I will be teaching a weekend class on how to carve the Amazing Acanthus Leaf at Connecticut Valley School of Woodworking, March 4 & 5.
This class is open to all experience levels – from brand-new carvers to those who have carved for many years. We will cover a lot in this class, starting from basic carving techniques and going over tool safety, tool sharpening, how to draw the acanthus leaf, and how to carve the leaf photographed above.
I have taught this as a weekend class before at Lie-Nielsen Toolworks, and we actually were able to fit it all in! It was a pretty intense weekend, but we managed to get through everything and everyone went home with a (nearly) completed carved acanthus leaf. And above all, it was more fun than anyone should be allowed to have!
This class will be happening several months before my book on carving acanthus leaves comes out by Lost Art Press, so you’ll get a head start! You can see some of Chris Schwarz’s blog posts about the book here:
- In the Works: Carve the Acanthus Leaf by Mary May
- Get Updates on Mary May’s Carving Book
- Mary May’s Carving Book is In-House
- How Mary Made her Mark
If you can’t make it to this class, here is a list of other classes I will be teaching in 2017. Or contact me through my “contact” and we can set something up here in Charleston, SC. It’s a beautiful area of the country with amazing history. Come for a vacation, and carve while you’re here!