Leatherwork

Viewing Page 1 of 1
 
Leather I - Joan Huck
Get with the latest craze and learn how to create stunning bracelets, earrings, necklaces and pendants with leather (cowhide, pigskin, snakeskin, crocodile, etc.). In this class you will learn how to use vegetan leather that you can paint or stain and chrome leather that is patterned and/or colored in a variety of gorgeous colors and patterns. You will also learn how to incorporate a variety of multimedia elements such as: micro hardware, studs, plain and jewel snap rivets, clasps, buckles and a wide assortment of found objects. In addition, you will learn how to either cut various shapes out by hand or with a Sizzix machine that uses a variety of different magnetic dies. I will have at least two Sizzix machines for class use.

Lab Fee: $150.00
Estimated Materials Cost: $0+
Consumables Fee: $0.00
Prerequisites: None

View Class Schedule Now!

Leather I - Renee Kelley
This class is to familiarize students with various techniques of leatherworking. I will be going over tool information and how to apply your designs to leather to be used in carving and stamping. In addition, you will learn leather dying, stitching and how to apply these techniques to get the look you want for each individual project. LEATHER CARVING is the art of cutting a design into your leather and then beveling and texturizing your cuts so that you have a 3-dimensional look to your finished dyed piece. LEATHER STAMPING is one of the most common ways of adding a design to leather using different stamping tools to create on bracelets, belts and wallets. Class projects include such projects as a coaster, key ring, bracelets, pendant, earrings, a carved art piece for practice and end with a leather carved journal. These techniques can also be adapted to what projects the class would like to do. (The small projects prepare you to work with the tools and dying.) There will be additional tools, kits and supplies for purchase. My lab fee covers all materials for planned projects, use of tools, dyes, and equipment. Intricate designs, as well as how and what tools work together will be covered. Bring: OptiVISOR (or borrow one from school). You are welcome to bring your own leather tools if you like.

Lab Fee: $185.00
Estimated Materials Cost: $0+
Consumables Fee: $0.00
Prerequisites: None

View Class Schedule Now!

Leather I - Tom Slavicek
You will have time during the week to create several beautiful paintings on leather like you have probably never thought of doing. You can decide the size of your leather canvasses: from 8” X 10” up to 16” X 20”. Let your imagination take off as you learn new techniques of drawing your design onto the leather, and adding colors and textures using a wood burning tool. Numerous art templates will be available for you to choose from: animals, birds, flowers, sea creatures, “you name it”. Or you can design your own artwork. You will have access to various types of inks – India Ink Brushes, Gel Pens, Acrylic Paints, etc. A scanner, computer and printer will be available in the classroom for you to scan your artwork and print out a set of note cards, or a bundle of business cards, or art prints…maybe even a tee shirt (we’ll have tee shirt transfer paper available – bring some light colored tee shirts!). After you get home you can frame your leather paintings. All leathers, paints, materials, templates, note cards, tee shirt transfer papers, etc. are provided. No artistic ability is needed, just your enthusiasm and willingness to create some beautiful art!

Lab Fee: $235.00
Estimated Materials Cost: $0+
Consumables Fee: $0.00
Prerequisites: None

View Class Schedule Now!

Leather I and II – Ages 13 and up  - Tom Slavicek
You will have time to make up to 5 to 7 projects depending on size and complexity. Choices for your projects can be from the following: Make a leather shoulder bag or two, learn how to use a wood burning tool to inscribe a design onto the leather and then colorize it, depending on time make a small backpack, a couple of leather belts, wallets, passport wallet, journal, belt pouch for your phone, a Scottish Sporran, instrument strap, lady’s wallet, clutch purse, and more. All leathers, materials, tools, and instructions are provided, along with templates. If you have an idea for a leather project you can bring it and can make it real. As time allows, you can learn how to make tassels and fringe to add to your projects. No artistic ability is necessary, nor is any previous leather working experience. The class typically runs from Sunday evening and concludes on Friday by noon. You do not need to bring anything except your enthusiasm, and your desire to make something beautiful!

Lab Fee: $205.00
Estimated Materials Cost: $0+
Consumables Fee: $0.00
Prerequisites: None

View Class Schedule Now!

Leather II - Renee Kelley
Leather II will take the student beyond the basics and each student will create one of a kind leather pieces. I will be taking you through the steps of making a carved leather purse, simple pouches, and a carved journal. For the men (or the man in your life!), you will be able to make knife sheaths, wallets, belts, dog collars etc. Carving and tooling will be covered and practiced on smaller projects until you feel comfortable enough to tackle the bigger items. Some leatherworking experience is helpful but not required. There will be additional tools, kits and supplies for purchase if you desire. My lab fee covers all materials for planned projects and use of tools, dyes and equipment. Bring: OptiVISOR (or borrow one from school). You are welcome to bring your own leather tools if you have them.

Lab Fee: $195.00
Estimated Materials Cost: $0+
Consumables Fee: $0.00
Prerequisites: None

View Class Schedule Now!

1
Viewing Page 1 of 1