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Drawing & Tooling for Greater Depth

$175.00
Please register at the Leather Crafters booth

Drawing & Tooling for Greater Depth

Steve Yezek

Tuesday-Wednesday, May 15 - 16, 9 am - 5 pm

Strip Mine Room, Holiday Inn

Skill Level: Experienced Beginner to Intermediate

This workshop is an in-depth study of creating visual depth in leather tooling. Day 1 will focus on drawing patterns with visual depth and interest. On Day 2, you will implement the skills learned on Day 1 as you tool a complex roper wallet sunflower pattern. At the end of this workshop, you will have more insight into designing and tooling patterns in a new and exciting way. Materials for this workshop provided by Hermann Oak Leather Co.

Materials to Bring: Sketchbook, pencil, eraser, swivel knife, strop, stamping tools, maul/mallet, modelers, and a stamping surface.

Steve Yezek

Steve does his leatherwork as a hobby that pays for itself. He was bitten by the leather bug while on a family vacation to the Sheridan area, where he visited the King Museum. He started out making tack and saddles, but later turned to focus on tooling. Even with an extensive art background, he struggled to recreate the western style tooling. After years of classes with the masters, it started to click. Still feeling like something was missing, he looked to engraving and wood carving for inspiration; the pieces began to fall into place, and he started to develop his own hybrid style of carving and design