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Stone Carving in Relief (2-day)

Art Classes

21-22 Aug, 10am-4pm

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Suitable for all adults – no experience required.

Create an expressive design in a UK sourced limestone using nature as an inspiration, working over two full days. You’ll use hand tools to carve a multi layered relief image with overlapping shapes, patterns and textures.

You are welcome to bring along pictures of nature or design sketches for a tablet of stone 20 x 20cm – simple images are best. Your tutor will discuss the suitability of these and help you to ensure they are practical for carving. Patterns and design inspirations will be available for anyone who needs an idea. Please note this course does not include letter cutting.

This is a practical, hands-on class with a supportive atmosphere, suitable for beginners with an interest in art or anyone who enjoys working with their hands, as well as people with some experience of stone carving. You do not need any particular skills, simply the ability to hold tools in both hands- a chisel in one, and a dummy (stonemason’s hammer) in the other.

Carving will be done standing up if we work out of doors. If this is a problem please let us know in advance so that an alternative work surface or stool can be provided.We hope to work out of doors under the shade of a gazebo.

The course covers two days 10am to 4pm with an hour lunch break. Please bring a packed lunch and snacks with you, or visit any of the many cafes and restaurants in Teddington. Teas and coffees are available onsite.designing a relief

  • creating a border
  • using a flat chisel to set out your design
  • creating the illusion of depth and overlapping shapes
  • making textures with a claw chisel
  • using a riffler to smooth your design and add detail.

Materials (provided to the students)
Stone, tools, and safety equipment will be provided and are included in the cost. Please bring an apron and wear old clothes and stout shoes which cover your toes and protect your feet.

Amanda Randall

The programme is designed for people of all ability and experience. Age limits are at the discretion of the Landmark Arts Centre. Landmark Arts Centre reserves the right to make alterations to our published event programme where reasonably necessary. NO REFUNDS GIVEN FOR TUTOR or ACT SUBSTITUTION.

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21-22 Aug, 10am-4pm

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