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Introduction to Leather Carving
Thursday, July 12, 2012 at 7:30 PM - Thursday, August 2, 2012 at 9:30 PM (EDT)
Somerville, United States
In this four-week introduction, students will be introduced to the basics of leather carving and have the opportunity to hone their skills on a small project which they will take all the way from design to completion. Students will select from among a series of projects that could involve extensive carving, such as a wallet or belt. We will go over the fundamental tools and techniques for leather carving and coloring, becoming comfortable with use of the head knife, awl, needles & thread, and dyes.
By the end of this class, students will be comfortable with the fundamental tools and techniques for leather carving and coloring, and will have designed, fabricated, and finished their own original leather project.
Leather, painting/dying materials, and basic tools, all purchaseable from the instructor. Basic tools from the Intro to Leatherworking class can be used.
Full tooling and materials are likely to cost between $85 and $100 (the head knife represent half of that), but students will keep any purchased tools at the end of class for use on further projects. Students are encouraged to bring a notebook and pencil to class for taking notes.
Full materials list for those who have their own tools, or are interested in purchasing independently: head knife, awl, needles, thread, dye, belt buckle/hardware, leather, jeweler's rouge, plain brown paper, paint brushes, a notebook, and a cloth ruler.
Emily Lamkin is a professional artist and designer for film and theater. Her leather working business, Curious Alchemy (www.curiousalchemy.com), specializes in leather masks and accessories. Emily has a broad range of artistic schooling and background which she brings to all her projects. She studied leather working at Tandy Leather and is well versed in the plethora of tools and techniques required in leather craft; knowledge which she is excited to be able to share with others!
Session 1: Thursday, July 12, 7:30PM - 9:30PM
Session 2: Thursday, July 19, 7:30PM - 9:30PM
Session 3: Thursday, July 26, 7:30PM - 9:30PM
Session 4: Thursday, August 2, 7:30PM - 9:30PM
When & Where
Artisan's Asylum, Inc.
Artisan's Asylum is a community fabrication and makerspace near Union Square, Somerville MA, that is dedicated to making creativity a way of life. It does this by maintaining a community workshop, training its members in the use of all of its professional-grade equipment, and hosting events promoting the learning and practicing of craft and creative expression.