Product Description

Deliberate Design: Using the Golden Ratio

Shane Dresser

Thursday, 05/16, 8:00am – 12:00pm, W158, Sheridan College

All skill levels welcome!

Are you satisfied with the patterns that you have either purchased or used for your leather projects? Are you wanting to create your own patterns but don’t know where to start your design process? Are you able to lay out your design elements like pocket size, position, and placement perfectly? Do your patterns feel just right or do you struggle to understand why somethmg feels out of place? Learn specific design rules and guidelines that will help you correct, alter or embelish current patterns and know when to add or take away certain design elements. Understand where to begin designing your own new patterns with principles of design that are often either unknown or overlooked. Finally, understand the necessity of using the Golden Ratio to enhance the overall beauty of your design using a set of Golden Ratio calipers to fine-tune your sketches and realize a final pattern that you can have confidence in bringing to a three-dimensional prototype.

Materials to Bring: Pencils, pens, or favorite sketching instrument, notepad or sketchbook, and ruler. Golden Ratio calipers will be provided.

Shane Dresser

Shane Dresser began leatherwork while he was attending McPherson College,  where he attained a Bachelor’s in Automotive Restoration Technology. After moving to Utah, he taught Intro. to Engineering as well as Design and Modeling at a secondary level. He is owner of Dresser Leathers – Upholstery Leatherwork and Design ln Vernal, Utah. His work can be seen at