Beginning & Intermediate
July 21, 2018 Saturday, 1 Session (Class is Closed)
September 11, 2018 Tuesday, 1 Session
December 8, 2018 Saturday, 1 Session
10:00 am-4:30 pm
Instructor: Tom Slavicek
Class Fee: $40.00 non-members + $30.00 Supply Fee
$36.00 BRMAA Members + $30.00 Supply Fee
Make something beautiful! Learn the basic techniques of cutting, stitching, and decorating leather as you create one-of-a-kind shoulder bags and pouches. Your first bag will introduce you to the stitching technique (Intro to Leather Crafting). The unique bag comes with a shoulder strap and tassel. Students will take home a completed leather bag. In Leather 1, you can create your own design and shape. Learn how to use a woodburning tool to inscribe a design on the leather, and how to colorize it. All leather, materials, tools and instructions are provided. Beginning and Intermediate students are in this one class. Note: Previous students can attend any class and work on advanced projects. Students are welcome to bring a sack lunch or snacks.
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.