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Creating Western Floral Designs

$135.00
Please register at the Leather Crafters booth

Creating Western Floral Designs 

Bob Park

Tuesday, May 15, 9 am - 5 pm

Chaparral Room, Holiday Inn

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 is a leathersmith specializing in western floral tooling. He has won numerous awards at national shows and exhibitions. In 2015, he was awarded the Al Stohlman Award for Achievement in Leathercraft. In addition to his leatherwork, Bobby is the author of Creating Western Floral Designs. He is also a continuing contributor to the Leather Crafters & Saddlers Journal trade magazine. Bobby also produces a variety of innovative products designed to improve and enhance leather working for novices and professionals, alike. Be sure to stop by his booth at the trade show!