"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?
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...
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
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...
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...
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...
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...
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:
19-20 April 18 Exploring human form
11-12 May 18 Natural geometry
9-10 June 18 Carving an...
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...
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...
This day course is aimed at beginners and takes place within a genuine working stonemasons' lodge, in the beautiful setting of the medieval church of St Clement's in North Norwich. In this workshop you will have the opportunity to, either, carve a simple piece or do some letter-cutting.
As well as learning basic carving techniques our customers enjoy learning about the ancient traditions of our guild, that stretches back continuously to 1096. Your tutor, Master...