On this two day freestyle stone carving course you will sculpt in Maltese limestone which is relatively easy to carve with lovely results.
Working with 10 inch stone blocks, your tutor Andrew Worthington will guid you through the processes of taking your design ideas from sketch to a three dimensional piece, initially by marking out your stone, learning to create different textures and how to release your design from the stone using chisels & gouges.
We recommend you come with a variety of ideas as a starting point for your sculpture although these may develop and change over the two days. By the end of your course you will go home with your own sculpted piece.
Andrew Worthington is an artist who concentrates on sculpting in stone. He engages in public and private commissions working on both traditional and contemporary projects. Amongst others Andrew has worked for or been involved with the NHS, Canals and Rivers Trust, RHS, Wepre Park and Arley Hall.
Running workshops for over sixteen years in different settings and for various organisations he has introduced many people to the sense of achievement and satisfaction gained in producing their own artwork in stone using traditional tools and techniques.
Andrew's own work is inspired from organic shapes and the realisation of how the stone was originally formed.
Stories from our students
This is the first time we have run this course so we hope you will create your own stories