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New Stone Carving, Stone Letter Carving and Relief Courses 2019

NEW STONE CARVING, STONE LETTER CARVING AND RELIEF COURSES 2019

Here are the details of the new Stone Carving, Stone Letter Carving and Relief Courses with Simon Burns-Cox at The Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop. Why not take up a new skill and learn an ancient craft in the new year ?

TWO DAY INTRODUCTORY STONE LETTER CARVING COURSE

This course takes place on Saturday 2nd and 9th February 2019 and on Saturday 6th and 13th April from 10.00 to 16.30. Course price £85 with the use of stone and tools included. Maximum five participants and open to all levels.

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 five 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.

Please wear suitable clothing and safety glasses will be provided. Gift vouchers are available and valid for 12 months.

FIVE WEEK STONE CARVING, LETTER CARVING AND RELIEF COURSE (MONDAY MORNING)

This course takes place on a Monday Morning from 10.00 to 13.00 with Simon Burns-Cox at The Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop. Course price is £170 with the use of stone and tools included. Maximum five participants and open to all levels.

The course will introduced you to The Art of Stone Carving, Letter Carving and Relief and is open to all levels from beginner to those with more experience. Suitable for ages 12+ under full supervision.  Safety equipment will be provided and please wear suitable clothing. If you cannot attend the course, individual tuition is available throughout the year at a mutually convenient time.

ONE DAY STONE CARVING AND RELIEF COURSE

This course takes place on Saturday 16th February 2019 from 10.00 to 16.30 with Simon Burns-Cox at The Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop. Course price £85 with the use of stone and tools included. Maximum five participants and open to all levels.

The course will include the following:

At the beginning of the session, there will be a review about the tools and how to use them correctly. The student will be reminded about the importance of the V cut and different ways to cut stone. There will 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 will 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. Safety equipment will be provided and please wear old clothes.

INDIVIDUAL TUITION WITH SIMON BURNS-COX

Simon Burns-Cox offers Individual Tuition in Stone Carving, Stone Letter Carving, and Relief at The Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop. Tuition is arranged at a mutually convenient time throughout the year. You will learn to think three dimensionally and how to manipulate the Stone from the basic idea to the finished work. If you are Letter Carving, you will learn the importance of drawing your design onto the stone before carving thinking about style, proportion, spacing and form before the process of carving begins.

For further information about all these Stone Carving Courses, please contact Simon Burns-Cox at The Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop on info@simonburnscox.co.uk or visit his website at www.simonburnscox.co.uk