Sculpture as life

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The Workshops

Are you a beginner?
  • Workshop 1 is an initiation to direct carving sculpture. You will have the opportunity to work a piece of soft wood (linden) and learn its grain. You will create a small project in relief (two dimensions).
  • Inspired by the artist's own work, you will explore the themes of the child or young adult.
Are you an experienced sculptor?
  • Workshop 2 will allow you carry out a larger direct carving sculpture. You can choose to work in the round (three dimensions) to create a bust, a full figure or a more stylized sculpture in a small format.
  • Inspired by the artist's own work, you will explore the themes of the child or young adult.
  • Nested in a charming woodland and located in the artist's home, the studio, which is also a gallery, bathes in calm and invitation concentration.


Creative Materials Provided

  • The raw material (linden or white walnut)
  • Nicole will lend chisels (gouges) to beginners without tools.
  • Experienced sculptors with their own chisels should bring them and we will sharpen them as needed.

What Should You Bring?

  • If you wish to work with your tools, 3 or 4 chisels (gouges).
  • You can also buy chisels at Home Hardware in Saint-Jean-Port-Joli, Omer Dessers in Québec City or Langevin et Forest in Montréal.
  • You must have closed shoes, preferably with steel toes.


  • The desire to learn
  • The Take-homesA sculpture carved with your own hands! It won't necessarily be finished, as your speed will depend on your level of experience, the difficulty of your project and its size. However, you will be able to continue the work on your own.

Who Should Take Part?

  • Adults (beginner, intermediary or advanced level)

Available Dates in 2015 and 2016

  • September, October, November 2015 and January and February 2016 (The workshop must be reserved at least two weeks prior to the desired starting date)
  • More dates to be determined


  • Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday
  • From 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. (or from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., as you prefer)


  • 1 or 2 people




  • 1 800 278-3555
  • 1 888 359-2124