Stone carving: ammonite
Saturday 6 May 2017
Participants will be taken through the process of marking out, roughing out and finishing a relief stone carving using hand tools. This workshop is suitable for beginners who wish to develop skills in stone carving. You will work on a design in Bath stone. We will also look at where to purchase different stones and tools, chisel sharpening and some of the health and safety issues to do with stone carving.
Will Spankie trained as a sculptor in 1990 at Sir John Cass School of Art in London, and later at Central St. Martins School of Art. He undertakes private and public commissions from his Brighton base, and has experience in teaching courses at a variety of levels.
The course is limited to six participants, who will receive practical tuition and hands-on experience.
Please wear old clothing and wear sturdy footwear. It can be advisable to wear warm layers as the Downland Gridshell can be a cool place to work. All other materials will be provided.
£85 per person to include materials, tuition, tea and coffee. Please bring any other refreshment you require. The café will be open for lunch.
The Weald & Downland Living Museum has over 45 historic building exhibits. It is also home to the award winning and innovative Downland Gridshell, which houses a conservation workshop and artefact store, and is also used for many practical courses. The Museum runs a full programme of courses in historic building conservation and traditional rural trades and crafts, along with MSc programmes in Building Conservation and Timber Building Conservation validated by the University of York. Please telephone for further details.