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One Week Course

 What does the course include?

  • Introduction to the sculpture, geology, family working histories and ecology of Tout Quarry with its rare grasses, butterflies and orchids
  • Demonstration of stone carving techniques – use of hand carving tools
  • Selection of freshly quarried stone for individual ideas, lifting, moving and handling stone. Starting points for carving, individual tuition.
  • Developing carving skills from roughing out techniques to fine detail and finishing as the week progresses.
  • Informal discussion on work achieved – pointers for the future (this forms part of the tuition provided during the course).
  • Tuition – Monday to Friday 9.30 am to 5 pm  (times may vary if people want to work late). Timing of lunch breaks for course participants is flexible. Most people bring packed lunches. Tutors are entitled to take breaks away from the workshop during the day. 
  • Work photographed and loaded by participants into vehicles on Friday.

Evenings (Optional and organised by the group members)

  • Eating out  – Local Fish,Oysters,Crab, Pizza, Vegetarian
  • BBQ at Beach (when weather is warm and dry)

Note: Indoor courses also run throughout the year at the newly refurbished Stone I Work I Space at the Drill Hall, well equipped with hydraulic carving bankers, lifting equipment, stone saw, with instruction in hand tools and use of electric / pneumatic tools. There is an additional cost for the use of lifting and powered equipment.

Note: 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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