 18-25 April 2019: Cost is 580 euro and includes 8 nights in Riginella Residence, where all the guest will have fully equipped apartment, and all the material for the sculpting activity, including stone block to carve.