In this class you will learn the basic techniques of acanthus carving, a baroque style of relief carving with scrolls and leaves, that dates back many centuries. Much emphasis will be put on drawing your design as well as carving it. Class instruction will include the proper use of tools and the sharpening the tools. If you have never carved this style before, you will start with a simple scroll and there will be numerous projects to choose from. Materials fees for the projects will range from $10-$100, depending on the difficulty and size.
Steve Speltz is an accomplished craftsman with 35 years of experience. He has been carving for over 26 years. He brings with him a level of craftsmanship that he is ready to share with any student. He will help you with not only the carving of your projects, but also the construction of them. He has studied with Hans Sandom, Else Bigton, Philip Odden, and, of course, life itself. Steve is a Vesterheim Gold Medalist.