"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?
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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.
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...
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...
A 3 day late September Stone letter carving workshop with expert Pip Hall. Pip is one of the favoured letter carving tutors for the Lettering Arts Trust, and is a renowned letter carver and tutor. She taught here regularly several years ago and we are delighted she is returning to Greystoke to take another of her wonderful courses.
Greystoke Cycle Cafe walled Tea Garden in the north Lakes, a perfect tranquil location looking out over...
Weekend Stone Carving Course with Tom Clark
> You will have all tools and materials provided
> You will receive expert one-to-one tuition
> You will go home with a finished stone-carving
Come and enjoy a unique experience in the relaxed and beautiful environment of a professional sculptor's 16th century home and workshops in the heart of rural Somerset. Contact Tom for more information and to book your place.
Unlike college or holiday courses, our...