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Nature in Stone - Stone Carving workshop

  • Fri 1st - Sun 3rd June 2018.
    Course starts at 10am and ends at 4pm on the last day.
    Course fee (including full board accommodation) £300.

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Course details

A three day workshop at which students will create a simple relief in stone using traditional hand carving techniques under the guidance of professional sculptor, Glenn Morris. Drawing inspiration from the natural environment of C.A.T., students will be introduced to the basic skills and tools of the craft of the stone carver.
This course is perfect for the beginner or those with a little experience who would like to explore this wonderful medium further.

All tools and materials will be provided.

The course tutor will be Glenn Morris, a professional sculptor from Mid Wales. Glenn has a particular interest in the environment and the fragility of the natural world. He will be working closely with students to ensure that they have an extremely productive and rewarding time.

Day 1.
Students will be shown the various tools used in the craft of stone carving and be introduced to their use and techniques. By the end of the day students will have become familiar with simple carving techniques, use of mallets and chisels as well as associated tools such as rifflers etc. and will have a good knowledge of ancillary required for working in stone. Personal protective equipment and safety considerations will also be covered.

The group will take a short walk around C.A.T. to look for source material (students may wish to bring their own sketches or ideas also) The purpose of the walk will be to look for inspiration and ideas from which to begin the carving. The carving will be in the form of a simple relief and design and application will be discussed and considered.

Day 2.
Carving will be the main activity for the whole day and the tutor will move from student to student to help them achieve their aims and objectives whilst introducing more advanced techniques in a manner that works on an individual basis.
There will be short breaks in which students will be shown methods of working as a group and during which ideas helpful to all can be demonstrated.

Day 3.
The bulk of the day will be spent carving with a view to completion or, where this is not feasible, discussions of how the student can continue to work on the piece following the course with any tips needed to facilitate this successfully.

Near the end of the day students will have the opportunity to discuss each other’s work and reflect on techniques and outcomes…. usually great fun!

Things you need to know

Due to the nature of this course some practical work will be done outside. We strongly advise you to bring waterproof clothing and steel toe-cap boots are mandatory.

You must be over the age of 18 years when this course starts.

Booking, Fees and Cancellation policy

To book a place on a course, please choose one of the following options:

• Book Online- the “Book online” button is either below, or in the top right corner of the screen and follow the instructions.

• Call the Courses Department on 01654 704 966 with your bank card details.

Please note: a £100 non-refundable deposit is required to secure your place.

The balance of the course fee is due 28 days before the start of the course.

Our course fees include full board accommodation, tuition and materials, unless otherwise stated.

Please also note our Cancellation & Refund Policy
a) The £100 deposit and 1 day course fees are non-refundable.
b) For courses of 2 days or more when you give us this notice of cancellation:
• 28 days or more – refund minus your £100 deposit.
• 8 to 27 days notice – refund minus your £100 deposit for sales of £200 or under. On sales over £200 - 50% refund.
• 7 days notice or under – no refund.
c) CAT reserves the right to cancel any courses. Deposits and fees will be returned in full should this happen.


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