with Ian Knife Fridays 5:30-8:00pm
At our New Location 110 West 19th Street!
Talking To The Stone
Learn the tradition of Shona stone cutting. Come on a trip to a local stone quarry , find a natural stone that speaks to you. Learn to listen to the ringing as you carve .
Eventually this will bring you into a rhythm with stone. This is where the stone will open up and show you all the possibilities and directions to go , then the artist begins to
execute a piece of art that is unplanned and outside of what the imagination could produce, creating Contemporary Shona stone sculptures.
“ Shona Sculpture is perhaps the most important art form to emerge out of Africa in This century “
Studio time during specified hours is included in the class fee, along with one 3 hour class per week with the instructor. Basic tools are included in the class fee. But students will need to purchase their own stone. (Usually between $35-$150) All levels of skill are more than welcome. Please call for more details. Once class has begun there are No refunds.
Ian Dave Knife, Sculptor/Painter. Zimbabwean born, attended 4 years Mzilikazi Art Center in Bulawayo , Zimbabwe. Award wining sculptor, several works in museum and
private collections in the USA and abroad, 2001 worked under the supervision of Kazutaka Uchida , 1996 with Nicolas Mukomberanwa and Tapfuma Gutsa, art
instructor at Boulder museum of Contemporary Art for Justice High school and Northwest Stone Sculptors Symposium. Studies at the Art Students League of New
York. Lived and worked in Taos New Mexico for 15 years part of the Taos Artist Colony, currently living and working in Manhattan and giving private art workshops.