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Workshops and Educational Services

Carving Workshops and Dates

Gargoyle, Grotesque and Hunky Punk Carving Workshops

Gargoyles, grotesque and hunkypunks have been protecting us from evil for centuries. In the case of gargoyles they also have a very down to earth purpose. They can be frightening, comical or naturalistic and now it's your chance to carve your own.


Whether you wish to carve one to your own design or copy and adapt one from a church or cathedral we will help you towards your finished piece. If required please bring any drawings, maquettes, ideas, sketch book and pencils.Running in conjunction with our one day courses, our three day course allows time for a larger or more detailed piece.


Located in a picturesque hidden valley in rural Gloucestershire, Woodchester Mansion is currently the home of The Stonemasons Guild. The stonemasons Guild boasts a team of talented stonemasons and sculptors, led by the guilds Master Stephen L'Normand, who will provide expert tuition throughout your three day course.


Whether you’re looking for an experience to remember with a piece you carved to take home, to add some new techniques to your sculptors or stonemasons repertoire or learn more about the crafts history and while getting the feel for the tools little change over time you’ll find the school’s extensive courses offer just the thing. By the end of your time with us you’ll be ready to go home and impress your family and friends with your newly aquired skills and knowledge!


Please let us know if this course has been bought as a present as we can send a gift card for you to give..

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