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.
3-day of personal tuition - enjoyable & instructive, 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. A maximum 3 students per course, which allows a great deal of specialised attention. Reduced fee for 2 or 3 bookings.
Tool skills & Carving techniques.
Working in 3-dimensions....
About the Pebble Mosaic course:
Maximum number of 4 people per course at Olicana's workshop in central Ilkley, one of Yorkshire's most picturesque towns.
Learn how to create a stunning pebble mosaic that will provide a talking point for your garden from David James of Olicana Mosaics.
You will be taken through all the steps involved in creating a square or circular or shell shaped pebble mosaic measuring 45cm/18inch square or in diameter. This will...
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, for Tameside MBC at Gorse Hall, Stalybridge.
Training Course, Ridge Farm, Diggle.
Training Course, Well-i-Hole Farm, Greenfield.
Group Bookings Taken ( call for rates)
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All of our courses are...
John your tutor has over 30yrs experience as a sculptor and stonemason. Teaching stone carving to adults and children in England and France.
The workshops are set up for those wanting to take time, to situate, learn and find pleasure in discovering ways of expression through stone carving.
Providing starting points, encouraging the development of ideas, knowledge, skills, visual awareness and creative potential.
The stone carving courses will give you the opportunity to sculpt a...
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...
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...
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...
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
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...
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 9.30am - 5pm 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...