Prescott Resort – Granite Mountain Room
Friday 02/24 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
All skill levels welcome!
Workshop Description: Together with Slickbald, you will figure carve and color a “realistic” skull along with some floral work on a passport wallet cover. We will focus on achieving a 3-D appearance on a 2-D medium (leather!). Along with specific techniques for carving and coloring skulls – creating shadows, highlighting cheeks and brows, using negative space to your best advantage, etc. – you will also learn techniques to add a three-dimensional, figure carved look to your florals without embossing. Because the workshop focuses on the tooling, students will easily be able to finish their wallets at home with all provided pieces and instructions.
Materials to bring: Swivel knife, figure bevelers, small pear shaders, modeling spoon, fine checked matters, small lifters, matter bevelers, triangle bevelers, choice of decorative matters, leaf liner, thin veiner, stamping stone and maul. (Slickbald will bring a limited number of tools to share.)
Workshop Instructor: Chris “Slickbald” Andre is a professional leather artist and maker from Colorado who received the Al Stohlman Award for Achievement in Leathercraft in May of 2022. Chris works mostly in cowboy action and concealed carry gun leather while dabbling in saddles, cowboy trappings and motorcycle gear. Chris is also an active and competitive member of SASS and Cowboy Fast Draw, and is a lifetime competitive shooter. Chris authors a variety of instruction and pattern packs for gun leather and other items as well as offering workshops in holster making and carving.
Workshop Sponsors: Hermann Oak Leather Co., The Fiebing Co., and Slickbald Customs
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.