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Monday, March 1, 2010

Carving Workshop

Gem Carving Workshop

It was standing room only in the Kumkum Majumdar exhibition hall this past Sunday for Vince Jarrell and The Renaissance Art Gallery’s carving preview workshop.

Vince introduced fine carving to a packed room. Using his own work as examples, he took the audience through the process of turning raw materials into works of art. With examples in bone, antler, antique ivory, jade, opal and a number of other natural materials, he demonstrated the tools of the trade and answered questions and talked about technique, safety and other subjects.

This preview was the lead into a new class at The Renaissance Art Gallery for carvers. Classes will begin the end of March, weather permitting. This class will be an addition to other fine arts classes being conducted at the gallery in painting, drawing, figure drawing and digital photography.


  1. I attended this gem carving class with Vince Jarrell and wanted to say that it was the most informative and entertaining experience I have ever had in any special interest class. Mr. Jarrell is the best resource for anyone interested in trying their hand with carving stones. I signed up for the 6-8 week class and I strongly advise anyone who is even moderately interested in carving stone to do the same! Kudos to the Renaissance Art Gallery for finding such an amazing talent and allowing us all the opportunity to learn from him in their beautiful facility.

  2. Thanks for the review! I thought Vince did a wonderful job too!

    His classes will start Sunday, March 14, 4-6 pm!

    We are adding more classes to the Renaissance List and I think it is wonderful!