Carving is an Art!
At the end of April, Clift Seferlis, Board Member of the Oak Hill Cemetery Historic Preservation Foundation and a local well-known professional stone carver, will lead our stone carving workshop. This will be our second stone carving workshop at our Carriage House; last fall’s inaugural class was well attended and yielded many beautiful pieces.
The workshop is a relaxed introduction to stone carving and the basic tools and techniques required for three-dimensional carving. Though designed for beginners, individuals who are actively working on their own pieces are encouraged to attend and bring them, and will receive expert guidance.
Date: Saturday, April 25 through Tuesday, April 28
Time: 9:00am – 3:00pm
A few notes and tips:
- The class will get a free tour of the cemetery to familiarize the participants with materials/mediums, techniques, iconography, lettering and composition. The tour will include a Q&A portion to address participants skill levels.
- Please bring your own work gloves.
- IF you have safety goggles, please bring. If you do not, there will be glasses provided.
- All tools will be provided. This includes, hammers, chisels, and power tools. An air compressor will be on hand for those who are advanced carvers.
- Stone will be provided. IF you are familiar with stone carving and with various types of stones, feel free to bring your own. The class will work primarily in limestone, sandstone, soapstone, and alabaster.
- Please wear comfortable work clothing and shoes. This class is taught standing. Feel free to bring a folding chair for breaks.
- Please bring your own brown bag lunch and water bottle.
- There is free parking available. The closest metro stations are Dupont Circle (red line) and Foggy Bottom (blue, orange and silver lines).
- Participants work will be photographed and showcased on our website and social media.