ONE DAY STONE LETTER CARVING COURSE WITH SIMON BURNS-COX
The next One Day Stone Letter Carving Course with Simon Burns-Cox will take place on Saturday 28th October and Saturday 4th November 2017 from 10am to 4.30pm at The Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop. The Course is designed for those who have either participated on The Two Day Introductory Stone Letter Carving 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. Stone and tools can be borrowed or purchased.
The One Day Follow-Up Course in Stone Letter Carving is held regularly throughout the year and takes place either over two Saturday mornings in the month from 9.30am to 1.00pm or on one full Saturday from 10am to 4.30pm. There is a break/lunch in the studios’ Café MILK where you can purchase a wide range of food and drinks.
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 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.
The One Day Stone Letter Carving Course price is £60. 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.