Letter Carving Masterclass

€249 €159

Go beyond theory and immerse yourself in the process and techniques to master the art of letter carving.  

  • +6 hours of video lectures
  • Downloadable PDF Guides
  • One-on-one online mentoring
  • Lifetime updates
  • Optional toolkit set

Learn the ancient art of letter carving.

As old as writing itself, the art of letter carving has been passed down to us by the Romans. The harmonious proportions and the graceful lines of their inscriptions still provide the standard for contemporary typography today. 

Delve into the Roman Capitals.

The V-cut Roman Capital will be the main focus of this letter carving course. A study of its design is essential for anyone who is interested in lettering.

Learn the ancient art of letter carving.

As old as writing itself, the art of letter carving has been passed down to us by the Romans. The harmonious proportions and the graceful lines of their inscriptions still provide the standard for contemporary typography today. 

What you will learn

Learn to carve letters in stone

Develop chiselling Technique

Learn the design and proportions of Roman letterin

Aquire Insight​

Build confidence

What's included

Carving methodology

Real-time step-by-step carving demonstrations.

Optional toolkit set

For an additional cost, a set of all the tools needed will be shipped to you.

1. Welcome
2. Required Materials
3. Lesson 1: Chisels
4. Lesson 2: Hammers
5. Lesson 3: The Stone
6. Lesson 4: Light Setup
7. Lesson 5: Stone Setup
8. Lesson 6: The Chisels
9. Lesson 7: The Hammer
10. Lesson 8: Health and Safety
11. Lesson 9: Roman Capital Letters: Design and
12. Lesson 10: Illustrated V-Cut Diagram13. Lesson 11: Chisel Inclinations
14. Lesson 12: Chasing and Chopping
15. Lesson 13: Straight Vertical Lines
16. Lesson 14: Straight Horizontal Lines
17. Lesson 15: Upwards and Downwards Serifs
18. Lesson 16: Diamonds and Squares
19. Lesson 17: The Letter I
20. Lesson 18: The Letter E
21. Lesson 19: The Letter A
22. Lesson 20: The Letter O
23. PDF 1: Tracing Templates
24. PDF 2: Carving Directions
25. PDF 3: Intersections
26. Bibliography

This online class will mainly consist of high-quality instructional videos. They will thoroughly discuss all aspects relevant to letter carving: from studio setup, tools and techniques and finally, demonstrations of the carving of letters with real time commentary. You will be able to watch your instructor carve the exercise from close-up and from an ideal vantage point. During the process, the instructor will provide detailed explanations of their actions and guide you through each step. The course also includes downloadable PDF sample sheets that complement the instructional videos.

Following the step by step process, the course will enable you to carve your first Roman capital letter in your own workspace and according to your own tempo. You can share the process with your instructor through pictures and videos and they will be available through online video calls to answer your questions and help you out with additional comments and demos where needed.

It’s like you’re in class, except that you will be able to engage according to your agenda without missing out on anything!

Who is this for

This class is the perfect introduction to stone carving​

This letter carving course is suitable for all skill levels, whether you are a passionate beginner eager to learn, or a professional looking to expand your skill set. 

Beginner and intermediate sculpture students

Sculpture and calligraphy teachers

Professional sculptors and calligraphers

Stonemasons

Graphic designers

Anyone interested in lettering

What my students say

Letter carving

Go beyond theory and immerse yourself in the process and techniques to master the art of letter carving.  

What's inside

  • +6 hours of video lectures
  • Downloadable PDF Guides
  • One-on-one online mentoring
  • Lifetime updates
  • Optional toolkit set

Enroll now

€249 €159