Prescott Resort – Arizona Room
Friday 02/24 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
All skill levels welcome!
Workshop Description: Figure carving is something that many leather carvers would love to add to their skill set; they just don’t know how to get started. In this workshop, students will be carving a portrait of the Rocky Mountain elk in a classic pose. They will be learning how to create the muscles and contours of the animal, the various hair textures, the textures of the antlers, and the finer details, such as the eyes. All of these are the same techniques that would be used on nearly every figure carving. If you have been wanting to get your feet wet in the world of figure carving, this is a class you won’t want to miss. You will have the chance to learn from one of the best leather carving instructors in the world today.
Materials to bring: Stamping surface, mallet, swivel knife, strop, stylus, modelling spoon, wing dividers, favorite floral carving tools, figure carving tools (such as: F890, F891, F895, F902, F976, F898, F899, fine hair blade, and your favorite matting tool textures.
Workshop Instructor: Born and raised on a ranch in eastern Montana, Jim Linnell has had leather working in his blood ever since his first visit to the Miles City Saddlery. Now, after spending the last 50+ years working with leather, those sounds and smells are still a part of his life. Through the business he started in retirement, www.elktracksstudio.com, Jim instructed over 10,000 students during the shutdown caused by COVID. Whether in a large group or private classes, Jim is always ready to share his passion and knowledge of leather working. He is the 2002 recipient of the Al Stohlman Award for Achievement in Leathercraft.
Workshop Sponsors: Hermann Oak Leather Co.
Registering for someone else? Be sure to record their name as the student in the Order Notes Box (located under the Shipping Address) when you Check Out.