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Stone Carving

This stone carving course is aimed at carvers of all levels of experience from total beginners to the advanced. Beginners will be guided through the process of carving straight lines and curves, progressing on to leaves, flowers then a rose relief. More advanced carvers will have the opportunity to choose an item to carve, which could be an animal, a mythical beast or an architectural detail. They will then be guided through the various methods of approaching a carving in the round. Previous students have carved heads, animals, architectural items and ornament.

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Time 17:45 - 20:45
Days Running Thursday
Duration 16 weeks
Location City Centre Campus
Price £399
Spaces Course Full
Course Code L93STC1-BEL1B1920
Course Full

What topics are covered?

Types of tools and their uses; Different methods of approaching carving and suitable source materials; Limitations and adaptation of designs in stone.

Who is the course aimed at?

Anyone wishing to learn how to carve stone and develop stonemasonry banker skills.

How will I learn?

You will learn through practical demonstration and one to one tuition. Your tutor will demonstrate all stages and techniques; you will learn new techniques with every carving and be given one to one tuition throughout the course. Please feel free to take notes and photographs of all stages of carving.

What can I do after this course?

Level 1 Stonemasonry Diploma

Are there any additional costs?

You will be required to provide your own safety boots. Use of tools, stone and safety glasses are provided.

Which department is this course in?

Department of Technology

Where will I need to go on my first day?

On your first day, please report to the Reception in the Roper Building at City Centre Campus.

What do I need to bring?

Please bring your own safety boots. All tools and stone are provided.

What else do I need to know?

To avoid disappointment, please make sure you enrol on your chosen course early. Decisions regarding running or cancelling a course are made one week prior to the start of the course. If a course is cancelled, you will be informed and your course fees refunded in full. Please see Terms and Conditions of Enrolment.

The course will not run on bank holidays or during half term. Please check the term dates.

Where can I find out more information?

If you need help or answers to specific questions, please contact the Student Advice Centre on 01225 312191 ext 720 or email info@bathcollege.ac.uk.

How do I enrol?

You can enrol on this course:

Online: Click the "Add to Cart" button to enrol online.
Phone: Call 01225 328720 during our opening hours
Post: Download the Love2learn Learning Agreement and send to Student Advice Centre, Bath College, Avon Street, Bath BA1 1UP.
In person: Visit the Student Advice Centre in either of our campuses

Please see how to enrol for more detailed information.

6 reviews for Stone Carving

  1. alex.parry27@googlemail.com

    (verified owner)

    5 out of 5

    The course is really enjoyable – can’t wait to come back next term!

    Better lighting in workshops please.

  2. malverncottage@hotmail.co.uk

    (verified owner)

    5 out of 5

    Jolly good fun!!

  3. davidlombard@hotmail.com


    5 out of 5

    Great course, very enjoyable.

  4. nicolette.smith@bristol.ac.uk

    (verified owner)

    5 out of 5

    Very good instruction from tutor Sam learned a lot and will be back!

  5. tobias.lemberg@gmx.de

    (verified owner)

    5 out of 5

    Brilliant Course

    The last cost increase was very steep. It’s far too expensive. I know of people who done it in the past and can’t afford it anymore.
    Please keep the course in Bath (don’t move it to Radstock with the full time construction classes). Me and many others would not be able to take the course if it is in Radstock.

    Also enjoyed the 3 day carving competition.

    • charles.rawlinson@bathcollege.ac.uk


      Dear Tobias,

      In response to feedback, the Stone Carving course is being ran at our Bath city centre campus.

  6. simeon.rowsell@bathcollege.ac.uk


    5 out of 5

    I’ve learnt a great new set of skills which I look forward to building on. It’s been good fun and an excellent opportunity to switch my mind off for 3 hours a week and get absorbed in something creative. Nigel has been an excellent tutor – I’ll possibly do 3D carving next.

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