We now have a new course type to add to those already available. Perfect for beginners, this one day course covers the relief carving of a fleur de lis, a classical historic ornament. From the transfer of the initial design … Continue reading
Stone carving courses, stone masonry courses and letter cutting courses taught by professionally qualified Stone Mason, Eilidh Fridlington, a former Lincoln Cathedral Stonemason with 27 years of experience in architectural stonework and carving. She served her apprenticeship at the cathedral and is a holder of a distinction in Advanced City & Guilds Stonemasonry; the highest designation obtainable.
The courses are held in Lincoln, Lincolnshire at purpose-built workshop premises within the Terrace, situated in the heart of Lincoln’s Cultural Quarter - the ideal venue for artistic inspiration being near to the Theatre Royal, Lincoln Drill Hall, The Central Library, The Collection Art and Archaeology in Lincolnshire, The Usher Art Gallery and historic Lincoln Cathedral. A map showing the location of the workshop can be found here.
The stone masonry courses are based on the production of a classical ovolo mould complete with internal and external mitres, the processes involved being fundamental in the production of all architectural stonework. Whether you're looking to enter the trade as a Stonemason, expand your knowledge of working with stone, involved or interested in restoration and conservation, or perhaps own a stone property in need of maintenance, this course is the ideal place to begin. The duration is 3 days, and during this time you will produce and take home with you an excellent example of architectural stonework demonstrating the skills you have learnt. Current list of stonemasonry courses.
Letter Cutting Courses
The letter cutting courses are based around the processes involved in the application of letter cutting in stone using both classical and contemporary letter forms. The duration is 3 days, during which time those attending will learn the techniques involved in the setting out and cutting of a stone inscription. Current list of letter cutting courses.
Stone Carving Courses
The stone carving courses are based on the creation of gargoyles and grotesques and teach clients of all abilities the important processes involved in the successful creation of these fun and sometimes scary stone creatures. The duration is 3 days, during which time you will produce and take home with you an excellent piece of carving to be proud of. Current list of carving courses.
Architectural Stone Carving Courses
The architectural stone carving courses are based on the production of a crocket, a classic gothic ornament found adorning pinnacles, spires and finials of many ancient buildings. The crocket is also a common element of Gothic Revival architecture. The duration is 3 days, during which time you will produce and take home with you an excellent piece of carving to be proud of. Current list of architectural carving courses.
One Day Taster Courses - Carving The Fleur De Lis
One day taster courses, perfect for the inexperienced and those interested in having a go at carving stone without committing too time. The courses focus on the production of a relief carved fleur de lis, a classical historic ornament. Current list of fleur de lis carving courses.
Taster Course Gift Certificates
Gift certificates are also available for the taster courses and make ideal gifts for birthdays and special occasions - or why not just treat yourself!
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