Sculpture holidays, carving courses & workshops



Arco Arte

based: Tuscany, Italy

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Learn technical sculpting skills at this marble sculpture school founded by sculptor Boutros Romhein. Offering intensive 2-week residential courses suitable for anyone wanting to learn how to carve in marble in a relaxed and friendly environment. The studios, accommodation and leisure spaces are all on-site.

| sculpture/carving | Italy |


Edinburgh Sculpture

based: Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

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Artist-led weekend courses and workshops held in the purpose-built Bill Scott Sculpture Centre and covering a broad range of materials and styles, including plaster, metal, wood, recycled materials and found objects.

| sculpture/carving | Scotland |


uk flagHeart and Art Andalucia

based: Granada, Spain
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Week-long fully inclusive art and craft residential courses with professional, experienced artist teachers. Learn, create, relax in the beautiful Spanish mountains of Andalucia in a mountainside house with inspirational views of the National Park. Price also includes countryside picnics, day excursion and airport transfers in Spain. All art materials provided.

| jewellery | sculpture/carving | paper crafts | scrapbooking | embroidery | decoupage | painting/drawing | mixed media | soft toy making | retreats | self development | Spain |


Judy Greaves Sculptor

based: Shropshire, UK

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Weekend stone carving courses with sculptor Judy Greaves, from a studio in north west Shropshire. Carving will be done in Portland limestone. Accommodation is available nearby.

| sculpture/carving | England |


A4A Art for Architecture – Bronze Casting

based: Ayrshire, Scotland, UK

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Tailor-made bronze casting, resin casting, mould making and steel sculpture courses with professional artist, John McKenna (ARBS).

| sculpture/carving | Scotland |



based: Suffolk, UK

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Prehistoric workshops; day and weekend courses to learn how to make prehistoric stone tools such as arrowheads, axes and knives.

| country crafts | sculpture/carving | UK |


Jan Sweeney

based: Somerset, UK

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Courses with internationally renowned wildlife artist Jan Sweeney, including a ceramic sculpture course and a mould making workshop.

| sculpture/carving | Greece | Turkey |


Kate Newlyn Sculptor

based: Bristol, UK

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Mediterranean sculpture holidays in the sun, in Turkey (Gullet based) and Greece (Rhodes), suitable for all abilities from beginner to professional.

| sculpture/carving | Greece | Turkey |


Sculpture in Stone

based: Cambridgeshire, UK

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Residential and non-residential stone carving workshops and sculpture tuition courses with stone carver Lucy Churchill.

| sculpture/carving | UK |


Scottish Sculpture Workshop

based: Aberdeenshire, Scotland, UK

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We aim to provide a location, facilities and technical help to anyone wishing to sculpt.

| sculpture/carving | Scotland | |


Sculpture School (The)

based: Buckinghamshire, UK

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Weekend courses (figurative, portrait or bas relief) for budding sculptors, from complete novices to practiced artists.

| sculpture/carving | England |


Stone Carving Cornwall

based: Cornwall, UK

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Stone carving courses and workshops with stone carver Baz Mehew, in Lamorna, West Cornwall; suitable for all ages and abilities.

| sculpture/carving | England |


Stone Carving Studio (The)

based: Somerset, UK

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Weekend sculpting and stone carving courses with professional sculptor, Kate Semple; including carving alabaster, abstract work and creating gargoyles.

| sculpture/carving | England |


Study Sculpture

based: Monmouthshire, Wales, UK

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Summer metal, stone and clay sculpture workshops in the Brecon Beacons, suitable for beginners and the more experienced. Learn stone carving or work with metal on a forge.

| sculpture/carving | Wales |





Sculpture holiday and tour inspiration

sculpture by Sophie RyderIf you appreciate sculpture how about a visit to the Yorkshire Sculpture Triangle? Promoting four inspiring art and sculpture venues within 20 miles of each other.


See sculptures by Barbara Hepworth in The Hepworth Wakefield in Wakefield; modern and contemporary pieces in the Yorkshire Sculpture Park in West Bretton; sculpture by Henry Moore and others in the world recognised Henry Moore Institute, Leeds; and Leeds Art Gallery with it fine collection of twentieth century British art and sculpture.


In addition to fixed exhibits, each venue hosts guest sculpture exhibitions, the website offers full information about these, as well as visitor information on accommodation, places to eat and how to get there.


Get the kids interested in sculpture

sand sculptureThey've probably already had a go at sandcastles, so what about sand sculpture? Sand sculpture is constructed from just sand and water, but the most amazing creations can be made from these simple materials. Top 'sand-masters' can create enormous, inspiring and very intricate designs to an extreemly high standard.


For inspiration look out for regular festivals like the Brighton Sand Sculpture Festival or go to Sandworld in Weymouth (open March to November), a dedicated exhibition showcasing the work of world-class sand-masters, with exhibits changing every year. It's a great destination for both kids and adults, which also includes an activity area and giant sand pit where everyone has a chance to try sand sculpture for themselves.