TWO DAY INTRODUCTORY STONE LETTER CARVING COURSE WITH SIMON BURNS-COX
Why not try something new this Autumn? Why not learn a new skill and an ancient craft ?
The next Two Day Introductory Stone Letter Carving Course with Simon Burns-Cox at The Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop will take place on Saturday 23rd and 30th September 2017 from 10am to 4.30pm. Course price is £180 which includes stone and tools and the use of the studios. Maximum 5 participants and open to all levels.
There is also a Follow-Up Course for those who have attended The Introductory Course or have some basic experience. This is a one day course from 10am to 4.30pm on Saturday 28th October 2017. Course price £60 (without stone and tools but they can be borrowed or purchased).
TWO DAY INTRODUCTORY COURSE CONTENT
This Course is designed for people who have little or no experience in Stone Letter Carving. There is a maximum of five participants. The course is held over two full days on a Saturday. This allows 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 being. 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 10am to 1.00pm Students will learn about the tools and how to use them correctly before they begin. They will then start on their first piece of Portland stone learning to cut straight, curved, diagonally and in depth creating the all important clean V cut channel.
From 1.30 pm to 4.30pm 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 10am to 4.30pm. 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.
If you would like to join a course, please contact Simon at firstname.lastname@example.org or view his website at www.simonburnscox.co.uk