Learn the basics of traditional leatherwork through the process of making a leather mask. By the end of the course, you'll have completed your very own funky leather mask, ready to be showcased and cherished, along with the skills to continue with leatherworking at home.
Under the guidance of experienced instructors, you'll learn the fundamental skills of leatherworking, including the use of patterns, cutting, shaping, and molding leather. Discover the various tools and materials used in the process, as well as the techniques needed to bring your mask to life. Throughout the course, you'll be encouraged to unleash your creativity, experiment with different fastening styles, and make each mask uniquely yours.
This one-day course is taught in our fully-equipped leatherwork studio by one of our experienced leather workers. Asides from the skills and practice you’ll gain from the course, you also have the opportunity to ask an expert any questions you might have about starting out in leatherwork: sourcing supplies and tools, common beginner pitfalls, etc.
This course requires no previous experience. Our job is to guide, instruct, and help you turn accidents into successes.
Suitable for adults and children age 14+
Includes: Tuition, insurance, materials, workshop use, morning and afternoon tea.
Need to bring: Lunch (fridge and microwave available), appropriate clothing and covered footwear.
Designs featured in this gallery are from a variety of makers including Dieselpunk.ro; Vasile & Pavel; and Creative Awl - we have a relationship with these makers and feature some of their designs on this course with permission. If you'd like an idea of the type of projects you'll be comfortable tackling after this course, make sure you take a look at their websites for some great examples.
Venue Information - Cuppacumbalong
Cuppacumbalong Homestead is located at 21 Naas Road in Tharwa ACT. Park onsite at bottom of the driveway. Fridge and microwave available for storing and reheating lunches.