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


PLEASE NOTE WE DO NOT ISSUE REFUNDS
Birtley House Estate Courses 2019-2020
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

December 7th - Saturday 2019
Stone Carving Class
10.00am - 4.00pm
£95 + £10 for stone

2020 classes

January 11th - Saturday

Stone Carving Class
9.30am - 3.30pm
cost - £95 - (Taster day £105 includes stone)

February 22nd - Saturday
Stone Carving Class
10.00am - 4.00pm
£95 + £10 for stone

March 28th - Saturday
Stone Carving Class
10.00am - 4.00pm
£95 + £10 for stone

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

May 2nd - Saturday BBQ Class
Stone Carving Class
10.00am - 4.00pm
£95 + £10 for stone

June 6th - Saturday
Stone Carving Class
10.00am - 4.00pm
£95 + £10 for stone

July 25th - Saturday
Stone Carving Class
10.00am - 4.00pm
£95 + £10 for stone

August 22nd - Saturday
Summer BBQ!
Stone Carving Class
10.00am - 4.00pm
£95 + £10 for stone

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

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

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

December 5th - Saturday
Stone Carving Class
10.00am - 4.00pm
£95 + £10 for stone

New For 2020!
Stone Carving and Letter Carving Courses, long weekend, 3 and 4 day courses at the ‘Woodland Workshop’ on the BIrtley estate.

Saturday 21st & Sunday 22nd March
‘Introduction to Stone Carving’
Cost - £250 - times -10am -4pm daily

Friday 20th, Saturday 21st & Sunday 22nd March
‘Introduction to Stone Carving’
Cost - £330 -times - 10am - 4pm daily

Friday 10th, Saturday 11th & Sunday 12th April
Cost - £330 -times - 10am -4pm daily

Thursday 16th, Friday 17th, Saturday 18th & Sunday 19th July 
'Carving coulurful Soapstones & Alabaster’
Cost - £440 - times - 10am - 4pm daily

Friday 18th, Saturday 19th & Sunday 20th September 
‘Introduction to Stone carving’
Cost - £330 -times - 10am -4pm daily


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West Dean College 2020

Stone carving courses

TBC

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

December - 8th Sunday 2019 - 11.30am - 5.30pm

2020 dates

Sunday 12th January
Cost -£66 (Taster Day £76 includes stone)
times - 11.30am - 5.30pm

Sunday 23rd February
times - 11.30am - 5.30pm

Sunday 29th March
times - 11.30am - 5.30pm

Sunday 19th April
times -11.30am - 5.30pm

Sunday 3rd May
times -11.30am - 5.30pm

Sunday 7th June
times - 11.30am - 5.30pm

Sunday 26th July
times - 11.30am - 5.30pm

Sunday 23rd August
times - 11.30am - 5.30pm

Sunday 13th September
times - 11.30am -5.30pm

Sunday 11th October
times - 11.30am - 5.30pm

Sunday 15th November
times - 11.30am - 5.30pm

Sunday 6th December
times - 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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