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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.

Stonecarving for beginners and intermediates in the Cotswolds. Two day affordable stone carving courses, held generally once or twice a month. See website for dates. Materials and tools supplied. Held outdoors or in workshop. Beautiful location, in Gloucestershire, idylic rural setting in cotswold Area of outstanding natural beauty. Please use the link to contact me from the website above for more details. Taught in small groups, up to five or six.
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...
Click through top left hand link to our own website to see remaining 2017 Quirky courses and by using the 'keep me posted' icon you will receive the new 2018 course list when it is released in early November. Many of our early courses get booked up for Christmas presents. 17th - 20th March 2017. This 3 day Stone Sculpture workshop with Simon Keeley- a perfect slice of fresh air and 'downtime' in which to...
Next course on 23rd October 2017
Tutor: Tom Perkins Date & Time: Mon 23rd - Wed 25th Oct, 10am - 4pm, Venue: Albright Studio, New Brewery Arts REF: SW87-17 PRICE: £240 (£0.00 VAT) 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...
Letter Carving in Stone Taster Course – Carving a short Inscription The cut letter in stone has a unique place in the role of written text; it has the authority of the printed word and the intimacy of handwriting, carried by a timeless monumental material. In this one day taster course we will be looking at using the techniques of letter carving to design and cut an inscription in stone. The course is designed to...
Stone letter carving - two day course Develop your stone carving skills! On this one day course you'll cover focus on the specific skills for letter cutting in stone. You will learn how to mark up and cut a short inscription into your piece of stone from a selection of scripts that will be available for you to choose from. You will produce a bespoke piece of work to take home with you at the...
Next course on 21st October 2017
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...
Next course on 1st October 2017
Led by multi award winning Katherine Worthington, specialising in stone carving since 1997. With teaching experience since 2013 - figurative and sculptural stone carving to the 2nd year diploma students at The Heatherley School of Fine Art, Chelsea, London. In 2015/16 she taught at the Art Academy, London Bridge. Courses usually held - 1st and 3rd Saturday of each month (ongoing). 10.45am - 4.45pm in Crypt room 1 For beginners - intermediate. Learn the ancient...
Next course on 2nd October 2017
A six day foundation course in cutting fine letters in stone and practising essential drawing and layout skills. Tutor, Robbie Schneider MRBS, studied sculpture at Camberwell and Byam Shaw Art Schools in London and later specialised in lettering. He is a full member of Letter Exchange and on the Scottish Lettercutters Association and an elected member of the Royal British Society of Sculptors. Robbie exhibits widely and does many public and private commissions. His work...
Lettering design courses offer the student techniques and skills for designing lettering for different media including calligraphy, stone carving and painted letters. Inspiration for these courses is drawn from the beautiful, rugged landscape of the St Davids peninsular in West Wales.