Starts: 10am Wednesday February 20th, 2019
Ends: 3pm Friday February 22nd, 2019
Duration: 3 days
A very popular 3 day professionally taught stonemasonry course starting on Wednesday the 20th of February designed to teach clients of all abilities the processes involved in the production of 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 course is 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. The ovolo mould can be found in many guises in both historic and modern architecture from classical columns to the basis of egg and dart ornamentation. Throughout the course the following areas are addressed:
- Selection of suitable stone including identification of defects.
- Correct selection, use and sharpening of tools.
- Working true flat surfaces without twist from rough blocks.
- Marking out of templates.
- Correct methods of working mouldings.
- Marking out of internal and external mitres.
The stone used for the stonemasonry courses is a local Lincolnshire limestone, an easy to work stone that retains very good detail.
Upon completion of the course clients will take home with them an excellent example of stonework demonstrating their understanding of the processes involved in its production.
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 the course.
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.
Refreshment breaks during the course are taken on an ad hoc basis with tea & coffee in plentiful supply.
The cost of the course doesn't include accommodation. However, there are a large number of Bed & Breakfast establishments in and around Lincoln. A list of contact details can be found on the Links page.
Cancellations and Alterations
Course bookings and gift certificates offered by this website are covered by the Consumer Contracts Regulations 2014 (distance selling). Should you change your mind about a course booking or gift certificate purchased through this website then you have a right to a full refund of any monies paid providing you contact me within 14 days of payment being made. After the 14 day period then no refunds will be given for course bookings or gift certificates. If you have booked a place on a course but are unable to attend then you can transfer to another course on a different date providing there is an available place. Please give at least three weeks notice before your original start date if you need to transfer.