The class will cover the various types of leathers and their use, characteristics of different parts of the hide, as well as some of the tools specific to leatherworking. Participants will learn some of the basics of water-molding leather and leather finishing, and if successful will be able to create and finish two to three molded leather masks. As there is some time needed for the masks to dry enough to finish, we may take also take a look at a variety of other leatherworking tools and their use.
Course fee includes use of tools and materials to make two to three leather masks. Examples of the type of mask are shown below. Course enrolment is limited to 10 students.
For more information about Site 3 coLaboratory (including maps and directions), please visit site3.ca! Please note that we are located in the alley that runs off of Ossington parallel to Bloor, behind the church. We're the big red door. You can't miss us!