This exciting annual event is held in the heart of limestone country at the Bybee Stone Co in Indiana--nationally know and respected for its fine carving work and architectural limestone production. Carvers from across the nation will come together to share ideas and technical information The symposium is open to all levels of carvers--from the professional to the beginner. Attendees will be submerged in an environment that will allow them to learn about Indiana limestone right at the source, from professionals who have varied backgrounds in sculpture and architectural carving. The goal of this symposium is to demonstrate the versatility of Indiana limestone as a sculptural medium.
Each carver will work in an open field with a limestone block, a banker
(carving bench), electricity, and a hose to an air compressor. Experienced
faculty members will be available at all times to assist with tool selection,
cutting techniques, and will give tips and help with maneuvering the limestone.
Breakfast and lunch are provided at the work-site. In addition to carving,
attendees will have the option of attending several workshops, slide shows
and lectures throughout the week. Campsites are available on location.
Port-a-potties are located on-site. There is no running water, but a spigot
is located a short walk away for drinking water and wash water.
WHAT YOU SHOULD BRING:
Tools: 12 gauge outdoor extension cord; an air hose with "M" type quick release; a canopy for sun/rain protection; safety glasses; gloves; dust masks; ear protection; closed toe shoes, and slides of your work to show. Beginners are encouraged to bring a 1 1/2 - 2lbs. hammer; a point (punch); a tooth chisel (rake chisel); a flat chisel, and a roundel (bullnose).
The Limestone Symposium is set in the heart of internationally distinguished limestone country--The Bybee Stone Co., Ellettsville, IN, approximately five miles west of Bloomington. Lectures and slideshows will be held at the John Waldron Arts Center, a renovated limestone structure downtown Bloomington.
Related Web Sites:
Bloomington Area Arts Council/ John Waldron Arts Center
Bybee Stone Co.
City, State, Zip
Age, parent/guardian signature (if under 18)
Home Phone (please include area code)
Work Phone (please include area code)
Fax (please include area code)
Please answer the following questions to help us determine your needs:
What size stone would you like? (Up to 8 cubic feet, approximately 1200 lbs.)
Do you want to camp on site? Yes No
Would you like information on area lodging to be sent to you? Yes No
Do you have any special needs? (provide space to write)
Please list any dietary restrictions: (provide space to write)
How did you hear about the Symposium?
[ ]magazine, [ ]newspaper, [ ]flyer, [ ]other
May we have some background on your carving experience or why you want to attend the Symposium?
BAAC Membership Status
BAAC members save $10 off the tuition fee! Membership fees enable us to provide quality arts programming like the Limestone Symposium.
[ ]Current, [ ]New, [ ]Renewal, [ ]Nonmember
I Want to Join!
Please indicate the type of membership desired and include that amount with your registration fee.
[ ]Family $30, [ ]Individual $25, [ ]Student $15, [ ]Senior $15
Registration Fee: $575.00 (deduct $10 from registration fee if BAAC member)
BAAC membership fee:
Total amount enclosed:
Method of payment [ ]Check, [ ]Visa/Mastercard
City, State, Zip
Please make checks payable to: BAAC
Mail to: John Waldron Arts Center, 122 South Walnut Street, Bloomington,
Fax registrations to: (812) 323-2787 (ARTS)
Phone: (812) 334-3100
Email questions to: email@example.com (Roger Meridith)