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

Cont...
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


Birtley House Estate Courses 2017
Location for Stone Carving Classes is Surrey Hills Green Wood Works at Birtley House Estate, Bramley, Surrey GU7 0LB

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

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March 4th - Saturday
Stone Carving Class
9.30am - 3.30pm
£95 + £10 for stone

May 20th - Saturday
Stone Carving Class
9.30am - 3.30pm
£95 + £10 for stone

June 10th - Saturday
Stone Carving Class
10.00am - 5.00pm
£95 + £10 for stone

July 8th - Saturday
Stone Carving Class
10.00am - 5.00pm
£95 + £10 for stone

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

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

November 18th - Saturday
Stone Carving Class
10.00am - 4.00pm
£95 + £10 for stone

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


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West Dean College 2017

Stone carving courses

‘Angels & Demons’
Thursday 31st August - 3rd September - £329

2018

‘Hepworth hoops and Moorish bumps’
Thursday 21st - 24th June 2018 - price TBA

‘Stone Carving Taster Day’ - 7th April 2018 - price TBA

 


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.

2017 dates

Prices:
Sundays - 11.30am - 5.30pm
Fee - £66 working -£41 concessions

Mondays - 6.30pm - 9.00pm
Fee - £20 -£15 concessions

October - 22nd Sunday -11.30am - 5.30pm
-  23rd Monday -6.30pm - 9.00pm

November - 19th Sunday -11.30am - 5.30pm
  -20th Monday- 6.30pm - 9.00pm

December - 10th Sunday -11.30 - 5.30pm
-11th Monday - 6.30pm - 9.00pm

2018 dates

January - 14th Sunday -11:30am - 5:30pm
- 15th Monday - 6.30pm - 9:00pm

February - 11th Sunday - 11.30am - 5.30pm
 - 12th Monday -6.30pm- 9.00pm

March - 11th Sunday - 11.30am - 5.30pm
- 12th Monday -6.30pm - 9.00pm

April - 8th Sunday - 11.30am - 5.30pm
- 9th Monday -6.30pm- 9.00pm

May - 6th Sunday - 11.30am - 5.30pm
- 7th Monday - 6.30pm - 9.00pm


The Art Academy 2017
Mermaid Court, off Borough High St, London Bridge.

‘Introduction to Stone Carving’
10th - 13th April cost - £310


Ardington School of Arts & Crafts (just South of Oxford) 2017

‘Introduction to Letter Carving’ -2 day course
29th - 30th June

‘Introduction to Letter Carving’-2 day course
28th -29th September

Please bring a packed lunch


Simon Keeley Stone Carver -
NORTHERN TOUR


Quirky Workshop Greystoke Cycle Cafe Lake Disctrict

Quirky Workshops 2018
Cycle Cafe, Greystoke,nr. Penrith, Cumbria
(Just 5 miles west of Penrith & M6 Junction 40 and 10 minutes Ullswater).
http://greystokecyclecafe.co.uk/links.htm

3 day - Introduction to Stone Carving Course
- suitable for absolute beginners and experienced sculptors. This will be my second year at Annie's stunningly beautiful set up on the edge of Greystoke village in the gorgeous Lake District. I will be at the beginning of the year of Quirky Workshops. Mirth, merriment and highly productive fun carving stone !

'Introduction to Stone Carving' - 26th - 29th May 2018 - cost - £330 includes Stone

All these classes at all locations around the UK are highly popular and booking early to get a place - is highly recommended.

All Classes & Courses are Great Gift Ideas for Loved Ones :-)

Looking forward to meeting & teaching you!



Simon Keeley Stone Carver -
2017  ITALIAN TOUR

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BOOK NOW!
1 week Stone Carving Course
with Simon in Umbria, in Italy.
Poggliame, nr.Montigibiane, Umbria, Italy

Stone Carving Course - beginners - intermediate
2017 dates to be confirmed


More fun again in beautiful Umbria, Italy - Unmissable!

For further details visit www.arteumbria.com

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Lowewood Museum Stone Carving Taster Course with Simon Keeley

Lowewood Museum

High Street Hoddesdon EN11 8BH

Stone Carving Taster Workshop - FREE
Advance booking essential!
2017 Dates to be confirmed

One hour slots at 10.15am, 11.30am, 1.15pm and 2.30pm
Ages 7-107
Children aged 7-14 must be accompanied by an adult.

www.broxbourne.gov.uk/lowewoodmuseum
t: 01992 445596
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One Day Stone Carving Workshops
for Galleries & Museums


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Directions:
Courses run from my studio in Windlesham in Surrey:

M3 J3. A322 north, direction Ascot, Windsor, through 1st set of traffic lights. Sharp bend under bridge, take left turning to A30 direction London. Along A30, just after 3rd garden centre, turn right at Windlesham sign. Westwood road, end of S-bend, steep drive on the left,
‘High Chimneys’ Cottage’. Nearest train station Sunningdale (Reading train – from Waterloo).

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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