The Stone Carving Studio - Short Courses and Weekly Classes
 
   
 
Lynn Working in the stone carving studio
Students working in the mobile studio
 
THE MOBILE STUDIO
 
Stone carving and sculpture can be taught with great success to people of almost any age and ability. The professional reputation and popularity of Kate’s mobile stone carving and sculpture studio demonstrates this with consistently high quality results.
 
Kate has extensive experience teaching adults, young people and students with disabilities and learning difficulties. Her courses range from creating simple relief carvings to large, public community projects.
 
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The Mobile Studio  |  Projects Available  |  Working Practice  |  Step by Step Guide  |  Reasons for Choosing the Mobile Studio  |  Fees & Costings  |  Tools & Materials
 
THE MOBILE STUDIO
Working in stone requires simple tools and materials. The mobile studio arrives on site with all the hand tools and equipment to set up a traditional workshop for a maximum of 12 students at any one time. The stone is delivered directly to the site and a marquee is available where necessary.
 
The Mobile Studio in Action
 
 
PROJECTS AVAILABLE
The mobile studio can cater for a variety of projects, each undertaken with best workshop practice in mind in order to guarantee a high quality end result. To date Kate has taken on larger group projects such as the Hartcliffe Community Totem Pole and the Bay Tree School Remembrance Garden as well as countless smaller theme based projects for individual carvings such as The Green Man, Naïve Birds, Abstracted Animals, Sculpture from the Natural Form.
 
Projects are tailored to meet the aims and objectives of each organisation or client. This may take the form of several individual sculptures or a larger site specific piece which could be for example a bench, large sculpture, drinking fountain, way markers or water feature.
 
Courses run from a minimum of 3 days to longer residences as required.
 
The Mobile Studio in Action
 
WORKING PRACTICE
 
Kate believes in executing each project in exactly the same manner as in a professional workshop. Initially good working methods are discussed with the students, particularly working safely and efficiently.
 
The Mobile Studio in Action
 
 
A STEP-BY-STEP GUIDE
 
  • Establish design brief with the client
  • Set up studio on site and organize delivery of stone
  • Introduction to students including health and safety issues
  • Design/drawing carving using provided source materials
  • Modelling clay maquettes to use as a 3 dimensional reference for carving
  • Demonstration of hand tool skills
  • Guide students through all the stages of producing a finished stone carving or sculptures
  • Mounting and display of finished work combined with a discussion session about the project
 
The Mobile Studio in Action
 
GOOD REASONS FOR INVITING THE MOBILE STUDIO TO YOUR ORGANISATION
 
Stone carving and sculpture encourage all of the following:
  • Hand and Eye co-ordination
  • Patience
  • Skill
  • Creativity
  • Self discipline
  • Confidence building
  • Working methodically and systematically
  • Working as an individual within a group or as part of a team
  • Numeracy skills
  • Communication skills
  • The satisfaction of making something lasting
  • Future career possibilities
  • AND BECAUSE IT'S FUN TO DO!
 
The Mobile Studio in Action
 
COURSE FEES AND COSTINGS
 

FIXED COSTS

    • Tutor time £200.00 per day
    • Experienced Assistant (if required) £120.00 per day
    • CRB check (where applicable) at cost

STONE

    • Projects involving individual pieces of stone for carving requires a pallet to be delivered via 'Palletways Logistics' directly to site at a starting cost of £150.00. This would provide sufficient stone for all 12 students with some left over for demonstration and practice.
    • Projects involving a larger sculptural piece, stone is cut to size at a cost of £60.00 per cubic foot.
 

VARIABLE COSTS

    • Off site preparation of stone before teaching commences (if required) £20.00 per hour.
    • Site preparation and fixing of larger sculptural pieces (if required) by quotation*.
    • Structural engineers fee (if required) at cost as per quotation*.
 
* I would recommend an initial free consultation to discuss your particular requirements and a full budget could then be worked out for each project.
 
The Mobile Studio in Action
 
TOOLS AND MATERIALS PROVIDED
All preparation, source materials, clay for modelling and tools and equipment are included in the package.
 


 

 

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