11:00 am - 4:00 pm


Cumming Arts Center @ the Brannon-Heard House
111 Pilgram Mill Road, Cumming, GA, 30040

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Tom Slavicek

Tom Slavicek has been leather crafting since he was a Boy Scout, when he earned his Leatherwork Merit Badge on his way to becoming an Eagle Scout. After a 37-year career serving young people, Tom retired in 2011 and he and his wife, Karen, moved to Dahlonega, GA. His enjoyment of working with leather is coming to fruition through his crafting of various styles of pouches and bags, with the added feature of inscribed images on the front of the pouches. Tom uses a wood-burning tool to inscribe the images free hand directly onto the leather. The color on the bags is created by adding India Inks and/or acrylic leather paints. Each pouch is a unique work of art, and no two are alike. Tom teaches at numerous venues across north Georgia, including at several craft schools: John C. Campbell, Arrowmont, William Holland, and others.

Saturday, June 19th 11am – 4 pm  Complete the project in one day


Saturday July 10th 11am – 4 pm    Complete the project in one day

Cost: $85

Minimum# in Class: 3

Maximum # in Class: 8


Ages: 13 and up

You will have time to make a leather shoulder bag of your choice or choose from any of the following projects: Leather belt, wallet, passport wallet, journal, phone belt pouch, drawstring pouch, Scottish Sporran, instrument strap, lady’s wallet, clutch purse, a “Man Bag”, and more. Depending on the project you will be able to learn techniques of cutting leather and stitching styles. If desired, you can learn how to use a wood burning tool to inscribe a design directly on to the leather and then colorize it. All leathers, materials, tools, and instructions are provided, along with templates. No artistic ability is necessary, nor is any previous leather working experience. You do not need to bring anything except lunch (unless provided for), enthusiasm, and your desire to make something beautiful!

of personalized items: Leather belt, wallet, phone pouch with braided strap, passport wallet, leather journal, phone belt pouch, leather bracelets, key fobs, drawstring pouch, instrument strap, lady’s wallet, clutch purse, and more. If you take a day long class, you’ll have time to make more than one project. You’ll have time to make at least one project during the 2-to-3-hour class. All materials, tools and instr


Depending on product you choose, there may be time to make a second product.