CONTEMPORARY CRAFT RETREAT

Metal clay, Polymer clay, Air Dry Clay,
Paverpol, Doll Art & Mixed Media.
OCTOBER 26th to 29th, 2018
Greenhills Conference Centre
Cotter Road, Canberra, Australia

TIMETABLE and CLASS INFORMATION 

Please register your selections ..... see "Registration Form"....... then contact Instructors for Kit payments.

FRIDAY 27th OCTOBER, 1.30 to 5.30 and 7.00 to 9.00pm 

POLYMER CLAY ART DOLL .....ELF (Part One) with Bobbi Oliver     CLASS FULL

 

Create an Elf approximately 40cm tall.

Sculpt the head and hands using Polymer Clay.

Create a wire armature, learn how to do a wadding wrap, dress and embellish with fabric, ribbon and leather wrapping.


Only a small amount of needle stitching involved. 

 

KIT COST:  $50
Please pay for the Kit on the day of Workshop.

Everything supplied
(except items mentioned in "Need To Bring")

      If you need more information...........

                CLICK HERE TO EMAIL BOBBI

 

 

 

  
                        NEED TO BRING :-

* Needle nose pliers, full size (not jewellery size)
* Ruler
* Pen and paper for notes
* Scissors
* Basic sewing kit
* Any sculpting tools you have.
* Tape measure (sewing type)
* Pen and paper
* Skein of cheap wool, black if they have
* 1 spool (black) Gutermann polyester thread, M782- 100Metre.

* Any charms or embellishments you would like to add. 

  PMC STERLING - Rings and Things  with Lara Le Reveur

 

In this class we will make several rings

or

construct a hollow object using PMC’s new One Fire Sterling precious metal clay.

 

KIT COST :-  $85

Includes.........

* 20g clay

* Use of PMC3 syringe clay

* Eyelet and perch kits for the birdhouse

or

* Up to three ring firing plugs

* Plus class consumables. 

 

YOU NEED TO BRING:-

Basic metal clay kit required.

A full list will be supplied when you book into the class. 

 Click here to contact Lara

 

TEMARI with Wilma Simmons    

 

In this workshop, you will stitch a basic polystar pattern on a prepared ball. This looks complicated but it is really very easy. You will also learn how to make divisions on the ball and apply the techniques for working a simple geometric pattern and variations.  I will also demonstrate the various methods of preparing a wrapped ball so that you can continue to make more temari at home.

 

KIT COST $20

 

Kit includes:-

  A polystyrene ball thrice wrapped with wool and cotton and ready for measuring and stitching

Perle cotton x2 

Metallic thread

Illustrated instructions.

 

 

YOU NEED TO BRING:-

 

Scissors

A needle with an eye large enough to fit perle cotton 5 (preferably fairly long)

Straight pins with different coloured heads

Tape measure (essential).

Pen/pencil

(If you are unable to bring any of these supplies, please let me know and I can bring extra to the workshop for your use.)

 

 CLICK HERE TO EMAIL WILMA

 

Phone 49579253

                0407579253

POLYMER CLAY NECKLACE with Pam Annesley

 

 Make a stunning polymer clay necklace using a crackle technique

 

KIT COST :- $30

Polymer Clay

 

  YOU NEED TO BRING:-

Pam will let you know when you purchase your kit

 

 Click here to contact Pam

 

SATURDAY 28th OCTOBER, 9am to 5.30pm

POLYMER CLAY ART DOLL.....ELF (Part Two) with Bobbi Oliver   CLASS FULL

This class continues on from Friday.

See Friday for class details.

 

 

 

 

PMC FLEX PENDANT with Pam Annesley

 

 

This amazing clay firms when dry but remains pliable. Enjoy a much longer working time to create your sculptural pendant.

 

KIT COST :- $55

 

Includes

PMC Flex 15grms $50

Fine Silver Wire $5

 

 

YOU NEED TO BRING :-

 

Basic metal clay tools.

A full list will be supplied when you book into the class. 

 

 Click here to contact Pam

 

CREATING COLLAGES FROM HAND PRINTED PAPERS AND MIXED MEDIA with Gaye Nieuwenhof

 Learn to use a Gel plate to produce papers which can be deconstructed and formed into a new piece of frame-able work.

 

 

  Kit Cost $60

(Attend both of Gaye's classes for $110)

IN THIS WORKSHOP YOU WILL MAKE A LOT OF DIFFERENT HAND PATTERNED AND JELLI PRINTED PAPERS WHICH WILL THEN BE USED ALONG WITH PAINT TO CREATE A UNIQUE COLLAGE.

Your Kit:

Ingredients for Your DIY Permanent Gelatine Plate.   (Recipe included)

Acrylic paints to share (as shown below)

Polymer Varnish

Brayer/Roller.

A4 size firm cardboard to make foam stamps.  Craft foam sheets x 1

Gel medium (this is used as the glue)

A piece of matboard (the base for the collages) 

 

  STUDENTS NEED TO BRING.....

 if you have them. IF YOU DO NOT HAVE SOME OF THESE ITEMS, DO NOT WORRY AS I WILL HAVE SOMETHING IN MY BOX OF TRICKS TO COMPENSATE.

Acrylic paints of your colour choice.  SEMCO ACRYLIC PAINT works great on gelatine plates as it has the correct viscosity and is inexpensive.  Available from Spotlight stores for $2.99 each.

Kraft knife and scissors. Metal ruler

Baby wipes

A couple of foam rollers

Old credit cards x 2

Papers: I will bring some Rice paper, Hosho paper, Deli paper (Dry waxed paper from Coles or Black and Gold wax paper from IGA) but you can bring any thin patterned paper, brown paper and  A dozen or so sheets of computer paper

Gel pens, ( I will have Gel pens for sale)  permanent markers various tips, charcoal (soft) eraser, ink if you have it. Coloured pencils, pastels both soft and oil if you have them. Spray bottle.

 

 Click here to email Gaye

or Phone   0422968308

 

FACE CASTING and MASK MAKING  with Sara Feeny-Marks

 

 

KIT COST  $35

which includes.....

1.  Hot Glue Sticks 12mm

2.  Modrok

3.  Elastic/Ribbon/threads

4.  Friendly Plastic (strips & pellets)

5. Morphplast

Other Bits Supplied for Use

1.  Plastic Tub

2.  Masking Tape

3.  Acrylic Paints/Varnish/Rub & Buff

4.  Silicone Moulds

5.  Teflon and Silicon Sheets

6.  Hole Punch

7. Skillet

8. metal pans

9. Rub and Buff

 

 

YOU NEED TO BRING:-

 

1.   Hot melt glue gun that takes 12mm glue sticks (electric or gas)

2.  Old dishcloth or towel

3.  Hair band/alice band (anything to keep hair of your face whilst we’re casting)

4.  Heat gun

 

Feel free to bring along any silicone moulds or paints of your own.

 

 Click here to contact Sara

 

LETS FACE IT !!!     POLYMER CLAY FACE CANES with Wendy Moore

 

 

KIT COST:-  $40

 

Your kits will contain the required polymer clay (premixed) and other really useful resources including my own custom made face organiser, used by cosmetic surgeons world wide*.  They will also contain cane elements made by me so that we actually get this baby done in the time allowed.

 There will be comprehensive, well illustrated notes, baked samples of face canes and a piece of jewellery incorporating face canes.  The kit will cost $40 and will only be available to those participating in the workshop.

 * This is an alternative fact

 

 

YOU NEED TO BRING:-

Pasta machine 

 Roller

The usual Wendy class requirements i.e. sense of humour and adventure, minimal self criticism, patience with Wendy!

 

 

 Click here to contact Wendy

 

SUNDAY 29th OCTOBER, 9am TO 5.30pm

HOLLOW FORM FISH with Lex Sorrentino     CLASS FULL

 In this workshop I will teach you to create a hollow form fish using wire and Makin's Clay........yay !!! no more aluminium foil !!!

 

 

KIT COST $38
which includes......

*500gm Makin's Clay
* Eyes
* Wire (thick and thin)
*Apoxie Sculpt joints on wire frame


* Use of water trays, sponges, tools

 

 

The approximate size will be 35cm tall.

 I will prepare the heavy-duty wire form work, you may add more (softer) wire for extra detailing.

Not sure if painting will be done on that same day....we can always paint Sunday night.

  STUDENTS NEED TO BRING.....

* Apron
* Clay sculpting tools
* Heavy duty pliers ( if you have them)
* Extruder (if you have one)
* Drinking Straw
* Small Scale-shape cutter (optional)
* Scissors
* Blade
* Pasta machine &/ or roller.

 

 

CLICK HERE to contact Lex

PAVERPOL STANDING GARDEN SCULPTURE  with Janice Laurent

 70cm tall including timber base

This is a workshop for those interested in learning how to use Paverpol to create
 indoor or outdoor sculptures....

You will learn how to make a wire armature and attach it to the base.

How to build up the body shape and give it a realistic posture.

How to dress and paint your sculpture.

How to attach the head and hands.

  KIT COST $45
(+ $15 for ready- made head & hands)


                       which includes:-

Wooden base.

Armature wire.

Metal rod to hold armature .

Foil for body build.

Polymer clay for hands and head.

500gm Paverpol.

Half meter cotton fabric for dress.

Printed instructions.

Head and hands additional $15 if made by Janice

 

Provided for class use

Selection of Decorative fabrics for finishes.

Selection of trimmings.

Use of acrylic paints.

Brushes .

Buckets for washing hands etc.

Rubber gloves.

Drill and glue.

Paverpol Sand to cover base

  PLEASE BRING

Scissors and apron.

As this is a large sculpture I suggest you bring an extra carry on bag if you are flying.

 

 

You will have a choice of creating your own head and hands on

Saturday night OR I will provide a set for you on the day.

You will need to notify me 2 weeks  before the retreat.

 

 

This is a full day workshop, I feel very confident you will finish.

 

Click here to contact Janice

 

LINO CUTS and FOAM PLATE PRINTING with Gaye Nieuwenhof

You will use lino cutting and craft foam plates to print onto paper or calico.

 

 

KIT COST $60
which includes....

Kit:

Rice paper , kinder squares (coloured paper) computer paper.

 1/4 metre of calico per student.

Acrylic paints  (Shared  for hand colouring linocuts)

Lino squares x 2 (15cm) (More available for purchase if required)

Linocutting tools which includes a baren.

Craft foam sheet,

Sheet of matboard,

A couple of sheets of tracing paper

Several sheets of newsprint

Gesso and Sandpaper. 

 

 

 

 

 

STUDENTS NEED TO BRING....

 A brayer/roller (I will have some of these for purchase if required)  Approx $10 (Best price)

A metal spoon

apron, rags, water bucket  (small)

some tubes of acrylic paint in your choice of colour (the supplied paints might not suit you)

a soft brush for applying the paint

A needle and thread of your choice-embroidery thread is good (I will have some)

a sheet of glass or an old mirror without a frame  (a plastic chopping mat is also good) for ink rolling

Scissors, metal ruler, kraft knife

An old toothbrush

Palette knife (I will have some)

Baby wipes for cleaning up.

Masking tape.

Any other papers or fabrics of choice to print onto.

 

 

 CLICK HERE to contact Gaye

 

POLYMER CLAY, No bones about it: making realistic ivory, bone and coral.

With Wendy Moore

 

Learn how fabulous polymer clay is when you need to make some bones. And isn't that all the time? As well as bone, you will learn how to make incredibly realistic ivory and coral. (And turquoise if we have time!) Channel you inner cave-person and walk out wearing your own primitively gorgeous amulet and know that not a single animal was harmed.

 

KIT COST $35

and Includes........

 

Polymer clay and blade

Findings to make your amulet

Notes

 

 

 

I will also provide an array of surprising lecture tools but feel free to bring your own along!

 

 

 

STUDENTS NEED TO BRING:-

 

* Burnt umber OR raw sienna OR some other brown acrylic paint. You don't need much!

* Texture making things: sticks, rock, nails, etc

* Pasta machine if you have one. Not essential for this class

* Roller

 CLICK HERE TO EMAIL WENDY

 

BEADED CUFF with Sonja Kobelt ........Use Face cane created in Wendy's Workshop, (optional)

 Pic coming soon 

Students will set a Face Cane Or cabochon in place, plan and work on embellishing with beads and charms. Students will also learn how to finish off the project with samples that will form a technique booklet for future reference.
You May like to create your own Face cane in Wendy Moore's Workshop on Saturday.

 

     

KIT COST $25

Kit includes :-

 

Booklet

Stabiliser fabric

Backing fabric

Fire line thread

Closure

Glue for setting cabochon

Needles and Sampler needs.

 

 

YOU NEED TO BRING :-

 

A Face Cane OR cabochon 20-25 mm round or oval.

Seed beads size 8, 11, 15 to compliment cabochon.

Small plain or twisted bugle beads (optional)

Small charms , buttons  or caps to set into design.

 

 

 

 Click here to contact Sonja

 

MONDAY 30th OCTOBER, 9am to 12 noon

TEA BAG SCULPTURE with Wilma Simmons      

 

In this short workshop, you will be able to create either a free form sculptured vessel or a series of small paper pods.  This workshop has been developed from a technique I learnt from German artist Ines Seidel, and I have taught this workshop previously at the invitation of the Newcastle Art Gallery with permission from Ines. Once you have done this little workshop, you will be inspired to  create your own individual sculptural pieces. 

 

KIT COST :-NIL

Dried and opened tea bags, thread and paste.  

Other small workshops packs with optional extras will be available for purchase at the workshop. 

 

 CLICK HERE TO EMAIL WILMA 

Phone 49579253

             0407579253

 

 YOU NEED TO BRING:-

 

Please bring scissors and a sewing needle.

Rubber gloves

  Smooth pebbles or plastic shapes

  A small plastic or glass bowl or jar (preferably with a rounded base).

Optional  crochet or tatted motifs and/or lace.    

 

 

(If you are attending the workshop and live in Canberra, could you please bring a hair dryer to speed up the drying process?)

 

BLUE PRINTS with Pam Annesley

 

 

A photographic printing process that produces a cyan blue print using UV light and salts. Make you own personal blue print picture.

 

KIT COST:-$20

 

 

YOU NEED TO BRING:-

 

Pam will let you know wnen you purchase your kit. 

 

Click here to contact Pam

 

 SOLDER ON !!!   with Lara Le Reveur   CLASS FULL

 

 

A short introduction to soldering sterling silver sheet and wire. We will construct at least two rings, more kits will be available to purchase at the retreat.

        
                   KIT COST: $20


               Includes.......

              * Flux

              *Solder
              *Sterling silver sheet

              * Wire to construct rings.

 



 STUDENTS NEED TO BRING:-

Most tools supplied.

  A list will be provided when you book into the class. 

Click here to contact Lara