"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?
- Next course on 2nd February 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.
Tool skills & Carving techniques.
Working in 3-dimensions.
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...
Stonecarving for beginners and intermediates in the Cotswolds
Held outdoors or in workshop. Beautiful location, in Gloucestershire, idyllic rural setting in Cotswold Area of outstanding natural beauty.
Two day affordable stone carving courses, held generally once or twice a month, please click on the "View Website" button above for all course dates and details!
Taught in small groups, up to ten trainees
This one day workshop is for those wanting to learn and find pleasure in discovering stone carving. You will start with an introduction to tools and types of stone, followed by direct carving to get the feeling of tools and material. You will also learn about preparation of designs and templates and how to rough-out for specific shapes. Techniques on finishing will also be covered and how tool marks can be used to enrich the...
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...
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...
Inspired by the Cotswolds countryside, even first-time carvers will create a unique work of art to take home. This two day course takes place in David King's Ticket Office Studio, at the heart of the Cotswold Water Park.
The course covers basic stone carving techniques for beginners whilst those with previous experience can explore new ideas and techniques.
With delicious home cooked lunches and cakes, you'll be well looked after!
You'll receive a safety briefing...
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...
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...
This 2-day course is suitable for beginners (no previous experience necessary) or experienced carvers. Learn about these fascinating medieval green men and take your own completed sculpture home in Maltese limestone.
Arrival for 9am for a prompt start.
A tour of the facilities will be given with a health and safety induction.
Beginners will learn how to hold a chisel and mallet. They will learn how to chase a line, rough out and...