Adult Classes

Winter / Spring Digital Catalog

Leather Visiting Artist Workshop

Carving a Leather Belt and Fabricating a Belt Buckle

Mar 16 - 17 | fri + sat | 9:00AM - 4:00PM

$290 Members
$329 Non-Members


Patricia Tschetter
Rick Lanning


Multi-Purpose Studio

Skill Level

Students should have taken one silversmithing class previously


See description.

In this mixed media class, you will carve a leather belt and fabricate a belt buckle in our silversmith studio. The class will operate as two courses - you will spend a day and a half on the belt buckle and then a day and a half carving the belt. You are encouraged to bring sketches and ideas for both the belt and the buckle. Any stones you'd like to add into your design of the buckle should also be brought to the class. Leather belts will come pre constructed (need to give size at registration -they will NOT strech so exact sizing is needed) and included in class fee. Rick Lanning will show you how the belts were made. The silver will be an additional fee based on amount used. Brass and copper are included in the class fee. There will also be a few tools needed from the leather shop here in town - estimate is $45. Estimate for entire belt buckle made of silver - $70-90.

Beginners to leather welcome - some Silver experience needed