This page lists all of the currently available stone carving courses, together with the number of places available. The booking system is fully automated so you can be assured that the places and dates listed below are accurate at all times. You can go directly to the list of current courses, or continue reading for further information.
Like all of the courses, the carving courses are perfect for all abilities, and are particularly suitable if you've never worked in stone before. The courses are titled Carving Gargoyles & Grotesques, but please feel free to bring along your own ideas if you’d like to carve something different; there have been some excellent examples along completely different themes done by previous clients, many of which can be found in the blog, in the category stone carving.
Using a hands-on approach these carving courses take you from the basics of three-dimensional form through to the creation of expression and personality using shadow, depth and undercut. An ability to draw certainly isn't necessary, and you'll be shown how to apply your ideas directly to the stone without the need for preliminary model making.
The stone used is Maltese limestone, and easy to work stone that retains good detail.
Everyone who has attended the courses has achieved excellent results, and taken away with them fantastic pieces of work; testimony to the professional level of instruction given throughout.
Please note that tools and stone are provided for use during all courses, and that you take away with you your finished piece at the end of the three days. The only things you'll need to bring are clothes suitable to work in, and footwear suitable for a workshop environment.
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