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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?

Cumbria - Next course on 26th September 2019
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. To sustain your carving you'll be treated to lovely 2 course Aga lunches, home baking and fresh...
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...
Lothian - Next course on 6th April 2019
Two Day Introductory Stone Letter Carving Course with Simon Burns-Cox at The Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop. Maximum 5 participants and open to all levels. Course price £165 and the use of stone and tools are included. Extra stone and tools can be purchased from Simon. Next course is on Saturday 6th and 13th April and Saturday 8th and 15th June 2019 from 10.00 to 16.30. For further details, please contact Simon
Weekly stone carving sessions on the beautiful Wales/Shropshire border. Tuesdays 10 am 'til 2pm I have been teaching stone carving for about 15 years ago and enjoy it immensely. I am flexible about what people want to do and make, whether it be relief, 3D or a specific idea for a sculpture. The weekly sessions are suitable for all abilities - no age limits either! I have taught elderly people as well as lots of...
Greater London - Next course on 26th April 2019
This course will allow you to explore sculpture whilst learning fundamental wood & 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 your own projects in abstract or figurative sculpture, lettering, or functional objects. Develop ideas in clay and carve in various types of wood & stone. All levels welcome including beginners. Basic materials included but charged...