One Day Stone Letter Carving Course with Simon Burns-Cox

Duration: One Day from 10.00 to 16.30

Price: £60

Run by: Simon Burns-Cox Sculptor and Letter Carver

Contact: Simon Burns-Cox


The Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop
21 Hawthornvale, Newhaven

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About the Course

One Day Stone Letter Carving Course with Simon Burns-Cox at The Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop on Saturday 28th October and/or Saturday 4th November 2017 from 10.00 to 16.30. The course is designed for those who have either participated on The Two Day Introductory Stone Letter Carving Course and want to continue or for those who have some basic experience. Complete beginners, however, are also accepted as the class is small. Maximum 5 participants and tools and stone can be borrowed or purchased.

At the start of the course, there will be a review about the tools and how to use them. The student will be reminded about the importance of the V cut and different ways of cutting stone. There will then be a discussion about what the 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 during the day.

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

What's included in the price?

The One Day Stone Letter Carving Course will take place in the modern purpose built studios of The Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop which is an international centre for Sculptors baed in Edinburgh, Scotland.

The course price is £60 and tools and stone can be borrowed or purchased. There will be breaks during the day and lunch is taken in the cafe MILK which is onsite at The Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop. Fresh food and drinks are available throughout the day but are not included in the course price.

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Course Start Dates

Course dates are flexible; please get in touch for the next available date.

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