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Stone Carving Workshop with Karen Terhune (New Time!)

May 8 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Grace Josephine Sculpture Park

NEW Time: 1 to 5pm!

Stone Carving Workshop with Karen Terhune

4 Saturdays: May 8, 15, 22 & 29

1 to 5pm

$150 per person (includes all 4 days)

Age 18+

Pre-registration required by April 30  

REGISTRATION INFO: Register via credit or debit card online by clicking button below (service fees charged). Register via check or cash (no service fee) to “Josephine Sculpture Park” with “stone carving workshop” in the memo line and mail to 3355 Lawrenceburg Rd., Frankfort, KY.

The workshop will teach the “hand method” of stone carving, without the use of any power tools. Students will be taught about both direct and indirect carving. Students will be instructed how to choose a stone for their project, how to start the carving process, and the order that the chisels are used while carving. The workshop will cover rough carving, refining the forms, smoothing and polishing the forms, when to use texture as well as determining the appropriate texture for the sculpture. The goal for the class is that each student will have a finished piece by the end of the fourth class. However, completion of the sculpture depends on the student and how quickly they move through each step of the process

Tools provided by the instructor include hammers, chisels files and rasps. Each student will be assigned their own set of tools to use during the duration of the workshop. Tools will be given out before each class and returned at the end of each class.

Tools/Supplies students should bring include a mask (for COVID-19 prevention), dust masks, safety glasses, leather work gloves (NOT cotton – optional), an apron (optional), a hat (optional), and a snack and water (optional).

The workshop will take place outdoors at Josephine Sculpture Park. Student workspaces will be more than 6ft. apart. Please maintain at least 6ft. distance from participants and wear a face covering.

No refund available for missed days. If you are unable to register for the workshop at this time, please contact us to be placed on the waitlist.


About Karen Terhune

Karen L. Terhune has been carving stone for 40+ years. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Bellarmine University (1982). She apprenticed to Bob Lockhart for four years (1979 to 1983).

Her work is part of several private collections all over the United States. Currently, she has two public works: “Resurrection,” a life-sized Christ figure at St. Michael Catholic Church in Bradford, In. and “Grace #85” an abstract sculpture at Josephine Sculpture Park in Frankfort, KY.

Karen has received numerous awards for her work over the years including: First Place at Lexington Arts League’s juried “Nude 95” show, and the Purchase Award from Josephine Sculpture Park’s first invitational sculpture show in 2018.

Karen carves both abstract and representational sculptures. She is best known for carving whimsical cat sculptures. Visit Karen‘s website at www.karenterhune.com to see additional pieces and those available for sale. Her work is also on Facebook.


May 8
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm


Josephine Sculpture Park
3355 Lawrenceburg Rd
Frankfort, KY 40601 United States
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