Organizer: Quirky Workshops
Name: Greystoke Craft Garden
Phone: 01768 483984
£330 inc a tasty Aga lunch & home baking each day Material Charges : £20-£30 depending on the stone used.
9.30am – 4.00pm a 3 day course plus Thursday evening 2 hours
Design and Carve your own 3D abstract or traditional stone sculpture with Simon Keeley on this 3+ day course.
This is a 3 day Stone Sculpture workshop with Simon Keeley, ideal for beginners as well as those with some experience. It provides an invigorating slice of fresh air and 'downtime' in which to lose oneself whilst learning from this 'master' of stone carving. Starting late Thursday afternoon - choose your slot between 4.30pm & 7pm to 9pm - with Simon leading you through the process of drawing and then creating a 'maquette' (a clay model) of your chosen subject.
The following morning Simon will demonstrate the stone carving process. Over the next three full days working under his watchful eye, you will be guided through the basics of sculpture in stone carving, working in three dimensions, using calipers and scaling up or down, the various chisels and tools and methods to sculpting your design in stone. Students may work outside in their own space if the weather is dry or together under cover if wet. Various old barn spaces are available - unheated spaces out of the weather. You will keep warm as you will generate plenty of heat. With luck the sun will be out and everyone will be outside enjoying the garden and summer's heat.
Please think about your carving over the coming months to discuss your ideas with Simon. You can bring along any inspiration materials.Taking place in the environs of the Cycle Cafe Tea garden, the course provides both absorption, relaxation and fresh air. Ideal for anyone with enthusiasm and a little patience.
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