Introduction To Stone Carving

£95.00

A one-day course (10am to 4pm) teaching the skills involved in stone carving.
This course is suitable for complete beginners as well as those with some experience who wish to continue practising their skills in a supportive environment with a tutor on-hand for guidance.
You will learn the techniques of carving a relief onto stone, removing the unwanted background material. You will learn how to use the tools used in stone carving, providing a basic understanding of this heritage skill. During the day you will create a relief carving on a 20 x 20cm (8 x 8 inch) Portland stone tablet.
You do not need any particular skills, simply the ability to hold tools in both hands- a chisel in one, and a dummy (stonemason’s hammer) in the other. Stone carving is easiest done standing up, but a stool can be provided for anyone who would find this tiring.
This is a tutor-led, practical, hands-on class, with a supportive atmosphere. It’s also great fun with a rewarding conclusion as you get to take your own relief carving away with you. All work is completed in our purpose-built on-site workshops; our summer workshop is open to the beautiful view, our winter workshop has a cosy wood burning stove.
Located in the heart of Purbeck at Langton Matravers, near Swanage, where Purbeck stone has shaped the landscape, the geology, the economy and history of the area, Burngate Purbeck Stone Centre teaches the heritage skill of stone carving to all levels and all ages.
Book online: https://burngatestonecentre.co.uk/tuition/introduction-to-stone-carving/

£95.00 Location : Dorset

A one-day course (10am to 4pm) teaching the skills involved in stone carving. This course is suitable for complete beginners as well as those with some experience who wish to continue practising their skills in a supportive environment with a tutor on-hand for guidance. You will learn the techniques of carving a relief onto stone, removing the unwanted background material. You will learn how to use the tools used in stone carving, providing a basic understanding of this heritage skill. During the day you will create a relief carving on a 20 x 20cm (8 x 8 inch) Portland stone tablet. You do not need any particular skills, simply the ability to hold tools in both hands- a chisel in one, and a dummy (stonemason’s hammer) in the other. Stone carving is easiest done standing up, but a stool can be provided for anyone who would find this tiring. This is a tutor-led, practical, hands-on class, with a supportive atmosphere. It’s also great fun with a rewarding conclusion as you get to take your own relief carving away with you. All work is completed in our purpose-built on-site workshops; our summer workshop is open to the beautiful view, our winter workshop has a cosy wood burning stove. Located in the heart of Purbeck at Langton Matravers, near Swanage, where Purbeck stone has shaped the landscape, the geology, the economy and history of the area, Burngate Purbeck Stone Centre teaches the heritage skill of stone carving to all levels and all ages. Book online: https://burngatestonecentre.co.uk/tuition/introduction-to-stone-carving/

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  • In-Person Course
  • All Day 10am - 4pm

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Stone, tools, apron and safety equipment will be provided. Please wear old clothes and stout shoes which cover your toes and protect your feet. You don’t need to prepare anything in advance. The course fee includes complimentary teas, coffees and biscuits – please bring a packed lunch with you.

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