Rock Balancing Workshop
Course Number: ARTS1572

Rock balancing is becoming established as a category of creative activity, like music, painting or sculpture. Motives vary from an activity as meditation, art, recreation, exercise, occupation or as creative play or exhibitionism. Through demonstration, visual aids and practical hands-on techniques you will learn to manually and visually recognize possibilities of balance. Discover that it requires sensitivity, poise, physical coordination and concentration with a steady hand and patience. Rock balancing is an act of recognizing the smallest features on the surface of a stone: its shapes, angles, degrees of smoothness or roughness, flats and indentations. It is a visual and tactile labour, the marrying of stone surfaces into connection with each other in order to pursue new structures and shapes. Gain insight into how to match, marry and balance rocks of varying sizes to create sculptures of magic and mystery. Balance is a hidden quality, both in nature and in life. It is a quality often found only through reflection and exploration. Creating ephemeral configurations of stone as they defy gravity is a totally engaging act.


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