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.
- 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.
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.
Training Course, Round Hill Farm, Dobcross.
Training Course, for Tameside MBC at Gorse Hall, Stalybridge.
Training Course, Ridge Farm, Diggle.
Training Course, Well-i-Hole Farm, Greenfield.
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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...
- Next course on 23rd March 2019
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...
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...
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
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 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...
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...
Beginners’ Dry Stone Walling
All of our courses are suitable for beginners and improvers and are run by qualified DSWA instructors.
We have courses planned throughout the year and can arrange more if there is the demand (a minimum of 6 trainees). Please get in touch for dates and details.
It starts at about 9.30 on the Saturday and finishes at about 4.00pm on Sunday.
Each course covers: - Health and safety
- Use of...
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Join Adam Beeston here for a day of cobbling. Adam is very experienced in both teaching and cobbling. This is a 'Hands On' day enabling you to learn the skills associated with traditional methods of laying cobbles (before the days of cement and vibrating compactors!)
This will be a relatively peaceful day with your square metre of ground in front of...