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Stone Carving Courses

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Date/Time
Date(s) - 04/03/2017 - 08/07/2017
9:30 am - 5:00 pm

Location
Birtley Estate Guildford GU5 0LB


An Introduction To Traditional Stone Carving Techniques

Learn the art of stone carving, from preparation to transfer, by multi-award winning Stone Carver Simon Keeley. Simon Keeley is a renowned Stone Carver, with vast experience within the craft. Keeley’s work continues his family link to stone carving, which was inspired by the architecture of Lincoln Cathedral. Keeley began learning his craft whilst training as a Stone Mason at York College, and later worked as a Stone Mason for Bowman and Sons in Stamford, Lincolnshire. To further his ambitions, he went on to train as a Stone Carver at the London City and Guilds Art School, and dealt predominantly with historical and ornament carving.

On this course, you will be taken through the various stages of Stone Carving. This includes understanding the importance of drawing in preparation for a carving, and the relevance of producing a maquette (model): before approaching the stone block. After this, you will be shown how to transfer a design from your sketches on paper or clay, and then onto the block. Expert advice and guidance will be given at all stages of the carving process.

Birtley House Estate Courses 2017
Location for Stone Carving Classes is Surrey Hills Green Wood Works at Birtley House Estate, Bramley, Surrey GU7 0LB

March 4th – Saturday
Stone Carving Class
9.30am – 3.30pm
£85 + £10 for stone

April 29th – Saturday
Stone Carving Class
10.00am – 4.00pm
£85 + £10 for stone

May 20th – Saturday
Stone Carving Class
9.30am – 3.30pm
£85 + £10 for stone

June 10th – Saturday
Stone Carving Class
10.00am – 5.00pm
£85 + £10 for stone

July 8th – Saturday
Stone Carving Class
10.00am – 5.00pm
£85 + £10 for stone

For more information on the courses visit www.simonkeeley.co.uk

To book call Simon on 07939 337 441

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