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Carving Soapstone • Vance Theoret Demonstration

Swinton's Art Supply, Instruction & Framing

Friday, 28 April 2017 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (MDT)

Carving Soapstone • Vance Theoret Demonstration

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"Direct Carve" Demonstration

  • Friday April 28, 2017  •  6-8pm
$25 

Vance Theoret – Artist Bio

Vance connects with each stone, allowing its ancient memory to speak to him. Using this first impression of what the stone has revealed, he applies a ‘direct carve’ approach, letting the design emerge. This rough image is then refined into a clean, solid sculpture, with precise, yet minimal, detail. “I let the stone tell me what it wants to be. The results are far more exciting than if I forced my ideas on my material.”

While Vance’s work portrays the physical presence of the stone, it also evokes a wide range of emotions – from humour to a sense of tenderness shared between mother and baby – and seems to touch you on a very primal level.

Working in alabasters, soapstone’s, slate, chlorite and Kissi stone, Vance carves a variety of subjects – but bears are by far his favourite. “Bears are like big kids that never really grow up. So I can get away with portraying a lot of human qualities in them. I like to explore the more playful, curious aspects of bears.”

Vance Theorets’ work ranges from small pieces for gifts to larger sculptures for private and corporate collections. His pieces can be found as far away as Germany, Switzerland, France, Holland, Taiwan and Japan.



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  • Official Event Page: Carving Soapstone Demonstration
  • Swinton's Art Website: www.swintonsart.com
  • Address: 7160 Fisher Street S.E. Calgary, AB
  • Phone: (403) 258-3500
  • Email: info@swintonsart.com

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Swinton's Art Supply, Instruction & Framing
7160 Fisher St SE
Calgary, AB T2H 0W5
Canada

Friday, 28 April 2017 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (MDT)


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Located in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, Swinton's Art Supply, Instruction & Framing is Alberta's largest, privately owned art facility. With over 10,000 products, having a working knowledge of these items is very important. It has been our practice to hire working artists in the store thus giving our customers leading advice on what materials to use and how best to use them.

 

All of the instructors at Swinton's are gallery showing artists. Whether you make art as a hobby or are wanting to become a professional artist, our teachers can lead you in the right direction. From the technical side of painting to achieving pure creativity, they will be there to guide you.

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