Five Week Stone Letter Carving Course (Wednesday Mornings)


Five Week Stone Letter Carving Course

Five Week Stone Letter Carving Course



Why not learn a new skill and an ancient craft ?
This is a new Five Week Stone Letter Carving Course with Simon Burns-Cox at The Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop on Wednesday mornings from 10.00 to 13.00 from the 15th November to the 13th December 2017. Maximum 5 participants and open to all levels. Course price is £160 and stone and tools can be borrowed or purchased.



At the beginning of the session, there will be a review about the tools and how to use them correctly. The student will discover the importance of the V cut and different ways of cutting stone. There will then be a discussion about what students would like to carve. Realistically, one word is achievable in two days if you have some experience. Students who have already attended a course may want to continue with their project.
Before the carving process begins, there will also be a discussion about style, proportion, spacing, and form and the importance of drawing before preparation. We will look at how to transfer your design from your sketches on paper to the stone. Students will then begin to draw their design in preparation for carving. Students will work on their project with personalised tuition and guidance from Simon throughout the day. After the course, lunch is on offer in the studios’ Café MILK where you can purchase a wide range of food and drinks.



The Five Week Stone Letter Carving Course price is £160.  Stone and tools are not included but can be borrowed or purchased. There is a maximum of 5 participants. To reserve a place on the course, payment is required at least two weeks in advance. There is a Cancellation and Health and Safety policy. In the event of cancellation, please let us know at least two weeks before the course begins otherwise the fees will be due in full. All participants must abide by The Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop’s Health and Safety Regulations.



Professional Sculptor and Letter Carver Simon Burns-Cox based at The Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop which is an international centre for sculptors.



The Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop, 21 Hawthornvale, EDINBURGH EH64JT

0131 551 4490 tel
07799 474 489 mob