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Sub categories: Dry stone walling, Stone carving, Stone letter cutting, Stone work

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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.

Next course on 5th August 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...
Stonecarving for beginners and intermediates in the Cotswolds. Two day affordable stone carving 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.
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 FULLY BOOKED 5th & 6th August - Harrop Edge, Lark Hill Road, Dobcross, Saddleworth FULLY BOOKED 21st & 22nd October - Harrop Edge, Lark Hill Road, Dobcross, Saddleworth ONLY A FEW PLACES LEFT Please ring or email for a booking form All of our...
Carvers follow a series of suggested topics which introduce new skills and techniques. The first topic introduces a letter cutting technique creating an insized pattern to familiarize the use of mallet and chisel. Further projects focus on skills such as visualising 3D form; relief creation; figurative realism; direct carving and working from a maquette. Own projects can be followed if preferred. Everyone works at their own pace with individual tuition, beginners are very welcome. This...
Next course on 12th August 2017
One-day dry stone walling course. A unique opportunity to take part in constructing a 2m high, Permanant Dry Stone Boundary wall, in the heart of the Bedfordshire countryside. Probably the tallest DSW structure in the region !! These workshops are a 'hands on' experience to the introduction or improvement for DIY and interested persons of all ages over 16yrs. You will assess the ground and setting out of building pins, batter frames and lines. You...
Next course on 19th August 2017
Two day dry stone walling courses in locations throughout the North and close enough for people in the Midlands. ** NEW! Due to demand we do offer the possibility to do the same 2 day course but in one day - it is not for the feint hearted, we cover exactly the same syllabus, it is hard work but those that do it love it! Please contact us ** ** NEW! We also offer courses...
Spend the day learning how to flint knapp like our ancestors during the Stone Age. On this course you will learn to shape a knife blade or arrowhead using the pressure flake method. The arrowheads are preformed so no need to learn how to percussion knapp. You will also learn how to attach the handle to the blade. Handles can be made from wood or antler.
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...
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...
Next course on 7th October 2017
Weekend stone carving courses on the beautiful Wales/Shropshire border. I have been teaching stone carving weekends for about 15 years ago and enjoy them immensely. The days usually run from 9.30 - 5 and I am flexible about what people want to do and make, whether it be relief, 3D or a specific idea for a sculpture. This is a 2 day course suitable for all abilities - no age limits either! I have taught...