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.
Stone letter carving in slate - taster workshop with Tom Perkins
An introduction to the technique of ‘V’ incising letters in slate, learning to carve component strokes , aiming towards carving a letter in a slate pebble as a finished piece to take home.
Friday 28th June 14.00-17.30
Saturday 29th June 14.00-17.30
Tom Perkins is a well-known letter-carver and lettering designer and author of the book 'The Art of Letter Carving in Stone' published in...
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...
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...
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
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...