In this teaching residency, M. Scott Johnson will initiate you into what he terms "the ecstasy of resistance". Beginning with ritual of stone selection you'll have the opportunity to create a work in alabaster, limestone or marble. Direction will be given when it pertains to tool selection, with attention given to the physical gifts and limitations of each student. For beginners and experienced sculptors alike, you'll be guided through the process of observing the rock for imagery, carving into material, planning and forming a sculpture, using both hand and power tools. A mindful approach in listening to the stone for creative directions will be emphasized, particularly in regards to rhythm and inner space.