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 2019

FRIDAY 25th OCTOBER, 1.30 to 5.30 & 7.00 to 9.00pm 



ART DOLL BUST with LINDA MISA
PART 1
 
 
 
 This class is to help you learn to make a whimsical Artdoll bust.
You can embellish her as much as you like. I will do my best to help you create the look you are wanting.

This is a 2- day class, learning about clay sculpting, building a form and working on capturing an expression.  If you are totally new to clay, that is fine, this clay is wonderful to work with. We are going to be using a face mask that I have sculpted for you and turn that into a head and then attach to a torso you have made. It is a layered approach right from the sculpting through to the painting and lots of fun to do. 

 

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   KIT COST $30

·   Air dry clay

·   1 face mask

·  Styrofoam body form.

·  16-gauge tie wire

·  Clay sculpting tools will be available to use – small shaping and cutting type

·  Black gesso for underpainting

·   I will have some Texture plates/molds suitable for clay for students to use. If you have some or any mark making tool like stamps, lace fabric, stencils etc, please bring.

 

 PLEASE BRING.... 

·         White craft glue – PVA (like Aleen’s Tacky glue)

·         Small roll of aluminium foil

·         Small retractable cutting blade

·         black felt to cover base of the finished bust (approx. 10cmx4cm)

·         Basic Clay sculpting tools if you have some

·         Rolling pin for the clay

·         Very fine finishing grade sandpapers or sanding sticks (nail files will work)

·         Small tubes of red, yellow, blue, white, black and skin tone acrylic paints. You can bring any secondary colours you like as well. Please bring artist quality paints if you can. (please ASK if unsure)

·         Very small fine round tip paintbrush (size 0 or 00) and size 2 round

·         Size 6 and 12 flat paintbrushes (approximately as a size buying guide.)

·         Sakura Pigma Micron pens in brown and black .01 tip

·         Water container

·         Fibre for hair …wool, mohair, wig or you can use clay.

·         Any adornments/embellishments like beads, lace, jewellery…

·         Texture plates suitable for clay if you have some or any mark making tool like stamps, lace fabric, stencils etc. I will have some for you to use as well.

·         Matt varnish and gloss varnish suitable for acrylic paints – can be done later so only bring if you have some.

   An ABSTRACT a DAY   with GAYE NIEUWENHOF

 

 

So, you think you can’t paint abstracts.

You can and will under gentle guidance.

Composition, colour and texture will be covered.

We will be using Acrylic paint along with Charcoal, ink and collaged elements.

 

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KIT COST $65 

 PLEASE BRING....

 A stretched canvas at least 60cm on one side.

1 sheet of heavy watercolour paper i.e. at least 350gsm.   I will bring some for purchase.

Good quality Acrylic paints: Warm and cool of each Red, Blue, Yellow + Black/White. Reds: Cadmium Red/Quinacridone Red, Blues: Pthalo Blue/Ultramarine Blue/Cerulean Blue if you have it, Yellows: Cadmium Yellow or Hansa Yellow.

Acrylic glazing medium.

Nylon flat brushes: One being at least 3cm wide but an assortment is good.

Acrylic Matt Medium.

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

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

A stick of vine Charcoal.

Palette knife for mixing paint.

Palette – can be a plate or a disposable palette.

A notebook. Pencil/Pen.

Ink.

White Gesso.

Masking Tape  (any width).

 

I will have some additional supplies, just in case, so don’t worry if you can’t obtain any of the above.  Just let me know so I can accommodate.

  

 POLYMER CLAY and SILVER CLAY with PAM ANNESLEY

coming soon

 

 OLD MAN LOOK AT MY LIFE...  with BRONWYN STUART

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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                                                  KIT COST $25

 

  INCLUDES :

Mirror base 

 

Clay 
Paverscrub
Paverpol
Gloves
Some tools
Fabric to embellish but please bring pieces for decoration that you would like to use
Gloves

 

 

PLEASE BRING: 
Any decorative pieces you would like to use

 

BOXED BIRDS with LEX SORRENTINO

A Makin's Clay Workshop

 

SATURDAY 26th OCTOBER, 9am to 5.30pm


ART DOLL BUST with LINDA MISA .......... PART 2
 
 
 
 
 

 

SEE FRIDAY FOR DETAILS 

 

MICROWAVE KILN GLASS with JANICE LAURENT

This workshop will introduce you to the delights of 
Glass fusing in a microwave oven using a small microwave kiln and 
An ordinary everyday home microwave.
You can make all sorts of creations melting and fusing 
glass, from jewellery to bowls, wall hangings, sun catchers….. 
the list goes on.
 
This workshop will introduce you to the delights of glass fusing in a microwave oven using a small microwave kiln and your everyday microwave 

   

KIT COST $ 

Includes:

Small Microwave kiln

Video of a couple of projects to try at home

Information on what glass should be used and why

Sample of glass to take home

Glass to be used in your project

 

PLEASE BRING: 

Pointy ended tweezers

Protective glasses 

Heat protective gloves, leather if possible

 Glass cutter

Bubble wrap (to take your project home) 

 

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BOOK MAKING, COVER To COVER  with PAM ANNESLEY

 

 

 

KIT COST $ 

 POLYMER CLAY and SILVER CLAY with MELANIE DILDAY.......  PART ONE

Coming soon

 

WOOD NYMPH WALL HANGING  with SARA FEENY-MARKS

Coming soon

 

SUNDAY 27th OCTOBER, 9am to 5.30pm

POLYMER CLAY 
DOUBLE-D GODDESSES with WENDY MOORE

 We creators need to be Double D girls: Dreamers AND Doers.  This is a class for dreaming and doing.  Create your Double D icon, connect with your inner Carnivale queen and discover your Rio roots. Learn lots of polymer skills on the way.  I have always been fascinated by reliquaries, shrines and iconography and have discovered that this form of art exists in many different traditions and cultures. Making these icons is A LOT OF FUN and will give you a chance to combine creative expression with reflection about values, intentions and having fun!  In my case making these also helps me deal with my latent desire for bigger, perkier boobs.  

 We will NOT be making a face cane but each participant will receive a slice of one made expressly for this class.  If you have made your own face cane (say in my class a couple of years ago), do bring it along.  We will try to match skin colours.  I will be bring plenty of embellishment canes but this is a terrific project for using up butt ends of beloved canes if you have them.  Participants will receive extensive notes and my 40 Fantastic Canes Flow chart.

 

 For those among you who are partial to the Iris Apfel philosophy of jewellery and adornment,  I will bring, nay wear, my Double D goddess necklace.

Too much was certainly not enough. 

 


  

KIT COST $45


Includes....

 All clay and liquid clay required

Various purpose made canes

Slice of face cane

Bling and matchsticks

Extensive notes!

Templates

And, as I say each year, lots of other stuff I can't possibly think of, this far in advance!!

 

PLEASE BRING.... 

Pasta machine if you have one.

Canes you can use for embellishment (optional).

Any other tiny things you might like to adorn your icon with e.g. feathers. beads. buttons, fabric etc.

Roller

Paper towel

Tissue blade (optional) 

 

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POLYMER CLAY and SILVER CLAY  with MEL DILDAY   PART TWO

Coming soon

MICROWAVE KILN GLASS with JANICE LAURENT

Coming soon

 THE APPRECIATION OF NEUTRALS  with GAYE NIEUWENHOF

 

 

 

We will use humble materials such as calico, muslin, brown paper, magazine papers, charcoal, ink, coffee and tea staining, string, embroidery cotton and white ceiling paint to magic into being some organic tactile pieces.  These can be further deconstructed and reconstructed to realize your vision.

 

KIT COST $65

PLEASE BRING:  (Start collecting).

Calico at least 2 metres

Old muslin, lace etc.

Brown paper (if wrinkled all the better) magazine papers that you like, even dried leaves will work.

Bring any acrylic paint that you have.

Needles for stitching (variety), thread of your choice e.g. linen works great as done the cotton used in the kitchen for  tying,

tacky craft glue (Spotlight).

Brushes (what you have). 

I will bring the ceiling white (there will be plenty for everyone, so bring a container to take some home). 

Baby wipes, gloves if you like, scissors.  You might like to include some of your polymer clay beads. Finally bring your Imagination.

I will bring extra of everything. 

 

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HORSE with LEX SORRENTINO

An Apoxie Clay Project incorporating a zipper and crystals 

 

MONDAY 28th OCTOBER, 9am to 12 noon


POLYMER CLAY EAR RINGS to MATCH YOUR SHIRT with PAM ANNESLEY
 Using colour mixing, texture and cane techniques in polymer clay, make a slab of design features to match your garment.
 
 
 
 

  

KIT COST $25

INCLUDES: 

 Polymer clay and earring findings

 

PLEASE BRING:

 Colourful Shirt/Top or Dress

    Polymer Clay Tools 

          Cutters     

 

 

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MONOTYPE MAGIC with GAYE NIEUWENHOF

 This class is for those new to printmaking and also more experienced print makers.  We will go outside and choose some vegetation to create wonderful mono types from a plastic plate and black ink.

 

KIT COST $ 25

 PLEASE BRING :

Notepad and pencil.

Some paper of your choice. E.g. Newsprint, cartridge, handmade paper, watercolour paper. 

Any or all of these, just what you have. 

I will provide you with 2 plastic plates and bring rollers and ink.

 

 ???? with MEL DILDAY

Coming soon