This course is suitable for beginners (no previous experience necessary). Course Details Arrival for 10am for a prompt start. A tour of the facilities will be given with a health and safety induction. Beginners will learn how to hold a chisel and mallet. They will learn how to chase a line, rough out and finishing techniques to create their own relief carving a Yorkshire Rose. Students will work on a pre-laid out design of a Yorkshire Rose this condensed course. The Facilities The West Riding Stone Carving Association is a large well equipped workshop with individual work spaces and a large selection of hand carving tools and stone working equipment. Tutor Students will learn by observing the experienced and qualified tutor Helen Jukes (WRSA tutor, WRSA Secretary and British representative at European Stone Carving Festival). Students receive substantial individual attention as places are limited to 4 students per course. Early booking is recommended to avoid disappointment. For more information please contact Helen using the 'Ask a question' button above. Location The West Riding Stone Carving Association is at the base of Shall Lodge Chimney stack. The entrance is on Boys Lane, which is around the back of the main mill entrance. Use postcode HX3 9EZ for workshop entrance.

What's included in the price?

Course fees include all materials and use of tools. Students will be supplied with a piece of sand stone. Tea and coffee with biscuits and fruit are also available throughout the day. We recommend bringing a packed lunch. Car parking is free and available on site. We are also within walking distance of Halifax Railway Station. Personal protective equipment is also included, except steel toe capped shoes which we recommend although sturdy shoes will be ok. We also recommend that warm old clothing is worn by students.


1 day

Cancellation policy

Easy - Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts


Our Association has been established since 2010. We give the general public the chance to experience the therapeutic delight of hand carving . We currently have sixty members all hobbyists.

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Seniors
  • Teenagers
  • Corporate days out & team building
  • Public transport
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Weekends
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • Parking provided
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Shaw Lodge Mill, Boys Lane, Halifax, West Yorkshire, HX3 9EZ