V-Cut Letter Carving Course
Saturdays 09:00 – 15:00
Full course details below.
10% discount on Group Bookings of 4 or more.
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The V-Cut Lettering Course at Glenarm Castle is for anyone wanting to learn a new skill or start a new hobby.
In this Introduction to traditional skills you will be given all the tools, guidance and help to create a piece of hand cut work by yourself (which can then be taken home).
Beginners will hand carve a V-Cut letter in our oldest and local limestone. If you are feeling eager you could carve your own house number and proudly display it at your front door.
This is a great hands on insight for those with a interest in traditional skills, or to develop skills further in a controlled environment. Trainees will be taught by fully qualified Stone Masons. Every step of the process will be included from correctly stencilling to learning how to use the tools and carving out the letters. You are guaranteed to have fun and leave having learnt a new skill and love for this heritage craft.
You will be given the tools and materials to create a piece unique to yourself. Return classes can be arranged to create larger & more intricate pieces, such as house numbers and names (examples on our main website).
Discounts are available for return classes*:
– Second visit £60
– Third+ visit £30
* Same class only -scheduling permitted. You will be given a voucher code on the day of your course that can be used when booking your return course. Proof of initial course booking must be shown on the day. Additional discounts cannot be used in conjunction with Return Course Vouchers.
General Information for course attendees.
Our classes are open to anyone; walling classes involve lifting and manual labour however, you will not be expected to exceed what you are comfortable with, do however be aware that these classes can and will involve uneven hilly ground at times to get to locations, some allowances can be made for specific disabilities if we are notified in advance. Attendees under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Care is needed when lifting, handling and working with stone to avoid back, hand, foot and eye injuries. A brief safety instruction and guidance demonstration will be given at each class.
-Courses run from 9am to 3pm
-Parking available on site
-Toilet Facilities will be provided
-There is a cafe on site, however this can be busy at times, so we would encourage you to bring your own lunch
-First aid trained staff will be on site
-Any significant medical issue must be declared at the beginning of the day
What is Included?
-All tools and materials are provided and available for purchase
-PPE will be provided however, you may wish to bring your own heavy-duty work gloves or prescription safety glasses
-You will receive an Attendance Certificate at the end of your course
What will I need to bring for the walling and lime mortar courses?
-Durable outdoor clothing that you don’t mind getting dirty or wet
-Sun cream and hat for those rare sunny days
-Sturdy and strong boots (lightweight trainers and ordinary shoes are not suitable)