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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.

£95
Gloucestershire
Stonecarving for beginners and intermediates in the Cotswolds. Two day affordable stone carving courses, held generally once or twice a month. See website for dates. Materials and tools supplied. Held outdoors or in workshop. Beautiful location, in Gloucestershire, idylic rural setting in cotswold Area of outstanding natural beauty. Please use the link to contact me from the website above for more details. Taught in small groups, up to ten trainees
£75
Lancashire - Next course on 18th August 2018
Two day dry stone walling course for beginners in Association with Dry Stone Walling Association of Great Britain This course runs several times a year, usually between March to October. August 18th & 19th Beginners Training Course Gorse Hall, Stalybridge. LIMITED AVAILABILITY October 20th & 21st Beginners Training Course Harrop Edge / Larkhill Road, Roundhill Farm Dobcross, Saddleworth. PLACES STILL AVAILABLE Possible further dates in August -September subject to interest. Group Bookings Taken ( call...
£65
Bedfordshire - Next course on 8th September 2018
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...
£85
London - Next course on 1st September 2018
New for 4th August:- Help build a permanant DSW 'Sheep Creep' feature, built in one of the paddocks to include: four Cheek Ends, installing: Foundations, Tie Stones, Through Stones, Lintels, Vertical Top Stones These one day workshops are a 'hands on' introduction or improvement for DIY and interested persons of all ages over 16yrs. You will build a DSW and learn the heritage and craft overview and geological terms of the different material, the engineering...
£100
Dorset - Next course on 2nd September 2018
This one day workshop is for those wanting to learn and find pleasure in discovering stone carving. You will start with an introduction to tools and types of stone, followed by direct carving to get the feeling of tools and material. You will also learn about preparation of designs and templates and how to rough-out for specific shapes. Techniques on finishing will also be covered and how tool marks can be used to enrich the...
£179.99
Greater Manchester - Next course on 25th August 2018
Two day dry stone walling courses on Saddleworth Moor, plus locations throughout the North and close enough for people in the Midlands. Our usual rendezvous is at 08:45 hrs prompt in Diggle Hotel car park, Saddleworth. This is next to Bill’s B&B if you are staying there – Bill owns the land where we build – you can literally roll to the wall from your bed! On occasion we run the course at other locations...
£330
Cumbria
This is a 3 day Stone Sculpture workshop with Simon Keeley for a perfect slice of fresh air and 'downtime' in which to lose oneself whilst learning from this 'master' of stone carving. Starting late afternoon on Sunday 27 May 2018 - choose your slot between 4.30pm & 7pm to 9pm with Simon leading you through the process of drawing and then creating a 'maquette' (a clay model) of your chosen subject. On the first...
£250
London
The London Stone Carving team are now running weekend courses throughout the year, covering all aspects of stone carving, from our fully equipped stone workshop, situated just off the old Kent Road, Central London. ​ Our classes are friendly open and flexible in their scope, covering all aspects of stone carving for all skill levels. We maintain a low student to teacher ratio, no more than four students per tutor, meaning each student's experience can...
£160
Calderdale - Next course on 17th November 2018
This 2-day course is suitable for beginners (no previous experience necessary) or experienced carvers. Learn about these fascinating medieval green men and take your own completed sculpture home in Maltese limestone. Course Details Arrival for 9am for a prompt 9am start. A tour of the West Riding Stonecarving Association (WRSA) facilities will be given with a health and safety induction. Beginners will learn how to hold a chisel and mallet. They will learn how to...
£120
Staffordshire
Two day course introduces basic stone carving techniques and use of tools to create a three dimensional form from either sandstone or limestone. (eg: owl, seated cat or green man) The reference image is your choice from our stock and the finished work can be taken home at the end of the course. These courses are suitable for complete beginners as individual, step by step tuition will be given, however, if you have stone carving...