"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?
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 courses are on Saturday 2nd and 9th February and Saturday 6th and 13th April 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...
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...