The teacher of this course, Marin Cenwein Gardner, is the sole artist and leatherworker of Embercraft Creations and leather masks are her signature skill. Throughout her 10 years of professional experience, she has striven to manifest myths and magic of centuries past into wearable art.
Throughout this 5 month course, she will teach you how to design, carve, sculpt, and paint your own unique leather masks. Using your new Tool Pack, outfitted with all of the tools you need, you will learn all of the basic leatherworking skills and craft your own masks from the included leather.
Additionally, Araminta Karlsson of Needfire Apothecary will be providing information for students on the mask traditions and practical applications for masking from a Nordic Folk Magic perspective.
Mask traditions have a special place in the history of magic in Northern Europe, and exploring their impact leading into the dark months is a special treat!
Wednesday, September 1, 2021 7pm - 8pm EST
Lesson #1: Designing your own pattern, Transferring the tooling lines, Cutting it out your mask.
Wednesday, September 29, 2021 7pm - 8pm EST
Lesson #2: Carving and tooling your mask.
Wednesday, October 27, 2021 7pm - 8pm EST
Lesson #3: Shaping and molding your mask.
Wednesday, November 24, 2021 7pm - 8pm EST
Lesson #4: Dyeing, Painting, and Sealing (dye and paint not included in kit).
Wednesday, December 22, 2021 7pm - 8pm EST
Lesson #5: Presentation about mask use in Nordic Folk Magic.
10% of all sales from the Crafter's Collection are directly donated to GLSEN, to help build better learning environments for LGBTQ+ students.
This collection of DIY kits is dedicated to jump-starting your journey into leatherworking, Craft your own tools and office supplies to bring some crafty magic into your home. With your Tool Pack and links to in-depth digital instructions, you will be able to craft any (or all) of these Crafter's Kits.
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