Stone Carving Class

Every Wednesday 10am-12pm

Develop your carving skills!

Learn to carve stone using traditional hand tools! Using just a hammer and chisel you will enjoy the satisfaction of turning a piece of raw Oamaru stone into a wonderful creation for your garden or for indoors. Classes are held in the stone carving yard, which is in front of the Community Woodwork Shed at Rowley Community Centre. 

  • The cost is dependent on the size of stone that you will need to create your masterpiece. It will be a small cost.
  • The classes are run every Wednesdays at Rowley Resource Centre during school term only, between 10am – 12pm. 
  • Classes are kept small and limited due to space restrictions. 
  • All tools will be provided.
  • Ideal for those with little or no stone carving experience, however all are welcome. 
  • For more information, you can pop into our Centre on Wednesdays between 10am-12pm to talk to Eddie Cook, the Stone Carving Tutor who will explain to you everything you will need to know before you can start. Or email: or ring (03) 960 1776 between 9am-2pm, Monday to Friday. 

Please ensure you wear appropriate warm (old) clothing and suitable footwear (closed-toe, closed-heel shoes) as you will be working outdoors in a sheltered area.
Long hair must be tied back. 
You will need to wear a mask during class, due to the stone dust.
Tutor: Eddie Cook