11:00 am - 2:00 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.

Class descriptions:

Leather Crafting 2 to 3 hours: Complete your project in one class



Wednesday July 7th 11 AM – 2 PM


Minimum number of students: 3  (Maximum number of students 8-12)

Age: 13 and up


Accessorize your shoulder bag and wardrobe by crafting a variety 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 instructions are included.