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Are you one of those people who longs to run your fingers over a stone sculpture - to appreciate the shape and texture with touch as well as sight? Do you have to hold back from embracing the cold carved contours of Moore, Epstein or Frink? Do you love wandering around the Yorkshire sculpture park? You can find a course to develop your own potential to create beauty in stone and other materials. Maybe you want to learn how an expert sharpens carving gouges or chooses just the right stone from which the imagined shape can be born. Most courses shown here are based in areas of stunning scenery - so why not have a go at stone-carving and be inspired by excellent teaching in a wonderful environment. Whether you are a total beginner or already accomplished you will find a course to suit your ability and enhance your skills.

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Next course on 1st April 2017
Practical dry stone walling course in Central London. These one day workshops are held at Red Cross Garden 50 Red Cross Way SE1 1HA. They are a 'hands on' introduction or improvement for DIY and interested persons of all ages over 16yrs. You will take down a dry stone wall (DSW) and stack out in the appropriate manner. You will build a DSW and learn the heritage and craft overview and geological terms of the...
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Stonecarving for beginners and intermediates in the Cotswolds. Two day affordable courses, held generally once a month. Materials and tools supplied. Held outdoors or in workshop. Beautiful location, in Gloucestershire, by canal, near River, in cotswold AONB. Please use the link to contact me from the website above for more details. Taught in small groups, up to five or six.
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Two day dry stone walling course for beginners This course runs several times a year, usually between May & October. 6th & 7th May - Gorse Hall, Gorse Hall Lane, Stalybridge 5th & 6th August - Harrop Edge, Lark Hill Road, Dobcross, Saddleworth 21st & 22nd October - Harrop Edge, Lark Hill Road, Dobcross, Saddleworth Please ring or email for a booking form All of our courses are suitable for both beginners and improvers and...
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Next course on 15th April 2017
Jim White of the Daily Telegraph, who recently trained with us said 'Brilliant course! Get back to basics, build a wall, sort yourself out.' How does a wall stay up for 200 years without mortar? Find out by learning to build one yourself! Our introductory two day courses teach you everything you need to know to build your own simple dry stone wall. These courses are perfect for beginners and those such as small holders...
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Next course on 20th May 2017
Budding artists can head to Carmarthen in Wales to try their hand at the intricate art of stone carving with this 2 day Stone House Carving course, the ideal option for creative types looking for an out-of-the-ordinary escape this summer. For the Beginner: During the stone carving course you will learn how to draw out and carve a design in relief such as a York Rose or a Green Man. To begin with you will...
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Next course on 21st April 2017
Stone carving course - a 2 day introduction at Lincoln Castle. A brilliant next step or a fantastic start for artistic beginners! On this two day course you'll not only cover everything from the 'taster' day course, but you'll have the opportunity to design your own carving with inspiration from a selection of traditional designs and be able to produce a bespoke piece of work to take home with you. Suitable for beginners with some...
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Next course on 17th June 2017
Stone Carving one day taster course at Lincoln Castle. The course offers a simple introduction to low relief stone carving. Students will be taken through the process of making a simple design based on a historic decorative theme, which will be transferred to stone, and then cut into a relief carving using stone carving tools. All techniques will be clearly demonstrated and then students will put them into practice under expert supervision. Participant Information: Students...
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Beginners’ Dry Stone Walling Course - weekend in the Yorkshire Dales The courses run from approximately 9:00am to 4:00pm over Saturday and Sunday and run throughout the year. Please get in touch for dates. During a training course you will: - Learn the basic principles of dry stone walling - Contribute to the conservation of our valuable local dry stone walls - Enjoy working in the countryside in a structured but informal atmosphere - Be...
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Specialist bespoke training in letter cutting or stone carving. We started stonecarving weekends about 15 years ago and they were very successful. Total beginners have a fun day, eat well, and always took a creation home. Some came back several times! One chap famously, travelled home on the train (we have a station in the village) with the stone head he had carved under his arm, it was wonderful! Now, we offering one off bespoke...
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Next course on 1st July 2017
Build a Dry Stone Wall at Acton Scott Historic Working Farm. A one-day introductory course to the craft of dry stone walling from scratch. Under the guidance of an expert dry stone waller, learn how to select the right stone, create the footings and build a retaining wall. By the end of the day you will be able to attempt your own wall. If your nearest and dearest would like to accompany you on your...