Creating Western Floral Designs

Bob-Park-Western-Floral-DesignDATE: Dec. 8
TIME: 9am – 5pm
COST: $150.00 per student
LOCATION: Alexis Park All Suite Resort
375 E. Harmon Ave,
Las Vegas, NV 89169

INSTRUCTOR: Bob Park – Bio
ADD’L INFO: Intermediate and Advanced. Class limit: min-6, max-12

MATERIALS TO BRING: pencils, erasers, circle template (up to 3”), note taking, camera
Bobby’s contact info: 602-999-3099 or hidepounder@gmail.com

DESCRIPTION:

If you were standing in the wrong line when they passed out drawing skills, this class is for you! This workshop is designed as an introduction to drawing floral tooling patterns utilizing the techniques outlined in Bobby’s book, Creating Western Floral Designs.

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Bob Park Leather Tooling Techniques

DATE: Dec. 9
TIME: 9am – 5pm
COST: $150.00 per student
LOCATION: Alexis Park All Suite Resort
375 E. Harmon Ave,
Las Vegas, NV 89169

INSTRUCTOR: Bob Park – Bio
ADD’L INFO: Skill level: Intermediate! Class limit: min-6, max-12

MATERIALS TO BRING: Stamping tools, stamping surface, note taking, camera.
Bobby’s contact info: 602-999-3099 or hidepounder@gmail.com

DESCRIPTION:

This is one day workshop designed to assist the student in increasing their tooling skills.

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Leather Antiquing, Dying, & Finishing Demonstration

DATE: Dec. 10
TIME: 9am – 12am
COST: $80.00 per student
LOCATION: Alexis Park All Suite Resort
375 E. Harmon Ave,
Las Vegas, NV 89169

INSTRUCTOR: Bob Park – Bio
ADD’L INFO: All skill levels welcome! Class limit: min-8, max-25

Materials donated by Hermann Oak Leather and Bob Park Custom Leather.
MATERIALS TO BRING: note taking, camera.
Bobby’s contact info: 602-999-3099 or hidepounder@gmail.com

DESCRIPTION:

In this demonstration you will see Bobby dye, antique and finish a piece of tooled leather. Through the use of close-up cameras and a large screen HD TV, he shares the techniques he uses to produce the finishes he is known for.

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Burnishing Edges Demonstration

Bob Park Leatherwork Burnishing Edges DemoDATE: Dec. 10
TIME: 2pm – 5pm
COST: $80.00 per student
LOCATION: Alexis Park All Suite Resort
375 E. Harmon Ave,
Las Vegas, NV 89169

INSTRUCTOR: Bob Park – Bio
ADD’L INFO: All skill levels welcome! Class limit: min-8, max-25

MATERIALS TO BRING: note taking, camera.
Bobby’s contact info: 602-999-3099 or hidepounder@gmail.com

DESCRIPTION:

This is one of the most highly attended demonstrations that Bobby produces. If you are interested in learning various methods to produce professional quality edge finishes, then this is your class!

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Western Gun Leather Design and Construction

DATE: Dec 11, 2017
TIME: 9am – 12pm
COST: $50.00 per Student
LOCATION: Alexis Park All Suite Resort
375 E. Harmon Ave,
Las Vegas, NV 89169

INSTRUCTOR: Chris Andre, Slickbald Customs – Bio
ADD’L INFO: No tools needed, just a pad and pen.

DESCRIPTION:

Learn the fundamentals of professional Western gun leather design and construction.

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Beginners Workshop – Fields Notebook, Getting Started the Right Way!

Leather Field NotebookDATE: Dec 12, 2017
TIME: 9am – 5pm
COST: $125.00 per Student
LOCATION: Alexis Park All Suite Resort
375 E. Harmon Ave,
Las Vegas, NV 89169

INSTRUCTOR: Ed “the BearMan” LaBarre – bio
ADD’L INFO: Brand New Beginner to Advanced Beginner, 1 Full Day, all needed Leather and supplies provided

DESCRIPTION:

In this workshop You will learn the Basics of what it take make a small notebook from “Scratch”.  What you need to do & the steps to complete your project.  We will go over how to prepare the leather for tooling & why we need to stabilize the leather.  You’ll learn what “Casing” leather is why its so important and how to do it.  We will talk about weather we should or shouldn’t “Slick” the leather. Sometimes it’s needed, sometimes Not.   After we apply & trace the pattern to the leather we will go Step by Step through the carving and tooling process, making it simple and easy to follow!  Once all the tooling including a simple way to stamp a Basketweave design is done, we will move onto cutting out our interior pieces and tooling those as well.

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Roper Wallet Cover / Checkbook Cover, Carved & Colored

Roper Leather Wallet Cover / Checkbook CoverDATE: Dec 13, 2017
TIME: 9am – 5pm
COST: $125.00 per student
LOCATION: Alexis Park All Suite Resort
375 E. Harmon Ave,
Las Vegas, NV 89169

INSTRUCTOR: Ed “the BearMan” LaBarre – Bio
ADD’L INFO: Advanced Beginner – Intermediate. All Leather and Dyes provided

Tools Needed: A Maul/ Mallet, Sharp swivel knife, Assorted stamping tools including Smooth pear shaders & Thumbprints, Background tools other than Bargrounders, Smooth and or pebble matting tool, Stylus, stamping surface and assorted paint brushes.

DESCRIPTION:

Roper Leather Wallet Cover / Checkbook CoverIn this Fun workshop the student will have a choice of either my “Oaks” or my “Orchid Mountain” cover to Tool and Color. The cover is sized to fit both a Roper wallet interior kit or a Checkbook interior kit which can be purchased from Springfield Leather and then can then be completed their project at their leisure.

Both patterns will be tooled and sculpted using my “Realistic Leaves” style. We should be able to complete all the tooling and sculpting before lunch. Then the leather can dry during lunch.

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Leather Carving/Tooling/Sculpting – Orchids Picture

Orchids Leather Carving and ColoringDATE: Dec 14-15, 2017
TIME: 9am to 5pm, 9:00am – 3:00pm
COST: $175.00 per Student
LOCATION: Alexis Park All Suite Resort
375 E. Harmon Ave,
Las Vegas, NV 89169

INSTRUCTOR: Ed “the BearMan” LaBarre – Bio
ADD’L INFO: 2-day workshop. Advanced Beginner – Intermediate. All Leather and materials provided.

Tools Needed: A Maul/ Mallet, Sharp swivel knife, Assorted stamping tools including Smooth pear shaders & Thumbprints, Background tools other than Bargrounders, Smooth and or pebble matting tool, Stylus, stamping surface and assorted paint brushes

DESCRIPTION:

In this Fun workshop You will learn how to Carve, Tool & Sculpt a Beautiful picture you can frame and display. We will go over some of the same Basics of how to stabilize the leather and why we do that. Preparing the leather for carving and pattern layout. You will learn the proper use of some basic and more advanced tools to make your Orchids come to life! I will show you how to “Tool with Depth” even on fairly thin leather. I will show you how to use Petal Lifters & why they work so much better than “lifter” style bevelers. The process of “Sculpting” the leaves and flowers is what helps to make them look Real and Natural! Everybody should be able to finish the carving and sculpting part the first day.

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