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Advanced Wood Carving with Simon Clement - The Three ages of the Acanthus Leaf - Special SUMMER Course 2019 (5 days)


Deposit - £100.00 per person
Full Price - £300.00 per person
ICON Member - £275.00 per person

We will accept a deposit to hold the spot the full fee must be paid at the start of the class.


  In this special class, the tutor Simon Clements will introduce the students to that exceptional design element – the acanthus leaf.  Seen on many pieces of decoration through out the ancient Greece, to the renaissance, through to modern pieces of furniture, learning to carve this design element is important to all carvers.  In this course, students will select one of two versions of the acanthus leaf to carve either a gothic or classical Greek.  Most students will then have time to complete the carving of the second piece. There will also be presentations and discussions on the differences between the different styles of the Acanthus leaf as it evolved through history and how important it was to design. As with all carving courses, chisels will be provided, however students are encouraged to bring their own tools.  There will be a small materials charge (less than £25) paid directly to the teacher at the end of the course.   Class Dates (Monday to Friday):  Aug. 5, 6, 7, 8, 9. Class Times: All classes start at 9.30 a.m. and end at 4.30 p.m..

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