Courses at the weald & downland living museum

Letter Carving in Stone

* This course is fully booked *

The Course

For the beginners one-day letter cutting course you will learn how to carve your own monogram or house number in stone using hand tools. Students will be shown how to draw out their own designs on paper, transfer them onto the stone and carve them into the stone using a hammer and chisel. We will also look at different finishing techniques for the lettering and stone.

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. 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.

Fee & Refreshments

£90 per person to include materials, tuition, tea and coffee. Please let the Museum know if you have any dietary requirements. The Museum café will be open or you can bring a packed lunch.


Sat 29 February 2020






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