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Stone carving courses

"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?

£440
North Yorkshire - Next course on 2nd February 2019
3-day of enjoyable & instructive personal tuition - tailored to suit beginners & experienced carvers. I'll show you how to work on your personal projects from masonry to completed artwork, and advise you on how to continue to develop your skills after the course. Maximum 3 students per course, which allows a great deal of specialised attention. Reduced fee for 2 or 3 bookings. Topics covered: Safety considerations. Tool skills & Carving techniques. Working in...
£95
Gloucestershire
Stonecarving for beginners and intermediates in the Cotswolds Held outdoors or in workshop. Beautiful location, in Gloucestershire, idyllic rural setting in Cotswold Area of outstanding natural beauty. Two day affordable stone carving courses, held generally once or twice a month, please click on the "View Website" button above for all course dates and details! Taught in small groups, up to ten trainees
£100
Dorset - Next course on 16th February 2019
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...
£90
East Yorkshire - Next course on 14th December 2018
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 (at intervals to suit your own...
£330
Cumbria - Next course on 17th May 2019
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 Thursday 16th May 2019 - 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...
£140
Devon - Next course on 2nd February 2019
This workshop will teach you a range of stone carving skills to enable you to create a contemporary planter for your home. On this two day course you will gain a wide range of techniques involved in the hand carving of stone. On day one you will learn a range of stone carving techniques using a range of chisels and a mallet. Begin by carving a block of Bath stone into a cylinder, then learn...
£185
Gloucestershire - Next course on 30th March 2019
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...
£75
Cornwall - Next course on 19th January 2019
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...
£80
Dorset
Our 1 Day Stone Carving Course takes place at Sturminster Marshall, near Wimborne in Dorset. During this course you will be provided with all of the tools, materials and safety equipment needed for the day. You will be given full guidance and tuition from our stone mason and you will get to take your carving home at the end of the day. We import our stone directly from the quarry in Malta and this limestone...