~ Long Weekend Classes 2016 ~
Students may come to whichever days are convenient and are welcome to take half or full days ~ 10.30 am – 4.30 pm.
Friday 29th, Saturday 30th & Sunday 31st January
Friday 26th, Saturday 27th & Sunday 28th February
Friday 18th, Saturday 19th & Sunday 20th March
Friday 22th, Saturday 23th & Sunday 24th April
Full day ~ 10.30 am – 4.30 pm £60 (£45 concession) or Half day ~ £30
All materials included. Tea and refreshments provided throughout the day. Bring your own lunch.
~ WEEKLY CLASSES ~
My WEEKLY classes are on WEDNESDAYS 6.30 – 9.00pm £20 full fee (£18 concession)
All tuition, tools & materials included
You will be working in a purpose built studio, equipped for the novice or more experienced student, making clay maquette ideas and then carving under my guidance.
If you would like to contact me about workshops, commissions or anything else please send me a message or
telephone 01873 858 355
I run workshops from my studio in the old market town of Abergavenny, South Wales. We are located centrally in the town, click here for more details.
I welcome beginners as well as those who have done carving before. Students will have the oppourtunity to create carvings in the round as well as relief carvings and lettercutting.
All tuition, tools and stone and clay are covered by the fee and they are to be run on a drop-in basis so that students only pay for the classes they attend.
There is ample parking on site and kitchen and bathroom facilities for students also. It is a good idea to wear old or work clothes.
My Approach to Teaching
When someone comes to me to learn, I want them to feel the validity of their own creative powers. They are as much an artist as I am, it’s just I have been lucky enough to devote much more time to it than they have.
I see my job as enabling a student to unlock their own means of expression, not mine, in whatever way that works for them. Sometimes I’ll meet someone who has never had the chance to spend time drawing, or have had their confidence knocked by negative experiences. I often hear myself reminding them that writing is a form of mark making with a pen or pencil and that they’ve been doing that for years and are very adept at it.
I am very aware that activities such as lifedrawing and stonecarving can feel pretty intimidating and I can remember how I felt when first asked to partake in these. I do my best to find a way in that suits each student. I don’t believe it works in my classes to have set exercises for everyone, but to help each student on their own path and key into what technical skills will best move them forward and what imagery and reference will give them a hint of the possibilities of their own journey.