Guild of Oregon Woodworkers

7634 SW 34th Avenue Portland, OR 97219

Interest List- Carving an Acanthus Leaf with Chuck Rinehart

  • 31 Mar 2020
  • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • The Guild Shop



INTEREST LIST - not a class (yet)

Carving an Acanthus Leaf with Chuck Rinehart

Green or White  Card not Required

Carving an Acanthus leaf teaches you many skills that can be applied to other forms of carving.  The leaf itself comes in many styles, and has evolved over at least two thousand years and many are stylized forms of an ideal, even though you can find actual leaves in gardens in Portland.

Chuck Rinehart has now taught this class several times for us, and has taught it many times before at his former club in Rochester, NY.  His design is quite challenging and was developed by his mentor, a British Master Carver named Ian Agrell.  This is a three week class, which was originally part of the six week Introduction to Classical Carving class, but we broke that into two sequences of three weeks each, the Foundations class and one on the Acanthus leaf.

There is a fairly large set of tools that are required and some sets are available to rent from the Guild at a cost of about $75 (TBD), if you don't have or don't want to invest in your own tools at this time.

Chuck's class will be three sessions, each four hours, spaced every other week for you to do the required homework.

COST of the class is $180, including materials, but not the tools. It's free to sign up on this interest list.  

You must have prior carving experience with mallet-capable tools, nominally Chuck's Foundations of Classical Carving.

If you have any questions, please contact Larry Wade at

Please register online.

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