In addition to carving and cutting skills, you will have the opportunity in this class to practice drawing, as you sketch the design for your project. You will learn how to cut out your project, how to carve and back cut, and how best to finish it. You may bring your own project, or Steve will present more advanced ones. Those just finishing the beginning and intermediate acanthus carving class are welcome. Materials fees, payable to the instructor, will range from $10-$100, depending on the difficulty and size of the project chosen.
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.