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Stone letter cutting courses

Walk through your local church yard with observant eyes and you will find a range of stone letter carving styles. From the the simplest clean lines to more rounded flowing scripts you will become intrigued by the history unfolding on the headstones. Stone letter carving should somehow reveal an essence or spirit of the individual and we see this on family tombs, in public buildings, on way faring signposts, in religious buildings and heritage sites. The words may be for information, to praise God, to reflect the love of a family, to describe or to delight, as on Simon Armitage's poetry Stanza Stones. Do you want to learn the traditional art of the stone letter carver! Do you need advice on choosing the best material and tools to carve clear, beautiful letters? Come and try a course on stone letter carving and be inspired to create something that will last many generations.

£95
Gloucestershire
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
£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...
£90
East Yorkshire - Next course on 26th April 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...
£180
Borders - Next course on 12th September 2019
Over a relaxing weekend in a beautiful courtyard in the heart of the Scottish Borders you can learn the gentle art of letter-cutting. Experienced letterer and tutor Natasha Smith will guide you through the process of hand lettering on stone, from sketch to cut letter. Using chisel and hammer you can discover the meditational art of lettering. Very small groups ensure you get lots of guidance. We begin with a cuppa around 9.30 and meet...
£170
Lothian - Next course on 13th May 2019
Five Week Stone Letter Carving and Stone Relief Course on a Monday morning from 10.00 to 13.00 with Simon Burns-Cox at The Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop. Maximum 5 participants and open to all levels. The next course is from Monday 13th May to 10th June 2019. At the start of the course, there will be a review about the tools and how to use them. The student will also discover the importance of the V cut...
£240
Gloucestershire
Content will include learning/practising the technique of ‘V’ incising letters in stone and slate, basic guidance on drawing and spacing letters, and the process offsetting out a brief inscription for carving. More experienced carvers may fine-tune carving, as required, and obtain input with drawn lettering and the design of inscriptions. This letter carving course is suitable for all levels – including beginners! You can turn any of our courses into a short break by staying...
£330
Cumbria - Next course on 17th May 2019
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...
£240
Gloucestershire
Try your hand at this fantastic craft. New Brewery Arts runs this 3 day workshops in stone carving and letter carving. Taking place in our specialist sculpture studio with renowned tutors and small class sizes you will be creating something amazing before you know it. You can turn any of our courses into a short break by staying in our on site accommodation. When you book a residential package you will get discounted accommodation in...
£250
London
The London Stone Carving team are now running weekend courses throughout the year, covering all aspects of stone carving, from our fully equipped stone workshop, situated just off the old Kent Road, Central London. ​ Our classes are friendly open and flexible in their scope, covering all aspects of stone carving for all skill levels. We maintain a low student to teacher ratio, no more than four students per tutor, meaning each student's experience can...
£295
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...