Tailor Made Stone Carving Courses and Short Breaks

Tailor Made Stone Carving Courses and Short Breaks

Simon Burns-Cox and Wild at Art Scotland are now offering Tailor Made Stone Carving, Letter Carving and Relief Courses and Short Breaks in Edinburgh.

Simon Burns-Cox is a professional Sculptor and Letter Carver based at The Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop which is an international centre for sculptors.

Tailor Made & Short Breaks

If none of the scheduled small group holidays in our programme fits with your travel dates or interests, check out our arty short breaks below (minimum number of guests for short breaks is two).

Alternatively let us create a completely tailor made art experience for you and your fellow travellers (no minimum number of guests).

Find out more about tailor made art experiences here.

Art and Craft Short Breaks in Scotland

We’ve put together a menu of short breaks consisting of a 2-day art workshop and 3 overnight stays in high quality accommodation with breakfast. Check out descriptions for details. The short breaks can be arranged for different dates, subject to availability. Accommodation prices vary depending on the time of year and if your preferred dates are mid-week or weekend dates. Minimum number of guests is 2 and prices are based on two guests sharing a twin or double room.


Sculpture Workshop Short Breaks in Edinburgh

Private tuition in Stone Carving, Stone Letter Carving and Relief with Simon Burns-Cox

Stone carving is at the same time hard work and an act of tremendous delicacy. And it’s immensely rewarding. Why not try this ancient art while on vacation in Scotland?

At a glance

Activity: Sculpture, Stone Carving, Stone Letter Carving, Relief Carving

Tutor: Simon Burns-Cox

Duration: 2 full days of tuition, 3 overnight stays

Location: Edinburgh

Accommodation: 4-star Ten Hill Place hotel

Price: from £695 per person, based on two sharing a room

Minimum participant number: 2

Suitable for any artistic skill level


Your workshop and tutor – Simon Burns-Cox

Simon is a professional sculptor and letter carver working mainly in stone and marble but also in other media. You can find out more about him and see examples of his work on his profile page.

Sculptor Simon Burns-Cox

The workshop is suitable for beginners and more experienced sculptors alike and contents will be tailored to your skills level and interests. If you’ve never done any stone carving before, you will learn to think three-dimensionally and how to manipulate the stone from the basic idea to the finished work. If you opt for letter carving, you will learn the importance of drawing your design onto the stone before carving, thinking about style, proportion, spacing and form before the process of carving begins.

At an additional cost we will ship your finished pieces to your home address.

The location and accommodation – Edinburgh and Ten Hill Place hotel

It’s impossible to summarise the Scottish capital city in one paragraph. Edinburgh is buzzing with creativity, culture and history. This website https://edinburgh.org/ is a good starting point for exploring it before your visit. Ten Hill Place Hotel is a 4-star hotel owned by the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and all profits from the hotel go back into training surgeons worldwide. It’s recently been refurbished and the spacious lounge is a feelgood space to sit and relax. Edinburgh is quite easy for moving around by public transport or taxis, so there’s no need to bring or hire a car.

Edinburgh looking down Royal Mile


Day 1 – arrival at Ten Hill Place hotel. Check in is from 3pm. We will have plenty recommendations of things to do and see in your information pack.

Days 2 & 3 – The art workshop will run from 10am to around 4.30pm. Next to the workshop is a nice café  next to the workshop where you can have lunch.

Day 4 – departure day. Check out is by 11am. No doubt you’ll be hooked on carving and planning your next workshop!

Additional workshop and accommodation days can be arranged.


Prices for this experience start at £695 per person, based on two guests sharing a twin or double room. The cost of the accommodation element varies depending on the time of year and if dates coincide with major events and public holidays. Here’s what’s included in the package price:

– 2 full days of private tuition
– Materials and use of tools at the workshop (one stone per person)
– 3 nights accommodation at Ten Hill Place hotel (sharing a twin or double room)
– 3 breakfasts
– Detailed pre-travel information, including insider recommendations of things to do and see
– Welcome gift
– Wild at Art service fee

So…let us us know your preferred dates for a stone carving short break in Edinburgh using the link below. We’ll get back to you with info on availability and price as soon as we can.

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Edinburgh, Scotland

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