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Ice Sculpting Class for Columbus Academy

Rock On Ice visited high school students at Columbus Academy to show them some fantastic Ice Sculpting skills. We entertained three classes with open discussions, speed carving, and hands-on interactive sculptures.

The classes consisted of high school aged students that lasted 45 minutes. Each class had 20 students. We began with an open discussion in which the students had the opportunity to ask our master sculptor, Greg Butauski, anything they wanted to know about the cool world of being an ice sculptor.

We then moved on to our speed carving demonstrations which ran for about 20 minutes each. Here are the sculptures made from each class. Greg carved a swordfish, a shark, a bass, and a snowman for the speed carving.

To finish up the class we let the students collaborate and build their own ice creations by freezing on pre-made ice shapes. The interactive portion of this activity lasted about 10 minutes each.

Pictured here are students with their completed ice sculptures. Great work!


Rock On Ice can provide various types of demonstrations for schools and libraries. We have carved ice, pumpkins, fruit, and even soap! Check out our demonstrations on our website for more information.


Ice Carving classes for your school: 10 Steps to 3D Carving

Ice Carving Class with students working

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.