Sir William enjoys working on fundraisers for local charities such as Colorado Leather Fest, Denver Boys of Leather, and Leather Colorado Foundation. His favorite thing any given night is shining a pair of boots while laughing and playing with the local leather crowd. He enjoys sharing his knowledge of bootblacking with anybody with a desire to learn. He is a firm believer in “follow your heart, trust your sole.” The 2017 Colorado Bootblack and second runner-up for 2018 International MR. Bootblack, he is your Bootblack Knight.
Friday, June 7, 2019 2:00 p.m. | Location: Sooner B
Here Be Dragons and Art
Dragons appear throughout legend, myth, and fairy tales from around the world and in art throughout the ages. Visual creators analyze the forms of these creatures in different cultures, as well as today's various sf artistic expressions of the ultimate fantastic beast.
Saturday, June 8, 2019 Noon | Location: Oklahoma A3
Basic Leather Care
In this class we will discuss what it means to be a bootblack and learn some beginner steps on working on leather. We will cover the basic shine process, and how to care for clothing. Learn what a basic kit includes, to be able to do almost any leather.
Saturday, June 8, 2019 2:00 p.m. | Location: University B
Top Priority: Self-Care for Artists
If you want to be a productive and happy artist, you have to take care of yourself! If you’re not healthy, happy, well-rested, well-fed and hydrated, your work will suffer. Our panel discusses things to do to make self-care a part of your daily routine!