Sculptor Beth Vannatta will lead a basic stone carving workshop Oct. 27,at Carriage Factory Art Gallery, 128 E. Sixth St.

The four-hour class will begin at 10 a.m. and conclude at 2:30 p.m., with a 30-minute lunch break.

All supplies will be included in the $30 fee. Participants are encouraged to bring a simple carving idea.

Vannatta received her degree in art education from Fort Hays State University. She has taught art, jewelry design and stone sculpture.

She sculpts in brass, copper, stone, wood and clay and has shown her work in Kansas, Colorado, Missouri, New Mexico and Oregon.

She owns a 48-acre wilderness farm outside of Halstead, where she converted the old chicken house into her studio.

Reservations for the basic stone carving workshop October 27 can be made by calling Carriage Factory Art Gallery at 316-284-2749 or going online to

Gallery hours are noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday,  and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturda.