Stone Carving Holidays
Fancy trying something a bit different on your holiday this year? Why not have a go at stone carving in the stunning purbeck countryside?! These exciting short courses are run for all ages and abilities, so anyone can have a go.
Family activities are held on Saturdays throughout the year and Thursdays during school holidays. In these sessions children are taught basic stone carving with the aim to create their own 3D sculptures by the end of the session. The sessions are suitable for children aged between 6-13 years, and are priced at £15 per child.
For adults there are three stone carving course on offer; have a go stone carving, introduction to stone carving, and freeform & relief carving. Have a go stone carving is a two hour session that teaches basic techniques and templates so you can take home your very own masterpiece. Introduction to stone carving is a day long course that uses templates such as; flowers, fish, or leaves etc to create a relief panel. Freeform and relief carving can be a full day or a half day with a professional stone carver teaching you the techniques you will need to complete your own project.
The Burngate Centre also runs arts and crafts courses including; 3D wire & sculpture, printmaking, sewing for beginners, pottery, basic drawing, and many more so be sure to have a look at their website http://www.burngatestonecentre.co.uk/