Learn to carve at one of our beginners' day courses...

Join us for an introduction to stone carving using traditional tools and techniques at our workshop situated in lovely countryside close to Dorchester, Dorset. You will learn the basics of how to shape stone using a variety of hand tools and employing genuine stone-carving processes.

An Introduction to Stone Carving - £60
Create an image of your choice in relief – bring along your own ideas or browse our collection of books and pictures for inspiration.

An Introduction to Lettercutting - £60
Carve your own house name or words of your choice – includes instruction on drawing letterforms for inscription.

Both courses are suitable for adults and accompanied children aged 12+. The optimum group size is six. A 10% discount will apply in the case of a block booking. Courses run subject to there being sufficient bookings. We may suggest an alternative date in the event that your chosen date does not run.

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Schools

There are a number of ways we can work with schools to complement the art curriculum. We welcome pre-arranged visits by groups and can run bespoke taster sessions for children, young adults and adult learners either at our workshop or in a suitable space in a school/college environment. We can work with educational institutions to tailor-make project briefs which fulfill  the necessary curricular criteria. We are also available to give illustrated talks about our work to interested groups. 

The Woodroffe School, Lyme Regis, Dorset

Over the period of a fortnight we worked with students in years 8 to 10 on a project about fossils of the future. A visit to a working Portland quarry and the Portland Sculpture Trust was arranged and some large boulders were brought to the school for students to work on in-situ under our supervision.

North West Kent College, Kent

We were engaged to help BTEC art students respond in the medium of stone to a tutor-set brief entitled 'Traces'. The three-day project included a presentation about our work followed by a Q&A session.

Wimborne First School, Dorset

The school wanted to create an artwork commemorating its centenary year. We provided two days of hands-on sessions for the older year-groups and later on interpreted some of the childrens' drawings to create a series of relief-carved panels making up a permanent sculptural feature outside the school.

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