2022 Courses

Course tuition is by Charly Greensted (sculpture) Graham Alborough (sculpture & lettercutting) and Alyosha Moeran (sculpture & lettercutting), with Helen Mary Skelton (lettercutting)  as an occasional tutor.


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.

Please note that we need 6 students to run a course.

WE WILL RESUME CLASSES ON FRIDAY FEBRUARY 25th as we are not meeting in January 2022.  Dates TBA.

To book any of the courses please email: contact@skeltonworkshops.co.uk

or call Helen Mary 01273 842363 / 07542 060037 or Paulien 07909 586648

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

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.

Click here for link to www.lewesbandb.co.uk