This is a brief description of classes.
See "TIMETABLE and CLASS INFO" for more class Information and Instructor contact details.
ELF ART DOLL (Part One)
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.
Kit cost $50
PMC STERLING – Rings ‘n Things
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
Make a stunning polymer clay necklace using a crackle technique
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.
ART DOLL (Part Two)
See Friday PART ONE
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
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.
LETS FACE IT !!!
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.
PAVERPOL STANDING GARDEN SCULPTURE.
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.
These images are made by cutting lino and using craft foam plates to print onto paper or calico.
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!!!
2 PLACES LEFT
Students will set a Face Cane (created in Wendy's Workshop)
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
No bones about it: making realistic ivory, bone and coral
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
SOLDER ON !!
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.
A photographic printing process that produces a cyan blue print using UV light and salts. Make you own personal blue print picture.
TEA BAG SCULPTURE
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.