POSTPONED UNTIL LATER DATE: Stone Carving Comprehensive Workshop with Master Stone Carver, Nicholas Fairplay, Coming in July!

Saturday, July 22, 2017 - 9:00am

Please join the ICAA Artisan Committee
For a very special event

Stone Carving Comprehensive Workshop
With  Master Stone Carver, Nicholas Fairplay

Join the ICAA for a rare opportunity to explore the art, skills and craft of classical stone carving with renowned Master stone carver, Nicholas Fairplay.

A comprehensive series of drawing, lecture and weekend Master class, this in-depth workshop is designed to inspire and instruct professionals, artisans, students and enthusiasts, to advance the techniques of classical stone carving for their business or enjoyment.

Classical Moulding Detail Drawing Class
With Brier Tomlinson, Architect, Tucker & Marks
Wednesday, July 12th
6:00pm to 8:00pm
Fort Mason Center, Building C, Room C210

Stone Carving Techniques Lecture
With Nicholas Fairplay
Friday, July 21st
6:00pm Wine Reception
7:00pm Lecture
Variety Preview Room
Hobart Building, San Francisco

Master Stone Carving Workshop 
With Nicholas Fairplay
Saturday and Sunday, July 22nd & 23rd
Saturday, 9:00am to 4:00pm
Sunday, 9:00am to 12:00pm
900 Brookside Drive, Richmond  
$350 per person

Carving tools will be available for enthusiasts
Attendees encouraged to purchase a basic carving tool set
(further details to follow)

Born in Wakefield, Yorkshire, UK, Nicholas Fairplay began his apprenticeship at age 16 as a stone carver at Chichester Cathedral in England and thereafter became gargoyle carver on the restoration of the North front and Henry 7th Chapel of Westminster Abbey. After receiving his degree from City and Guilds of London Art School in life drawing and clay modeling, he won the Beckwith Travel Scholarship for Drawing and continued his studies of Renaissance, Baroque and Roman Architecture and Sculpture in Rome.
Through an Endowment of the arts Program Mr. Fairplay was recruited as head carver at St. John the Divine in New York where he directed the carving studio as well as instructing and training an international group of select students and carvers. Upon returning to England he worked for the British National Trust restoring historical buildings and monuments considered treasures in the English Heritage.

As a result of Mr. Fairplay's extensive knowledge of stone carving he was invited to be consultant on the Giza Pyramid Archeological Mapping project for the University of Chicago Research team, and the following year was a expert advisor and was featured in the filming of the Nova Documentary on Pharaonic Pyramid Construction for PBS. He is the subject of a documentary "Nicholas Fairplay: Stone Carver," a co-production of Oberlin College faculty and students and Allen Memorial Art Museum. In 1995, Nicholas was elected a member of the Association of Master Carvers of England. He is also a professional member of the Stone Carvers Guild of the United States.