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October Carving Weekends

Posted by natasha smith on Monday, September 28, 2020,
More weekend courses running this October which is soon at my rustic workshop in Ancrum. Prepare for a meditative fulfilling creative time in the wilds of the Borders. Spaces available on these exclusive courses limited to 2 people for maximum safety in a time of Covid. But here at least you can forget about it for 2 days as you tap away at your stone.
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Dare to Dream

Posted by natasha smith on Wednesday, June 10, 2020,
Lettering courses planned for august and September. Saturdays and Sundays at my atmospheric workshop in ancrum. See the courses page for more details of dates. I am preparing a PDF for you to get details of what to expect. Strictly limited to 2 maximum for social distancing  - hope to see some of you in the late summer. Prepare to get down and dusty!
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Monday Stone Carving Days

Posted by natasha smith on Wednesday, February 26, 2020,
On 23, and 30 March I have one-day workshops which are an opportunity to have lots of tuition in lettering and carving. Each day is a stand alone but you may be bitten by the bug and compelled to return. 
As always a tasty home-made soup, bread, cakes and coffee is included in the price as well of course as the stone and use of tools
Why not treat yourself to what is a surprisingly relaxing activity. The soothing tap of chisel on stone and the immense satisfaction of piece of hand-made work you...
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Mindful Monday Carving Workshops

Posted by natasha smith on Sunday, May 19, 2019,

I am running  beginners and continuers carving days every Monday from my  workshop in the beautiful village of Ancrum just off the A68,4 miles North ofJedburgh.

These are for a maximum of 3 people at a time and run from 9.30 till 5pm with a break for lunch .  All materials , use of tools, tuition and home-baked refreshments are provided.

The cost is £90 per person with a 10% discount for block bookings  - that is a series of 3 or more days. Do message or ring for further information....


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Snowed off but busy planning

Posted by natasha smith on Friday, January 19, 2018,
The weather has treated us to lots lovely white stuff which has meant I have been able to spend time at home hatching plans and designing work .I am running a 2 day lettering course at Buy Design - just over the road from Ancrum this August 25 and 26th in the lovely courtyard there.see the web-site for booking and details - thebigtreesociety.co.uk I am also taking part in Art@Ancrum for the May bank holiday - artatancrum.org.uk
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Letter cutting workshops for the Autumn

Posted by natasha smith on Friday, September 8, 2017,
The weekends are 16/17 September and 21/22 October . There will no longer be dates in November or December but I intend running workshops in the New year in a nearby venue. Please see the tab on courses. 
So far the September weekend is definitely going ahead, but I need people to sign up for Octobers workshop!
Stone carving is a wonderfully therapeutic activity which requires only enthusiasm and a little patience for success
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Every Child is an Artist

Posted by natasha smith on Wednesday, August 24, 2016,

Here is lettering Kenyan style!
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Lettering Course this Sunday, Monday- 28th 29th August.

Posted by natasha smith on Wednesday, August 24, 2016,
This course is now fully booked ! There are more dates coming up in the Autumn and a new venue. Courses will be held in Jedburgh at Igneous Stone Surfaces . This will have the added advantage of wonderful slates to choose from and an award winning cafe next door. I will keep you posted. In the meantime a photo of an entirely different lettering project which I did with children in Kenya this summer.
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New for 2016, Lettering courses!

Posted by natasha smith on Saturday, May 7, 2016,
At last you have the opportunity to come to bonny Ancrum and learn lettering with me in my rural workshop. I have set aside 2 dates initially for 2 , 2day courses in beginners lettering. The dates are 29th/30th May and 25th/26th June. 
Each course costs £120 per person and includes refreshments, lunch and materials and use of tools. 
Every time I have my open studio I get asked to do these, finally I am !
If you are interested please get in contact. Numbers are strictly limited to 8 people per ...
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Crossing Borders Art Trail

Posted by natasha smith on Sunday, August 24, 2014,
This weekend from Friday I will be taking part in Crossing Borders Art Trail so come along and see where all these carvings emerge from! I will be there everyday from 10 am. till 5 pm. See the website www.crossing-borders.org.uk for more information. There are 2 other artists exhibiting in the delightful village of Ancrum. Hope to see you there!
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weekend successes, Thank you!

Posted by natasha smith on Friday, September 13, 2013,
Thanks to all of you who came to my dusty open workshop at the weekend, struggling down a potholed track to be rewarded by rock-cakes, stone carvings and a beautiful view of Rubers Law my local (extinct) volcano.
The following weekend "Meet Your Maker" at Hawick Textile Towerhouse was also a great success. 
I had quite a few people keen to have a shot of letter cutting, so much so that I am thinking of running a taster course in carving in the Spring! watch this space.
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Crossing Borders Open Studio

Posted by natasha smith on Monday, August 5, 2013, In : new work 
On the last weekend of August I will be flinging open my workshop doors in Ancrum and welcoming you in to see my work in all it's dusty glory. If you have ever been the slightest bit curious as to how these letters are actually cut into the stone, by hand no windmills involved- then come and find out!
I will be in situ from Friday 30th August till Sunday the 1st September from 10 am. till 5 pm. There will be a fun activity for the children should you have any with you and I will be working on ...

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