Extreme Embossed Bighorn Ram: click to enlarge

Extreme Embossed Bighorn Ram

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Extreme Embossed Bighorn Ram

Kathy Flanagan & Clay Banyai

Wednesday-Thursday, May 16 - 17, 9 am - 5 pm

W166, Sheridan Community College

Skill Level: All skill levels welcome!

Learn to make your figure carvings come alive!  This class will show you how to stretch your leather into a 3-dimensional Bighorn ram.  Be careful not to get in its way, it might knock you over!  You will stretch and stuff, create muscle tone, tool in realistic hair, cut the horns loose, paint with the pros.  Walk away with a fully completed work of art. Materials for this workshop provided by Hermann Oak Leather Co. and Renia USA.

Materials to Bring: Stylus, modeling spoon, swivel knife and strop, bevelers and matting tools (smooth and checkered, various sizes), pear shaders (smooth, various sizes) F895, F902 or 902-2, scalpel with #11 blade and a stamping surface. 

Kathy Flanagan

When she was very young, Kathy started her leathercraft career as a 4-H project, not knowing what it would lead to many years later.  She has become the recipient of prestigious awards, such as the coveted Al Stohlman Award and Master Leather Artisan of the Year from the Academy of Western Artists.  Figure carving has become her primary focus, and she is determined to share everything she has learned.

 Clay Banyai: 

Clay has been working with leather for 40 years. He currently works in boot repair at Bob’s Shoe Repair in Rapid City, South Dakota. Born in North Dakota, and has now lived in the Rapid City area for five years. Clay is an award-winning artist who specializes in leather embossing and figure carving.