Please bring ideas of what you would like to carve! Ideas can be in the form of a sketch, printed pictures, books, magazines, online e.t.c. You may also wish to bring in objects such as ornaments, flowers, shells and leaves.

There will be additional costs for the stone you will use during the course. You will be required to purchase your block of stone on the first evening. The cost of your stone will vary between £20-40 depending on type and size of stone you use. Payment is by card only.

It is imperative that you wear steel-toe cap boots for the duration of this course. You will be taught how to handle and carve stone safely however stone is a heavy material and should be treated seriously. Boots cost approximately £15 if purchased online or on eBay and approximately £40 if purchased at general hardware stores. Safety glasses should be warn at all times during the lessons. These can be purchased from the Academy shop.

We will not accept responsibility for injuries sustained as a result of students not wearing appropriate safety gear.

Please be aware that your sculpture (and clay model) needs to be taken away on the last day of the course. We recommend you bring a soft cloth to wrap your carving and a small wheelie-suitcase or trolley and straps to transport it home.