Steve is one of the founding members of Caricature Carvers of
America. He travels to all parts of the United States sharing his
woodcarving talent with others. Steve has been coming from Texas to the
National Museum of Woodcarving for over 12 years. Each time he teaches a
class, his students leave with a part of his "Texas warmth." This year
Steve will be teaching a caricature cowboy (Texas style of course!) for $125
Jeff's work is in high demand, and can be found in only a few select galleries around the US!
Keith Morrill-National Museum of Woodcarving's Resident Woodcarver
Keith is a self-taught artist who began whittling in high school. He carved off and on over the years, but carving
didn't develop into a serious hobby until about 1984. Keith has worked hard developing his art by taking many
classes from some of the finest carvers. After trying many different styles, he has found his niche doing caricature
carving. Through hard work and a desire to keep improving, he has “carved” his name as one of the best. He was
accepted into the Caricature Carvers of America group in 1993. Keith has been “carver-in-residence” at the National
Museum of Woodcarving for several summers.
Kirt is a professional woodcarver from Marion, Iowa, but his busy schedule of teaching others the love of woodcarving
doesn’t allow for much time in America’s Heartland. Kirt learned woodcarving from many people, but Desiree Hajny
(a top realistic animal woodcarver) may be Kirt’s biggest supporter. Kirt has taught from Canada to Texas, and
from Atlantic to Pacific. Everywhere he goes, Kirt brings a warmth and easygoing style with him. He has spent
several summers at the National Museum of Woodcarving teaching everything from the carving of Buffalo and Moose,
to the carving of Elk and White tail Deer. Kirt has had his best recommendation come from the students who take
his classes (and come back for more). The “life” that Kirt brings to his classes overflows into each woodcarving
that his students create. Once you have taken one of his classes, you will take with you not only a work of art,
but also memories that will last a lifetime.
Marlen has been a professional artist and sculptor since 1981. As a child, he developed a love for both
woodworking and wildlife. Many hours were spent whittling toys for himself, and this led to carving waterfowl
of all types. Through the years his distinctive style and techniques have evolved to set him apart from other
wildfowl carvers. he resists using paints, instead utilizing a special blend of stains and dyes which penetrate
the wood, allowing the color to come from within. This blend of stains and dyes allows the natural beauty of the
wood to “peek” through, giving a very realistic effect.
Marlin has taught classes throughout the United States. For the last four years, Marlin has offered a class at the
National Museum of Woodcarving. Sharing his knowledge of carving with students from across the United States, Marlin
brings his comfortable Missouri warmth that will make you want to come back.
Pete, a resident of Massachusetts, has been carving since 1979. After several years of self-study, he got the
chance to take a carving class from Harold Enlow. Since that time, Pete has developed his talent to a point of
winning several “Best of Show” awards and being inducted into the Caricature Carvers of America in 1994. With the
printing of his 1995 carving book, “Carving Caricature Heads & Faces,” Pete has established himself as one of the
woodcarvers that other woodcarvers want to learn from. This will be his second summer at the National Museum of