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2020: STONE CARVING – LONDON

Venue: Building Crafts College - LONDON

Deadline to apply: 03/08/2020

Dates: This workshop will run from Monday 3rd August until Friday 7th August 2020.

Workshop Information

Course Outline

Carving in stone is a craft that relates to architecture, sculpture, 3D design and conservation of historic buildings. Students will begin by learning how to use traditional stone-carving tools to carve their own small piece in soft stone. Exploring some of the architectural principles of building with stone, we will then build on these techniques to carve and assemble a small structure as a group. A great opportunity to learn not only a new skill but about its historic and architectural context.

On this workshop you will first learn how to use tools to carve a basic three-dimensional form and then develop your skills to carve your own lettering design. All work can be taken home at the end of the week. The course will be led by Building Crafts College tutor Nancy Peskett, who has a background in architecture and historic stone masonry.

Transferable Skills and Future Careers

All of our workshops give you a valuable chance to develop a range transferable skill. This is a great workshop for anyone who is interested in learning some of the skills required for careers in: Architecture, Stone Masonry, and 3D Design.

Eligibility Criteria

In order to be eligible to apply you will need to be 14 – 18 years old during the dates of the workshop.

You should be creative and have an interest in the careers listed above, or similar areas. You should also have good hand-eye co-ordination.

In your application you should demonstrate a passion for working with your hands.

You must be able to attend every day of the workshop.

Please be sure that you have read our Eligibility Criteria and Applications section at the bottom of the Workshop page before applying.

Course Funding

Our workshops are fully-funded by generous sponsors.  Places are limited, therefore, we recommend you submit your application as early as possible.

If the workshop becomes oversubscribed, we will close the application process early. 

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