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Stone Carving with Ailene Fields

at The Compleat Sculptor - Chelsea

Course Details
$295 14 seats left
Start Date:

Wed, Dec 07, 4:00pm - Dec 28, 7:00pm Eastern Time (4 sessions)

Chelsea, Manhattan
110 West 19th Street Lower Level
Btwn 6th & 7th Avenues
New York, New York 10011
Includes Studio Time on Tuesdays & Wednesdays 11:00am-4:00pm
Purchase Options
Class Level: All levels
Age Requirements: 13 and older
Average Class Size: 10
Teacher: Ailene Fields

Flexible Reschedule Policy: This provider has flexible, free rescheduling for any-in person workshop. Please see the cancellation policy for more details

What you'll learn in this sculpture class:

Highly acclaimed sculptor, Ailene Fields, will be demonstrating and teaching the fine art of stone carving and finishing. Basics of stone carving - initial roughing out, developing a form, final finishing and polishing are presented during the course.

There is a choice of softer stone or marble. Tools, sharpening and maintenance are all covered. Students will choose their own project and stone.

Participants should end the course with the basic knowledge necessary to work on their own. Instruction is individually oriented so that all level of experience will benefit from this great class. More advanced students can also learn to carve with our air compressor.

All levels of skill are more than welcome. Once class has begun there are No refunds.

Please Note: 

  • Monthly class cost of tuition includes one 3 hour session per week with instructor, sculpture stand to work on, and storage of your piece during the month you’ve paid for.
  • If applicable, for monthly classes you will have access to studio hours during regular store hours, as long as no other class is being held at the time.
  • All monthly registered students receive a 10% discount on TCS in-store purchases.
  • Basic tools - hammer, chisels and table - are included in the class fee. But students will need to purchase their own stone. (Usually between $35-$150)
  • Students may buy their own tools should they wish to continue. Any other specialty items would be purchased by the students.
  • Goggles/Safety glasses are provided. Dust masks, ear plugs or muffs and gloves are available for purchase on site.

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Refund Policy

Note: This provider has a temporary cancellation policy for COVID-19 related cancellations which is as follows:

Cancellations made 3 or more days in advance will receive a full credit for a rescheduled date with this provider   


Original cancellation policy (non-COVID-19):

Classes are non-refundable but may be transferred to another date if you notify us 2 weeks prior to the start of class. Reschedule requests that are within five days of the class will incur a 10% cancellation fee. 

No refund will be given for 1 week or less notice.


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Start Date Time Teacher # Sessions Price
4:00pm - 7:00pm Eastern Time Ailene Fields 4 $295
This course consists of multiple sessions, view schedule for sessions.
Wed, Dec 14 4:00pm - 7:00pm Eastern Time Ailene Fields
Wed, Dec 21 4:00pm - 7:00pm Eastern Time Ailene Fields
Wed, Dec 28 4:00pm - 7:00pm Eastern Time Ailene Fields

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Question from Tania C.
Does the $295 cover all classes for the month or just one session?
Question from Dd
Hi, I would like to know If my 16 yo daughter (going on 30) is eligible to attend?
Answer from Brenda L. CourseHorse StaffCourseHorse Staff
Hi there! This class is open to all students 13 years old and up. Hope this helps.
Question from Anonymous
Is this course good for someone who wants to learn how to carve gemstones (lapidary work) ? Like Rose Quartz, Jade, Moonstone? If so would those stones be available to buy? Thanks!
Answer from Marc F. Verified Educator
Unfortunately, the stone carving class does not cover gems nor semi-precious stones. The process is similar, but we only use alabaster, soapstone, and marble. We do have a wide variety of stones available for purchase. However, the gemstone selection is limited but very pretty. - Marc.
Question from rachel e.
If the student is to buy the stone - but has no clue how to choose or what to get - is the stone chosen after the first class or is it expected to have the stone prior? If prior, how does one go about doing that? Thanks.
Answer from Samantha F. Verified Student
Hey, you purchase the stone right before the class. The teacher can help, as well as the staff. They will gear you towards a more manageable stone for your first time. The one I picked cost around 90 dollars. There are a lot of choices.
Answer from Marc F. Verified Educator
Hi Rachel, I usually recommend coming in a little early for your first class as there are a lot to choose from, but we will be here to assist you and find the right stove for your project and budget. Please let us know if you need more information or have any additional questions! Marc - The Compleat Sculptor.
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Question from dellmen h.
Why are some classes 4 sessions and some 5 sessions?
Answer from Brenda L. CourseHorse StaffCourseHorse Staff
Hey there, Dellmen! The number of sessions depends on how many Wednesday there is in a month, hence there are 4 and 5 sessions. Hope this helps!
Question from Anthony G.
Hi. The description says “tools, sharpening and maintenance are all covered” but then at the end it says materials and tools are not covered in the class fee.
Answer from Chermalyn P. CourseHorse StaffCourseHorse Staff
Hi, Anthony! They do have tools for you to use when students begin the class, most students buy their own within the first couple of classes. The stone, however, is not included in the class fee and can be any size and type, but they will try to guide students when choosing. Stones are sold by the pound, the average cost is usually between $40 and $125 for a beginner.
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Reviews of Classes at The Compleat Sculptor (37)

(37 Reviews)
Stone Carving with Ailene Fields
Reviewed by Anonymous on 2/27/2020
Really enjoyable, I signed up for another month of class!
Stone Carving with Ailene Fields
Reviewed by ashley h. on 10/3/2018
The class was amazing!!!! Such a fun experience and super therapeutic.
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