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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?

£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 1st June 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....
£215
London - Next course on 1st May 2019
Explore a range of materials and techniques, including carving in wood and soft stone. Who is this course for The course is suitable for people of all levels of experience who have an interest in sculpture. Sculpture manifests an enormous diversity of forms and can mean many things to many people, and part courses have benefited from the diversity within the group. What does this course cover The course offers a formal introduction to all...
£238
London - Next course on 2nd May 2019
Work directly from the model for the first six weeks of each term, then pursue your own projects, e.g. make a mould, a portrait head, or a carving based on earlier figure studies. Who is this course for The course is accessible to all people who have an interest in creating sculpture from a life model. Some previous experience of working from a life model could be an advantage, as the usual length of the...
£250
Lancashire
The course is delivered by Joseph Ayavoro a professional sculptor with over 20 years experience. Joseph has worked on small and large scale public sand private commissions in Africa and the United Kingdom. He is very passionate about supporting learning to achieve remarkable progress withing 6 days of 2hrs practical stone carving workshop. The course will explore techniques of composition with clay, learning about the design principles and applying the knowledge to develop 3D concept...
£240
Gloucestershire
Try your hand at this fantastic craft. New Brewery Arts runs this 3 day workshops in stone carving and letter carving. Taking place in our specialist sculpture studio with renowned tutors and small class sizes you will be creating something amazing before you know it. You can turn any of our courses into a short break by staying in our on site accommodation. When you book a residential package you will get discounted accommodation in...
£150
Hampshire - Next course on 6th April 2019
Our popular weekend stone carving workshops are back! You will be working your own design in Maltese Limestone with Winchester Cathedral stone mason, Alex Waddell, and sculptor, Kezia Hoffman. Suitable for beginners and those wishing to improve their skills. We provide stone, tools, hot soup, drinks, cake and plenty of encouragement! You will have your own sculpture to keep at the end and a chance to re visit us for a top up session if...
£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...
£255
Gloucestershire
During this three day stone carving masterclass you will cover essential elements and skills to create your own sculpture using Cotswold stone. In this workshop you will gain experience in: planning your stone carving, make drawings, create a model or start working directly into the stone, how to use traditional stone carving tools, and learning the difference between relief carving and sculpture. Letter carving projects can also be facilitated.
£355
Greater London - Next course on 24th April 2019
This course will allow you to explore sculpture whilst learning fundamental stone carving techniques. Beginners and returning students work alongside in a mutually supportive environment learning from both your tutor and each other. You can choose to develop you own projects in abstract or figurative sculpture, lettering, or functional objects. Develop ideas in clay and carve in various types of stone. All levels welcome including beginners. Basic materials included. By the end of the course...