August 27th 11 am – 4 pm
Suttle Lake Stone Sculptors Symposium
Early Bird Registration extended to August 14th
August 22nd - 28th, 2016 - Oregon
The Northwest Stone Sculptors Association is excited to hold our annual Oregon State Stone Carving Symposium at Suttle Lake Camp again!
The symposium is open to all levels from beginners who have never carved stone before to the experienced sculptor. Make new friends, renew old friendships and fire up the creative spirit in a rich, supportive environment.
Suttle Lake Camp is nestled on the eastern slopes of the Cascade Mountains, about 14 miles west of Sisters,Oregon. Suttle Lake Camp is a special place where the vivid green of Western Oregon mingles with the sunny beauty of the eastern part of the state. Mid-afternoons, you might find the time to cool off with a swim, paddle a boat across the lake, take a leisurely bike ride or walk along the trails nearby.
Workshops and Instruction: Our inclusive community will set up a circle of tents to carve, share, learn and be invigorated. From the beginner's tent to the professional's tool chest, there are ample ways to advance one's ideas, talents and learning.
Extensive carving sessions are interspersed with informative classes and stimulating sculpting lessons. Field instructors are always available to help guide you through your challenges. Bring your gear (if you are a beginner, we have tools you can use), connect to our power, water and air sources and peruse the tools and variety of stones being carved and available for purchase.
Our evenings bring professionals to show their images and expertise in a broad range of sculpture. Revel under the stars at the campfire before turning in for a well-deserved rest.
Sign up early to reserve your spot this summer. Scholarship and Work study positions are available by application.
Stone and tools are available for purchase from knowledgeable vendors who know the business and are carvers, too. The teachers vary from year to year, but the overriding theme of our symposiums is always the generous sharing of information with all attendees.
For those who attend it is a working holiday with like-minded folks while being fed three meals a day surrounded by everything to do with stone. Evenings are spent by the fire swapping stories, making new friends, and catching up with connections made from past symposiums.
Symposium price discounts are given to attendees who are NWSSA members.
We listened to your input and have begun scheduling half to full day workshops to bring small groups of carvers together. [CLICK HERE] look them over for the details and register.
This Winter, we will have workshop at Portland Community College - and we are looking to also bring together people in the Eugene/Salem/Vancouver British Columbia area.
We'll keep you informed and ask that you keep checking the "Upcoming Workshops" (under "Events and News") part of the web site.
Here are some of the workshops we have held, if you'd like to see them presented again, drop us a note: Sharpening Tools, Marenakos, Pedestals, Photographing 3D Art, Neolithic Stone Tour , Turning Your Stone into Bronze, Carving Face and Human Head, Working From Your Strengths To Find YOUR Way, Professional Photography of your Artwork, Carving the Human Figure, Field Trip to Olivine/Dunite Quarry, Abstract on Orcas, Polishing Hard Stone, Working Wet; Dust Free Stone Carving , ART(ifacts) To What End?
AND to further encourage new and renewing members, the board has decided to reduce NWSSA membership to $45. If you plan on attending two or more workshops, becoming a member makes good sense. Take a look and see if