Stone carving: green man

Saturday 9 - Sunday 10 September 2017



The course

A two-day workshop teaching participants how to mark out, rough out and finish a Green Man design in Bath stone. The course will give people the opportunity to either carve their own design or copy carve one using a template. The course will also cover carving techniques, sharpening and look at where to buy tools and stone. By the end of the two days participants will be able to take away a finished carving.

The tutor

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.

Participant information

The course is limited to six participants, who will receive practical tuition and hands-on experience.

Please wear old clothing and wear sturdy footwear. All other materials will be provided. It can be advisable to wear warm layers as the Downland Gridshell can be a cool place to work.


£160 per person to include materials, tuition, tea and coffee. Please bring any other refreshment you require. The café will be open for lunch.

The Museum

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.



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