Papanui High School, Night classes

Continuing Education/ Night classes - Are held at Papanui High School and they also have a Facebook page with up to date information about stone carving and their other courses.


Stone Carving Night Classes

There are two courses available, beginners and advanced. The beginners which is usually held on Tuesday nights, gives you the basic skills in working with the stone carving tools and sculpting Oamaru stone.

This is extended in the advance class which is held on Thursday nights.

You can view some of the advanced students work in the stone carving gallery and also read some of the inspirational student reviews.


Stone Carving Beginners: Term One 2020

The night classes held at Papanui High School are designed to give you an introduction to sculpting in Oamaru stone.  You will be taught basic procedures with sculpting, design and the use of tools.

STONE CARVING BEGINNERS 

This course is designed to give you an introduction to sculpting in Oamaru Stone. You will be taught basic procedures with sculpting, design and the use of tools.

TUTOR Shaugn Briggs
VENUE Papanui High School
TIME Tuesday 7-9 pm
STARTING DATE 13th February

COURSE NUMBER 212/1

COURSE FEE $148 includes cost of stone

COURSE LENGTH 7 weeks
REQUIREMENTS Bring water bottle, it is recommended that students wear steel capped safety shoes.
ADDITIONAL COSTS Nil

REQUIREMENTS - Wear old clothes and bring a bottle of water.

CONTACT - Papanui High School Continuing Adult Education Please enroll through Papanui High School as I do not personally handle bookings for this course.

PHONE TO BOOK - 03 352 0701


Stone Carving Advanced: Term One 2020

Leading from the beginners course, students will be working in a detailed way on a large piece of stone using their own ideas to work from. One project will take most of the term to complete. Students must have completed a beginners course or have good experience in stone carving to take part in this course.

STONE CARVING ADVANCED 

Leading on from the Beginners Course students will be working in a detailed way on a large piece of stone. Students must have completed a Beginners Course or have good experience in stone carving.

TUTOR Shaugn Briggs
VENUE Papanui High School
TIME Thursday 7-9 pm
STARTING DATE 15th February
COURSE NUMBER 402/1
COURSE FEE $148 includes cost of stone
COURSE LENGTH 7 weeks
REQUIREMENTS Bring a water bottle. Must have completed a beginners course or have Stone Carving experience.  It is recommended that students wear steel capped safety shoes.
ADDITIONAL COSTS Nil

CONTACT - Papanui High School Continuing Adult Education Please enroll through Papanui High School as I do not personally handle bookings for this course.

PHONE TO BOOK - 03 352 0701


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Shaugns Recommended Stone Carving Tools

Although the tools below are sold through Amazon. They are the same as the stone carving tools that I personally recommend to my students for carving with Oamaru stone.


Poratable Workbench

These benches are height adjustable which makes them perfect for stone carving. I own the Ryobi workbench and love it, but unfortunatlly it is only sold through Amazon's UK store for people that are wanting to buy it online.



Stanley: Surform Shaver

This is a must-have tool for shaping large areas of Oamaru stone


Riffler Files

These are smaller files that are designed for the parts of your sculpture that are difficult to get at. They are also an essential set of tools



Builders Pencils


Crosscut Hand Saw

This type of crosscut  hand saw is my recommendation for cutting Oamaru stone


Keyhole Handsaw

A very handy saw. Mosty used for sawing after a hole after it has been drilled into the stone.