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Dates – Fees – Booking

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Booking for 2020 

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Please use Contact Us.   should you have any queries prior to booking.

Please look at the Calendar on our Homepage to see dates of courses already being booked.  

If you have an enquiry regarding a course please Contact Us.  You can also call us on landline +44 (0)1305 – 826736 for further details and information on courses. 

How much does the course cost ?

The currency quoted is GB pounds.

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, Rotary Equipment / Polisher, Fork Lift Truck, Drills, Consumables, etc;    
  • fees do not include travel, personal medical insurance, accommodation or food (self-catering accommodation offered by PSQT is in connection with courses only).
  • reduced rates are for full-time students at a School, College or University and people with Unemployment Status at the time of the course taking place. 

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. (please see *Note at foot of page) 


Places are still available if not listed as (Full)

One Week Courses run from Monday to Friday. Longer courses of up to 4 Weeks can start on any Monday.   

For x2 Day Courses and x1 Day Taster Courses – please choose a date to fit in with any weekend course. 

2020 – One Week – Monday to Friday

2020  – Weekend Courses – Friday to Sunday / Monday

Dates for WINTER Courses 2020 and SPRING Courses 2021 will be updated online in October 2020

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, daily times of courses, 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 carving studio with outdoor carving area) .  

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