CONTEMPORARY CRAFT RETREAT

Metal clay, Polymer clay, Air Dry Clay,Paverpol, Doll Art & Mixed Media.
OCTOBER 27th to 30th, 2017
Greenhills Conference Centre
Cotter Road, Canberra, Australia

WEEKEND PROGRAMME for 2017

This is a brief description of classes.

See "TIMETABLE and CLASS INFO" for more class Information and Instructor contact details.

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

CLASS FULL 

ELF ART DOLL (Part One) 

with

BOBBI OLIVER


(Continues Saturday)

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PMC STERLING – Rings ‘n 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 PRICE $85

 

Basic metal clay kit required. A full list will be supplied when you book into the class.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

POLYMER CLAY CRACKLE NECKLACE 

with

PAM ANNESLEY 

 

Make a stunning polymer clay necklace using a crackle technique

 

KIT $30

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CLASS FULL

 TEMARI

 with

WILMA SIMMONS

Temari (literally translated “hand ball”) is a Japanese folk craft that originated in China and was introduced to Japan five or six hundred years ago. Traditionally, the balls were constructed from wrapped kimono fabric remnants and silk threads. They were made by mothers and grandmothers for children to play with. Nowadays, decorative embroidered temari represent a highly valued and cherished gift symbolizing friendship and loyalty. 

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.

 

The temari kit includes a polystyrene ball, thrice wrapped with wool and cotton and ready for measuring and stitching, perle cotton x2 , metallic thread and illustrated instructions.

 

Temari kit cost $20. 

 

 

SATURDAY 28th OCTOBER, 9am to 5.30pm

CLASS FULL 

 ART DOLL (Part Two)

with

Bobbi Oliver



Continues from Friday Part One

See Friday PART ONE
for class details

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

CREATING COLLAGES
FROM
HAND PRINTED PAPERS AND MIXED MEDIA.
with
GAYE NIEUWENHOF

 

One day workshop Kit $60 

 

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

 

Above are a couple of Gelli prints.


 

 

Above are two collages reconstructed from the printed papers.

 

  

 

 

 

  PMC FLEX PENDANT

with

 Pam Annesley

 

Working  with the new Pmc Flex clay will give the student ample time to make a dimensional pendant as it stays soft and bendable until dried.

KIT  $55

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 LETS FACE IT !!!
POLYMER CLAY
FACE CANES

with

Wendy Moore 

  

Kit $40 

 

In this class we will learn the basic components and assembly of a face cane.  Because this is usually a weekend class, some elements will be demonstrated and provided in your kit so that a complete face cane can be constructed.

 

 As well as constructing face cane, we will learn how to tweak things to suit your own purposes and we will talk about the different ways you can use the face cane once you have made it. In this class we will be making a cabochon which makes it a PERFECT preparation for the Bead Cuff Class on Sunday! 

 The photos attached are samples of how the face canes can be used.

 

 

 

 

 

FACE CASTING and MASK MAKING

with  Sara Feeny- Marks 

 

We’ll be making some fab & funky custom face masks from hot melt glue, friendly plastic and embellishments, using silicone moulds, cutters and some freehand work. 
At the end of the class you will have made your face mask and will have a custom face cast mould, which can be re-used to make more fabulous creations! 

Kit $25 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SUNDAY 29th OCTOBER, 9am to 5.30pm

 

PAVERPOL STANDING GARDEN SCULPTURE.
with
Janice Laurent

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. You may sculpt the head and hands on Saturday night or have them supplied in Sunday's class.

KIT $45, extra $15 for sculpted face. 

 

 

LINO CUTS

with
Gaye Nieuwenhof

 

These images are made by cutting lino and using craft foam plates to print onto paper or calico.

 

           KIT $60

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CLASS FULL

HOLLOW FORM FISH


with
LEX SORRENTINO

 

In this workshop you will create a hollow fish standing on his tail. Wire and Makin’s Clay will be used……no more foil ….Yay!!! 

 

KIT $38 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2 PLACES LEFT

 BEADED CUFF

with 

Sonja Kobelt 

Students will set a Face Cane (created in Wendy's Workshop)

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.

 

KIT COST $25

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MONDAY 30th OCTOBER, 9am to 12 noon

SOLDER ON !!

with

 LARA LE REVEUR

   

 

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 PRICE $20

 

Most tools supplied, a list will be provided when you book into the class.

 

 

 

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 $20

 

 

CLASS FULL

 TEA BAG SCULPTURE

 with

Wilma Simmons.

 

This is a fun way to recycle and make decorative forms from used tea bag papers. (You are also encouraged to colour the tea bags and or add other scraps of fabric, lace or paper).     

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