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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?

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...
Powys - Next course on 27th July 2019
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 9.30am - 5pm 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...
Calderdale - Next course on 12th October 2019
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 start. A tour of the 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 chase a line, rough out and...
Greater London - Next course on 9th June 2019
A 3 day workshop to create a gargoyle for the house or garden in stone or wood. Learn fundamental carving skills, which can be used in further courses at Morley. We will be developing our ideas in clay and carving in various types of stone and wood. This course gives you the opportunity to carve aspects of a portrait or gargoyle learning to understand eyes, noses, ears and whole faces in stone or wood. Open...
Hampshire - Next course on 29th June 2019
This summer we are offering stone carving courses. This two day course is designed for complete beginners to enjoy learning to carve a relief piece which they can then take home. Other course dates in Hampshire are : Two day course - 27th-28th April 2019 Two day course - 29th and 30th June 2019 Two day course - 24th and 25th August 2019 See our website for Yorkshire course dates.
Lothian - Next course on 27th May 2019
Five week stone letter carving and stone relief course on a Monday morning from 10.00 to 13.00 with Simon Burns-Cox at The Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop. Maximum 5 participants and open to all levels. The next course is from Monday 13th May to 10th June 2019. At the start of the course, there will be a review about the tools and how to use them. The student will also discover the importance of the V cut...
North Yorkshire - Next course on 14th June 2019
Learn how to stone carve with Chris Swales Be a garden maker’ offers a wide range of craft courses near Skipton in the stunning Yorkshire Dales. On site is a café / tea room and large garden center. Each course includes all equipment and items you will need, requires no previous experience and you will leave the day with something you have made to be proud of. Get in touch for more details and to...
Content will include learning/practising the technique of ‘V’ incising letters in stone and slate, basic guidance on drawing and spacing letters, and the process offsetting out a brief inscription for carving. More experienced carvers may fine-tune carving, as required, and obtain input with drawn lettering and the design of inscriptions. This letter carving course is suitable for all levels – including beginners! You can turn any of our courses into a short break by staying...
Two day Maltese limestone carving sculpture workshop. Courses are run throughout the year. The course is designed for beginners. We work in a relaxed atmosphere set in ten acres of landscaped gardens. On both days the workshop will start at 10am and finish at 4pm. The gardens are an RHS partner garden. The workshop is outside but under cover so suitable clothing and strong footwear is recommended. At the end of the weekend the sculptures...
This course is designed for those with a practical interest in medieval art and stone carving and will suit both compete beginners and those with some stone carving experience. The course will take place in Nick's timber frame studio in the village of Drayton on the Somerset Levels. The development and evolution of foliage through the Anglo Saxon, Romanesque and Early English periods will be explained and discussed. The first day will be spent learning...