Elder G. Jones, an award-winning artist who carves cement into sculpture, foundations, and public art projects using wet-carving, will host a workshop at The Flying Pig this summer.
Elder, with an education in biology, art and healing, is the nation’s foremost expert in cement carving with over 20 years experience. His work has received national attention on HGTV, Southern Living Magazine and in two books by Sharri W. Hunter.
A class of only eight students will allow hands-on instruction of basic cement carving. Students will learn how to create forms, work with color and create their own carving tools.
Wet-carved concrete is a technique that involves carving concrete before it hardens. No power tools, hammers or chisels are used in the process. In this high energy, hands-on workshop, participants will work with the artist Elder Jones to create a planter or small sculpture.
The $200 fee includes all materials and tools, 12 hours of instruction and a finished planter or sculpture. The dates of the workshop are June 24 – 26.