Friday – Monday, October 11– 14, 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
DJ Garrity, sculptor
$750 nonmember, members receive 20% discount
Known for his excellence in teaching, award-winning sculptor DJ Garrity will conduct a stone-carving workshop focusing on carving a face onto stone. This artist resides in the West of Ireland and travels to the Chicago Botanic Garden to teach this workshop whenever his busy schedule allows (which isn’t very often!). He has served three tours of duty as the Sculptor-in-Residence of the Mount Rushmore National Memorial and established an international reputation with gardeners, artists and educators who have enjoyed this innovative workshop and the opportunity to create a unique garden sculpture. No previous experience is required to participate and students of all ages have enjoyed the light approach that Garrity brings to the art of stone sculpture. A 35 – 45 lb. piece of limestone will be provided. Students need to supply their own carving tools, a supply list will be sent.