If you would like to learn stone carving over a longer period and have previously done an introductory stone-carving class, our Continuing in Stone programme which runs one evening per week over eight weeks, is the perfect course for you.
Working on your own project at a pace right for you, you’ll be 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. Everyone will work at their own pace, so you’re welcome to continue carving between sessions or just within the sessions themselves.
Is there anything I need to prepare in advance or bring?
Please bring your project designs to adapt. Please wear old clothes and stout shoes or boots. You won’t need to prepare anything between sessions.
Are there any other costs?
Tools and safety equipment will be provided. Complimentary tea, coffee and biscuits are provided.
Stone is not included; you’re welcome to bring your own or buy a piece from Burngate that is the right size and type for your project.
|Maximum 8 people
|Three hours (evenings)
|Adults and young people aged 16+
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.