Why choose the course?

Tuition is very much on a one to one basis as students are developing their own ideas.  This is a particular strength of our course and participants see different skills being used by others as their work progresses with a sociable and supportive atmosphere created within the group.  Many people keep in contact after the course and sometimes arrange to come back as groups.

You can experience a landscape that is a catalyst for the creation of a new piece of work,  allow the landscape to influence an ‘idea  or  generate a completely new one.  Leave with in-depth understanding of stone and stone working history of the place.

You will  develop new directions in your work and a high level of skill which you can take forward through different routes. Participants have enrolled on further courses, exhibited work, taken on commissioned work, followed careers in letter cutting, stone carving, stone conservation and  taken part in international sculpture symposiums.

PSQT outdoor workshop in Tout Quarry Sculpture Park is set amongst  many inspirational sculptures which show how many different ways stone can be worked.  But it is the pure light that participants find the most extraordinary factor and particularly the changing light throughout the day that reveals the form and fine detail.

Students have an opportunity to envisage and take forward their ideas from a wide selection of freshly quarried stone which creates a more dynamic carving.

On the first day we show the necessary safety points for handling stone and use of tools.  We cover this with all participants whether they are complete beginners or more experienced and generally by lunchtime all participants will have selected their stone and be working in their space on a ‘carving banker.’  There are different  kinds and sizes  of hammers from 2lb to  something very light such as 1/2lb small wooden mallet or a 1lb dummy hammer. Learning to carve Portland stone is not about strength – its about  learning the techniques to  remove the stone easily.

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May
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2017
9:30 am PSQT – Summer Stone Carving and Sculpture Courses – Places Available. @ Tout Quarry Sculpture Park & Nature Reserve
PSQT – Summer Stone Carving and Scu… @ Tout Quarry Sculpture Park & Nature Reserve
May 15 @ 9:30 am – Sep 29 @ 5:00 pm
Summer Stone Carving and Sculpture Courses start. Monday to Friday through to end of September. Self Catering accommodation also available. Contact PSQT for further details. [...]
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26
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2017
9:30 am Stone Carving and Sculpture Course – One Week @ Tout Quarry Sculpture Park & Nature Reserve
Stone Carving and Sculpture Course … @ Tout Quarry Sculpture Park & Nature Reserve
Jun 26 @ 9:30 am – Jun 30 @ 5:00 pm
Stone Carving and Sculpture Course. Monday 26 – Friday 31 June. Places Available.
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3
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2017
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A stone Carving and Sculpture Cours… @ Tout Quarry Sculpture Park & Nature Reserve
Jul 3 @ 9:30 am – Jul 7 @ 5:00 pm
One Week Stone Carving and Sculpture Course. starts Monday 3 July 9.30 am and finishes Friday 7 July 5.00pm. Places Available.
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7
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2017
9:30 am Stone carving and Sculpture Course. Weekend. @ Drilll Hall Stone Workspace
Stone carving and Sculpture Course…. @ Drilll Hall Stone Workspace
Jul 7 @ 9:30 am – Jul 9 @ 5:00 pm
Stone Carving and Sculpture Workshop. Weekend 3 and 2 day. Friday 7 – Sunday 9 June. Places Available.
Jul
10
Mon
2017
9:30 am Stone Carving and Sculpture Course @ Tout Quarry Sculpture Park & Nature Reserve
Stone Carving and Sculpture Course @ Tout Quarry Sculpture Park & Nature Reserve
Jul 10 @ 9:30 am – Jul 14 @ 5:00 pm
One Week Stone Carving and Sculpture Course. Starts Monday 10 July 9.30am – Friday 14 July 5.00pm. Places Available.
Jul
17
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2017
9:30 am Stone Carving and Sculpture Course – One Week @ Tout Quarry Sculpture Park & Nature Reserve
Stone Carving and Sculpture Course … @ Tout Quarry Sculpture Park & Nature Reserve
Jul 17 @ 9:30 am – Jul 21 @ 5:00 pm
One Week Stone Carving and Sculpture Course. Starts Monday 17 July 9.30am and finishes Friday 21 July 5.00pm. Places Available.
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PC Spinal Clinic @ Portland Community Hospital
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Jul
24
Mon
2017
9:30 am Stone Carving and Sculpture Course @ Tout Quarry Sculpture Park & Nature Reserve
Stone Carving and Sculpture Course @ Tout Quarry Sculpture Park & Nature Reserve
Jul 24 @ 9:30 am – Jul 28 @ 5:00 pm
One Week Stone Carving and Sculpture Course. Starts Monday 24 July 9.30am and finishes Friday 28 July 5.00pm. Places Available.
Jul
31
Mon
2017
9:30 am Stone Carving and Sculpture Course – One Week @ Tout Quarry Sculpture Park and Nature Reserve
Stone Carving and Sculpture Course … @ Tout Quarry Sculpture Park and Nature Reserve
Jul 31 @ 9:30 am – Aug 4 @ 5:00 pm
One Week Stone Carving and Sculpture Course – Monday 31 July 9.30am – Friday 4 August 5.00pm, Places Available.
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7
Mon
2017
9:30 am Stone Carving and Sculpture Course @ Tout Quarry Sculpture Park & Nature Reserve
Stone Carving and Sculpture Course @ Tout Quarry Sculpture Park & Nature Reserve
Aug 7 @ 9:30 am – Aug 11 @ 5:00 pm
One Week Stone Carving and Sculpture Course. Starts Monday 7 Aug 9.30am and finishes Friday 11 Aug 5.00pm. Places Available.
Aug
18
Fri
2017
9:30 am Stone Carving and Sculpture Course – Weekend @ Drilll Hall Stone Workspace
Stone Carving and Sculpture Course … @ Drilll Hall Stone Workspace
Aug 18 @ 9:30 am – Aug 20 @ 5:00 pm
Stone Carving and Sculpture Course – 3 Day Weeekend. Friday 18 – Sunday 20 August. Places Available.
Aug
21
Mon
2017
9:30 am Stone Carving and Sculpture Course – One Week @ Tout Quarry Sculpture Park & Nature Reserve
Stone Carving and Sculpture Course … @ Tout Quarry Sculpture Park & Nature Reserve
Aug 21 @ 9:30 am – Aug 25 @ 5:00 pm
One Week Stone Carving and Sculpture Course – starts Monday 21 Aug 9.30am to Friday 25 Aug 5.00pm. Places Available.
Sep
8
Fri
2017
9:30 am Stone Carving and Sculpture Course. Weekend. @ Drilll Hall Stone Workspace
Stone Carving and Sculpture Course…. @ Drilll Hall Stone Workspace
Sep 8 @ 9:30 am – Sep 10 @ 5:00 pm
Stone Carving and Sculpture Course – 3 Day Weekend. Friday 8 – Sunday 10 September. Places Available.
Sep
18
Mon
2017
9:30 am Stone Carving and Sculpture Course – One Week @ Tout Quarry Sculpture Park & Nature Reserve
Stone Carving and Sculpture Course … @ Tout Quarry Sculpture Park & Nature Reserve
Sep 18 @ 9:30 am – Sep 22 @ 10:30 am
One Week Stone Carving and Sculpture Course – One Week. Monday 18 Sept 9.30am to Friday 22 Sept 5.00pm. Places Available.

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