Enrol in Stone Carving Basics
Course Code: ARTS0328
Please note: Instruction best suits beginners however those with some experience are also welcome. Your physical ability to manipulate the block of stone may limit the size of your project.
Stone carving with hammer and chisels has been a traditional activity for centuries and has addressed both function and aesthetic. Instruction will focus on basic, traditional sculptural methods for the beginner stone carver and introduce tools such as the point, toothed and flat chisels, and specialized rasps for final shaping. A variety of techniques for shaping various types of stone will be explored, with individual assistance available in developing subject matter. Practical applications will be the primary emphasis, supported by some theory. While primarily a hand carving course, a brief introduction to the use of power tools will be included. This is an excellent opportunity for those experienced with power tools to refresh or develop new hand carving skills. More specialized techniques, such as lettering and traditional masonry, can be addressed individually. You can expect to complete a small sculpture during the course. Please reference the material list regarding tool and stone costs.