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Venue: Building Crafts College, London

Dates: This workshop ran from Monday the 12th August until Friday the 16th August 2019.

Workshop Information

What is Stone Letter Carving?

Carving in stone is a craft that relates to architecture, sculpture, 3D design and conservation of historic buildings. Letter carving is an ancient skill which has influenced much of our modern design and graphics. It is a fascinating process requiring both precision and creativity. This course will introduce you to the tools of the trade, showing you how these are used to create three-dimensional work and carved letters.

What to Expect?

On this workshop you will first learn how to use tools to carve a basic three-dimensional form and then develop your skills to carve your own lettering design. All work can be taken home at the end of the week. The course will be led by Building Crafts College tutor Nancy Peskett, who has a background in architecture and historic stonemasonry.

Transferable Skills and Future Careers

All of our workshops provide you with an opportunity to develop some great transferable skills that could help you in a number of careers. This workshop would be of particular interest to anyone who is interested in pursuing a career in architecture, stone masonry, and 3D design.

Eligibility Criteria

In order to be eligible to apply you will need to be  14 – 18 years old during the dates of the workshop.

You should be creative and have an interest in the careers listed above, or similar areas. You should also have good hand-eye co-ordination.

In your application you should demonstrate a passion for working with your hands.

You must be able to attend every day of the workshop.

Please be sure that you have read our Eligibility Criteria and Applications section at the bottom of the Workshop page before applying.

Course Funding

Our workshops are fully-funded by generous sponsors.  Places are limited, therefore, we recommend you submit your application as early as possible.

If the workshop becomes oversubscribed, we will close the application process early. 


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