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Announcing Free Soapstone Carving Workshop for Youth

Sponsored by Northwest Stone Sculptors Association, Studio Stone Creative, Seattle Parks & Recreation and Kubota Garden Foundation with funding from Seattle Office of Arts & Culture’s Arts in Parks program.

The Kubota Garden Foundation is pleased to announce a unique, community arts experience on Saturday, May 18 and Sunday May 19 at Kubota Garden.  The Northwest Stone Sculptors Association will lead local youth, ages 8-17 in discovering the art of crafting a sculpture through soapstone carving.

Instructors will guide participants through the process of shaping this beautiful, natural material into a figurine to take home.  Participation is free and the soapstone and all necessary tools will be provided.  Two sessions are scheduled each day, beginning at 10am and 1pm, respectively.  Each session will be limited to 50 participants, so please register early.  Youth must be accompanied by an adult

This event will be a wonderful opportunity to combine handiwork, mental focus and three- dimensional thinking, all while enjoying the stunning surroundings of Seattle’s historic Japanese garden.  Register today, using the link below.

Soapstone Carving Workshop for Youth ages 8-17

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  • Sponsors:  Kubota Garden Foundation, Northwest Stone Sculptors Association, Studio Stone Creative & Seattle Parks & Recreation. Funded by Seattle Office of Arts & Culture, Arts in Parks. 

For questions please contact:

Kentaro Kojima,

Ellen Phillips-Angeles, (206) 257-8377

About Kubota Garden Foundation – The Kubota Garden Foundation, founded in 1988, is a non-profit corporation that was established to support, enhance, and perpetuate the Kubota Garden within the spirit of Fujitaro Kubota and his son Tom Kubota.

To this end, the Foundation is volunteer organization that boasts a membership, recruits volunteers and raises funds to support Kubota Garden. The Foundation provides free public tours, organizes volunteers, and handles publicity and capital project resources for the Kubota Garden.