Stone Carving Workshop For Teachers.

As part of the Cultural Education Beer Caves Project 2013/14, The Jurassic Coast Teaching Schools Alliance hosted two Stone Carving Workshops with artist Zoe Cull.

Below are a number of quotes from teachers who attended the workshop:

"A real insight into stone carving and what is required. A skill which I now feel that I can teach to students at school."

The King's School, Ottery St. Mary, Devon

"Working on the stonecarving course opened up a new and exciting medium for me. The Maltese Limestone we worked with was a revelation. It was resistant and yet malleable enough to make an impression on quite quickly; it was consistent throughout and so enabled a good deal of experimentation. . The tuition and the quality of the tools and materials were first class allowing rapid progress in what I always presumed was a slow medium. Help throughout the day enabled refinement of the skills learnt while working the stone. In all it opened up a world of art that had previously been locked away, it enabled a re-evaluation of the past achievements of our culture and possibilities for the present. It was a creative and informative day; education at its best."

Axe Valley Community College, Devon

"Stone carving gave me the opportunity to get to grips with the materials, tools and techniques i need to support my students when they take on ambitious projects!

It is fun and far less intimidating than I previously imagined. I would thoroughly recommend the workshop to any teacher keen to develop their own or their students' potential to work in 3D."

The Woodroffe School, Lyme Regis, Dorset

“The day gave me a chance to re-engage with thinking creatively as a maker and artist, really vital to sparking ideas for new schemes of work/ideas for lessons. To re-engaging with learning. I felt really out of my depth at the beginning of the workshop which served as a reminder about how students probably feel every time we teach them new skills. I felt it gave me time to think about how to engage students that don’t always enjoy the disciplines we currently teach especially male students at AS/A level.

It was a great resource to refer back to when teaching 3D work in terms of talking about technique but also challenging misconceptions.”

The Woodroffe School, Lyme Regis,Dorset








JCTSA Partner Schools: Acorn Federation, Axe Beacon Federation, Axe Valley Community College, Axminster Community Primary, Bridport Primary, Budmouth College, Chard Area Federation of Schools, Charmouth Primary, Clyst Vale Community College, Colyton Grammar School, Hawchurch Primary, Holyrood Academy, Honiton Community College, Marshwood Primary, Payhembury Primary, St Mary’s Primary Bridport, St Mary's Primary Thorncombe, Sir John Colfox, South Dartmoor Community College, St Michael’s Primary, The King’s School, University of Exeter, The Woodroffe School Working in close partnership with Babcock LDP and Dorset LA