LEARNING WITH US
Learn to stone carve and carve letters in stone with us at our studios in Driffield, East Yorkshire.
Or invite us to teach a group at your location.
LEARNING WITH US IN OUR STUDIOS
Learning with us will suit people with a range of abilities and experience, from beginners upwards. We teach stone carving in relief, stone carving in the round and letter carving in stone. You may choose to complete a carving project based on one of many starting points we provide, or we can help you to realise your own idea or design. So, on any day carving with us you may see a diverse range of carving projects in progress amongst your fellow learners, as well as our own commissions in progress in our studios.
We open our Studios – usually on the first Friday and Saturday of each month – for those wishing to work with us, to learn to carve stone. With a feeling of being apprenticed in working artists studios, you can choose to come along to learn with us in a way that best suits both your own schedule and what you hope to gain from your time with us:
1. Carve with us for one day to get a feel of working with stone and complete a small carving project to take home with you (a Friday or Saturday of your choice).
2. Carve with us for two days (a Friday and Saturday of your choice) to either have a little more time to complete a slightly more involved project, or spend one day stone carving in relief and one day letter carving.
3. Or you may wish to come to us on an ongoing basis (at intervals to suit your own needs) to undertake a longer term project of your choice, or complete a series of projects that help you to develop your skills (get in touch to discuss possibilities with us).
We begin work at 10am and finish at 4pm, and as we keep our group sizes small please get in touch with us to ensure a place is available. Tea, coffee and biscuits are available throughout the day, and feel welcome to bring along your packed lunch or there are a variety of choices in Driffield for a spot of lunch.
WHAT OUR STUDENTS HAVE SAID ABOUT LEARNING WITH US….
My wife booked me on this course as a surprise as I’d expressed a vague interest in carving.
What a day!!! Tracey and Alan are really friendly and his relaxed teaching method is perfect. I carved a Yorkshire rose by following his very clear instructions. Friends and family can’t believe what I’ve done. If you fancy a go at stone carving, and there are lots of designs a beginner can try, then I would really recommend you get in touch with Tracey and Alan.
Thank you so much for a great day.
If you have the slightest interest in stone carving, get yourself down to Driffield! I spent two days learning and carving with Alan and Tracey and cannot recommend it enough.
I had a great time and learned so much about general stone carving and the restoration carving that I was particularly interested in. Alan was so generous with his time and I can’t believe how much I was able to achieve. He is a great teacher and both he and Tracey were so welcoming.
Tracey even went above and beyond to work with me and my hectic schedule to sort out a couple of dates that would work.
My general interest in stone carving has been absolutely set alight and I can’t wait to get stuck in on a project at home. At least until I can get back down to Driffield!! 🙂
Had a fantastic day on the Knot work carving course. Learnt so much and I’m really pleased with the finished piece.
Alan and Tracey are very friendly, the facilities are great, and it’s a lovely relaxed environment in which to learn a new skill.
I’ve never picked up a hammer and chisel before and I managed to make something I’m really happy with. I’ll certainly be back in the future.
EXAMPLES OF OUR STUDENT’S STONE CARVINGS
Letter Carving in Stone
Learn to carve an inscription in stone on one of our Carving Days….
Stone Carving in Relief
Learn to carve stone by carving a design of your choice in relief on one of our Carving Days….
Stone Carving in the Round
Develop your skills by completing a carving in the round over a number of days carving with us….
AUTUMN TERM COURSE SCHEDULE
Friday 6th September
Saturday 7th September
Friday 4th October
Saturday 5th October
Friday 1st November
Saturday 2nd November
Friday 6th December
Saturday 7th December
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4 Exchange Street