Primarily this is a practical course. You will gain a structured understanding of stone as a material, learn basic carving techniques and discover ways of being creative with this wonderful medium. Through practising all of these aspects, they will come together in the creation of your finished piece of work. Using your initial sketches of what you would like to carve (plan view, front view and section) to help understand the form before modelling it in clay, followed by one-to-one discussion, you will then quickly move into carving to progress your ideas into stone.
Please note that there is an additional fee for initial purchase of stone, varying depending on the type of stone you wish to use. Art Academy staff are able to advise ahead of booking. You will also be required to wear steel toe-capped boots (safety boots) during this class.