Stone Carving Workshops – Day Tickets

80.00

Make your mark at a West Cork stone carving workshop!

Using only traditional tools, you’ll learn some of the techniques involved in the craft of stone carving. Carve letters in local stone or try your hand at creating patterns and motifs.

Over the course of your workshop, you’ll complete a small project that you’ll be able to bring home with you. This is a skill you can continue to develop long after the West Cork Stone Symposium is over …

Workshops will run in a covered area from 9:30am to 4:30pm with breaks for tea and lunch. Groups will be divided by ability, and you're welcome to sign up for one day, or immerse yourself in the work of the symposium for two or three days!
 
Multiday tickets are also available.

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Take a stone carving workshop at the West Cork Stone Symposium in the coastal village of Kilcrohane

Since time immemorial, people have carved motifs into stone. When you learn to use a mallet and chisel to create your own artwork, you’ll become part of a community of modern craftspeople who are giving new life to ancient traditions.

You’ll learn carving techniques from some of the most creative and experienced stone carvers in Europe. Whether you’re an absolute beginner or looking to learn more advanced techniques, you’ll develop your stone-carving skills in a friendly atmosphere where everyone shares skills and ideas in a friendly atmosphere.

Workshops will run in the village of Kilcrohane on the Sheep’s Head peninsula from 9:30am to 4:30pm with breaks for tea and lunch, which are included in your workshop fee. Groups will be divided by ability, and you’re welcome to sign up for one day, or to immerse yourself in the symposium for two or three days!

Price includes:

Training (all tutors are paid for their work)
Use of stone, tools and equipment
Lunch (Soup, Sandwich, Tea & Coffee) at the The Old Creamery, Kilcrohane.

Location:

The workshops will be located around the coastal village of Kilcrohane on the Sheep’s Head peninsula in West Cork on Ireland’s southwest coastline.

Clothing and Equipment

Tools will be provided, though you are welcome to bring your own if you already have experience of stone carving. All participants will be required to be suitably dressed for the stone carving workshop and we recommend:

  • Comfortable clothing suitable for outdoor work.
  • Sturdy boots.
  • Lightweight waterproof clothing in case of bad weather.
  • Multi-Day Workshop Passes Available!

    This event is insured by the Dry Stone Wall Association of Ireland. Every effort will be made to ensure the safety of everyone involved, but all activities are undertaken at the participants’ own risk.

    Additional Information

    Level

    Beginner, Intermediate, Experienced

    Day

    Friday 23rd March, Saturday 24th March, Sunday 25th March