Open Studio Leatherworking
***IMPORTANT - This is only available to people who have completed Leather Work 101 and Leather Work 201 (or comparable classes). You will not receive instruction during Open Studio*** Open Studio is available in 3 hr blocks of time for $30. Anyone who has completed Leather Work 101 and Leather Work 201 (or comparable classes) is qualified to use open studio. If you want to use our sewing machines or other motor driven tools, you will need to make a date** to get certified to use them. PLEASE do not expect to receive instruction during Open Studio. You will need to find a class that gives you the skills you need to create independently. Designed to host 6 students in 3 hr time blocks, you will have the use of tools and space plus access to materials and hardware for purchase. After a short orientation, you can work independently in our workshop. We are delighted to offer this possibility to our cobblers in training and leather work students.
We are dedicated to teaching the art of hand-making shoes and leather goods to promote self-sufficiency and sustainability. Our goal is to empower all people to enjoy a satisfying and liberating experience around creating footwear and leather work. "Buy a pair of shoes and you cover your feet for a year or two. Learn how to make shoes and you can shoe yourself, family and friends for a lifetime." :)) We use non-toxic glue while assembling the shoe uppers and shoemaking cement to attach the outer sole. We have an exhaust hood to limit exposure to any chemicals.
If you have any question on this experience, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.