• Stone carver working with a large piece of white stone and a carving tool.


    The Sculpture Studio, led by resident artist Nizette Brennan, is dedicated to providing the community with the space, materials, tools, and skills to create sculpture and functional art.

    A committed group of Sculpture Studio Artists work regularly at the studio designing and producing contemporary and traditional carved stone pieces. The Sculpture Studio is supported in part by the Maryland State Arts Council and by the Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County, Maryland.

    Experience stone carving for an hour!

    Must be scheduled a minimum of 2 days in advance. Minimum age is 18. Contact the instructor to schedule at 410.903.5474 or email nizetteb@gmail.com

    The Sculpture Studio at Glen Echo will be open to the public by appointment only from March 1 to May 31, 2021. To schedule a visit, please email nizetteb@gmail.com or call/text us at 410-903-5474. Dates and times are limited, but we will work with you to make arrangements. We are following all guidelines for health and safety during the pandemic. Masks over the mouth and nose are required as well as physical distancing at the Sculpture Studio at all times.

    Nizette Brennan

    The Sculpture Studio at Glen Echo was founded by American sculptor and educator Nizette Brennan, whose career began at the University of Maryland, College Park, and continued in Greece, Italy, New York City, and finally back in Washington, DC, where she maintained a productive studio at the Cathedral Stone yard while completing sculpture commissions for figurative works, gardens, fountains, plazas and other private and public artworks, including a GSA Art-in Architecture commission. Early in her career, Nizette was invited by Isamu Noguchi to work at his Long Island City studio and at the Noguchi Garden Museum. More recently, she was included in the important exhibit "Washington Art Matters," a retrospective at the American University Katzen Museum.

    “The growth of her art is tied to an understanding of stone. From direct cutting comes knowledge of the nature of stone, and from this knowledge, the possibilities of its meaning. She has found her own meanings through the truth of stone.”

    Isamu Noguchi, from the presentation of the Sculpture Award to Nizette Brennan at the American Academy & Institute of Arts and Letters, NYC




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