Sand n' Sketch: Drawing on the Rock's Surface with Frank Bitonti

Create a unique drawing, on a unique surface, with only a small piece of sandpaper and a few drops of water. Join us at the Leighton Art Centre in learning how to draw 3 dimensional images on rocks. Sculptor Frank Bitonti will guide participants through the discovery and learning process of using sandpaper as a brush and finding the right consistency of water and rock powder - this is when the magic occurs! Using pastel to add extra colour, beautiful images come alive before your eyes.

All supplies are included. Please bring personal snacks and a water bottle.


Single Tickets: $60.00

Family Duos (supplies for two children ages 8 & up or child-parent duo): $90.00

Artist Biography

Frank has been sculpting with rock since 2006. He has created 1000+ sculptures during his career. In 2015 when he was sanding the scratches out of one of his rocks he accidentally discovered he could draw a 3D image by using a piece of sandpaper. His work can be found in various galleries in Alberta and BC. Website: and