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2021: Stone Carving

Venue: Building Crafts College, London

Dates: This workshop ran from Monday 26th July 2021 until Friday 30th  July 2021.

Workshop Information

Course Outline

Carving in stone is a craft that relates to architecture, sculpture, 3D design and conservation of historic buildings. Students will begin by learning how to use traditional stone-carving tools to carve their own small piece in soft stone. Exploring some of the architectural principles of building with stone, we will then build on these techniques to carve and assemble a small structure as a group. A great opportunity to learn not only a new skill but about its historic and architectural context.

During 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.

The course will be led by Creative Dimension Trust tutor Nancy Peskett, who has a background in architecture and historic stone masonry.



This workshop will run daily from 9:30am and finish at approximately 4:30pm.


Transferable Skills and Future Careers

TCDT workshops give a chance to develop a range of transferable skills and valuable insight to possible career paths. Some of the career choices our alumni have pursued include; Architecture, Engineering, Fine Art, Jewellery Making, Art Conservation, Glass Working, Theatre Design, Fashion Design, Costume Design – the list is growing!


Eligibility Criteria

In order to be eligible to apply you will need to be 14 – 19 years old during the dates of the workshop.

You should be creative and 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.


There are only 12 spaces available on this workshop. If the workshop becomes oversubscribed, we will close the application process early. 


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