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 2018

 The REGISTRATION FORM will be available late February

Visit "YOUR INSTRUCTORS" for contact details 

FRIDAY 26th OCTOBER, 1.30 to 5.30 & 7.00 to 9.00pm 

POLYMER CLAY PIXIE ART DOLL......  Part One with Bobbi Oliver

                   

Come join Bobbi Oliver and create a polymer mixed media Art Doll. Sculpting head and hands in clay. Learn how to create a sturdy armature for your Art Doll any size in full realistic proportion. Create an interesting engaging pose and dress your doll in as simple or as elaborate clothing as you choose. We will explore making simple patterns for clothing and shoes and how to make your clothing look realistic and natural on the doll. Open to new doll makers and even more techniques for more experienced doll makers and previous students.

Cost of Kit $50.00

Kit includes: Everything needed to make a simple version of the above doll as well as a step by step information handout to you can go home and repeat what you have learned. Except for what is required you to bring see list.

You need to bring:

Needle nose plyers, full size not jewelry plyers

Ruler

Pen and paper for notes

Scissors

Basic sewing kit

Sculpting tools

Sewing cloth type tape measure

Skein of cheap wool, black if you have it any color will do

1 spool (black) Gutermann polyester thread, M782-100 Metre

A square of craft felt that goes with your below preferred colour scheme or bring black felt square

 

For clothing pattern making or to wrap clothing -

Bring cotton fat quarter fabrics in colours/patterns that look good together, choose tiny scale patterns on the fabric or I prefer abstract, tie dyed patterns to checks, stripes or large flowers or other. If you want also add silk fabric, fur, leather and other embellishments. Think in small scale textures or designs.

IF you want me to bring you 2 fat quarters of cotton and a piece of felt to match that complement each other and assorted ribbons and embellishments in a kit. Add $25.00 to kit cost and your colour preference. Purple, Blue, Red, Pink, brown, green.

PAVERPOL PAVERSCRUB FISH with Janice Laurent

Details soon

WOOD CUT WONDERS with Gaye Nieuwenhof

The technique for making woodcuts is the same as for linocuts, but the result is different due to the grain of the wood when printed.

This workshop is for beginners and more experienced printmakers alike.

We will complete two plates to be overprinted.

 

 

     KIT COST $65

 Relief printing inks to share

Woodblock which will be cut in half – two halves for each student.

A 4” brayer

A baren which includes woodcutting tools.

5 sheets Hosho paper A3, 1 large sheet Japon Proofing paper A2, 5 sheets of rice paper.

Shellac (for sealing the plates).

 

STUDENTS TO BRING 

Any additional paper to print onto. This could be paper with a print on it already.  Rice papers are good. Not magazine paper.

Rubber gloves.

Apron.

Baby wipes.

Palette knives. Plastic is ok.

Pencil and pad for notes.

Some newspaper.

Paint brush (any kind will do).

Tea bag paper might be nice.

Some acrylic paint if you have it.

 

I will have additional supplies for sale if required. 

 

 

 

 

ADVANCED TEMARI with Wilma Simmons 

Details soon

PMC SILVER with Pam Annesley

      More details soon

SATURDAY 27th OCTOBER, 9am to 5.30pm

POLYMER CLAY PIXIE ART DOLL, Part Two with Bobbi Oliver

 See FRIDAY for details

  

SEA DRAGON Wallhanging  with Lex Sorrentino

Using Apoxie Sculpt, foils and findings you will create a unique Wallhanging

Details and pics coming soon 

POLYMER CLAY with Wendy Moore

Details soon

PAVERPOL with Janice Laurent

Details soon

MASK 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.

 

 

BEADING with Sonja Kobelt


 

SUNDAY 28th OCTOBER, 9am to 5.30pm

POLYMER BOWL with Pam Annesley

OLD IVORY MEETS BLING.....POLYMER and SILVER METAL CLAY COMBO with Mel Dilday

 


Learn how to make these stunning beads and pendants. In the polymer clay component, you will learn how to layer clays to mimic the look of ivory and to shape and indent beads and pendants and then colour them with pan pastels. We will also talk about the various ways to finish and antique the clay. You will also learn how to use silver metal clay to make the ‘bling’ of the bead caps and bails, includes finishing, firing, polishing and antiquing with patina. The beauty about the way the beads are attached to the bead caps is that they are a mechanical fix, so won’t ever come apart. If you’re new to any of these materials, you’re in for a treat as the learning curve is quite quick and you’ll produce results as good as these in one day.

 

 

    KIT COST $  

MOSAICS with Anne Langdon

You will create a  fun colourful mosaic using ceramic tiles & learning various cutting techniques. Size approx 300-300.

 


KIT COST $25 

Class notes, kit to make your masterpiece, tiles, glue,grout & patterns.

 

STUDENTS NEED TO BRING-

Apron
 Safety glasses
 Craft knife with pointed end
& a pair of heavy duty tile nippers.
Do NOT buy cheap ones as they make cutting difficult. 
( they are cheaper to buy online)
Old towels if you are coming by car.

EMAIL 

SCULPTING with Lex Sorrentino

Details soon

 NO FEAR PAINTING and DRAWING with COLLAGE   with Gaye Nieuwenhof

 We will begin sketching outdoors, then complete the work in the studio.

Composition, colour and texture will be covered. We will be using Acrylic paint along with Charcoal, ink, pastels and collaged elements.

We will be using sticks to draw with.

This workshop is for all levels from beginner to advanced.

 

KIT COST $65

 A3 paper pad with 12 sheets of heavy paper.

Acrylic Gel Medium: I will bring this to share.

Gesso:  I will bring this to share.

Set of brushes

Vine Charcoal.

Coloured pencils.

Soft pastels.

Black ink.

4B pencil

 

STUDENTS NEED TO BRING....

 Acrylic paints:  Red, Blue, Yellow, Black and White or what you have.

Collage papers of your choice: These can be from magazines, wrapping paper or even your own handprinted papers. i.e. Jelly prints. (thin paper is better).

Glue stick

3 Spray bottles for water: Can be a recycled bottle with sprayer.

Palette knives for mixing paint.

Palette – can be a plate or a disposable palette.

A notebook. Pencil/Pen.

Apron and wipes for hands.

Hat – as we will be going outside initially.

Sunscreen.

 

 

 CLICK HERE to contact Gaye

 

 

MONDAY 29th OCTOBER, 9am to 12 noon

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

 

????? with Sara Feeny Marks

Details soon

PHOTO TRANSFER and COLLAGE ART TAGS  with Wilma Simmons

 Details soon