As you can imagine this being a complete first for Black Raven Armoury when it comes to offering an online learning experience , I really want us to get it 100% right. In view of that this list of FAQ's will be a constantly growing page, giving you further insights into how the courses offered in the Academy work.
Alex Agricola - Black Raven Armoury
This course has been designed to start at the level Alex was when he first started, with no money or materials. It assumes no prior knowledge, so wherever you are on your leatherworking journey, he’ll take you step-by-step through a process that genuinely delivers results. Alex is passionate about supporting and empowering the next generation of leather craftsmen, which is why this course is structured in such a way that any investment in tools and materials is kept to an absolute minimum. Second-hand tools and materials are readily available from various outlets and are very cost-effective. You’ll be amazed at the effect you can achieve for very little cost.
Each module comes with a post-module discussion group so you can discuss your ideas and any questions you may have with your fellow students. If you need extra help, we also offer ongoing support to help you with any issues you may have. Alex will also be filming bonus videos to cover the most frequently answered questions arising from these discussions to make sure you have all the information you need. What’s more, the course comes with a 30-day money back guarantee, no questions asked, so if you try it and decide that it’s not for you, you have the confidence of knowing you’ll get your investment back.
When Alex started out, there was no internet, so he was reliant on books and hands on experimentation to develop his skills. 20 years on, and it’s still surprisingly difficult to find detailed information on leatherwork for armour, costumes, harnesses, etc. This is the first course of its type and we’re confident in stating that no other course will teach you this specific leatherworking process from scratch. We will take you from the very beginning of the creation process right the way through to the production of sales-quality items. When you sign up for the course, you don’t just get an introduction to leather working; you get your own little piece of Alex and his weird, whacky, and wonderful world. The only limit is your imagination.
Founder of Black Raven Armoury & Author of The Crystal Anvil
Born in the U.K. and currently based in the historical town of Stratford Upon Avon, Alex currently heads up one of the most respected teams of creators in the world, specialising in the design and production of Leather Armour & Accessories for a variety of industries including Larp, Ren, Cosplay, Motion Pictures & Television.”
Whether you’re a hobbyist who wants to perfect their skills or you dream of being a professional leatherworker with your creations featured in movies and more, this course will take you wherever you want to go. As part of the course, you’ll be assigned a project in Module 11. If you choose, you can submit a digital portfolio of work to Alex and his team, who will personally assess your work. If it meets our standards, you’ll be issued a certificate to confirm that you’ve been trained by Black Raven Armoury, which will help you get started in this exciting industry. We will give you the confidence and skills you need to establish yourself as a professional in your own right. This course could open doors you never believed could be accessible to you.
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