We have another workshop planned and our tutor is:
Sat., 15th February 2020
12:30 am – 4:30 pm AEDT
Beginners and experienced are welcome.
During this hands-on workshop, you will explore foundational skills of traditional leathercraft as you hand-craft your very own project to walk away with.
Les Wilson has been a Leather Craftsman for 40 years. In 1985 Les completed a two-year full time Applied Arts course, majoring in Leatherwork at the Bendigo College of Technical and Further Education, winning the Outstanding Achievement Award for his work. In 1986 he completed a basic course of Teacher Tutor Training through the Hawthorne Institute of Education. Since which time he has been involved in day and weekend workshops tutoring beginners to semi advanced leather artists.
The techniques involved are very easy to grasp and a range of skills can be mastered in one day.
A basic understanding of leather
Stamping, Carving, Embossing
Bevelling and Burnishing edges
Colouring and Sealing
Setting Rivets and Press-studs
Plus a variety of modern knowledge and techniques that can add another dimension to your projects.
All tool usage, materials, refreshments and a light lunch will be provided.
This one-day workshop will set you up with the knowledge and skills to continue your endeavours in your own home and develop your own flavour over time.
You just need to bring along your inquisitive self and maybe a notebook to jot down some of the finer details.
Bonus!!!! You will receive our Wholesale Club Membership valued at $29.95 which will save you up to 30% on all purchases.
Special Bonus!!!! All attendees will get an educational tour of our warehouse with information on all leather types and tanning techniques.Just bring yourself; all tools and equipment supplied for you to use during the workshop.
If you've been following our newly released blog - you'll have seem a couple of updates about the Leather Training Room.
Stay tuned for announcement of upcoming classes. Here's a sneak peak of some of the courses we are hoping to offer:
Sneaker Making - Limited Spaces (4-6 people per class)
Carving & Embossing Leather - Limited Spaces (10-12 people per class)
Cosplay with Leather - Limited Spaces (6-8 people per class)
On a side note, the Leather School would not be a school without teachers! We're on the hunt for people with a leather teaching background who can run these courses - so if you feel you fit the bill are are able to offer something - get in touch!
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