Soapstone in the Classroom
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Bring Soapstone into the Classroom with our School Kits!
Kindergarten to Grade 12
Whether bringing in our instructors into your school, using Zoom online or using the kits in your classroom, students will learn hands on how to make a soapstone carving. Encouraging creativity your students will learn how to increase their hand dexterity how to think 3D around a sculpture and the properties of the rock and mineral that is soapstone. Students will complete their very own finished soapstone carving in an hour and a half
Let your students discover the wonders of carving soapstone in our creative workshops. Our carving class kits include everything each student will need to create a finished soapstone carving. We supply all tools and materials needed. Special pricing is given to school groups and do not come boxed individually.
The School Size are our Small kits.
They are not packaged to reduce pricing for the classroom, but still contain the same kit contents you see in our store.
Our Carving Programs start at $14 per student if booking1-2 class bookings (in person or zoom)
$13 per student if booking 3+ classes (in person or zoom)
$12 per student if you plan to use our YouTube tutorials or no instruction is required
In person ZOOM sessions available upon request
Also check out our YouTube channel for some Free Tutorials that can be used in your classroom!
Grades 7-12 have the option of using a larger kit at $22.00 per student
In Class Fieldtrip
Our instructors will come to your classroom with everything needed to complete the carving in class. Our carver will explain the properties of soapstone and will guide each student to finishing their sculpture. Sculptures will be oiled at the end of class. A typical length of class from K-12 is 1.5 hours.
Our carving instructor will connect with your students via Zoom showing them the entire process of carving a sculpture from start to finish. Very similar to an in class experience, our instructor will answer all questions guiding the students through the entire process.
Teachers who wish to teach their students instead will be provided with all resourses to teach their students. Pre class consultations are available as well as an array of videos on our YouTube channel to follow along with.
What Will A Typical Carving Class Entail?
We are BACK doing In school field trips, OR if you are out of the Edmonton area we are now offering FREE tutorials on our YouTube Channel Rubble Road Soapstone, as well as FREE zoom sessions with the purchase of class sets to help guide the students virtually through the carving process, Class will consist of an assortment of pre chosen silhouettes (they can be the same or all different), once chosen we will begin by shaping the soapstone with rasps or sandpaper depending on the project, to get a desired style. During carving we will discuss soapstone, it's place in the lapidary carving field and how it compares to other minerals in the carving format.
After we have gotten our stone carved the way we like it we will go through a series of sanding phases to achieve a finished texture on the stone. Finished textures will be dependent upon the carver to achieve, we will also discuss the different ways too achieve this on both soapstone and other stone as well.
Once sanding is completed we will then take the final step in finishing the project with a finishing oil. During this time we will also discuss other alternatives to accomplish a finish on soapstone and other minerals as well. The process from start to finish takes 1 .5 hours.