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.

PAINTING ON LEATHER  Complete one or two paintings in one class

Saturday July 31st  11AM – 4 PM 

Cost:  $85

Minimum number in class: 3

Maximum number in class: 8 to 12

Ages: 13 and up


You will have time to make one, maybe two pieces, and have fun learning about drawing a design on leather and then painting it using your choice of India inks, gel pens, or Acrylic leather paints. Choose the size of your leather canvasses from 8” x 10” up to 16” x 20”. Numerous art templates will be available for you to choose from: animals, birds, flowers, sea creatures, “you name it”. Or you can design your own artwork. All leathers, paints, materials, templates, etc. are provided. You can then take a photo of your masterpiece and make note cards, stationery, art prints, etc. No artistic ability is needed, just your enthusiasm and willingness to create some beautiful art…on real leather