We are delighted to have been accepted as a provider of Continuing Professional Development for the BIID and first provider of an online course for the Institute which will launching its online portal for learning in September.
Our first course has been developed in collaboration with the artist, Paul Vanstone, paulvanstone.co.uk and stone sculpture exhibition, onformsculpture.co.uk. How to commission a stone sculpture is a CPD course developed following a visit by Natural Stone Projects Director, Caroline Zanarotti to the on form show. Deeply impressed by the beauty of the contemporary stone sculpture on display, this inspired a wish to encourage designers to incorporate sculpture within a scheme and explore the creative side of stone beyond pure function.
The video was recorded by Caroline and documentary film maker, Fi Kelly, at Paul’s studio in North West London where he was preparing an Olympian amount of work for both Chelsea Flower Show and On Form stone sculpture show in the weeks to come.
The course provides a practical guide to successfully commissioning and installing a stone sculpture and where to find artists work. Advice is given on how to consider scale, position, selection of material and dialogue with the artist to achieve the best result. Practical concerns such as weight, access, transport, budget and lead times are explored. The course is currently available as a 45 minute presentation including a video interview with Paul Vanstone, stone samples and the opportunity to ask questions. A 15 minute video interview by Caroline with Paul Vanstone will be available from September as an online BIID, CPD.
To book a CPD visit http://biid.org.uk/cpd/cpd-providers-directory/natural-stone-projects