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AlNassar courses offer you the opportunity to attend marble carving lessons and create sculptures in the white mountains of Carrara.

AIM OF SCULPTURE COURSES

To acquire a fair knowledge of marble and of the choices offered by different instruments and techniques of marble-working through the realization of a sculpture.

Lessons dealing with sculpture design, shaping and anatomy, starting to work with manual tools and practicing with marble machinery in advanced courses.

You can combine your artistic holiday with the sculpture course and visit the famous “Michelangelo Quarry”, museums and sculpture workshops in Carrara and in Pietrasanta, the Fine Arts Academy and the picturesque marble villages close to Carrrara.
 
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THE TEACHER
 
The marble carving courses offer intensive and practical sessions under the tutelage of the sculptor AlNassar.
The teacher follows the work of each individual as well demonstrating the techniques of working the stone. Students who have no experience working with marble earn to be confident with the material.
 
AlNassar provides 2 types of marble courses:
 

√ BEGINNING SCULPTURE COURSE

This course provides an introduction to the nature of marble and the means by which we can work with it.

Using the traditional techniques of the sculptor and stonemason, methods of transferring ideas onto a block and finding form within it will be discovered.

The aim is to complete a sculpture and return home with a finished piece.

In this course students will work directly on the stone to acquire basic skills and understanding of the material and tools through an hands-on approach. Students will choose the piece of marble and use chisels, hammers and finishing tools such as stones, rasps, sand paper. 

Prerequisites: No previous experience is required.

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 √ ADVANCED SCULPTURE COURSE

This course is for more experienced people and artists who want to develop their skills or who want to learn how to work with marble.

The aim of this course is to introduce students to the technical information required to work with marble using automatic tools and cutting machines.

Practicing is usually carried out by utilizing a sketch or a model brought by the participant.

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DURATION AND TIMETABLE

The marble sculpture courses start at 9:30 am and end at 17:00 pm.

Every course lasts 10 working days.

EQUIPMENT

All course participants are responsible for equipping themselves with proper attire such as protective glasses, gloves, work wearing, strong shoes, and in case of mechanical work, earpads and facemasks.

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PERSONAL INSURANCE

It is responsibility of the participants to take out personal insurance against work injuries.

LUNCH BREAK

The lunch break is scheduled between 12:30 pm and 14:00 pm. Participants should provide their own picnic lunch. A kitchen is available for food preparation and participants usually eat lunch together in the garden attached to to the studio. Throughout the working day, course participants are welcome to use the studio facilities to make tea or coffee.