STONE CARVING WORKSHOP
“Make Art in India” arranges 10 professional stone sculpting spaces for Artists interested in carving very special stones… the local grey-black “soft granite” and two lime stones, one red and one green.
Participants get all the tools they need, hand-, power- and pneumatic tools + cutting and grinding discs and the assistance of skilled Indian Sculptors.
Medium sized blocks of the local grey-black stone are also included in the workshop fee.
Creative Sculptors offers a good vegetarian lunch every working day.
BRONZE CASTING WORKSHOP
For participants who want to work with bronze there is wax, hand & power tools and assistance by specialists. Everything is included in the workshop fee except for the metal and the preparation of the moulds for the casting.
A bronze casting workshop takes around three weeks. The process used at site is called “Tribal Casting” and corresponds to our “Lost Wax”.
During the first week, Artists may follow a one week long bronze casting course* or work on their own with wax models and casting forms.
*The course is for free.
On the second week, specialists help with the moulds, the firing of the wax and the casting that costs 40 U$A/kg to 50 U$A/kg, depending on the sculptures size and quantity.
The third week is aimed at finishing the sculptures.
Materials and tools are included in the workshop fee.
Mamallapuram, Tamil Nadu, India is now the ultimate destination for Artists sculpting in stone, bronze and wood.
In this little town of 14.000 inhabitants, hundreds of craftsmen keep carving in grey-black granite one exquisite Hindu God after another. The outcome of their combined experience is tremendously inspiring.
Mamallapuram is an archaeological jewel with its temples from the 6th century Pallava Dynasty period, and its beaches stretching far North and South. The water of the Bay of Bengal keeps steady 26°C from December to March.
Mamallapuram is located 67 km south of Chennai/ Madras airport. There are direct flights from Europe to Chennai/ Madras, India’s fourth largest city. One of our cars will pick participants up at the airport at any time.
Visit the website www.makeartinindia.in, www.creativesculptors.in and break the Northern Winter for a few, wonderful sculpting weeks with us…!
Fees and details
Global Stone Workshop® collaborates since many years with Art Master Mr. T. Baskaran, Sculptor and Temple Builder, Founder of “Creative Sculptors”, Tamil Nadu’s best and largest stone workshop.
Participants may choose between single accommodations in double rooms with private toilet in guest houses for 19.500Rs/week (about 290U$A/week) or more comfortable rooms with private balcony, sea view, air conditioning, mosquito nets, television, cold & hot water at Sea Shore Garden Resort for 25.500Rs/week (about 380U$A/week).
In the workshop fee are included individual working spaces, medium size blocks of local stone, hand, power and pneumatic tools, cutting/grinding discs and assistance by Indian sculptors. Lunch at the stone yard is also included.
Participants may take part in stone and bronze workshops for the same fee.
At Make Art in India/ Creative Sculptors you rent an individual working space of 4 m2. Make Art in India/ Creative Sculptors have no responsibility whatsoever for accidents that may occur during your working time… you sculpt at your own risk. You are also responsible for damages you might cause others. Buy a Personal Accident Insurance in your own country… if you don’t have one already.