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Wellbeing: Stone Carving inspired by nature (Aut22)

Art Classes & Workshops

Date: Tue 1 November 2022 - Tue 27 December 2022

Start Time: 7pm

Delivered in 4-week blocks:
27 Sep & 4, 11, 18 Oct
1, 8, 15, 22 Nov

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Use hand tools (provided) to carve a multi layered relief with overlapping shapes, patterns and textures in a supportive atmosphere, suitable for beginners with an interest in art and those used to working with their hands. Create an expressive design in Maltese limestone (provided) using nature as an inspiration, working over four lessons. Topics will include 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 and using a riffler to smooth your design and add detail.

This is a practical, hands-on class with a supportive atmosphere, suitable for beginners with an interest in art or who are used to working with their hands. Please note this course does not include letter cutting. Suitable for adults and young people 16 years or over. 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.

Tutor: Amanda Randall

Materials List
Materials & equipment included in the price.
You are welcome to bring along nature images or design sketches for a tablet of stone 18 x 18cm. Amanda 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.
Stone, tools, and safety equipment will be provided. Please bring an apron and wear old clothes and stout shoes which cover your toes and protect your feet.

Starts:  27 September, 4 weeks (£117) & 1 November, 4 weeks (£117)

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