2019 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: booking formv2
Download the course brochure at Skelton brochure 2015 (3 fold)_Skelton brochure 

Stone Sculpture and Lettercutting 2019 course dates

(payable half termly)

Thursday Afternoons 

2:00 – 5:00pm

10 weeks starting 10th January  £270

10 weeks starting 4th April  £270

(for 2 weeks, resuming last 8 weeks after  Easter)

10 weeks starting 19th September  £270

Thursday Evenings

7:00 – 9:00pm

10 weeks starting 10th January  £180

10 weeks starting 4th April  £180

(for 2 weeks, resuming last 8 weeks after Easter)

10 weeks starting 19th September  £180

Friday Mornings 

10:00am – 1:00pm

10 weeks starting 11th January £270

10 weeks starting 5th April  £270

10 weeks starting 20th September  £270

Saturday Mornings

10:00am -1:00pm

10 weeks starting 12th January  £270

10 weeks starting 6th April  £270

10 weeks starting 21st September  £270

PLEASE NOTE: We will break for Easter 18th - 20th April and resume courses on Thursday 25th April.

Weekend Courses

Saturday and Sunday 10:00am – 5:00pm

March 30th and 31st  £135

September 14th and 15th £135

With Helen Mary Skelton and Paulien Gluckman

Three Day Course

10:00am – 5:00pm

Friday 28th June – Sunday 30th June  £202

Five Day Course

10:00am – 5:00pm

Monday 8th July – Friday 12th July  £335

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

© 2019 by Skelton Workshops.