The Sign Carver

EST 1994

STone Carving Classes

Unleash your creativity and discover the joy of carving in stone with our beginner-friendly classes.

Discover the Joy of stone sculpture

Stone Carving Classes with Ivan Hunter

If you’ve ever been fascinated by the idea of turning a block of stone into a beautiful and unique sculpture, this is the place for you.

Ivan has been teaching stone carving for over a decade, and his classes are designed to be accessible and enjoyable for beginners and experienced carvers alike.

Whether you’re looking to learn a new skill, or explore your creativity,  you’ll find everything you need here to start your stone-carving journey.

8 weeks

The course is designed to make stone carving accessible to people with little or no experience with carving.

  • Eight-week course
  • Saturdays from 10am to 12pm
  • Held at Michael Oak Waldorf School
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Learn about different types of stone and tools
  • Develop your own subject and technique
  • Finish and polish your sculpture
  • Price: R 2300, includes stone (payment plans available)

This eight-week course starts with an introduction to the various types of stone and demonstrates the use of tools.

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Discover the art of stone carving

Ivan Hunter has been running Stone Carving Classes for over a decade and is now offering classes to adults on Saturday mornings.

While Western classical stone sculpture can be technically challenging, Ivan has developed a teaching method that is much more suitable for beginners. You’ll learn how to choose a subject to work with and bring it to life in stone, whether it’s a person, animal, or mystical creature.

The course includes instruction on finishing and polishing your sculpture, resulting in a piece that you’ll be proud of, whether it’s simple or detailed. By the end of the course, you’ll have developed a new skill set and created a beautiful sculpture.

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Why Choose Our Stone Carving Classes?

  • Personalized Instruction: Ivan Hunter ensures each student receives individual attention to develop their unique style.
  • Hands-On Learning: Experience the tactile nature of stone carving with practical, hands-on sessions.
  • Creative Community: Join a community of like-minded individuals passionate about stone sculpture.
  • High-Quality Materials: We provide all necessary tools and materials, including premium-quality stone.
  • Flexible Payment Plans: Accessible to all budgets with our flexible payment options.

Benefits of Learning Stone Carving

  • Therapeutic Activity: Stone carving is not just an art form but also a meditative and stress-relieving activity.
  • Enhance Creativity: Challenge your creativity and problem-solving skills through sculpture.
  • Boost Confidence: Completing a sculpture from start to finish can significantly boost your confidence and sense of achievement.
  • Artistic Expression: Stone carving offers a unique medium for artistic expression, allowing you to bring your visions to life.

Enroll Today and Start Your Stone Carving Journey today

Meet your teacher, Ivan Hunter

By joining Ivan’s stone carving classes, you’re not just learning a new skill but also becoming part of a community of art enthusiasts. Whether you aim to create intricate sculptures or simple pieces, Ivan’s guidance will help you unlock your inner stone sculptor and discover the joy of stone carving.

Meet your teacher, Ivan Hunter

Ivan Hunter is not just an instructor but a passionate artist dedicated to the craft of stone carving. With over 30 years of experience, Ivan brings a wealth of knowledge, creativity, and expertise to his classes.

Originally trained as a graphic designer, Ivan discovered his true calling in sculpture and carving in 1994. Leaving behind a successful career in advertising, he pursued his passion with dedication. His journey is a testament to the transformative power of following one’s passion.

Ivan’s approach to teaching is grounded in making stone carving accessible and enjoyable for everyone. He believes that anyone can create beautiful sculptures with the right guidance and encouragement.

His classes are designed to be inclusive, catering to both beginners and experienced carvers.

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Enroll Today and Start Your Stone Carving Journey