"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?
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 three day stone carving masterclass in a fantastic opportunity to receive excellent knowledge and guidance in creating your own work from Cotswold stone.
During this stone carving Masterclass you are encouraged to:
•Plan your stone carving, make drawings, create a model or start working directly into the stone
•Learn how to use traditional stone carving tools
•Learn the difference between relief carving and sculpture
•Letter carving projects can be facilitated
All tools are hand...
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...
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...