An Introduction to Letter Carving in Stone

A practical weekend course, presented by the SPAB in association with the National Trust, introducing the art of letter cutting in stone led by award-winning carver Thomas Ball and sculptor Rory Young.

  • Booking essential

Led by expert tutors, this weekend course provides a practical introduction to letter cutting in stone in a friendly small group setting. It is suitable for beginners, as well as those with more advanced tool skills. Our experienced tutors will guide participants through the various processes, starting with drawing letters and setting out.

There will be an opportunity to create a small plaque and delegates are asked to come prepared with a word they would like to cut as part of their individual project. The course also includes contextual talks exploring the traditions of the letter-cutting craft, and an opportunity to visit Coleshill Parish Church to look closely at historic examples.

This course will appeal to anyone with an interest in letter cutting, either as an introduction to the craft or those wishing to extend their skills and understanding further.

The SPAB is an IHBC recognised CPD provider and attendance certificates for CPD are available on request.

This a is a two-and-a-half day course (Friday morning through to Sunday lunchtime). Refreshments and lunch are provided. Accommodation is not included. Spaces are limited to allow for small group learning.

Prices

Additional prices
  • per person £440.00

The basics

Booking details
Call 020 7377 1644
To book, go to www.spab.org.uk and head to the 'What's On' page.
Meeting point
The Buscot and Coleshill Estate

Contact Info

Name
SPAB
Email
info@spab.org.uk
Telephone
Call 020 7377 1644

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