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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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

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!

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

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

Windlesham Courses

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Introduction to Stone Carving class fees are £95 (+ £10 for stone in the first class), please book and pay at least a month in advance to the required date. Please call 07939 337441 when booking a place for details of where to send your payment.

'Introduction to Letter Carving' is a three day block course. Fees include all tuition, paper,
inks and paint, offcuts of stone and
slate for a final artwork - £340

Stone Carver Simon Keeley - Students workClasses are from 10am - 5pm, please bring a packed lunch, drinks will be provided.

Windlesham Courses 2017

Introduction to Stone Carving
Classes. Suits absolute beginners
& experienced stone carvers.
£95 plus Stone - £10

Please note new class times!

Saturday March 11th - 10.00am - 4.00pm
Saturday April 22nd - 10.00am - 4.00pm
Saturday May 27th - 10.00am - 4.00pm
Saturday June 24th - 10.00am - 4.00pm
Saturday July 15th - 10.00am - 4.00pm
Saturday September 16th - 10.00am - 4.00pm
Saturday October 14th - 10.00am - 4.00pm
Saturday November 25th - 10.00am - 4.00pm
Saturday December 16th - 10.00am - 4.00pm

Please note for Windlesham classes - we meet at 
the Windlesham field of Remembrance car park 
at 9.30am. Please bring a packed lunch - drinks provided.

West Dean College 2017

Stone carving courses

‘Introduction to Stone Carving’
Thursday 6th April - Sunday 9th April - £225

‘Stone Carving Taster Day’ - 11th June - £126

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

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

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

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

Sunday - January 8th

Monday Evening - January 9th

Sunday - January 22nd

Monday Evening - January 23rd

Sunday - February 5th

Monday Evening - February 6th

Sunday - February 12th

Monday Evening - February 13th

Sunday - March 5th

Monday Evening - March 6th

Sunday - April 2nd

Monday Evening - April 3rd

Sunday - April 23rd

Monday Evening -April 24th

Sunday - May 21st

Monday Evening -May 22nd

Sunday - June 4th - ONLY

No Monday Evening Class - June 5th - Bank Holiday

Sunday - June 25th

Monday Evening - June 26th

Sunday - July 2nd

Monday Evening - July 3rd

Sunday - July 16th

Monday Evening - July 17th

AUGUST HOLIDAY - Why not Consider -'Arte Umbria' - Stone Carving Course?

Sunday - Sept 17th

Monday Evening - Sept 18th

Sunday - Sept 23rd

Monday Evening - Sept 24th

Sunday - October 17th

Monday Evening - October 18th

Sunday - October 22nd

Monday Evening - October 23rd

Sunday - November 5th

Sunday - November 19th

Monday Evening - November 20th

Sunday - December 3rd

Monday Evening -December 4t

Sunday - December 10th -Xmas Class

Monday Evening -December 4th -Xmas Class

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

Denman College WI 2017
Denman, Marcham, near Abingdon, Oxfordshire OX13 6NW

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

Venturing into 3D in stone is not an impossible task, when you have a highly experienced tutor used to working with both absolute beginners and experienced artists.

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Quirky Workshop Greystoke Cycle Cafe Lake Disctrict

Quirky Workshops
Cycle Cafe, Greystoke,nr. Penrith, Cumbria
(Just 5 miles west of Penrith & M6 Junction 40 and 10 minutes Ullswater).

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' - 17th - 20th March - 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 -

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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!

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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.
t: 01992 445596
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One Day Stone Carving Workshops
for Galleries & Museums

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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:

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

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