designed for those who would like to learn the techniques for carving marble
The two day marble carving course with Simon Burns-Cox is designed for those who would like to learn the techniques for carving marble. You do not need experience and the course is open to beginners and those with more experience. The course runs from 9.30am to 4.30pm and is held at The Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop in Edinburgh, Scotland. Dates are flexible and are mutually agreed with the workshop. The course is small with up to two people or for small private groups. Individual tuition is also available.
The course will include the following:
At the beginning of the session, we will have a discussion and review about the various tools you need to carve marble and how to use them correctly. We will use the traditional techniques used by Italian artisans and craftsmen using hand tools such as the hammer and chisel. However, we will also discuss the use of machine and electrical tools.
We will also look at how to select your marble and discuss the skills needed to work three dimentionally. We will then put this into practice with a piece of marble roughing out the form, and then developing and refining it looking at textures and polishing techniques as you proceed.
You will work at your own pace with individual guidance from Simon. Safety glasses will be provided and its important to wear strong shoes and old clothes as it will be dusty.
Two full days from 9.30am to 4.30pm at £320 per person with a maximum of two people or for small private groups. Individual tuition is £350.
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