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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?

£90
East Yorkshire
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...
£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
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...
£195
Gloucestershire
The aim of the course is to make a 3D sculpture from a Cotswold Limestone in two whole days. The information taught will be in a small take-away booklet. The course begins by covering aspects of health and safety in the workshop. Then each tool and it's use is introduced. Then we look at the different approaches to stone carving and the old carving masters who used them. (e.g. carving direct, profiling). Each student will...
£155
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...
£170
Lothian - Next course on 4th February 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 the 4th February to 4th March 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...
£75
North Yorkshire - Next course on 15th March 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...
£240
Gloucestershire
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...
£140
Cheshire
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...
£85
Lothian - Next course on 16th February 2019
One Day Stone Letter Carving and Relief Course with Simon Burns-Cox at The Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop. Maximum 5 participants and open to all levels. At the start of the course, there will be a review about the tools and how to use them. The student will be reminded about the importance of the V cut and different ways of cutting stone. There will then be a discussion about what the students would like to carve....