” Your Course was fantastic, a great couple of days and your tuition is first class ” (G Sutherland December 2016, Two Day Introductory Course)
“Just completed Simon’s 2-day stone letter carving course and what a joy it was ! Simon is a kind and patient teacher who created a warm friendly and instructive environment. Throughout the two working days he was at my side with kind attentive one-to-one instruction and advice balanced with allowing me freedom to find my own creativity. With his guidance, knowledge and support I was able to learn how to handle hammer and chisel, transfer ideas to stone and get to grips with this craft. The 2 days also gave me an all round physical and mental workout ! I highly recommend this course,it was well worth investing the time and money And I can’t wait to go back and learn more.” Joanna Boyce 2019
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 with a lunch break (which is not provided). Lunches can be taken in the at Café MILK which is on site with a wide range of food and drinks to purchase. If you cannot attend the course, individual tuition is available throughout the year at a mutually convenient time.
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.Courses can be booked through Wild at Art. Please see link below:
£165 with the use of stone and tools included. Extra stone and tools can be purchased from Simon. Maximum five participants and open to all levels. To reserve a place on the course, payment is required at the time of booking. 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. Gift vouchers are available and valid for 12 months.
Simon Burns-Cox, Sculptor and Letter Carver
The Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop, 21 Hawthornvale, EDINBURGH EH64JT
0131 551 4490 tel
07799 474 489 mob
Course Dates and Times
The course is held throughout the year on two Saturdays per month from 10.00 to 16.30 with a maximum of five participants.
Course Dates 2019
Saturday 2nd and 9th February from 10.00 to 16.30
Saturday 6th and 13th April from 10.00 to 16.30
Saturday 8th and 15th June from 10.00 to 16.30
Course price £165 with the use of Stone and Tools included. Extra stone and tools can be purchased from Simon. If you cannot attend the course, individual is available throughout the year at a mutually convenient time.
At the end of the Course, Students receive a Certificate of Attendance upon request.
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