Private Workshops

Private workshops are a place to get individualized instruction from Ellen Valentine in her Orlando-based studio.  Private instruction means that you can advance without worrying about the pace of other students. You can also select the topics you’d like to cover.  Want help with a bag prototype?  Want to make samples to take home? Want to master the operation of the skiving machine? Want hands on computer drafting instruction? All of these things and more are available in a private workshop session.  Email to discuss your private workshop goals and the time and timeframe you’d like.


Ellen Valentine’s studio in Aiken, SC (about 45 minutes from Augusta, GA).

What’s Included

  • Coffee/Tea/Soda/Snack Self-Service Bar (please let us know your preferences!)
  • Includes apartment stay
  • All meals provided
  • The use of all studio tools
  • Leather and findings to complete your project (exotics must be supplied by student)
  • Should you select the Belt Kit project, the detachable belt buckle will be available for purchase

Course Fee: Daily Rate $ 800.00, Weekly (5 day) Rate $3800

NOTE: Private instruction includes room and board during class. You will not need a rental car. 
Deposit to be arranged and Private Workshop dates to be secured upon agreement with Ellen Valentine.