I have been operating a school for Stone Carving for 40 years and have had great success teaching adults with no previous art background.
I teach the direct carving method, which means we do not work with any models or sketches. We work directly with the natural shapes of the stone and learn all about form, 3D design and the use of the chisels, files and the hammer. This focus enables my students to experience less anxiety and at the same time provides them an opportunity to connect with the material and the process.
After a student has completed their first piece, they can attempt to work from a photo or clay model and sometimes will choose to create a form that is more representational.
I teach all aspects of carving and polishing.
For more advanced students,
I teach power tools on a private basis.
"I am not an artist, I am a Soldier.
I am a career Army Officer
and I have spent a lifetime focused only on that aspect of my life.
Not in my wildest imagination did I ever believe that, 'I' had the capacity to create something from a faceless piece of stone. That is, until I found Sharon.
Acting on the advice of my surgeon, after spinal surgery,
I went looking for something to occupy time, and help me recover.
I found Sharon, and thought, 'I'll try this.'
On the first day, Sharon encouraged me to explore, to let go and see what would happen. She skillfully guided me through the sculpting process, the use of tools, basic carving techniques and within a short time, I created my first sculpture. She was graciously there from inception to finished piece,
just as she is with every student in the class.
Never exasperated, always positive and uplifting,
Sharon teaches that there is an artist in each of us. She methodically opens your heart and head to this fact, and your life will never be the same because of it.
In retrospect, this has been one of the most positive experiences of my life. I cannot adequately express to you, how important this journey has been. It will be the same for each of you. You have the opportunity to engage one to one, with an accomplished artist, and skillful, loving teacher, who will make it her personal mission to help you discover something powerful about yourself.
Do this, take the journey inward and beyond with Sharon and unveil a new path in your life. You will truly be transformed forever."
- David Morehouse, Ph.D.
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