Develop your skills in traditional crafts
1st February 2012 2:16pm - Return to press releases
East Riding College is offering introductory courses in the traditional crafts of stonemasonry and woodcarving at its campus in Bridlington after Easter.
They are part of the College's Discover adult education classes which enable people to learn more about a subject as a hobby, rather than working towards a qualification.
Head of construction Ian Frear said: "These are great courses for novices who would like to develop their interest in woodcarving and stonemasonry.
"Both courses will help learners become familiar with the materials and tools used in these disciplines, and they will have the opportunity to work on their own projects."
Stonemasonry for Starters is designed to introduce learners with no experience of stonemasonry to its main principles, including relief carving, lettering, models and busts. Participants will learn how to identify the appropriate tool for different applications within stonemasonry and produce, develop and design own ideas for their individual projects.
Woodcarving for Novices is ideal for people who would like to have a go at basic relief carving or sculptures. Participants will be able to experience and experiment with the fundamental principles of woodcarving, developing skills at their own pace using high quality tools and materials.
Both courses run for 10 weeks and cost £80, or £40 for those eligible. Course start dates can be postponed or brought forward if sufficient numbers of people register their interest. For more information, or for details of who is eligible to pay the reduced fee, call 0845 120 0037 or go to www.eastridingcollege.ac.uk
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