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Dates – Fees – Booking

Booking for 2017 – 2018 

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How much does the course cost ?

The currency quoted is GB pounds.

Course Fees 2018
One Week Workshop£250Reduced Rate£220
Second Week£220Reduced Rate£185
Four Week Workshop£720Reduced Rate£650
Weekend x2 Day£116
Weekend x3 Day£175
Weekend x 4 Day£200
Taster x 1 Day£70

What does this include?

  • fees include professional tuition, use of hand carving tools and provision of freshly quarried stone either in the Tout Quarry open air workshop (with weather cover), or indoors in the newly refurbished Drill Hall Stone Workspace. Please Note: there is  an additional cost for powered equipment re Stone Saw, Air Tooling, Angle Grinder, Rotary Polisher, Fork Lift Truck, Drills, etc.   
  • fees do not include travel, personal medical insurance, accommodation or food (accommodation offered by PSQT is in connection with courses only).
  • reduced rates are for full-time students at a university or college and people with unemployment status.

Where do courses take place ?

Summer Courses May to September take place in the open air stone carving and sculpture workshop at the heart of Tout Quarry Sculpture Park & Nature Reserve.  Indoor courses take place in the well equipped the Drill Hall Stone / Work / Space.

When do courses take place in 2018?

Course dates are listed below for one week and weekend courses. 4 Week courses can start on any Monday from May to September. Winter and Spring courses can also be arranged outside of the listed dates by contacting PSQT directly.

Places are still available if not listed as (Full)

Note: 1 Week Summer Courses run from Monday to Friday. Longer courses up to 4 Weeks can start on any Monday. 

2018 – One Week – Monday to Friday

For x2 Day Courses and x1 Day Tasters choose date to fit in any weekend. 

2018 Weekend Courses – Friday to Sunday / Monday (3&4 Day)

Dates for WINTER Courses 2018 and SPRING Courses 2019 will be updated online in October 2018

Weekend courses are ideal for Teacher INSET and CPD – the course provides an introduction that can be followed by a one week course that gives a fuller experience of carving Portland stone – it’s fine detail carving qualities, geological formation, the quarry environment and heritage from which it is worked.  Note: Portland Sculpture & Quarry Trust (PSQT) reserves the right to change details of course dates, course fees, course content, evening arrangements and location at Tout Quarry Sculpture Park & Nature Reserve (open air workshop with weather cover) or Stone / Work / Space at the Drill Hall (indoor).  

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