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2020 Courses

Course tuition is by Helen Mary Skelton (lettercutting),

Paulien Gluckman (sculpture), Jo Sweeting (sculpture and lettercutting)

and Alyosha Moeran (sculpture & lettercutting)


Courses are held in the studio of the late John Skelton FRSA, MBE, sculptor and letter cutter, beneath the South Downs in beautiful rural Sussex near the south coast of England.

The sculpture course includes the techniques of direct carving in stone, considerations of form, nature of materials and use and care of tools. Individual tuition takes place throughout the course. The lettercutting course is based upon the simple application of Roman letterforms. The processes from design through to finishing techniques are included.

Individual tuition takes  place throughout the course.

To book any of the courses below contact Helen Mary Skelton 01273 842363  07542 060037

Or complete the attached booking form
Download the course brochure at Skelton brochure 2021 (3 fold)_Skelton brochure

Stone Sculpture and Lettercutting 2020 course dates

(payable half termly)

Thursday Afternoons 10-week courses

2:00 – 5:00pm

Autumn Term: September 24, October 1, 8, 15, 22, November 5, 12, 19, 26, December 3  £300

(Please note: no class on half-term October 29)

Thursday Evenings 10-week courses

7:00 – 9:00pm

Autumn Term: September 24, October 1, 8, 15, 22, November 5, 12, 19, 26, December 3  £200

(Please note: no class on half-term October 29)

Friday Mornings 10-week courses

10:00am – 1:00pm

Autumn Term: September 25, October 2, 9, 16, 23, November 6, 13, 20, 27, December 4  £300

(Please note: no class on half-term October 30)

Saturday Mornings 10-week courses

10:00am -1:00pm

Autumn Term: September 26, October 3, 10, 17, 24, November 7, 14, 21 28, December 5  £300

(Please note: no class on half-term October 31)

Weekend Courses

Saturday and Sunday 10:00am – 5:00pm

September 19, 20 £140

With Helen Mary Skelton and Paulien Gluckman

Materials For Sculpture:

Please bring any drawings, maquettes, idea or sketches, sketch book and pencils (hard and soft). Hat, goggles and cotton gloves are useful too. Please wear stout shoes.

Materials For Lettercutting:

Sketch books, pencils (hard and soft), ruler and rubber. Also bring your ideas! Please wear stout shoes.


Stone is sold by the kilo and ranges in price from £3-5.50 per kilo. Softer stone such as Bath and Serpentine are used for sculpture and suitable limestones or slate for lettercutting.

Basic tools are provided but please bring your own if you have them.


There are several pubs within a three mile radius all serving meals or bring a packed lunch.

Accommodation is available in nearby guest houses.

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