Soapstone in the Classroom
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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.
$10 + per student
Free 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 $17 per student
What Will A Typical Carving Class Entail?
In school field trips aren't possible this year, but 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.
Safety Concerns in the Classroom
We do all the carving in buckets of water to prevent any dust. This also allows for quick tidy up and a clean classroom.
Our soapstone is Certified Asbestos Free. We will email you the report as part of your booking package.
Kindergarden and Grade One students do all shaping with mesh sandpapers.
Grade one and up we use a small rasp to promote hand dexterity and motor skill development. The tools are abrasive, but not sharp.
We use a food-safe, 100% tung oil.
We will provide you with a criminal record check as part of your booking package. This class can easily be taught in class by teachers. We also have an option for Zoom instruction in the classroom.
This projects already promotes social distancing as each student has their own carving stone, tools and carving bucket.
Click here to download our Soapstone Handling in the classroom Document
Teachers Pet also provides in Class carving Field Trips!!
Our kits can also be found through Teacher's Pet.