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Sculpting Class with Alvin

 Alvin Marshall, our featured artist will be teaching a stone sculpting class in March. See details to the right. You may purchase under Events... Call Laurie at 435-691-1436 to register. The class meets 10-5 on the first day and 9-4 on subsequent days with a one hour lunch.

Sculpting Class in alabaster

Coming in March to Cedar City, Utah  (TBA)

Through demonstration and one-on-one attention this workshop will guide you to completing an alabaster stone sculpture. The workshop will be appropriate for professional artists as well as beginners. Subject matter could be a bust, animal, still-life, or bas-relief. Quarried alabaster stone, approximately 14" high, will be provided and students will be able to choose the stone appropriate to their theme. If possible, participants should bring their own Dremel tools. They should also bring a block of oil-based clay, approximately 5" X 3" X 3", to use for a maquette. The class will also include some history of stone carving and Native American design influences in stone carving. Safely goggles, masks, gloves and ear plugs will be provided.

TUITION: $500 paid to Alpine Gems (a Utah Alabaster company located at Summit, Utah.)

Payment Options: Students may pay in full or choose the payment-plan option during registration. The payment plan requires a non-refundable $125 deposit with the balance due 30 days before the first day of the workshop.

About Alvin Marshall

Navajo Indian, Alvin Marshall, was born on April 6, 1959 on the Reservation in the four corners area. While a member of the United States Army, he was exposed to the Art of the Masters in Italy and Germany. This had a profound influence in his artistic expression in his sculptural art and painting. He is uniquely known for the fine detail, facial expressions, and the spirit that he achieves in his carved alabaster and stone sculptures.

Alvin held his first in-person gallery show in Scottsdale, Arizona in February, 1985. It was a complete sell-out. In May, 1986, Arizona Highways Magazine devoted a complete issue to the best Native American artists in the country. Marshall was included in this elite group. He has been featured in Art of the West numerous times.

Alvin exhibits at Legacy Gallery in Scottsdale, AZ, Rowe Gallery in Sedona, AZ, Settlers West Gallery in Tucson, AZ, and Mountain Trails Gallery in Santa Fe, NM. He has been featured at the Phippen Museum in Prescott, AZ and exhibits annually in their Memorial Day show where he has won the first place award in the sculptural division. In 2013 he won Best of Show and Best in Sculpture at the Cherokee Indian Art Show in Tulsa, OK. His work is sought after and collected throughout the United States and internationally.


Class meets 10 - 5 on the first day, 9 - 4 on subsequent days with a one hour lunch.