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Do you love to run your fingers over a cool stone sculpture - to appreciate the shape and texture with touch as well as sight? Do you linger over the cold carved contours of Moore, Epstein or Frink, or long to wander around the Yorkshire sculpture park? You can find a course here to develop your own potential to create beauty in stone and other materials. Maybe you want to learn how an expert sharpens carving gouges or chooses just the right stone from which the imagined shape can be born. Perhaps you'd prefer to learn from an experienced letter-cutter. Most courses shown here are based in areas of stunning scenery - so why not have a go at stone-carving and be inspired by excellent teaching in a wonderful environment. Whether you are a total beginner or already accomplished you will find a course to suit your ability and enhance your skills.

£75
Lancashire - Next course on 28th July 2018
Two day dry stone walling course for beginners in Association with Dry Stone Walling Association of Great Britain This course runs several times a year, usually between March to October. July 28th & 29th July Beginners Training Course Harrop Edge / Larkhill Road, Roundhill Farm Dobcross, Saddleworth. PLACE STILL AVAILABLE August 18th & 19th Beginners Training Course Gorse Hall, Stalybridge. LIMITED AVAILABILITY October 20th & 21st Beginners Training Course Harrop Edge / Larkhill Road, Roundhill...
£120
Staffordshire
Two day course introduces basic stone carving techniques and use of tools to create a three dimensional form from either sandstone or limestone. (eg: owl, seated cat or green man) The reference image is your choice from our stock and the finished work can be taken home at the end of the course. These courses are suitable for complete beginners as individual, step by step tuition will be given, however, if you have stone carving...
£179.99
Greater Manchester - Next course on 26th May 2018
Two day dry stone walling courses on Saddleworth Moor, plus locations throughout the North and close enough for people in the Midlands. Our usual rendezvous is at 08:45 hrs prompt in Diggle Hotel car park, Saddleworth. This is next to Bill’s B&B if you are staying there – Bill owns the land where we build – you can literally roll to the wall from your bed! On occasion we run the course at other locations...
£180
Carmarthenshire - Next course on 6th July 2018
Budding artists can head to Carmarthen in Wales to try their hand at the intricate art of stone carving with this 2 day Stone House Carving course, the ideal option for creative types looking for an out-of-the-ordinary escape this summer. For the Beginner: During the stone carving course you will learn how to draw out and carve a design in relief such as a York Rose or a Green Man. To begin with you will...
£150
Powys
Weekend stone carving courses on the beautiful Wales/Shropshire border. I have been teaching stone carving weekends for about 15 years ago and enjoy them immensely. The days usually run from 9.30 - 5 and I am flexible about what people want to do and make, whether it be relief, 3D or a specific idea for a sculpture. This is a 2 day course suitable for all abilities - no age limits either! I have taught...
£70
West Yorkshire
Beginners’ Dry Stone Walling Course - weekend in the Yorkshire Dales The courses run from approximately 9:00am to 4:00pm over Saturday and Sunday and run throughout the year. Please get in touch for dates. During a training course you will: - Learn the basic principles of dry stone walling - Contribute to the conservation of our valuable local dry stone walls - Enjoy working in the countryside in a structured but informal atmosphere - Be...
£160
Calderdale - Next course on 17th November 2018
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. Course Details Arrival for 9am for a prompt 9am start. A tour of the West Riding Stonecarving Association (WRSA) 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...
£76
Shropshire - Next course on 30th June 2018
Build a Dry Stone Wall at Acton Scott Historic Working Farm. A one-day introductory course to the craft of dry stone walling from scratch. Under the guidance of an expert dry stone waller, learn how to select the right stone, create the footings and build a retaining wall. By the end of the day you will be able to attempt your own wall. Tutor: Dave Marpole Accommodation If you are considering staying overnight or attending...
£120
Norfolk
This day course is aimed at beginners and takes place within a genuine working stonemasons' lodge, in the beautiful setting of the medieval church of St Clement's in North Norwich. In this workshop you will have the opportunity to, either, carve a simple piece or do some letter-cutting. As well as learning basic carving techniques our customers enjoy learning about the ancient traditions of our guild, that stretches back continuously to 1096. Your tutor, Master...
£165
Somerset
Weekend Stone Carving Course with Tom Clark > You will have all tools and materials provided > You will receive expert one-to-one tuition > You will go home with a finished stone-carving Come and enjoy a unique experience in the relaxed and beautiful environment of a professional sculptor's 16th century home and workshops in the heart of rural Somerset. Contact Tom for more information and to book your place. Unlike college or holiday courses, our...