Stone Carver Simon Keeley - Teaching



An introduction to traditional
stone carving techniques


Stone Carver Simon Keeley TeachingOn this course you will be shown the importance of drawing in preparation for a carving. Also the relevance of producing a maquette (model): before approaching the stone block. How to transfer a design, from your sketches on paper or clay, onto the block.

 
 

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TATE Stone Carving Workshops

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STUDENTS WORK

Stone Carver Simon Keeley - Clay model of leaf being made by a student

Clay model of a leaf being made
by a student


Stone Carver Simon Keeley - Richard Weston - West Dean Student

Richard Weston (West Dean Student) very happy with his first completed carving in polyphant stone

Clay model of leaf being made by a student

Student carving a rabbit model at West Dean College


Student at West Dean College

The finished piece


The following pictures are of students work attending the evening class

Simon Keeley evening class students work

Simon Keeley evening class students work

Simon Keeley evening class students work

Simon Keeley evening class students work

Simon Keeley evening class students work

Simon Keeley evening class students work

Simon Keeley evening class students work

Simon Keeley evening class students work


 

One Day Stone Carving Workshops
for Galleries & Museums


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Galleries and Museums workshop page

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Stone Carver Simon Keeley TeachingOpen discussion will take place throughout a series of classes, which will take place once a month. Advice and guidance will be given at all stages of the carving process.

There will also be an opportunity to explore letter carving, as the course progresses.

Your tutor, Simon Keeley, who presently has 20 years experience and has won various prestigious commissions for the Worshipful Company of Skinners, Westminster Abbey and School. He has also been involved in public artworks, which have been brick carving in Knightsbridge in London and East Oxford. He teaches stone carving at ‘The Art Academy’ on Monday evenings and just appointed to teach at West Dean College.

A Big thank you to my regular and new students who have maxxed and sold out my Sunday and New Weekend Stone Carving Classes! Regularly and consistantly over the past few years! Dedication, friendship and commitment & great results!

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SIMONS COURSES


PLEASE NOTE WE DO NOT ISSUE REFUNDS
Birtley House Estate Courses 2019
Location for Stone Carving Classes is Surrey Hills Green Wood Works at Woodland Workshop, Birtley House Estate, Birtley Road, Bramley, Surrey GU5 0LB

This is a NEW 'In the Forest' venue near Godalming!

NEW Weekend Letter Carving Course
29th-30th June - 2 day course
For many years I have run a weekend Letter Carving Workshop and have done prestigious letter carving commissions around the UK.

During the workshop we will cover understanding letter forms from drawing and penned letters. On day 1 the aim will be to carve a large letter. On day 2 we will be carving a small word, which could possibly be a house name. A selection of stone will be available and included in the price. £250


Birtley reviewREGULAR SATURDAY COURSES

January 19th - Saturday
Stone Carving Class
10.00am - 4.00pm
£95 + £10 for stone

February 23rd - Saturday
Stone Carving Class
10.00am - 4.00pm
£95 + £10 for stone

March 23rd - Saturday
Stone Carving Class
10.00am - 4.00pm
£95 + £10 for stone

April 13th - Saturday
Stone Carving Class
10.00am - 4.00pm
£95 + £10 for stone

May 4th - Saturday
Stone Carving Class
10.00am - 4.00pm
£95 + £10 for stone

June 8th - Saturday
Stone Carving Class
10.00am - 4.00pm
£95 + £10 for stone

July 20th - Saturday
Stone Carving Class
10.00am - 4.00pm
£95 + £10 for stone

July 29th - 30th - Saturday/Sunday
Weekend Introductuon to Letter carving course
10.00am - 4.00pm
£250 Tuition. Stone not included

August 24th - Saturday
Summer BBQ!
Stone Carving Class
10.00am - 4.00pm
£95 + £10 for stone

September 14th - Saturday
Stone Carving Class
10.00am - 4.00pm
£95 + £10 for stone

September 21st - 22nd
Saturday/Sunday

Weekend Introductuon to Letter carving course
10.00am - 4.00pm
£250 Tuition. Stone not included

October 12th - Saturday
Stone Carving Class
10.00am - 4.00pm
£95 + £10 for stone

November 9th - Saturday
Stone Carving Class
10.00am - 4.00pm
£95 + £10 for stone

December 7th - Saturday
Stone Carving Class
10.00am - 4.00pm
£95 + £10 for stone

New For 2020!
First Long Weekend - ‘Introduction to Stone Carving Course’ at the BIrtley Estate Forest Venue
3-day - 20,21st and 22nd April, 2020

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West Dean College 2019

Stone carving courses

26th January - Stone Carving - ‘Taster Day’
For Absolute Beginners

15th - 17th March - ‘Introduction to Stone Carving’
For Absolute Beginners 

For prices and more information please see the West Dean website.


St. John's Church -Community Art Room- Bethnal Green, East London

Wonderful indoor Crypt art Room & Outdoor carving area too. Also all stone on site available and included in class fee.
Sunday dates - classes run in the day 11.30am - 5.30pm.
Evening classes - 6.30pm -9.00pm.

2019 dates

January - No January class due to building works

February - 24th Sunday - 11.30am - 5.30pm

March - 24th Sunday - 11.30am - 5.30pm

April - 14th Sunday - 11.30am - 5.30pm

May - 5th Sunday - 11.30am - 5.30pm

June - 9th Sunday - 11.30am - 5.30pm

July - 21st Sunday - 11.30am - 5.30pm

September - 15th Sunday - 11.30am - 5.30pm

October - 13th Sunday - 11.30am - 5.30pm

November - 10th Sunday - 11.30am - 5.30pm

December - 8th Sunday - 11.30am - 5.30pm


One Day Stone Carving Workshops
for Galleries & Museums


Select this link to go to the Galleries and Museums workshop page


Courses run from West Dean College in Sussex:

West Dean College
West Dean, Chichester
West Sussex PO18 0QZ
For full directions and details, click on West Dean website link below:
www.westdean.co.uk

These courses are all guided by Simon Keeley. For further information please contact: 07939 337 441 email: simonkeeley@rocketmail.com




 
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