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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?

£140
Devon - Next course on 27th April 2019
This workshop will teach you a range of stone carving skills to enable you to create a contemporary planter for your home. On this two day course you will gain a wide range of techniques involved in the hand carving of stone. On day one you will learn a range of stone carving techniques using a range of chisels and a mallet. Begin by carving a block of Bath stone into a cylinder, then learn...
£185
Somerset - Next course on 6th April 2019
This course is designed for those with a practical interest in medieval art and stone carving and will suit both compete beginners and those with some stone carving experience. The course will take place in Nick's timber frame studio in the village of Drayton on the Somerset Levels. The development and evolution of foliage through the Anglo Saxon, Romanesque and Early English periods will be explained and discussed. The first day will be spent learning...
£440
North Yorkshire - Next course on 27th April 2019
3-day of enjoyable & instructive personal tuition - tailored to suit beginners & experienced carvers. I'll show you how to work on your personal projects from masonry to completed artwork, and advise you on how to continue to develop your skills after the course. Maximum 3 students per course, which allows a great deal of specialised attention. Reduced fee for 2 or 3 bookings. Topics covered: Tool skills & Carving techniques. Working in 3-dimensions. What...
£30
Powys
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...
£75
Cornwall
Join us for an introduction to the fascinating art of stone carving. This course is flexible and restricted to no more than 6 students so people can explore the subject matter of their choice and develop their ideas to complete a piece by the end of the day. After an introduction to the use of tools and studio practise we will look at creating depth and the graphic possibilities of line and texture to bring...
£75
North Yorkshire - Next course on 12th April 2019
Learn how to stone carve with Chris Swales Be a garden maker’ offers a wide range of craft courses near Skipton in the stunning Yorkshire Dales. On site is a café / tea room and large garden center. Each course includes all equipment and items you will need, requires no previous experience and you will leave the day with something you have made to be proud of. Get in touch for more details and to...
£80
Dorset
Our 1 Day Stone Carving Course takes place at Sturminster Marshall, near Wimborne in Dorset. During this course you will be provided with all of the tools, materials and safety equipment needed for the day. You will be given full guidance and tuition from our stone mason and you will get to take your carving home at the end of the day. We import our stone directly from the quarry in Malta and this limestone...
£85
Dorset - Next course on 23rd March 2019
John your tutor has over 30yrs experience as a sculptor and stonemason. Teaching stone carving to adults and children in England and France. The workshops are set up for those wanting to take time, to situate, learn and find pleasure in discovering ways of expression through stone carving. Providing starting points, encouraging the development of ideas, knowledge, skills, visual awareness and creative potential. The stone carving courses will give you the opportunity to sculpt a...
£85
Lothian - Next course on 1st June 2019
One Day Stone Letter Carving and Relief Course with Simon Burns-Cox at The Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop. Maximum 5 participants and open to all levels. 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. There will then be a discussion about what the students would like to carve....
£90
East Yorkshire - Next course on 22nd March 2019
We open our Studios on most Fridays during term time for those wishing to work and learn alongside us. With a feeling of being apprenticed in working artists studios, you can choose to come along for one day to get a feel of working with stone and complete a small carving project to take home with you, or you may wish to come to us on an ongoing basis (at intervals to suit your own...