Stone Carving

COURSE CODE: EC2303010

COURSE DATES: Wednesdays, 17th April – 5th June 2024

TUTOR: Ben Newman

DAYS: 8

TIMES: 6:30pm – 9:00pm

EXPERIENCE LEVEL: All Levels

FEE: £255 (WITHOUT STONE)

LOCATION: Art Academy London, 165A Mermaid Court, SE1 1HR

Primarily a practical course, you will gain a structured understanding of stone as a material, learn basic carving techniques and discover ways of being creative with this wonderful medium. Through practising all of these aspects, they will come together in the creation of your finished piece of work. Using your initial sketches of what you would like to carve (plan view, front view and section) to help understand the form before modelling it in clay, followed by one-to-one discussion, you will then quickly move into carving to progress your ideas into stone.

Please note that there is an additional fee for initial purchase of stone, which varies depending on the type of stone you wish to use. Art Academy staff are able to advise ahead of booking.

Recommend booking by: April 3, 2024

All Levels

All attendees must be aged 18 and over.

This course is suitable for all levels. Students can move at their own pace depending on their experience, with as much support from the Tutor as they wish. This means an student from the following experience levels can join this course:

Beginner

Choose a Beginners course if you are looking for a broad introduction to the medium you are studying. Our Beginner courses are suitable for students with no prior experience.

Beginner +

Choose a Beginner + course if you are looking to hone your skills, focus on a specific subject area and build your confidence. These courses are suitable for those with some basic skills in and knowledge of the taught medium.

Intermediate

Our Intermediate courses are suitable for students who have considerable prior knowledge of the taught medium or have completed a Beginners/Beginners + course with the Art Academy.

Advanced

Choose our Advanced courses if you have considerable knowledge in the taught medium. You are expected to be able to work independently and have critical discussions around your work.

You must have steel toe capped shoes to attend this course. We recommend shoes such as these.

Please wear old clothes or an apron.

Please note that there is an additional fee for initial purchase of stone, which varies depending on the type of stone you wish to use. Art Academy staff are able to advise ahead of booking.

All other materials and equipment will be provided, it’s helpful to bring ideas to the first class so you have a starting point for your work.

BEN NEWMAN

Ben Newman is an expert in working with stone, and enjoys passing on his vast technical and aesthetic knowledge of the medium to new students and watching them progress. He graduated from Central Saint Martins in 1991 with a BA (Hons) in Fine Art Painting. After experimenting with stone carving, he chose to pursue the skill-based craft and trained to become a stonemason at Vauxhall College. Ben has 26 years’ experience in the building heritage industry, working on notable projects such as St Martin-in-the-Fields, St Pancras Station and numerous listed buildings. In 2001, Ben became a Fellow at the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings (SPAB), the UK’s oldest building conservation body founded by William Morris, and is involved in the training of current SPAB Fellows

 

Students are welcome to use our Common Room/ The Barn during break times, where you can prepare hot drinks and/or food.

You are also welcome to make tea or coffee.

Terms and Conditions

  • By booking onto one of our courses you agree to our Short Courses Terms and Conditions.
  • You will need to have paid in full before the first session of your class. Your place is not guaranteed until we have received full payment. Please book early in order to guarantee your place on the course.

Materials & Equipment

  • If you purchased a pack online this will be given to you on the first session of your course upon your arrival. Packs can be booked on our Materials Page or on this page when you book the course
  • Please don’t wear your best clothes as there is always a chance you will get messy. If possible bring an apron or overalls.
  • All artwork at the Academy MUST be taken home at the end of the course or it will be disposed of.
  • Please ensure that your mobile phone is switched off or is on silent during the class.
  • Health and Safety Guidelines will be provided to you a week before the start of your course.

Concessions and Discounts

We offer a number of concessions and discounts, please find more information on what we offer here.

Gift Vouchers

If you would like to purchase a gift voucher to be used on our courses then you can purchase these here.

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