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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?

£165
Lothian - Next course on 8th June 2019
One or two day stone letter carving and relief course with Simon Burns-Cox at The Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop. Maximum 5 participants and open to all levels. Course price is £85 for one day and £165 for two days. 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....
£125
Lothian
Private tuition in sculpture, stone carving, letter carving and relief is available with Simon Burns-Cox at The Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop throughout the year. Courses can run for one day, two days, five half days or more at flexible times. Course prices range from £125 for one day, £225 for two days, £250 for five half days and include the use of stone and tools. The course is held at the Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop which is...
£215
London
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
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...
£330
Cumbria
This is a 3+ day Stone Sculpture workshop with expert Simon Keeley Simon is a favourite tutor at the much acclaimed West Dean College and we are delighted he travels up from Surrey to take a course here every year, he says he loves teaching at this venue! Greystoke Cycle Cafe walled Tea Garden in the north Lakes, a perfect tranquil location looking out over Greystoke Castle estate. Most students prefer to work in the...
£195
Gloucestershire - Next course on 6th June 2019
City Works Carving is based in the complex of a converted Victorian shirt factory. It has an urban chic vibe in amongst trees and a small brook. The session facilitator is Debs Harrison who studied Fine Art and has a diploma in stone masonry. She is a professional sculptor who specialises in stone. People attending the course range in age (from 16 to 72yrs), experience and ability. Debs gives a brief introduction to point you...
£120
Cheshire
This comprehensive two-day course is perfect to learn how to carve stone. I will introduce you to basic stone carving techniques, teach you how to use the tools, map out your design, carve in the round and smoothing techniques. Re-create my original designs, or bring your own design to translate onto a 8" x 8" x 3" block of limestone. You will come away with a unique sculpture for your home or garden. This is...
£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 5th October 2019
Stone carving 2 day workshop. You will be working 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! We provide visual templates, models and images to work from but also encourage your own creativity so feel free to create your own design and bring your own images in....
£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...