Have a go at ice sculpting - quite literally the coolest work of art you'll ever create! These half day workshops take place at a professional ice-sculptor's studios in South London and offer a fascinating hands on insight into creating stunning sculptures using just ice.
Your introduction to this frozen world of art starts with a tour around the studios, a chat about the history of ice sculpting and the tools of the trade - with drills, saws and chisels all being used to chip away at the ice. The ice blocks are produced at the studios using special water formulae which not only provides excellent clarity but also takes longer to melt, so there's plenty of time to enjoy the icy creations.
Your first challenge, once kitted out in gloves, goggles and aprons, is to work a small block of ice to make a solo mini ice sculpture that you get to take away with you (packed in insulation so your iced piece of creativity doesn't melt on the way home!). You then work in pairs to carve a 28kg block into your ice sculpting piece de resistance. Usually you are tasked with creating a unique wine cooler/holder in whatever form your imagination comes up with.
This ice sculpting class offers a truly unique creative experience that lets you have a go at an art form that is both stunning and great fun to try.