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"Insults should be written in sand, compliments should be carved in stone" (Arab proverb). Stone carving might be described as the removal of stone to discover the beauty of form hidden within. Wherever we may travel we will find beautiful stone carving in temples, cathedrals, countryside parks and busy cities. Forms may be of human, animal, fish or fowl or may be abstract in form to allow the imagination free rein. If you want to understand how to choose the right material be it sandstone, chalk, limestone or marble and recognise a range of tools, mallet, adze, bouchard, feather and wedge then why not try a stone carving course?

£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...
£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
£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...
£185
Gloucestershire - Next course on 18th August 2018
Inspired by the Cotswolds countryside, even first-time carvers will create a unique work of art to take home. This two day course takes place in David King's Ticket Office Studio, at the heart of the Cotswold Water Park. The course covers basic stone carving techniques for beginners whilst those with previous experience can explore new ideas and techniques. With delicious home cooked lunches and cakes, you'll be well looked after! You'll receive a safety briefing...
£90
East Yorkshire - Next course on 7th September 2018
Learning with us in our studios We open our Studios on most Fridays during term time for those wishing to work and learn alongside us. With a feeling of being apprenticed in working artists studios, you can choose to come along for one day to get a feel of working with stone and complete a small carving project to take home with you, or you may wish to come to us on an ongoing basis...
£75
Cornwall
Join us for an introduction to the fascinating art of stone carving. This course is flexible and restricted to no more than 6 students so people can explore the subject matter of their choice and develop their ideas to complete a piece by the end of the day. After an introduction to the use of tools and studio practise we will look at creating depth and the graphic possibilities of line and texture to bring...
£160
Powys - Next course on 6th October 2018
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...