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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 7th June 2019
We open our studios - usually on the first Friday and Saturday of the month - for those wishing to learn to stone carve with 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...
£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
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...
£255
Gloucestershire - Next course on 5th August 2019
This workshop is suitable for all levels, from beginner to those with previous experience of letter carving. We will cover the technique of V' incising letters in stone with mallet and chisel. Tom Perkins will be on hand to provide guidance in drawn lettering as required. Tutoring will be done on an individual basis to design a word or two for carving. For more experienced letter carvers, help will be available with drawn lettering/design, and...
£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...
£125
Lothian
Private tuition in sculpture, stone carving, letter carving and relief is available with Simon Burns-Cox at The Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop throughout the year. Courses can run for one day, two days, five half days or more at flexible times. Course prices range from £125 for one day, £225 for two days, £250 for five half days and include the use of stone and tools. The course is held at the Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop which is...
£330
Cumbria
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...