10:30 am – 4:30 pm
Instructor: Tom Slavicek
Class Fee: $40 + $30 supply fee non-member
$36 + $30 supply fee *BRMAA Member*
Who said fine art couldn’t be functional? Join the Black Eagle Leather class and make a leather bag you’ll be proud to wear and/or give as a gift! You’ll learn the basics of cutting, pounding, and stitching leather, as well as how to inscribe a design using a wood burning tool (called pyrography). All materials, tools and designs are provided – no experience necessary! Students will design a bag with the shape, style and design of their choosing. The perfect Valentine’s Day gift…that is, if you’re willing to part with it! Bring a bag lunch to class, and be prepared to stay late if you would like a more intricate design.
REGISTER FOR THIS CLASS BELOW
Call (706) 632-2144 for questions regarding this course and registration. Payment is required to register for BRMAA courses. You may pay via PayPal above, over the phone, or visit The Art Center located at 420 West Main Street, Blue Ridge, GA 30513 to pay in person. The Programming Coordinator is in the office from 10 am - 6pm on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Sunday.
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR
Tom Slavicek earned his leather-working merit badge as a scout on his way to becoming an Eagle Scout. However, during his 37-year career as an executive director for the Boy Scouts of America, he had to set aside his leather working hobby as he concentrated on managing and coordinating the efforts of volunteers during these years, as well as serving as camp director for 5 camps in the U.S. and a summer camp for international Scouts in Germany. Tom, and his wife, Karen, retired in January 2011. Shortly thereafter, he started Black Eagle Leather, picking up his leather hobby where he left off. Each year since retiring, Tom and Karen participate in 12 to 15 juried art shows. Tom also teaches leather working at 5 venues in northern Georgia, including Blue Ridge, Dawsonville, and Dahlonega. Next year, he will be an instructor at the John C. Campbell Folk School.