Stone carving workshops

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Introduction to stone carving

These weekend workshops are an opportunity to learn and experience the basic principles of stone carving in the inspirational surroundings of the Yorkshire Wolds. Understanding traditional hand tools, fully supported throughout the workshop by individual tuition you will be able to create your own sculpture to take home. Workshops are held throughout the summer, private tuition can be arranged throughout the year. To ensure that each student benefits from a balance of one to one tuition and personal working time the workshops are normally limited to 6 students.

Costs and availability

The 2 day workshop costs £120.00 this includes the stone that you choose to work with, refreshments and lunch both days.

Next available dates: 2017

• 1 & 2 April
• 6 & 7 May
• 3 & 4 June
• 1 & 2 July
• 5 & 6 August
• 2 & 3 September
• 7 & 8 October

The 2 day workshop is a brief introduction to stone carving, the tools and the stone. Before carving begins there will be a short introduction to safe working practice a description of the hand tools used and their correct use. Carving is a dusty business so appropriate clothing and stout boots or shoes should be worn, definitely no sandals or soft shoes. It hurts if you drop a chisel or a mallet on your foot, believe me. Wrap around eye protectors will be provided, these will fit easily over prescription spectacles, leather gloves and dust masks are also provided.

Tea and coffee will be available all day, lunch will be a vegetarian selection.

Calf House studios at Cold Harbour farm is an idyllic location on the edge of the Wolds, overlooking beautiful countryside with views down to Beverley Minster and even Flamborough Head, on a clear day! There are plenty of walks and quiet retreats where inspiration and the occasional Hare may be found.

Creative Connections ~ experiment with media’

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These one-day workshops introduce the potential to use creativity to enhance your daily life. By thinking, feeling and seeing creatively it is possible to influence and experience the world around us in a more positive light and increase a sense of well-being. In the idyllic setting on the edge of the Yorkshire Wolds, enjoy a I day creative workshop experimenting with media and materials. Find inspiration in the historic surrounding farm buildings and countryside, working indoors and outdoors (weather permitting). One to one tuition and group support will be given throughout the day. Instruction on various media can be given if required, so if you want to try something new, here’s the chance. All materials will be provided but you may bring your own if you prefer. Refreshments will be provided.

Costs and availability

The one day workshop costs £60 which includes materials and refreshments.

Next available dates: 2017 dates to be confirmed

Creative Connections ~ Supporting Shen Pen, Tibetan charity.

A brief workshop introducing the potential to use creativity to enhance your daily life. All proceeds from this workshop will go directly to the Shen Pen foundation and support their work in the Himalayas.

Date to be decided – watch the website

Cost is by donation £30 (suggested fee).

Please contact me to book your place or for more information: EMAIL ME or

Call me: Mob: 07780 602 114.

Landline: 01653 697563