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Creating Western Floral Designs

$135.00
On-line registration is now closed. Please register for workshops at the Leather Crafters & Saddlers Journal Booth at the trade show.

Creating Western Floral Designs 

Bob Park

Tuesday, February 27, 9 am - 5 pm

Arizona Room - Prescott Resort & Conference Center

Skill Level: Intermediate

If you were standing in the wrong line when they passed out drawing skills, this class is for you! This workshop is designed as an introduction to drawing floral tooling patterns utilizing the techniques outlined in Bobby’s book, Creating Western Floral Designs. The instruction is designed to assist those who struggle when composing floral tooling patterns. Utilizing close-up cameras and a large screen TV, Bobby outlines the step by step process that he uses when designing patterns. This is not an art class! Rather, it’s a mechanical approach to composition utilizing common design elements found in most tooling patterns. The focus is to assist students in continuing to practice designs at home by following the techniques outlined in the book. Some of the topics covered include basic layout, the use of borders and understanding pattern flow. During the afternoon session the students will practice some basic techniques in drawing, under Bobby’s supervision. Copies of Creating Western Floral Designs will be available for purchase in class and he will have a few loaner copies as well. Materials donated by Bob Park Custom Leather.

Materials to Bring: Drawing pencils, erasers, circle template (up to 3”), note taking materials and a camera. (Bobby’s direct contact info: 602-999-3099 or hidepounder@gmail.com).

Bob Park

Bobby began tooling leather as a youngster in Arizona where he was greatly influenced by the cowboy lifestyle. Specializing in western floral tooling, Bobby has developed a unique look in the tradition of the western style. His products sell throughout the U.S. and Europe and have won numerous awards at various shows and exhibitions. In 2011, he received the “Best of the Masters” award at the International Federation of Leather Guilds convention. Most recently, he received the “Bootstrap Award” at the 2012 Trappings of the American West exhibition for his contribution toward the advancement of the art. Bobby so far has authored one widely acclaimed book entitled Creating Floral Designs.