Stone Carving Workshop
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About the Course
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 learn what types of stone are best for carving and how to use the specialist tools. If you progress well and complete your first piece you will be able to move onto a design of your own. The course will teach you enough to be able to complete a second carving at home.
For the Improver:
You are encouraged to bring with you a design, sketch or model of something you would like to carve. If the design is feasible you will be given advice and tutoring on how to go about carving your own design or how it might be adapted to suit the medium of stone.
On Completion of the Course:
At the end of the course you will be able to take home at least one completed stone carving. We will also provide you with information about where to purchase tools and equipment to continue and develop your skills at home.
The courses are kept to a maximum number of 7 so that tutoring can be focused around the individual.
We can offer tailor made packages to suit individual or group requirements.
For booking or further information please visit our web page.
The Course Tutor:
Oliver is a qualified and skilled craftsman with over 25 years experience of carving and stonemasonry.
Oliver is director of Coe Stone Ltd, a company which specialises in the repair and care of historic buildings and monument.
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?
Included in the Cost (£180 for 2 days)
• Stone for your first and second carving, use of tools and equipment for the duration of the course.
• Health and safety equipment such as goggles and gloves. You must bring your own stout boots and workwear.
• Home cooked lunches and all refreshments.
• A small basic area which can be used for camping free of charge.
An excellent course - well designed for beginners, or more experienced people in the industry. Everyone left with a new set of skills and a lovely personal carving. I feel I can now use the skills I learned and work on making some of my own carvings at home. I think it's quite an achievement that Olly managed to get everyone up to that standard in just 2 days. Thanks!
Jamie Bransden - - #8891
A great weekend course. Really good introduction to letter formation, how to draw and set out and letter cut. Enjoyed the mix of theory and practical, and had enough time to try letter cutting on slate and limestone. Friendly and encouraging tutoring, and delicious food! Many thanks to Olly and Rosi
K Murray - - #5162
Excellent course for anyone wishing to take up stone carving. Oliver provided excellent tuition and encouragement and we all went away with a carving to be proud of and the enthusiasm to carry on. Fantastic home cooked lunches and snacks, good facilities and a brilliant atmosphere. I would highly recommend it.
Jill Derbyshire - - #3350
Friendly professional tuition.
I would recommend this course to anyone interested in learning the practical craft of stone carving.
Craig Leanney - - #3291
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Course Start DatesFriday 6th July 2018
- Suitable for beginners
- Suitable for events & groups
- Teen friendly
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