Realistic Leaves: Bear Oaks


3 in stock

Ed LaBarre

Tis Art Annex – 102

Friday 2/28 8:00am – 12:00pm

Advanced or Better

3 in stock

SKU: PA20WS30 Category:

Product Description

This 4-hour workshop will focus on how to tool realistic, natural looking leaves – how to get the leaves to stand out and be the focus of the design. The proper use of thumbprints, pear shaders, and hand-held petal lifters will be examined. You will explore how to apply the vein structure and stems on the leaves and touch on getting the depth of tooling to make the leaves stand out.

Materials to bring: Stamping stone, maul/mallet, strop, swivel knife, stylus, assorted smooth pear shaders, thumbprints, and bevelers, favorite background tool (no bargrounders!), smooth matting tool, hand style petal lifters, and most importantly, a Fun-and-Ready-to-Learn Attitude!

Ed ”BearMan” LaBarre’s first connection with leather was in 1967 at age 13, in the leathercraft shop at Aberdeen Proving Grounds in Maryland. He later worked at McLelland’s Saddle Shop in Florida and learned from Bob Dellis, who encouraged Ed to make tools. His son, Beary, now runs BearMauls. Check out his website:

Workshop Sponsors: Hermann Oak Leather Co.