Desert Tortoise: click to enlarge

Desert Tortoise

$135.00
Please register at the Leather Crafters booth

Desert Tortoise

Robert Beard

Thursday, May 17, 9 am - 5 pm

W210, Sheridan Community College

Skill Level: All skill levels welcome!

Mr. Beard has added a tortoise to his signature desert pictorial scene. This workshop has it all: careful explanation of the proper use of carving and stamping tools, how to create foliage and ground textures, and adding color to leather. You’ll come away with your own western desert scene, replete with rock formations, a tree, scrub brush and of course, a tortoise. Leather for this workshop provided by Hermann Oak Leather Co.

Materials to Bring: Stamping surface, mallet, swivel knife, strop, stylus, modeling spoon, rubber cement, pointed #4 paint brush, artist’s palette, F890, 891, 895, 896, 897, 918, 917, 916, 933, 898/899, 902, 941, 901F, 900, 933/934, 997 and A98. (If using Pro-Series tools: bevelers B-1, B-2, B-3, B-3.5, B-4, B-4.25; F-1 foliage tool, MB-5 or 6 matting tool, FM-1 foliage matter, BT-1 bush tool, GB-4 grass blade, SP-1 and SP-2 smooth points, E-1 or E-2 eyeball tools, DB-1 double beveler, M-3 checkered matter, BG-3 backgrounder, figure bevelers BF-3 thru BF-8.

Robert Beard

Robert owns Pro Series Tool Company in Farmington, New Mexico, where he specializes in designing and crafting custom leather tools. He is a world-renowned carver, instructor and toolmaker and has been a leather artist for over forty years. He was awarded the Al Stohlman Award for Achievement in Leathercraft in 1987.