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The Roots of Design with Bigfoot


The Roots of Design with Bigfoot

Serge Volken

Wednesday, 17. October, 2018 - ROZET, Kortestraat 16, Arnhem

09.00-18.00, (9 am - 6 pm)

Skill Level: All Skill Levels Welcome!

Course Description: It’s about being creative as opposed to being able to draw by nature. Just because you can’t draw doesn’t mean you can’t be creative – quite the contrary! We will explore the roots of design: how to determine design space, talking about design elements, their distribution in space, visual balance, etc. and furthermore how to make modern and abstract designs. Add another facet to the art of decorating leather, thus widening the spectrum of applied arts on leather. Have some leather work projects that speak to a wider range of people than the usual crowd. My goal is to give you a tool box that is useful for thousands of future projects instead of making something pretty to bring back home. Some materials donated by Gentle Craft and Shoemuseum Lausanne, Switzerland.

Student Should Bring: Soft pencil (3B or 5B), pencil sharpener, ruler and colored pencils.

Serge Volken 

The Al Stohlman Award Laureate 2017 Serge Volken a.k.a. Bigfoot has dedicated his entire adult life to leather, be it as a craftsman, instructor at vocational schools and design schools or a researcher in leather archaeology and explorer of techniques and applications of the craft. The quality of his teachings is based on a thoroughly researched basis and structured to be easily understandable.  A glimpse of his sometimes unorthodox teaching methods can be seen on his YouTube channel, He speaks French, German, English, Italian and Spanish.

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.