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Tue, Feb 09


Rocksculptor Studios

Vertical Concrete Carving with Warren Ness

Please come join us for this exciting 3-Day Concrete Carving Workshop! See you there!

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Vertical Concrete Carving with Warren Ness
Vertical Concrete Carving with Warren Ness

Time & Location

Feb 09, 2021, 8:00 AM – Feb 11, 2021, 5:00 PM

Rocksculptor Studios, 6727 Amsterdam Way, Wilmington, NC 28405, USA


About the event

Come join us! Newbies or seasoned vetrans are welcome  for this jam packed 3-Day Hands On Concrete Carving Workshop with Warren Ness!  

Workshop Outline:


7:30: Breakfast

8:00: Introduction - Basic lecture of materials used in the industry in regards to different looks, textures, and finishes

9:30: Building Methods for outdoor decor, rockscacpes, fire pits, fireplaces, facades, wines cellars,etc...

10:30: Prepare and shape foam substrate/Lecture on Hardcoat Mix Designs

12:00: Lunch

12:30: Prepare and Apply cementitious foam hard coat mix

3:00: Carve Coat Mix Design Explained

4:00: Business Aspects - Job site Efficiency/Project Estimating

Day 2

7:30: Breakfast

8:00: Recap and review of day 1 (Questions and Answer session)

8:30: Mixing Process of Carve Coat

9:00: Apply Carve Coat - Avoiding potential pitfalls

10:00 Preform shaping process

11:30 Texturing application

12:00: Lunch

12:30: Carving Process

3:00:  Fracturing/Distressing Techniques and Final Finishes

4:00: Business Profit/ Time Saving Techniques

Day 3

7:30: Breakfast

8:00: Recap and review of day 2 (Questions and Answer session)

8:30: Class lecture on color theory

9:00: Class lecture on color application

9:30: Color Preparation and color mixing 101

10:15: Applying the "primer" coat

10:45: Color Application/Devices and Tools Explained

12:00: Lunch

1:00: Layering colors, adding speckles, streaking, etc...

3:00: Adding special effects, highlighting, antiquing

4:00: Close out discussion/Business and Profit Lecture

Travel and Lodging Information:

American, Delta, and United fly into the Wilmington International Airport (ILM).

Raleigh Durham International Airport (RDU) is two hours away but is a much bigger airport.

Two hotels within 3 miles of the class:

Towneplace Suites (Extended stay hotels in Wilmington NC | near Wrightsville Beach NC: Pet Friendly (

305 Eastwood Rd

Wilmington, NC 28403

(2.5 miles)

Hampton Inn University (Hampton Inn Wilmington University Area Smith Creek Station - Guest Reservations)


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    +$15.00 service fee
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