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When & Where

Suitable For

  • 19 year olds and up are permitted on this course

Quick Facts

  • Availability Late starts accepted
  • Tutor Multiple
  • Course Code W21STEG05A

What you will learn

This course will allow you to explore sculpture whilst learning fundamental stone carving techniques. Beginners and returning students work alongside in a mutually supportive environment learning from both your tutor and each other. You can choose to develop you own projects in abstract or figurative sculpture, lettering, or functional objects. Develop ideas in clay and carve in various types of stone. All levels welcome including beginners. Basic materials included.

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Develop an understanding of basic carving techniques
  • Be able to carve a flat, concave and convex surface in stone
  • Develop basic awareness of stone sculpture, both historical and contemporary
  • Be aware of Health and safety in the studio and when carving
  • Be aware of how to maintain tools and equipment
  • Develop your own projects from an idea to stone carving


  • Full fee
  • Concession fee
  • Class format and activities

    Tuition is mainly one to one with demonstrations and group discussions. After an introduction to basic skills and health and safety you will be developing and working on personal individual projects in consultation with your tutor. You will have continuous support and guidance both group and individual discussion and feedback.

    Entry requirements

    Beginners welcome and no previous experience of stone carving is required.

    What you need to know before you enrol

    None. There is some lifting but help is always available. We are off site from the Main College - please check Pelham hall map on the website. We are wheel chair accessible.

    What you need

    Stout hard shoes and apron ready for dusty work. Pencil and or charcoal and sketch books.

    What you can do next

    Degree in sculpture, Foundation in Art and Design. N.V.Q in stone masonry, restoration, conservation.