October 6-9, 2015
Advanced Inlay and Metal Finishing Techniques
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Workshop will cover inlay techniques, filing and stone finishing. In-class instruction will include demonstrations and hands-on activities.
Instructor: TCAA member John Ennis
Skill level: Intermediate to advanced
Classes will be held at the Museum in the Nona Jean Hulsey Rumsey Art Education Center with limited enrollment. In a change from previous years, enrollment is now open for both workshops. To secure your participation, a 50% deposit is required. Review the enrollment and cancellation policy at http://nationalcowboymuseum.org/education/. To enroll or be added to the interest list, contact me at (405) 478-2250, Ext. 277.
October 8-10, 2015
The 17th annual Traditional Cowboy Arts Association Exhibition and Sale
February 10-13, 2015
Function and Fabrication of Bits
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Workshop will include instruction on the function of the bit, the proper fabrication of the mouthpiece and shank and wrap up with discussion on the best business practices as they pertain to bit and spur making.
October 7-10, 2014
“Saddle Tree, Selection and Fit”
Led by Chuck Stormes the fall workshop will be of interest to both saddle makers and serious horsemen. It is intended to demystify the terminology, geometry and anatomy involved in selecting a tree that is suitable for the horses, rider and specific use intended. It is NOT a course in how to make a saddle tree but will give insight into the variables and adjustments that are possible on the part of the tree maker.
February 11-14, 2014
“Details of Saddlemaking”
This workshop will be held in the Museum’s Nona Jean Hulsey Rumsey Art Education Center. John Willemsma will concentrate on several common problem areas including fitting a saddle seat, different styles of cantles and cantle bindings, riggings, horns and covering both Wade-style forks and also one requiring a welt or seam.
This will involve intermediate to advanced instruction with many practical solutions. The program is styled for a class of 15 participants.
The presentation can accommodate an enrollment of at least 24 participants. Due to limited enrollment, these classes fill quickly so call early to hold a spot in the workshop. Advance reservations are required for both workshops. For further information and enrollment call (405) 478-2250, Ext. 277.
2013 TCAA Workshops
“Elements of Design for Western Craftsmen” October 8-10
The fall 2013 workshop, October 8-10, is “Elements of Design for Western Craftsmen” led by Mark Drain and Chuck Stormes. The instructors will facilitate a discussion on the elements of design for Western craftsmanship. Topics will include applications in layout, fabrication, engraving, scrolls, leather carving and more.
The presentation and design study can accommodate an enrollment of at least 24 participants.
Due to limited enrollment, these classes fill quickly so call early to hold a spot in the workshop. Advance reservations are required for both workshops.
For further information and enrollment call (405) 478-2250, Ext. 277.
“Bright Cut Engraving” February 12-15, 2013
The 2013 workshops, co-hosted by the TCAA and the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum will pursue the themes of silver engraving and design.
February 12-15, 2013, “Bright Cut Engraving” will be held in the Museum’s Nona Jean Hulsey Rumsey Art Education Center. David Alderson will be the instructor for a hands-on course on the bright cut style of silver engraving. This will involve beginning to intermediate instruction in modern techniques of engraving as well as traditional hand-push engraving.
The program is styled for a class of 15 participants.