STONE CARVING COURSES

Gift vouchers available as an option when booking

Stone carving courses for beginners

Fleur de lis one day course
Fleur de lis one day course

Limestone fleur de lis relief . One day stone carving course project

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owl stone carving
owl stone carving

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Tudor rose stone carving
Tudor rose stone carving

tudor rose stone carving project

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Fleur de lis one day course
Fleur de lis one day course

Limestone fleur de lis relief . One day stone carving course project

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Stone carving taster course

Suitable for complete beginners, on this course you will be given step by step tuition in basic stone carving techniques to enable you leave with a beautifully crafted stone carving. There are a selection of designs to choose from to get you started (examples shown in images)

 

This is a one day taster course available at Chillington Hall, Middleton Hall and various National Trust properties, current listings can be found on our home page.  

All stone and use of tools included.

Each day runs from 10am - 4pm

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owl sculptures 3 light_edited
owl sculptures 3 light_edited

stone owls project

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carving a lizard
carving a lizard

lizard stone carving project

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Celtic knot bird stone carving
Celtic knot bird stone carving

Limestone Celtic knot bird relief. 2 day stone carving project

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owl sculptures 3 light_edited
owl sculptures 3 light_edited

stone owls project

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Two day Introduction to stone carving course

Suitable for complete beginners, on this course you will learn all the traditional stone carving skills to enable you to create a beautifully crafted stone carving to take home.  Miranda will give step by step guidance and individual tuition throughout. There are a selection of designs to choose from to get you started (examples shown in images)

 

Two day courses available at Chillington Hall, Middleton Hall and various National Trust properties, current listings can be found on our home page.  

All stone and use of tools included.

Each day runs from 10am - 4pm

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Intermediate stone carving courses

Brancusi
Brancusi

The Kiss by Romanian Modernist sculptor Constantin Brâncuși.

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Barbara Hepworth
Barbara Hepworth

British sculptor Barbara Hepworth created abstract forms in various mediums

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moore figure
moore figure

Henry Moore sculpted many reclining figures influenced by natural forms and ancient sculptures.

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Brancusi
Brancusi

The Kiss by Romanian Modernist sculptor Constantin Brâncuși.

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Modern stone carving course

Looking at sculpture created by Modern masters such as Modigliani; Brancusi; Hepworth and Moore as inspiration and individual guidance from Miranda, you will explore 3D form and surface finish to create you own beautifully crafted modern stone carving. (examples of Modern work shown in images) 

Two day courses available at Chillington Hall, Middleton Hall and various National Trust properties, current listings can be found on our home page

All stone and use of tools included.

Each day runs from 10am - 4pm

carving a green man
carving a green man

green man stone carving course

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abstract shape
abstract shape

abstract stone carving course

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Abstract head C
Abstract head C

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carving a green man
carving a green man

green man stone carving course

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3 Day stone carving course

On this three day stone carving course you will learn all the carving techniques and sculptural skills required to create your own substantial stone sculpture - (green man; abstract shape, figure or animal), with expert guidance from Miranda, a professional sculptor and tutor with over 20 years experience.

This is a small group course which is ideal for anyone who has done some stone carving with us before and would like to extend their skills and experience but is also suitable for complete beginners with step-by-step guidance

Weekly stone carving courses

stone carving at Chillington Hall
stone carving at Chillington Hall

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carving a rams head
carving a rams head

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Chillington courtyard group
Chillington courtyard group

Chillington venue

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stone carving at Chillington Hall
stone carving at Chillington Hall

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Weekly stone carving classes

Our weekly class is held at Chillington Hall on Thursday mornings.  All photos in slide gallery are of student's work, none had previous experience before joining the class.

Carvers follow a series of suggested topics which introduce new skills and techniques. Projects focus on skills such as visualising 3D form; relief creation; figurative realism; direct carving and working from a maquette. Own projects can be followed if preferred. 

 

Everyone works at their own pace with individual tuition. This is a very sociable group who work outside whenever possible.

 

Sessions run 10am - 1pm. All stone and use of basic tools are included.  Click on image for more information.