Grades 4 - 9
Visiting Artist Workshop
LEATHER CRAFT FOR KIDS: GRADES 2nd - 9th
Nov 04 | sat | 1:00PM - 5:00PM
Note class time different than print schedule. 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm is the correct time.
Marty and Rick will cover all the basic information students need to know to complete at least 2 different projects. We explore many aspects of working with leather: cutting, gluing, shaping, dyeing, adding hardware, and finishing techniques. Patterns and projects are provided as well as many choices of leather types and colors.
Marty Elmore has been working with leather and cattle for 45 years. Not only does he create leather products but he uses them. Marty apprenticed under Don Butler in Sheridan in the early 1980's. He started a wholesale production strap goods company in 1987 which grew to have 10 employees, but sold that business in 2000. Now Marty produces specialty items for several wholesale customers regionally and nationwide.
Like most in his generation, Rick Lanning was given a hand-me-down set of leather tools at a young age and received basic leather knowledge through 4-H. In Rick’s early twenties he became a boot maker and repairman where he worked for several years until he sold the business in the mid eighties. Rick then combined leather work and horse training for many years, building custom saddles and tack for his many customers. Today, he and his wife, have a successful wholesale and contract leather carving business that is run in Caldwell, Idaho.