Sheridan College – W 210
Saturday 05/20 1:30 pm – 5:00 pm
All skill levels welcome!
Workshop Description: Bob’s goal for this class is to provide each student with the knowledge and confidence to make chaps for personal use or as a business. Subject matter offered: The art of taking orders, taking the proper measurements and understanding what the measurements mean, selecting suitable leather and doing the layout, and cutting and construction. Further subject matter: Understanding pattern design, adjustment and fit as well as the difference between chaps, chinks, and Armitas, and what is unique about each. The class will be informal, questions are welcome, and chaps and chinks etc. will be on display for your
Materials to bring: Notepad and pencil. Optional: You are welcome to bring Chaps/Chinks/Armitas you have made for added discussions, questions, or critique.
Workshop Instructor: Bob has been carving leather since 1959 and making saddles since 1962. As past president of the Colorado Saddle Makers Association, as well as being one of its founders, he is accustomed to teaching saddle making and leather carving at its seminars as well as for 4-H and in his own saddle shop. Bob is primarily self-taught and is eager to share his knowledge with others. He is a recipient of the Howard Munsell Award for promotion of the art of saddle making, and in 2010 he received the Al Stohlman Award for Achievement in Leathercraft.
• There is a $25 administration fee for canceling a workshop.
• The cost of each workshop will be refunded minus the $25 fee.
• No refunds for workshops after Thursday, May 11, 2023.