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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?

East Yorkshire - Next course on 26th January 2018
Our one day taster course allows you to get to grips immediately with tools and stone by using a simple design as the starting point. Each course explores a specific visual starting point to develop into a finished piece of carving in relief. Please visit our website to find out more about the range of subjects available, and we are happy to discuss other possible starting points for your carving. Subjects for our currently scheduled...
East Yorkshire - Next course on 10th March 2018
These two day courses will suit people who are interested in learning to carve, those who wish to develop existing carving skills. Each courses explores a specific visual starting point for development into a finished piece of carving. Please visit our website to find out more about the range of subjects available. Subjects for our currently scheduled courses are: 10-11.03.18 Historic motifs 19-20.04.18 Exploring human form 11-12.05.18 Natural geometry 9-10.06.18 Carving an angel Relief is...
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 five or six.
Staffordshire - Next course on 6th January 2018
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...
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...
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...
Lincolnshire - Next course on 2nd December 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...
Calderdale - Next course on 21st April 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 from 9:30am for a prompt 10am 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...
This day course is aimed at beginners and takes place within a genuine working stonemasons' lodge, in the beautiful setting of a medieval church. You will carve a limestone flower that will be yours to take home. As well as learning basic carving techniques most of our customers enjoy learning about the ancient traditions of our guild, that stretches back continuously to 1096. Your tutor, Master Stephen, is one of only twelve international Guild Masters...