September 19 & 20, 2017, Tuesday & Wednesday,
10:30 am-5:00 pm
Instructor: Tom Slavicek
Class Fee: $130.00 non-members
$117.00 BRMAA Members
This is a great class for students who have taken Intro to Leather and have had experience in making a leather bag using pre-cut and punched leather pieces. Levels 1 & 2 will teach students how to cut and stamp leather, design their own leather bag (or use one of many templates available) and begin to learn pyrography on leather, colorizing wax ink and dry wax techniques. Students will make up to 2 bags, depending on their choice of size and complexity. Instructors provide shapes, tassels and all other needed materials that will be used to make a truly unique pair of bags! Some of the techniques students will learn are cutting and punching leather, using a wood burner to burn a pattern into leather, colorizing leather with waxes. This class will be especially fun to take with a friend or with family!
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.