Stone Carving in Tuscany
About this course
Immersed in the fantastic setting of Tuscan nature, in a villa with swimming pool, you can combine a week of relaxation with learning the art of stone carving from Athar Jaber. A unique opportunity to experience a relaxing holiday combined with a passion for art.
What you will learn
- Introduction to basic tools and techniques and one of the following:
- letter carving
- ornamental sculpture
- architectural sculpture
- figurative sculpture
- Where: Casa d’Era, Lajatico
- When: 26 March – 2 April 2023
- Total lesson time: 6 hrs/day for a total of 30 hrs
- Difficulty: all levels
- Price: Starting from 1600 Euro
- Course instructor: Athar Jaber
What's not included
This stone carving holiday will mainly consist of live stone carving sessions under Athar’s personal guidance. You will be able to carve under his attentive eye and share your learning process with passionate fellow carvers. With the aim of feeding both the mind and the body, the week is balanced between education and relax. Each day will consist of 6 hours of lessons. Three hours in the morning and three hours in the afternoon. The sculpting day will end at 18:00, after which you can jump straight into the pool and enjoy a Tuscan aperitif before dinner.
All carving materials will be provided and are included in the price.
About the venue
Casa d’Era’s is an independent borough, located at Lajatico, in the countryside of Tuscany, about 20 Km from Volterra, 30 from San Gimignano, 40 from the shoreline, 50 km away from Pisa, 70 from Siena, 80 from Firenze and Lucca.
Casa d’Era consists of ten fully autonomous apartments, each equipped independent air conditioning and heating systems, bathroom, satellite tv and a kitchen furnished with a microwave oven, dishwasher and refrigerator. They are both suited for intimate couples or families. There is also a wide range of additional services available, among them an outdoors swimming pool, laundry area and parking to further enjoy your Tuscan vacations.
How to get there
By train: Pontedera – Casciana Terme Station, 15 minutes away from Lajatico.
By car: Car rental and Taxi services are available from the nearest airports and train stations.
Airport Galileo Galilei – Pisa
Airport Amerigo Vespucci – Florence
Who is this course for
This course is for everyone interested in stone carving, from beginner to experts who want to get a good, solid grounding in the craft, while enjoying a relaxing holiday in Tuscany.
Stone Carving Holidays
Immerse yourself in the luxury of a Tuscan holiday, relax and learn the art of stone carving. All in a unique setting between nature, food, and culture.
- 6 hrs daily lessons
- One-on-one mentoring
- Connect with other carvers
- All materials included
Starting from €1600 p.p.
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