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Hebel Sculpture Carving

Step into the world of three-dimensional thinking. Hebel is a soft, stone-like material that is ideal for carving sculptures, and the structure of the blocks makes them relatively easy to carve and create smooth finishes.

Adriaan will take you through the processes of how to design your finished product, helping you translate your reference photos or drawings into sculpture-friendly terms to fit into the block and to suit the tools. Hebel is weatherproof and ideal for garden sculptures.

  • Adults: $418.00
  • Under 18: $242.00

Prices include GST


Age 16+
Skill Level Everyone
Time slot Whole week - full days
Status 2022 details coming soon.
Location Bellingen Public School

More about the course

By approaching the process ‘a small step at a time’ you will be coached through taking a block of Hebel stone from the raw state to a finished work of art. Your reference photos or drawings will be translated into sculpture-friendly terms to fit into the block and to suit the tools.

Check out Adriaan's website www.vanderlugt.com.au


Student Feedback

Camp Creative Survey

"Adriaan was very knowledgeable and he was able to provide ideas to assist. He was always conscious of not 'overriding' your idea. He just wanted to make it better. I felt I understood more. Adriaan did a drawing class and also drew each of the participants which was a nice touch."

"Adriaan was able to provide design or technique suggestions without taking over from the student. He gave inexperienced students the confidence to take on challenging designs that they otherwise wouldn’t have attempted or completed. His value-add workshops on sketch drawings were informative. He has inspired many students to continue carving in Hebel or other material."

"The tutor added short stories with examples of his exhibiting experiences, encouraging becoming sculptors with realistic expectations."

"Adriaan had the ability to get our thoughts and designs out of our mind and transform them into on the ground works. Brilliant yet humble. I truly enjoyed my first visit. Will be back!"


Adriaan Vanderlugt

Adriaan Vanderlugt

Adriaan began his art career as a graphic designer at an advertising agency in Canada. In 1969, whilst travelling the world on a motorcycle, he was inspired by Canadian Inuit stone carvings to begin carving wildlife, in soapstone, then marble, bone, wood and metal.  He has completed commissions of public art commissions all over Australia, and in 2003 received a Centenary Medal ‘for distinguished service to the arts’.

Adriaan’s Sculpture Episode for the TV show ‘Colour In Your Life’ was recorded in 2013, and as it has gone around the world, has proven to be very popular. Check out his website www.vanderlugt.com.au



Course Requirements

You will use two blocks measuring 600 x 200 x 200 mm. Cost is $65 payable to the tutor payable to the tutor on the first day.

Hebel stone is also known as aerated concrete.  To carve Hebel stone, we use woodworking tools (they can be cleaned and resharpened afterwards).

Please contact Adriaan on adriaan@vanderlugt.com.au if you have any questions

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