Students come to me for different reasons. They may be thinking of changing careers or starting their own business. Often they are already professionals and are struggling with some specific area of the craft . They may want to add some new skills that will take them to the next level. I also offer scheduled mentoring sessions by phone and or Zoom. Many students have no experience at all and just want have some fun and learn something new.
At our initial consultation I learn exactly what skills you want to learn and then design each course to meet those specific needs. I will teach you the same skills I have developed over my 31 year career and use daily in our shop .
We make a wide variety of fine leather goods including boots, shoes, belts , bags and leather accessories at our shop and retail store in Boulder Colorado. Visit us in person or at our online store to view what we create there. johnallenwoodward.com.
Occasionally I will bring a respected colleague in to teach a course . They are professionals and have extensive knowledge and experience. Some travel from around the world, taking time away from their own businesses to teach and share their knowledge .
Boulder Colorado is a beautiful, inspiring city and why I settled here years ago . It was recently ranked as the #4 best city in America to live. I look forward to meeting you and I'm excited to see what you will create. I'm confident you will leave with great memories, new friends and skills that will last a lifetime.
Introduction to Western boot making course overview.
Taught by master bootmaker John Allen Woodward
This course is designed for beginners.
All entry level hand tools provided and yours to take home with you .
All materials provided to complete one pair of boots. Choice of european calf or goat . Exotic leathers such as alligator , python , ostrich among others are available at an additional cost.
Aime Heckel's biography of John Allen Woodward
Author Aimee Heckel's 2023 biography of John is a great read with hundreds of photographs of his life and work .It recounts his life and work of 32 years of boot making.
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