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Summer 2024: Plaster Carving

Venue: Bow Road Studios, London E3

Deadline to apply: 10/08/2024

Dates: This workshop will run for five days from Monday 12th August 2024 until Friday 16th August 2024. If the workshop becomes oversubscribed, we will close the application process early.

Workshop Information

Course Outline

Experience one of the most satisfying carving processes and complete a pattern of your choice. This is a unique opportunity to experience plaster carving with a practicing sculptor in his studio. The patterns used for the intro exercises will focus on the geometric and biomorphic patterns and techniques of the Islamic lands but final projects can draw on a multitude of tradition designs.


Participants will practice relief & piercing carving techniques and receive an introduction to plaster casting and mould making. There will also be an opportunity to use traditional chisels from Morocco.

At the end of the course, everyone will have a least one finished panel to take home with them.


Meet the Tutor

This workshop will be run by highly experienced Creative Dimension Trust tutor Adam Williamson. Adam is a skilled calligrapher, geometer and stone/wood carver. He is drawn to particular shapes and patterns that can tessellate into perfectly balanced structures. His work embodies universal principles found in nature through hands-on craftsmanship.



This workshop will start daily at 10am and finish at approximately 4:30pm.


Transferable Skills and Future Careers

All of our workshops give you a valuable chance to develop a range of transferable skills. This is a great workshop for anyone who is interested in learning some of the skills required for careers in: Conservation, Signwriting, Calligraphy, Fine Art, Illustration and Animation. (to name a few)


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 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.


There are only 15 spaces available on this workshop. If the workshop becomes oversubscribed, we will close the application process early. 


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