Five Week Stone Letter Carving and Relief Course (Wed am) with Simon Burns-Cox

Duration: 5 Weeks on a Wednesday morning from 10.00 to 13.00

Price: £160

Run by: Simon Burns-Cox
at Simon Burns-Cox Sculptor and Letter Carver


The Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop
21 Hawthornvale, Newhaven

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About the Course

Five Week Stone Letter Carving and Bas Relief Course on a Wednesday morning from 10.00 to 13.00 with Simon Burns-Cox in his studio at The Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop. Maximum 3 participants and open to all levels. The next courses are from the 3rd October to 7th November or the 14th November to 12th December 2018.

At the start of the course, there will be a review about the tools and how to use them. The student will also discover the importance of the V cut and the different ways of cutting stone. There will be a discussion about what students would like to carve. Realistically, one word is achievable in two days if you have some experience. Students who have already attended a course may want to continue with their project.

Before the carving process begins, there will also be a discussion about style, proportion, spacing and form and the importance of drawing before carving. We will look at how to transfer your sketches on paper to the stone. Students will then begin to draw their design in preparation for carving. Students will work on their project with personalised tuition and guidance from Simon throughout the day.

If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above or telephone us. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.

What's included in the price?

This Stone Letter Carving and Bas Relief Course with Simon Burns-Cox takes place at the modern purpose built studios of The Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop which is an international centre for Sculptors in Edinburgh, Scotland.
Tools and stone can be borrowed or purchased. There will a break during the morning if required. Fresh food and drinks can be purchased at the Cafe MILK which is onsite at The Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop

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Course Start Dates

Wednesday 3rd October 2018
Wednesday 10th October 2018
Wednesday 24th October 2018
Wednesday 31st October 2018
Wednesday 7th November 2018
Wednesday 14th November 2018
Wednesday 21st November 2018
Wednesday 28th November 2018
Wednesday 5th December 2018
Wednesday 12th December 2018

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