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Beginners Stone Carving with Alejandro Lopez

Dates Wednesdays, 13 July17 August 2022 
Time 1.30 4.30pm
Price £195 (£175.50)
Where Courtyard Bays

Taking place in ESW’s outdoor courtyard, this afternoon class will introduce you to hand tools and basic carving techniques. The course will allow time for individual focussed attention from the tutor who will guide and advise you on technique and your piece as it develops.

We will provide Personal Protective Equipment such as appropriate dust masks and eye protection. All participants must wear safety shoes or boots which you provide yourselves, we can advise on suppliers.



At the start of the course you will make a clay maquette to work from and then be given a block of limestone measuring approximately 30cm x 30cm x 30cm to make your carving from. You will be shown how to mark out your carving and will learn how to use hand tools to start carving into the stone. You will work at your own pace over the 6 weeks and the tutor will move around the class teaching one-on-one, with some group demonstrations of techniques.

The course includes:

  • 6 Weekly group sessions at ESW.
  • Expert guidance and advice.
  • Course materials and tools.

*Please note that this course will take place outside and individual work stations will be set up for everyone.

Alejandro Lopez graduated from the School of Fine Art, Neuquen, Argentina and has a degree in Art History from Edinburgh University. He has worked with Jorge Michelotti. Alejandro has exhibited widely in Argentina, Portugal, Greece and Scotland and made several public art commissions. He is a long term tutor for ESW’s Learning Programme.

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