Kirt and Linda Curtis
Kirt and Linda (Langenberg) Curtis are a husband and wife woodcarving team from Marion, Iowa, each with over 20 years experience. They specialize in carving North American mammals in-the-round, in either basswood or butternut. Each fall, leading up to the holiday season they also carve Santa Claus and snowmen figures in cottonwood bark. Kirt earned his degree in fine arts at Rochester, New York, and became a full time woodcarver and carving instructor in the late 80's. He has traveled the United States and Canada teaching woodcarving seminars. Linda began teaching in 1999, and now retired, she has joined Kirt to team-teach as well as teaching individual classes.
Seminars are usually 3 days, but occasionally run 4 or 5 days. Kirt and Linda welcome new carvers and are known for their step-by-step easy instruction in both carving and painting the finished carving during the seminars. They also judge woodcarving competitions and create commission pieces.
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Kirt and Linda Curtis - 2013 Schedule of Classes
Contact Kirt or Linda regarding the following classes
Lieper's Fork, Tennessee, Feb 22-24, black bear
The Woodcraft Shop, Bettendorf, Iowa, March 1-3, snow leopard
The Woodcarvers Den, Bellevue, Ohio, April 19-21, moose antler carving, big horn sheep
The Woodcarvers Den, Bellevue, Ohio, April 22-23, moose antler billet, mountain man
The Woodcarvers Den, Bellevue, Ohio, May 31-June 2, snow leopard
The American Woodcarving School, Pompton Plaines, New Jersey, June 28-30, project TBD
The National Woodcarvers Museum, Custer South Dakota, July 8-11, buffalo busts
The Doane Experience, Crete, Nebraska, July 28-August 3, Kirts project, moose antler carving of rainbow trout; Linda's project, two Koala bears in habitat