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Burngate Purbeck Stone Centre Continuing in Stone

Continuing in Stone

If you’ve already completed at least one Have A Go course at Burngate, you’re welcome to join this evening class session which runs weekly throughout the autumn.

COSTAdults £300
CAPACITYMaximum 8 people
DURATIONThree hours (evenings)
LEVELDeveloping/Intermediate
SUITABLE FORAdults and young people aged 16+

Course Description:

Do you have a stone-carving or masonry project you’d like to work on, but need a little help and lack somewhere to work? If you’ve already completed at least one Have A Go course at Burngate, you’re welcome to join this evening class session which runs weekly throughout the autumn. Working at your own pace you’ll be working alongside other people who share your interest in carving, and with an experienced tutor for technical and creative support.

What will I achieve?

The course allows your own choice of project. Students will otherwise be set a flower panel carving as this covers many techniques you use for most other carvings.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

A previous Have A Go session is helpful though not essential.

How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?

These sessions will be entirely practical, working at the banker with mostly direct drawing. Please bring designs to adapt. Everyone will work at their own pace, so you’re welcome to continue carving between sessions or just within the sessions themselves.

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Adult
£300.00
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Course runs weekly for 8 weeks between 5-8pm (Spring - Tuesday evenings, Autumn - Wednesday evenings)

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Date

23 Apr 2024

Time

5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Location

Burngate Purbeck Stone Centre
Burngate Purbeck Stone Centre
Kingston Road, Langton Matravers, Swanage, Dorset BH19 3BE.
Website
https://burngatestonecentre.co.uk/

Tutor

  • Anna Bowen
    Anna Bowen
    LETTERING DESIGN | CARVING

    Anna Bowen is a lettering designer from Dorset. After attending Weymouth college for the fundaments of stonemasonry and carving, she took up an apprenticeship with master brush letter-carver Nick Benson in USA. Anna is a qualified teacher and her first post was lettering tutor for the HND program at Weymouth College. 20 years on in teaching from her own studio, she works to commission in lettering stone, wood and glass.

    On occasion she has enjoyed working with others on large projects; the Reading Room at the British Museum, and the Animals in War Memorial, Hyde Park. Locally, her work can be seen at Wareham on street benches and in collaboration as on the six boulders Paul Hyland Purbeck writers project on the South West Coastal Path. Most commonly she creates lettered garden items, memorials and signage. In her spare time she plays ‘cello with the Dorset Chamber Orchestra and is a keen Argentine tango dancer.

    Anna teaches regularly at Burngate and this year will be teaching her Roman Capital Lettering Carving Skills: Two Day Course; Roman Capital Design & Carve: Four Day Course and her Continuing in Stone courses.