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23 Stone Crafts courses

The Green Man Stonecarving weekend for beginners

By The West Riding Stonecarving Association

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The Green Man Stonecarving  weekend for beginners
Delivered In-Person in HalifaxTwo days, Apr 13th, 08:00
£160

Yorkshire Rose carving class (copy)

By The West Riding Stonecarving Association

The one day stone carving class enables the general public to experience the art of hand carving stone. The class is designed for the beginner and every one will take home a hand carved Yorkshire rose.

Yorkshire Rose carving class (copy)
Delivered In-Person
Dates arranged on request
£65

Yorkshire Rose carving class

By The West Riding Stonecarving Association

The one day stone carving class enables the general public to experience the art of hand carving stone. The class is designed for the beginner and every one will take home a hand carved Yorkshire rose. This class is held in a well-equipped workshop.

Yorkshire Rose carving class
Delivered In-Person in Halif6 hours, Mar 5th, 10:00 + 14 more
£70

Stone Carving Weekends

5.0(16)

By London Stone Carving

Our classes are friendly open & flexible in their scope, covering all aspects of stone carving for all skill levels.

Stone Carving Weekends
Delivered In-Person
Dates arranged on request
£275

Abstract Stone Carving Course with Mark Stonestreet

5.0(27)

By Phoenix Studio

STONE CARVING MADE A RETURN TO THE PHOENIX LAST YEAR WHEN WE WELCOMED MARK STONESTREET TO COME TEACH US THE JOYS OF CREATING FREE-STANDING ABSTRACT SCULPTURE. IT WAS AN ABSOLUTELY FANTASTIC COURSE! This year Mark is coming back for more and this time we’re giving the students more stone to create with and more time – 5 days to be precise! The dusty nature of stone means that we will be working under a marquee set within the studio’s beautiful meadow – what better way to spend your summer – especially when none of us can go abroad? Outside of a global pandemic, Mark spends half the year creating sculpture in the South Downs and the other half in Mamallapuram in India – a village of over 200 stone carving workshops. His life is in stone and I liked him the instant we met. He is everything you would expect a stone carver to be – sturdy, weathered (meant in the nicest possible way, I promise Mark!) with a warm, no-nonsense personality that immediately puts you at ease. Our students are in safe hands working with him and I cannot wait to see what they will achieve this year! 23/08/2021 - 27/08/2021 10:00 am - 4:30 pm Location: The Phoenix Studio This fun course includes: * Informal, relaxed & attentive guidance for every student, provided by Mark Stonestreet * Step-by-step demonstrations covering… * * How to work with the tools and stone safely, * How to create an abstract design that will look good and have structural integrity, * How to transfer your design to the stone and carve into it efficiently to create the basic shape, * How to add detail and refine the carved form, * How to finish and present the form (looking at finishes, treatment, and mounting).   This course is for you if: * You want to realise drawings and 2D designs into 3D or have an introduction to visualizing your ideas in 3D * You want to explore your creativity but lack the confidence to do so on your own * You want to learn how to work safely and competently in stone * You want to get away from it all and immerse yourself in a fun, creative environment  Suitable for? Anyone, but please note that you will be using a chisel and mallet throughout the three days and this will take it’s toll on your arms and body. We generally limit the age to 16 years old+ though exceptions can be made where appropriate. Please contact James Orts and ask.   What is included in the price? * Five full days tuition (10 am-4.30 pm) * Materials, including a piece of Portland stone (approximately 55cm x 25cm x 22cm), safety gear, and the tools you will need for when on the course * You could consider making a simple printed course handout outlining the technique’s main principles and useful links/suppliers – Totally your choice though! * Tea, coffee, biscuits/cakes * Use of a beautiful, purpose-built art studio with all the equipment & materials you will need * Beautiful countryside setting Pre-course prep It would be useful to gather, sketch out or think about what abstract shapes you are drawn to. Mark will be able to provide ideas as well and advise you on which of your ideas may work best so having some ideas to work from would be useful. You will be working outdoors so come prepared for the forecasted weather and all students must work in sturdy shoes. You will be sent an automated email on booking which prompts you towards documents that help you prepare for your time here. If this does not happen then please email James before the course.   Beyond The Course Having completed a Phoenix Studio course many of our students choose to explore the medium further. They may come on another weekend course, start coming to our Phoenix Art Club Sessions [https://www.phoenixstudio.co.uk/phoenix-art-club-zoom-sessions/] or our Creative Monday Sessions [https://www.phoenixstudio.co.uk/creative-mondays/], or carry on independently at home. We are more than happy to help and advise you in taking those first creative steps! Need accommodation? If you are travelling from further afield and would like to stay in the area for your visit then have a look at our recommend B&Bs and hotels.  Click here for the list. [https://www.phoenixstudio.co.uk/what-we-offer/where-to-stay/]

Abstract Stone Carving Course with Mark Stonestreet
Delivered In-Person
Dates arranged on request
£550

Geometry of the Alhambra with Daniel Docherty

By Sacred Art of Geometry

The Alhambra Palace complex is home to some of the finest examples of Islamic Geometric Pattern in the world. During this three-day course we will learn how to construct a number of these patterns - ranging from the simple to highly sophisticated - using the traditional geometer's tools of compass and straightedge. This course will be led in a gentle, easy to follow, step-by-step manner, suitable for both beginners and experienced alike.

Geometry of the Alhambra with Daniel Docherty
Delivered In-Person
Dates arranged on request
£195

The Dance of Earth and Venus with Daniel Docherty

By Sacred Art of Geometry

The Dance of Earth and Venus results in one of the most beautiful and breathtaking rhythms and patterns of the solar system. Every eight Earth years (13 Venus years) they dance a pentagonal form in space akin to the pip-star inside your apple or the petals of a primrose flower! During this course we will learn how to draw this incredible pattern using the traditional tools of compass and straight-edge; we will explore the key aspects of Earth and Venus' cycles that determine such extraordinary heavenly harmony. And time allowing ... with copper leaf and watercolour paint made from malachite and azurite - which in the Hermetic/Alchemical tradition have forever been associated with the planet Venus - we will create stunning mandalas embodying the Earth/Venus dance ...

The Dance of Earth and Venus with Daniel Docherty
Delivered In-Person
Dates arranged on request
£195

Mandalas of the World with Daniel Docherty

By Sacred Art of Geometry

Mandalas, in essence, can be understood to be diagrams, patterns and pictures that are distillations of cosmic wisdom and harmony; repositories of archetypal intelligence. Mandalas offer a potentially powerful means of deepening one’s spiritual and contemplative practice. This is especially true when they are constructed - using the traditional tools of compass and straightedge - in a considered and contemplative manner. During this week-long course, Daniel Docherty will guide participants through the construction of a number of mandalas from different traditions including mandalas that embody significant planetary patterns. We will explore their inherent symbolism and cosmic correspondences. Participants will also make their our own inks and paints from plant and mineral in order to colour and ensoul their designs. 

Mandalas of the World  with Daniel Docherty
Delivered In-Person
Dates arranged on request
£335

Celtic Pattern, Geometry and Imagination with Adam Tetlow

By Sacred Art of Geometry

Celtic Pattern, Geometry and Imagination A five-day extended course with Adam Tetlow 25-29 October 2021 SAOG Studios (Ruskin East) Emerson College, Forest Row, East Sussex, RH18 5JX, UK 10:00-17:00   Cost: £335 

Celtic Pattern, Geometry and Imagination with Adam Tetlow
Delivered In-Person
Dates arranged on request
£335

The Golden Ratio: Jewel of Geometry and Cosmos with Daniel Docherty

By Sacred Art of Geometry

The Golden Ratio:  Jewel of Geometry and Cosmos 23, 24 October 2021  with Daniel Docherty 10:00-17:00  Cost: £130  

The Golden Ratio:  Jewel of Geometry and Cosmos with Daniel Docherty
Delivered In-Person
Dates arranged on request
£130

Geometry of Ancient Egypt with Adam Tetlow

By Sacred Art of Geometry

Join us on a journey through the geometric arts of Ancient Egypt ... The profound relationship between qualitative geometry and the forms of architecture and sculpture is no where better expressed than in the ancient egyptian tradition. During this course we will be drawing inspiration from the work of R.A. Schwaller de Lubitcz, John Michell and others. The philosophical implications of the golden section in Egyptian art will be covered. The Pyramids: the pyramids and earth measure - we will draw and model the great pyramid of Giza to scale.

Geometry of Ancient Egypt  with Adam Tetlow
Delivered In-Person
Dates arranged on request
£130

Mandala and the Art of Henna with Daniel Docherty and Sheetle Shah

By Sacred Art of Geometry

Join Daniel Docherty and Sheetle Shah for this practical two-day course exploring sacred pattern and the art of henna. On the first day of the course Daniel will give an overview of the practice and philosophy of Mandalas from various traditions. Participants will be introduced to certain key characteristics and significant symbolism inherent within traditional Mandalas. We will learn how to construct some of these sacred patterns using the traditional tools of compass and straightedge. Sheetle, a henna artist with 20 years of experience with this traditional art form, will guide participants through the processes of making and preparing henna paste 'from scratch'. You will learn how to apply intricate patterns to paper, hands or feet depending on your preference! Henna is a natural pigment with remarkable staining qualities. You will learn how it is traditionally applied to hands and feet during festivals and celebrations; today, henna is also applied for ‘belly blessings’, cosmetic tattoos, semi-permanent face painting, hair dye and has developed many other creative roles.

Mandala and the Art of Henna with Daniel Docherty and Sheetle Shah
Delivered In-Person
Dates arranged on request
£130

Sacred Art of Geometry an introductory course with Daniel Docherty

By Sacred Art of Geometry

Delve into the deep mysteries of Sacred Geometry - 'Art of the Ever-True', under the gentle guidance of SAOG Studios' senior tutor Daniel Docherty. You will learn how to draw the primary four, five and six fold 'Creation' Diagrams with the traditional geometer's tools of compass and straightedge. You will be introduced to the inherent symbolism of these symmetries and how they may be developed into a myriad of pattern possibilities. The pace of this weekend course will be set with beginners in mind and there will be time to enjoy conversation and colour ... and of course tea, coffee and cake!!!

Sacred Art of Geometry   an introductory course  with Daniel Docherty
Delivered In-Person
Dates arranged on request
£120

Decorative Moroccan Painting: The Art of 'Zouaq' with Natasha Mann

By Sacred Art of Geometry

This two-day course, led by Natasha Mann, will introduce students to the Art of Zouaq. Zouaq is a painting technique original to Morocco which creates arresting and powerful designs. Found painted onto ceilings, doors, furniture and wooden objects it is an integral part of the decoration of private homes and sacred spaces in Morocco. Students will also be given an introduction to the history of Zouaq and its different styles. Using the traditional techniques of egg tempera painting using hand ground natural pigments from earth and minerals, participants will choose their favourite design from a portfolio of Moroccan geometric patterns (ideally drawn during the prior Moroccan Geometric Pattern course (17 Sept. 2021) to create a stunning painting on wood to take home

Decorative Moroccan Painting:  The Art of 'Zouaq' with Natasha Mann
Delivered In-Person
Dates arranged on request
£140

Moroccan Geometric Patterns with Daniel Docherty

By Sacred Art of Geometry

This one-day course will focus on the construction of some beautiful Moroccan geometric patterns using the traditional geometers' tools of compass and straightedge. Daniel Docherty will lead the class in a gently guided, step-by-step manner suitable for both beginners and experienced alike.

Moroccan Geometric Patterns with Daniel Docherty
Delivered In-Person
Dates arranged on request
£65

The Art of Projective Geometry Spirals, Buds and Vortex Forms with Sophia Montefiore

By Sacred Art of Geometry

We are eagerly looking forward to welcoming Australian based Artsist/Educator and Projective Geometry expert Sophia Montefiore back to SAOG Studios for a Summer 2021 Projective Geometry course. Participants will be introduced to the fundamental and profound principles of this unique art form through drawing/construction and colour work focussing on Spirals, Buds and Vortex Forms.

The Art of Projective Geometry  Spirals, Buds and Vortex Forms with Sophia Montefiore
Delivered In-Person
Dates arranged on request
£195

Inks and Ochres: An introduction to foraged colour

By Sacred Art of Geometry

A practical and participatory two-day introductory course for anyone wanting to develop a deeper relationship to ink and ochre. We will walk in the beautiful Ashdown Forest; we will reverently forage minerals and materials which we will transform - through various alchemical processes - into pigment, paint and ink. These endeavours will be accompanied by exercises in contemplative pattern construction and plein-air sketching.

Inks and Ochres:  An introduction to foraged colour
Delivered In-Person
Dates arranged on request
£130

The Art of Traditional Egg Tempera Painting

By Sacred Art of Geometry

Egg tempera has been practiced by artists for over two thousand years. It is one of the most durable and beautiful paints in the history of art. Students will discover how master practitioners of this art form prepared their pigments from the earth, rocks and plants and mixed with egg yolk to make their tempera paint.

The Art of Traditional Egg Tempera Painting
Delivered In-Person
Dates arranged on request
£385

Alhambra Arabesque with Adam Williamson

By Sacred Art of Geometry

Join Adam Williamson for this two day intensive exploring the stunning rosette panel in the Court of Lions, Alhambra Palace, Granada.  We will draw the full extended geometric and biomorphic pattern complete with multiple rosettes. This composition is full of profound secrets and mysteries and variations of it are found all over the Alhambra Palace. ​ This class is open to all ability levels

Alhambra Arabesque with Adam Williamson
Delivered In-Person
Dates arranged on request
£130

Life casting workshop

By The Sculpture Workshop

Within this day you will learn how to mould a part of your/your partners/ your childs body in a safe, non toxic, water based material called alginate. You will then learn how to make a cast from that mould using a sculpture plaster. Once the cast is removed from the mould you will learn how to 'fettle' the cast in other words make it perfect, then you'll have the option of adding a colour to the cast or mounting it on a stand. What you learn during the course can be used to cast your children's hands and feet when you're back at home, I can supply all the materials you need to do this. I've been running this type of workshop for 25 years so I'm very experienced in the process. I cast my own mothers hands about a year before she died and they are my most prized possessions as they have picked up so much detail

Life casting workshop
Delivered In-Person
Dates arranged on request
£280

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The Stone Carving Studio

the stone carving studio

5.0(1)

Radstock

Kate feels extremely privileged to have worked with her hands for much of her adult life making sculpture and working stone. It has suited her practical and creative nature and has offered her the opportunity to design and make sculpture of every scale for both public spaces and private homes. She particularly enjoys site specific projects and draws inspiration from the people and environment connected to the place where sculpture will be placed. Kate says “you have to look sideways at a subject, see it with fresh eyes to bring originality and life into a sculpture, I try to create a dialogue between myself as the artist, the material and the place.” Kate has taken this idea further by creating Elysium Memorials where she collaborates with other artists to design and make artworks as unique memorials for the home and garden as an alternative to a headstone. Each one is a reflection of a life in the form of an artwork that can be kept and handed down through a family. The teaching of stone carving and sculpture brings her great pleasure too, helping people to develop their skills and watching the pleasure they gain from working stone. Kate says “I try to adjust my teaching to the student’s needs, it’s incredible what beginners can achieve if guided well. My aim is to offer a warm welcome and clear step by step instruction to suit them”. If you would like to contact Kate about her sculpture please email or ring her for a chat.

Deborah Harrison Sculpture

deborah harrison sculpture

Gloucester

Deborah was born in Yorkshire. She is an award winning contemporary sculptor who specialises in stone. She discovered stone carving in her middle years in the Greenbelt Festival craft tent. Later she went on to study Fine Art and do a years diploma in stone masonry after which she turned professional after the death of her mother in 2015. Her first sculpture teacher said stone was a perfect option as it limited the numerous creative choices she could make as she is led by the stone, using the technique called carving direct, following it’s grain, form and colour. She lives with the rocks until she sees the shape within, then carves until she reaches a skin and the sculpture takes on a life of it’s own. Her works are a unique combination of figurative and abstract forms. Deborah is best known for her alabaster sculptures and also carves in marble and limestones. Deborah seeks convergence between the characteristics of the stone, her growing carving skills and her faith. Carving with hands, head and heart to impute emotion and presence into her pieces. Notable sales have been to the NHS Trust with ‘The Hand of Fannie Storr’ a previous director of nursing, to Sir Malcolm Evans the Chair of the United Nations Anti-Torture Subcommittee, a luxury spa hotel in Portugal and CEO of a large company in the USA. Deborah won the Ashburner Sculpture Prize 2022 for her Stone Totem which was about Connectivity (see website page). Previously in 2020 she received the Sculpture Award and Guest Judges Award with the SWAC, was the winner of the Christian Arts Festival Award, selected for the RWA 168th exhibition and was also a finalist for the Chaiya Arts Awards (exhibited in the London South Bank’s Oxo Gallery). In 2019 she was a finalist for the online Covid-19 IMPACT exhibition. Deborah enjoys working collaboratively with organisations to raise access to the arts in the community. Her work was the basis of the Matson Sculpture festival where she gave workshops in local schools and talks to the community. Her work was part of a charity auction to raise funds for refugees. Deborah is based at Gloucester City Works who are based in an old shirt factory where she leads carving courses for all levels of ability and experience. She welcomes commissions for indoor and outdoor sculptures, for public and private clients.

Portland Sculpture & Quarry Trust

portland sculpture & quarry trust

4.7(21)

Portland

Our courses designed for beginners and all levels of skill run annually, and are now in their thirty-seventh year. Courses are held in the open-air, stone carving & sculpture workshop in the heart of Tout Quarry Sculpture Park & Nature Reserve and in the well equipped spacious Drill Hall Stone / Work / Space. Our Tutors are highly experienced in selecting freshly quarried stone for individual ideas, 3D sculpture, architectural forms, relief carving, letter cutting, stone masonry; and give one-to-one tuition in the development and completion of individual work. Working with freestone that can be carved in any direction informed by the pure quality of light throughout the day, reveals forms and surfaces that haven’t been exposed for 150 million years, creating a more powerful and visually informed work. Portland stone, the finest of carving stones, was once an ancient sea, formed from pure sunlight interacting with calcium carbonates in sea water. Covid 19 and social distancing Courses take place in socially distanced workshops, with reduced numbers and allocated tool sets. We have hand sanitiser, face coverings and cotton gloves, but encourage people to bring their own. Protective glasses are available for purchase. Note: Portland Sculpture & Quarry Trust (PSQT) reserves the right to change details of course dates, and course content. Course overview Our courses designed for beginners and all levels of skill run annually, and are now in their thirty-seventh year. Courses are held in the open-air, stone carving & sculpture workshop in the heart of Tout Quarry Sculpture Park & Nature Reserve and in the well equipped spacious Drill Hall Stone / Work / Space. Our Tutors are highly experienced in selecting freshly quarried stone for individual ideas, 3D sculpture, architectural forms, relief carving, letter cutting, stone masonry; and give one-to-one tuition in the development and completion of individual work. Working with freestone that can be carved in any direction informed by the pure quality of light throughout the day, reveals forms and surfaces that haven’t been exposed for 150 million years, creating a more powerful and visually informed work. Portland stone, the finest of carving stones, was once an ancient sea, formed from pure sunlight interacting with calcium carbonates in sea water. Covid 19 and social distancing Courses take place in socially distanced workshops, with reduced numbers and allocated tool sets. We have hand sanitiser, face coverings and cotton gloves, but encourage people to bring their own. Protective glasses are available for purchase. Note: Portland Sculpture & Quarry Trust (PSQT) reserves the right to change details of course dates, and course content.