LLANTHONY ART COURSES near Abergavenny, in Wales

Sculpture - Stone Carving

  • Llanthony Art - Sculpture - Stone Carving
  • Llanthony Art - Sculpture - Stone Carving Group Outside
  • What You'll Learn

    This Stone Carving Course is a great way to learn or extend your experience in carving. Richard Renshaw has a life-time of experience in sculpture and stone carving. He guides beginners through the practical skills needed for carving and gives advice on planning and choosing suitable stone for your design.You may wish to carve in relief or in three dimensions. Simplified shapes work well. Stone carving does not require much strength. It is absorbing work and enhanced by the beautiful surroundings of Llanthony Valley. We work outside when it is fine or in a barn when it is wet. All equipment is provided with refreshments throughout the day with a hearty soup at lunchtime. 

    The courses begin at 9.30 and end at 4.p.m. each day.

    The cost is £130 and a £10 charge for your limestone.

  • Assumed Knowledge/Experience

    None. Suitable for those with some experience as well as beginners.

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  • Start Date/Time
    Saturday 1 July 2023 9:30 AM
  • End Date/Time
    Sunday 2 July 2023 4:30 PM
  • Course Tutor
    Richard Renshaw
  • Cost
  • What's Included

    All equipment is provided. Refreshments all day.  A hearty soup with bread is served at lunchtime, but bring a sandwich to top up!

  • What's Not Included

    There is a £10 charge for stone which includes a practice piece.

  • Please bring with you

    Bring a packed lunch
    Wear warm old clothes as we will be working in a large barn or outside the barn in good weather. Sunhat and suncream may be needed.


  • Course Description

    Richard Renshaw is an experienced sculptor whose work is in public and private collections. Formerly trained as a geologist, he also had a passion for climbing mountains.

    His interests and surroundings have all fed into his work. He is a full time sculptor who works in stone, wood, cast iron and bronze on varied scales. He predominantly works in stone in response to the inspiration of the landscape and wildlife of the Black Mountains where he lives.

    Richard will help you see the potential in a lump of stone, creating a three dimensional form, or working in relief.. You may have an idea of what you would like to make and will be encouraged to make sketches to plan your carving.

    You will learn how to use the tools provided, how to sharpen them, and will have plenty of opportunity to practice.You don't have to be big or strong to do it!


  • Accommodation

    Holiday accommodation is available on site. See www.broadleyfarm.com for more onfo.