Demonstrates how to carve ice sculptures in single and multi-block designs, custom-colored logo designs, and functional ice carvings used on culinary food buffets. Offers advanced techniques in the use of hand and power tools.
Goals, Topics, and Objectives
- The Value of Professional Ice Carving
- The Science of Ice
- The Sculptor's Tools and Equipment
- Safe Practices and Procedures
- Adding Colors to the Use of Ice Templates
- Preparation of the Ice Carving Area, and Application of Techniques and Fusing
- Managing the Ice Studio, and Transportation of Ice
- Displaying and Lighting of Ice
- Custom Design Techniques, and Special Event Sculpturing
- Ice Sculpting Organizations, Competitions, and Festivals
- The Business Side of Ice Sculpting
- Applying Guidelines to Single-block Freestyle Designs
- Time Management of Team Ice Sculptures
- Practical Multi-block Techniques on Location
- Apply ice carving techniques using power tools.
- Demonstrate proper safety standards with 100% accuracy during ice carving session.
- Demonstrate proper chisel control.
- Utilize and draw a custom ice design using colors.
- Demonstrate the ability to transfer designs using an overhead projector, templates, and free-hand drawings on the ice block.
- Sculpt a functional ice liquor luge.
- Analyze various ice carving techniques using the National Ice Carving Association Standards for judging, and applying them to the carved ice sculpture.
- Demonstrate ice carving techniques using a freestyle ice design.
- Apply detailed finishing techniques to ice sculptures.
- Sculpt an ice sculpture using a multi-block ice design.
Assessment and Requirements
- Weekly Workstation Set-Up/Breakdown: 100 points
- Notebook: 40 points
- Quizzes (2 x 30 pts each): 60 points
- Projects (7 x 100 pts each): 700 points
- Written Final Exam: 100 points
- Practical Test (Ice Show Competition): 100 points
- Total Possible Points: 1000
- 90% - 100% A
- 80% - 89% B
- 70% - 79% C
- 60% - 69% D
- 0% - 59% E
Clothing required: waterproof boots, apron or pants, gloves, ear plugs, jacket, and safety glasses.
Ice Sculpturing the Modern Way, by Robert Garlough, Randy Finch, and Derek Maxfield (current edition)