NEW AUTUMN STONE CARVING CARVING COURSES 2018
New Autumn Stone Carving Courses 2018 with Simon Burns-Cox will start from September at The Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop.
TWO DAY INTRODUCTORY STONE LETTER CARVING COURSE
The Two Introductory Stone Letter Carving Course is held regularly throughout the year and takes place over two full Saturdays in the month from 10.00 to 16.30. The next course will take place on Saturday 22nd and 29th September 2018 and Saturday 10th and 17th November 2018 from 10.00 to 16.30. (Maximum 3 persons in Simon’s studio). Course price £160 and Tools and Stone can be borrowed or purchased. Gift vouchers are available and valid for 12 months.
The Two Day Introductory Stone Letter Carving Course is designed for people who have little or no experience in Stone Letter Carving. There is a maximum of 3 to 5 participants and the courses are suitable for ages 12+ under full supervision. The course is held over two full days on a Saturday to allow people to practice in between the sessions and for the artistic process to begin.
Before The Course begins, you will be asked to look at calligraphy, lettering and design styles so you get a feel for Lettering before you begin. You will also be asked to think about what you would like to produce and carve during the course as this will save time.
Day One from 10.00 to 13.00 Students will learn about the tools and how to use them correctly before they begin. There will be a discussion about how to cut straight, curved, diagonally and in depth creating the all important clean V cut channel.
From 13.30 to 16.30 The afternoon will be spent practising what has been learnt during the morning and then the students will begin to cut their first number or letter with personalised tuition and guidance from Simon. We will also look at proportion and spacing. Homework: Students will be required to research designs for their first project.
Day Two from 10.00 to 16.30 There will be a discussion about the importance of drawing for preparation before carving. We will look at how to transfer your design from your sketches on paper to the stone and there will be a discussion about style and form. Students will then begin to draw, design and carve their first project.
FIVE WEEK STONE CARVING AND LETTERING COURSE WITH SIMON BURNS-COX
ONE DAY STONE CARVING AND LETTERING COURSES WITH SIMON BURNS-COX
The One Day Stone Carving and Lettering Courses is designed for those who have participated on The Two Day Introductory Course and want to continue or for those who have some basic experience in stone. Complete beginners, however, will also be accepted as the class is small. Maximum 5 participants. The next courses will take place on Saturday 6th October, 3rd November and 8th December 2018 from 10.00 to 16.30. Students can join for one or more days.