Emphasis on Elephants

$210.00

13 in stock

Kathy Flanagan

Ramada Plaza – Strip Mine Room

Wednesday-Thursday 5/18-5/19 8:00 am – 5:00 pm (Wed); 8:00 am – 12:00 pm (Thu)

All skill levels welcome!

13 in stock

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Kathy Flanagan

Ramada Plaza – Strip Mine Room

Wednesday-Thursday 5/18-5/19 8:00 am – 5:00 pm (Wed); 8:00 am – 12:00 pm (Thu)

All skill levels welcome!

Workshop Description: Elephants represent a whole new way of thinking for the leather artist. Hairs are minimal and don’t often show up in a picture of a pachyderm. Instead, you have a naked creature to work with. Usually, their poses are not risqué, so don’t worry about it being an X-rated class. Besides, we will only be using half of the head to create an embossed 5”x 7” realistic picture. Learn how to tool-in those crazy elephant wrinkles and the small, soft elephant eye. Painting starts out kindergarten style, and ends up looking like you know what you’re doing. Come join Kathy for 13,000 pounds of fun.

Materials to bring: Tooling surface, mallet, weight to hold leather, swivel knife, stylus, modeling spoon, bevellers (smooth, various sizes), matting tools (smooth and textured, various sizes), pear shaders (smooth, various sizes), Pro Petal, small awl, artist’s palette, and paint brushes (round, sizes 0 to 4).

Workshop Instructor: Leather craft began in 1970 for Kathy when she added the project to her 4-H curriculum. She was hooked, but had no idea of the path this project would lead her. For many years, she dabbled with leather, taking a special interest in figure carving. In 1996, her dabbling paid off when she won the honor of having one of her carvings made into a Doodle Page with Tandy. When she joined Columbine Leather Guild, Kathy worked her way up to the top, earning her Master’s status with the International Federation of Leather Guilds. She went on to teaching what she knows to others, and now teaches classes on figure carving on a world-wide basis, and she writes instructional articles for the Leather Crafters and Saddlers Journal.
In 2016, Kathy was humbled with the presentation of the Al Stohlman Award. Other awards she has brought home are the Academy of Western Artists Leather Artisan of the Year, The Lifetime Achievement Award, Pathway to Masters, and Outstanding 4-H Leader. Kathy is also an Honorary Chairman of the Shenzhen Leathercraft Guild, the only official leather guild in China.

Workshop Sponsors: Hermann Oak Leather Co. and Tandy Leather

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