April 13 - April 14| Register: $325
The acanthus has been adapted in both sculpture and architecture from antiquity to neoclassicism. In this course, we’ll start by rendering a single acanthus leaf to solidify our knowledge of its basic sculptural forms and attributes in order to explore more complex iterations of this ubiquitous foliage. In addition to learning the more specific traits of the acanthus, participants will come away with an understanding of how to approach foliage carving in general, and to make a flat drawing on stone into a three dimensional relief carving. Tools: Hammers, Chisels, rasps, sandpaper, die-grinders and abrasive bits, red pencils, angle grinders, diamond blades.