3-D Mermaid: click to enlarge

3-D Mermaid


3-D Mermaid

Jürgen Volbach

Saturday, 20. October, 2018 - ROZET, Kortestraat 16, Arnhem 

09.00-18.00, (9 am - 6 pm)

Skill Level: Intermediate

Course Description: You’ll learn how to transfer the pattern to leather, then mold the leather from the back side, and fill in the hole with leather putty. You will work with modeling tools to shape the mermaid, learn to make the hair structure and the right way to undercut leather parts to give the mermaid a living form. You can either leave the mermaid in its natural state/color, or take it home and finish it any way you prefer. Some materials donated by Hermann Oak Leather Company and Renia GmbH.

Student Should Bring: Stamping stone, mallet, bevelers, backgrounders, fine blade swivel knife, strop, different modeling tools, fine stylus with a ballpoint, and a scalpel with blades.

Jürgen Volbach is a leatherworker from Cologne, Germany, who had his first lessons 30 years ago with the famous boot and saddelmaker, Don Atkinson in Kerrville/Ingram, Texas. He worked with leather every day, making leather designs and toolings and carvings for clients using old and new leather skills. In recent years, he has used modeling tools more and more in his leatherwork, especially with 3-dimensional pieces. Jürgen teaches many workshops in his work space in Cologne and other countries/towns to teach students the different techniques. He speaks German and English.

Cancellation Policy

• There is a $25 administration fee for cancelling a workshop.
  (The cost of the workshop will be refunded minus the $25 fee.)
No refunds after FRIDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2018.