This Lettering course at Glenarm Castle is for anyone wanting to learn a new skill or start a new hobby. Beginners will hand carve a v-cut letter in our oldest and local limestone. If you are feeling eager you could carve your own house number and proudly display it at your front door.
This is a great hands on insight for those with an interest in traditional skills or to develop skills further in a controlled environment. Trainees will be taught by fully qualified stone mason/s. Every step of the process will be included from correctly stencilling to learning how to use the tools and carving out the letters. You are guaranteed to have fun and leave having learnt a new skill and love for this heritage craft.
Other opportunities to branch further are in lime pointing, random rubble building, dry stone walling. These would be beginner level. More advanced would stem further into high/low relief carving and 3 dimensional sculptures.