The Follow-Up 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. The course takes place either over two Saturday mornings (from 9.30am to 1.00pm) to allow time for research, discussion, practice and the artistic process or on one full Saturday (from 10am to 4.30pm).
The Follow-Up Course in Stone Letter Carving is designed for those who have attended The Two Day Introductory Stone Letter Carving Course and want to continue or for those who have already some basic experience in Stone Letter Carving. Complete beginners, however, may also join as the class is small. Before the course begins, you will be asked to look at Lettering and design styles to get a feel for Lettering and to think about what you would like to produce and carve during the course. This will save time during the session. The course is held either over two Saturday mornings (9.30am to 1.00pm ) or over one full Saturday (10am to 4.30pm). The next course will take place on Saturday 28th October and Saturday 4th November 2017 from 10am to 4.30pm.
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.
The course price is £40 for half a day and £60 for one full day. Stone and tools are not included but can be borrowed or purchased. You do not have to attend both days. 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.
Simon Burns-Cox Professional Sculptor and Letter Carver based at The Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop which is an international centre for sculptors.
Course Dates & Times
The 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 Café MILK where you can purchase a wide range of food and drinks.
The next course will take place on Saturday 28th October or Saturday 4th November 2017 from 10am to 4.30pm.
At the end of the Course, Students will receive a Certificate of Attendance.
Information Pack & Booking Form
You can download the Information Pack and booking form from here. All you need to do is click the button below to download the form. Complete the booking form and send this to our office. We will then confirm your booking.
If you have any questions please call 07799 474 489