Rock On Ice provides many services to our customers, among them is ice carving classes. Our Certified Master Ice Carver & Ice Carving Educator, Greg Butauski, has a credited school program that will teach students the basics of sculpting ice.
Below are some commonly asked questions about Rock On Ice’s ice carving classes. We hope this helps in your decision to add one of these informative classes to your curriculum.
How many students can you accommodate? One class, maximum 40 students. Up to 80 students per day, split into two classes of 40 is also allowed.
What tools will my school need to supply for this type of class? No tools are needed. We will supply a specialized tool bag for every two students, including: chisels, saws, chippers, (and other hand tools for ice), gloves, and goggles.
Will my school need to supply the ice? No, we will supply all ice needed for the class.
How long is a an ice carving class? 3 hours is typical for one class.
What will be covered in the class? 10 Steps to 3D Carving. Please visit our website page for more information on 3D Carving.
What are the benefits for my students taking this class? Greg stresses the importance of learning the process of sculpting, as opposed to teaching them how to carve a basket. Your students will walk away with the basic understanding of the different types of ice, safety procedures dealing with ice, handling tools, and of course, sculpting in 3D. This class also breaks students up into groups, in order to stress teamwork and create a fun environment.
Why should I hire Rock On Ice to teach an ice carving class at my school? Greg Butauski is a Certified Ice Carving Educator, and a Certified Master Ice Carver and has taught classes at many schools including, Columbus State, Columbus Culinary Institute, and Eastland-Fairfield Career & Technical School. Greg has also traveled all over the country, teaching seminars to other professional and amatuer carvers. And, he has organized educational symposiums for the National Ice Carving Association (NICA) and the American Culinary Federation.
Please contact us if you have any additional questions about our ice carving classes.