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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.

£30
Powys
Weekly stone carving sessions on the beautiful Wales/Shropshire border. Tuesdays 10 am 'til 2pm I have been teaching stone carving for about 15 years ago and enjoy it immensely. I am flexible about what people want to do and make, whether it be relief, 3D or a specific idea for a sculpture. The weekly sessions are suitable for all abilities - no age limits either! I have taught elderly people as well as lots of...
£55
Cumbria
Click through above to see our website and browse our full course programme. 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 you...
£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...
£75
Lancashire - Next course on 17th August 2019
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. MAY 4/5th Training Course, for Tameside MBC at Gorse Hall, Stalybridge. AUGUST 17/18th Training Course, Ridge Farm, Diggle. OCTOBER 5/6th Training Course, Well-i-Hole Farm, Greenfield. Group Bookings Taken ( call for rates) Please ring or email for a booking form All of our courses are...
£75
North Yorkshire - Next course on 6th December 2019
Learn how to stone carve with Chris Swales Be a garden maker’ offers a wide range of craft courses near Skipton in the stunning Yorkshire Dales. On site is a café / tea room and large garden center. Each course includes all equipment and items you will need, requires no previous experience and you will leave the day with something you have made to be proud of. Get in touch for more details and to...
£80
Dorset - Next course on 14th September 2019
Our 1 & 2 day stone carving courses take place at Sturminster Marshall, near Wimborne in Dorset. During this course you will be provided with all of the tools, materials and safety equipment needed for the day. You will be given full guidance and tuition from our stone mason and you will get to take your carving home at the end of the day. We import our stone directly from the quarry in Malta and...
£80
Dorset
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...
£85
Dorset - Next course on 4th August 2019
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...
£85
Gwynedd - Next course on 7th September 2019
Join a two day course to learn to build a clawdd wall. A clawdd wall is a stone faced earth bank. These walls are often built in areas where the stone is unsuitable or not plentiful enough for a dry stone wall. The stones are pitched (set vertically, similar to books on a shelf). The course will involve setting the stones into an existing earth bank. Please get in touch for more details and to...
£85
Conwy - Next course on 14th September 2019
Learn to build a dry stone wall in North Wales with the Dry Stone Walling Association. This course runs over two days (Saturdays and Sundays). The date listed is the first day (Saturday). Content will involve dismantling a section of wall, digging out and laying the foundations and rebuilding the wall through to the coping (top stones). It is held in the beautiful landscape of the Sychannt Pass near Conwy. Please get in touch for...

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