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LCAD Stone Carving Workshops

Learn the techniques of this time‐honored art form in a beautiful outdoor setting. Sculpt stone into forms of almost any size or shape using a variety of tools and stones. No prior experience necessary.

Laguna College of Art & Design
2222 Laguna Canyon Road
Laguna Beach, CA 92651

Holiday Session 2016
December 3 – 17, 2016
3 Week Workshop
Saturdays from 9am‐3pm
Cost ‐ $105.00

All stone carving workshops include basic tools and a practice stone. A resource list will be provided for the purchase of individual stones.

RECOMMENDED SUPPLIES: Eye Protection, Ear Plugs, Dust Mask and Carpenter’s Pencil A resource list will be provided for the purchase of individual stones. No prior experience necessary.

The stone carving workshops are taught by master stone carvers Joseph Sovella and Steven Lustig.

Joseph Sovella is a longtime resident of Laguna Beach and has traveled the worls in pursuit of expanding his knowledge of the art of stone carving. “Laguna is where my artistic energy is constantly stimulated,” says Sovella who has had an interest in stone since childhood. This interest has taken him to the far corners of the world, including Pietra Santa, Italy, where he has worked with some of the great sculptors of the world. He has also exhibited in Europe since 1990 and has just completed an exhibit in Nice, France and Kealakekua, Hawaii. Sovella has combined his education and experience in geology, engineering and stone sculpting to develop a unique blend of artistry that relies on both technical and creative ability to compose various styles of sculpture in alabaster, soapstone and marble.

Steven Lustig has been teaching and carving stone at LCAD for more than ten years. Lustig earned his undergraduate degree in Design and Illustration for the University of Illinois, 1982. He has a Masters degree in Education with a STEAM specialization from the University of San Diego, 2015. Both Lustig’s illustration and sculpture careers are born out of a love of human anatomy and nature. He has worked as a digital media artist in the medicine and life sciences fields for three decades. He currently is an adjunct professor at Golden West College, Saddleback College and elsewhere. Additionally, he is a career pathways expert crafting forward thinking programs and curriculum at the intersection of Art, Science and Technology.