The course is a intensive hands on introduction to marble sculpting. We will cover all the steps of a sculpture production in a 1 or 2 weeks time frame. You will be able to produce a sculpture but the stone will be a smaller size than the 3 weeks workshop. There will be instruction in all traditional hand and mechanical tools.


  • choosing the block & properties of marble;
  • methods and approach: traditional to modern, by hand, pneumatic, mechanical, scan + robotics, comparison of techniques;
  • process: roughing out, modeling the form, finishing, polishing, mounting on base;
  • tools: in depth and hands on instruction in the correct use of all tools including purpose, sharpening, maintenance;
  • tools used are: hand tools, steel and carbide chisels, air hammers, diamond saws, die grinders, electric grinders, bench grinder, polishing materials;
  • exercises for: developing manual skills, creativity, comprehension of 3D form, visualization, sketching in stone;
  • theory, challenging preconceived ideas and perception, finding your style, intuitive thinking, etc;
  • some marble carving history;


Monday – Friday
9:00 - 12:00 studio
12:00 - 13:00 lunch break
13:00 - 17:00 studio
9:00 - 12:30 studio

Along with group lessons and discussions each student is followed individually.

After hours during the week and on the weekends participants are welcome to continue their work indipendently.


Course 500 €

Private room with en suite bathroom + 300 € (breakfast included)

Extra non-participating guest + 200 € (breakfast included)


Course 900

Private room with en suite bathroom + 600 € (breakfast included)

Extra non-participating guest + 400 € (breakfast included)

We host our guest in our B&B "Almora", just 2 minutes walk from the studio.



  • daily instructions and demonstrations;
  • 1 marble block;
  • wooden sculpture stand and air hose;
  • use of all tools (some only when the instructors are present and after competency is demonstrated);
  • safety glasses and ear protectors;
  • personal toolbox;
  • assistance moving pieces;
  • assistance organizing crates and shipping;
  • printed or pdf manual;
  • guided visit to other marble studios, bronze foundries, mosaic studios, clay and mould making studio and tool stores;



  • crates and shipping cost;
  • personal insurance;
  • travel expenses;
  • meals;



All courses are held from April to June and from September to November and always start on Monday morning. For students that decide to include accommodation check-in will be on Sunday, the day before the beginning of the course. Accompanying family or friends are most welcome, our rooms can accommodate up to 4 people. Breakfast is included. Optional lunches on request.


If our calendar doesn't work with your schedule, or you want to stay longer after the course we offer personalized course length options.