Summer Carving School, 2-5th September 2024


Monday 2nd - Thursday 5th September 2024
10am -4pm

Bradmoor Woods, West Acre, Norfolk

Stone & Letter Carving Course Tutors Nina Bilbey and Charlotte Howarth have built this unique and exciting course designed to accommodate all levels of experience - from complete beginners to advanced users looking to build on skills and further their knowledge & capabilities The cost of the course is £590 per person and includes 3 full days tuition, 3 nights camping pitch, set pieces of stone for carving and letter carving, use of tools, breakfast, coffee, lunch, tea & dinner. We have a small number of places if you want to bring a non carving companion to accompany you, cost £160.

Abraxas Academy 2024 carving course information.pdf

Professional tuition for all abilities

The Abraxas Academy was concieved from years of nurturing and mentoring individuals who want to learn to carve stone.
We pride ourselves in our ability to deliver a wide range of carving courses, each one carefully planned and executed with the aim of encouraging all abilities.

Stone Carving

Either build on existing skills or start from the beginning, this course is suitable for absolute beginners and experienced carvers alike. Using a range of historic plaster casts from the tutors personal library, you will learn to transfer information not only using traditional tools such as mallets and chisels, but also how choose and identify natural stone for different jobs.
This guided course is structured to develop skill and nurture confidence for your next carving adventure.

Letter Carving

Whether you a complete beginner or would like to hone your skills, this course will be adaptable to whatever your level of skill. You will learn about lettering design, layout, drawing your work directly onto the stone and methods of carving with chisels. There will be plenty of opportunity for individual tuition and expert guidance. Stone, tools and materials are provided, though students are welcome to bring their own stone and project.

Our Cancellation Policies

If we cancel a workshop for any reason will let you know as soon as we are able and all course fees will be refunded.

All workshops are run subject to demand.

We are unable to refund any additional costs incurred, such as travel or accomodation.

If you have to cancel your booking with more than 6 weeks notice, we will refund the fee minus the deposit paid.

If you have to cancel your booking with less than 6 weeks notice before the start of the workshop, or if you do not attend for any reason, we are unlikely to be in a position to offer a refund.