CONTEMPORARY CRAFT RETREAT

Metal clay, Polymer clay,               
Air Dry clay,Paverpol,                    
Doll Art & Mixed Media.                 
 
 OCTOBER 28th to 30th, 2022      

 Greenhills Conference Centre       
 Cotter Road, Canberra, Australia

2022 WORKSHOP DETAILS

FRIDAY 28th OCTOBER  2 to 5pm


POLYMER CLAY VENEER BOOKLET  with Pam Annesley

Explore making unique polymer clay veneers which are then constructed into several two sided triangle veneers, these are sewn together to form - a book or a puzzle or a coffee table focal piece.



KIT DETAILS:-

Kit $25

which includes:-


 Polymer clay, needle, threads, wax



PLEASE BRING:-

Scrap clay (approx. 100gm)

Polymer clay tools

pasta machine

ruler

paper

scissors

Posca paint pen 1mm - white & black (Officeworks) optional




POLYMER CLAY MILLEFIORI FLOWER CANE 

with Gill Scott

In this workshop you will learn how to make a beautiful polymer clay millefiori flower cane.

You will also learn how to pack the cane petals, wrap the cane and reduce the size of the finished cane.








KIT DETAILS:-


COST : $15


Coloured Clay

Translucent clay


PLEASE BRING :-

*Pasta machine if you have one

*Ruler

*Tissue blade

*Fave clay tools

*Some tools will be provided if needed.





ONE PLACE LEFT

FUSED MOSAIC GIN BOTTLE HEARTS

with Janice Laurent

This is a very quick and easy method to create beautiful framed gifts.
you will definitely have a finished item in 3 hours.
We will also look at other ideas you can do at home for that special someone.


You will learn :
* How to safely cut or break your bottle.
*Sort pieces to sand or fuse in microwave kiln
*Paint your frame.
*Glue pieces to the glass in the frame.











KIT DETAILS :-


COST : $15


KIT INCLUDES :

*Small gin Bottle

*Frame of Choice

*Paint to colour frame

*Protective gloves.


Use of :

Paint brushes

Glue

Additional glass accessories

Sandpaper

Sanding machine





SATURDAY 29th OCTOBER     9am to 5.30pm



METAL CLAY,
 Seashore Inspirations with GOLD ACCENTS
with Pam Annesley





















Come and make your own solid silver jewellery inspired by the seashore in this fun and informal workshop. 

We will be using natural forms such as found shells, leaves and flowers to make moulds and texture the silver clay. 

The silver pieces can be earrings, pendants or bracelet charms.


We will make reusable moulds and create texture mats using shells, plants and leaves.
Then use the moulds and textures to create a pendant, earrings or some charms.

We will add 22 carat gold accents to the fired silver pieces for an extra highlighted finish.

KIT DETAILS:-

COST: $80

 which includes:-
 Embeddable findings
Silicon Moulding Compound
15gm PMC Flex
Aura 22 paste

PLEASE BRING:-
Silver Clay Tools
Small textures
 Shells



MOSAIC SHOE (with or without plant) 
 
with Janice Laurent


This is a mosaic class with a difference.

We should complete the project in a day.

Grouting can be done later, we will have a grouting demo so you know what to do at home.... or in spare time at the Retreat!

KIT DETAILS


COST : 

$35 with shoe

$30 bring your own shoe


INCLUDES :

all tiles needed to cover your shoe.

Additional shapes, eg. flowers cost extra


USE OF :

Additional shapes and flowers ( small fee)

Glue

 Grout

All tools for cutting and grouting



PLEASE BRING


*An apron

*A box for your creation once completed.

*Any design you wish to include.



If its your first time doing mosaics I suggest you keep it simple like the shoe pictured.


If you are experienced at mosaics you can do something more challenging.





PLAYFUL PAINTING Intuitive Art
with Melanie Dilday

Rediscover your enthusiasm for art and uncover painting talents you never knew you had at this fun one day intuitive painting workshop. An awesome playlist will have you moving to the beat while you splash paint across your canvas!

Each of us will be painting on a large canvas, adding new layers, in a fun and encouraging environment. Make new memories as you learn a new skill!

There will be dancing, splashing, spraying, scraping, dripping, laughing and a head-over-heels love affair with colour.






KIT DETAILS :-

COST :- $20



Includes:

A2 sized high quality paper
Acrylic paints, use of brushes and stencils





PLEASE BRING:


* Old sheet/ drop sheet

* White posca pen mid range size, not too thin or thick. 

* Spray bottle for spraying water
 
* Empty plastic/glass jar (large) for water

* Chux super wipes and paper towels
.
* Acrylic paint palette or a pack of cheap plastic plates is absolutely fine.

* Hair dryer if possible although you can borrow if not.
 
* Any stencils you may have or I have plenty to borrow.

* Easel if you have one.

* Cardboard mailing tube to carry your work home safely. Paper size is 420 x 594 mm




CLASS FULL
FENCE SITTER CHOOK
with Lex Sorrentino 




Working with polystyrene, wire, foil, fabric, Paverpol and Apoxie Sculpt we will create a chook, (or any bird), with attitude.



Approximate size is 30cm 


 KIT DETAILS


COST : 

 $75



Includes:

*Polystyrene ball

* wire

*Paverpol

* Apoxie Sculpt ... White and black

*Paint


Use of...

 sponge

 saucer/ bucket

trays

 cling wrap

Brushes

sculpting tools (if you have none)

Gloves

Wipes/towels

Plastic sheet


PLEASE BRING:


Apron

Sculpting tools

30m aluminium foil

30cm x 80cm Fabric of choice.... 

Note: Fabric darkens when dipped in Paverpol. 


(stretch poly/cotton similar to T shirt fabric is best.

Woven cotton blend works too. 

Please wash the woven fabric if it feels stiff)


I will need the width measurement of your fence so I can prepare the polystyrene

OR 

maybe you prefer a flat base so it sits on a table.




SUNDAY 30th OCTOBER  8.30am to 4pm



POLYMER CLAY PEN

with Gill Scott


Learn how to make a stunning polymer clay millefiori flower cane pen (using your canes created on Friday, otherwise canes will be provided).
You will cover a pen blank and build a pen from standard pen parts into a finished, working pen.
Sand and polish the pen to a beautiful professional finish that you will love. We will also cover an exacto knife or make millefiori buttons.



ONE PLACE LEFT
METAL CLAY and ENAMEL NECKLACE
with Sara Feeny Marks


This year we’ll be creating a fabulous necklace and earring set using mixed media; copper metal clay, enamels and some makins clay beads (along with some fabulous paints, guilders paste and UV resin).  





PAVERPOL ELEPHANTS
with Bronwyn Stuart

( PAVERPOL AUSTRALIA)



The world needs more elephants!

Add to the herd with these simple stylised elephants and start your own mini safari in your garden.


These sculptures are made using Paverpol, steel frames, cloth or wrappers and pigment for highlighting.

Paverpol is a versatile non-toxic product used as a stand-alone art product as well as an enhancement for other mediums and is weatherproof.

Come and try this simple sculpture and see how Paverpol might be useful for your art works.


You will create 2 Elephants









KIT DETAILS :-


COST :- $30


Which includes....


* Pen kit

*Xacto knife

*10 grades of sandpaper,

polishing mesh

wax

*Polymer Clay & Millefiori flower canes

*Tissue blade

*Use of tools



PLEASE BRING: -


*Pasta machine if you have one.

*Fave clay tools.

Some tools can be provided if you dont have them



































KIT DETAILS:-

COST :- $74

Which includes:-

Copper Metal Clay 
 Enamelling Powder (Choice of colours)
Makin's Clay 
 Findings and Chain
Cling Wrap
 Sanding Papers


PLEASE BRING:-

* Paint Brushes (fine)

* Paint mixing palette or small pots ( small lids will do)

* Burnisher (straight & curved).... Available from Jen at www.metalclay.com.au

* Jewellery Tools ( Round nosed pliers, Chain Nosed pliers, Bent nosed pliers , side cutters) , I will have a couple of sets available.

* Small cookie/clay cutters ( I have lots, or bring your own).

* Cutting Mat ( not essential, but good if you have one. I will have a couple to share

 * Teflon or Silpat non-stick sheet ( I have a couple to share)

* Small wire brush available at Bunnings, Josco 3 piece Hand Wire Brush Kit.

 * Texture mats or stamps   (I have lots.... or bring your own).
















KIT DETAILS :-

COST $60

Includes:-
Steel Frame
Paverpol
Fabric
Wrappers
Foil
Aluminium Wire
Pigment



Please bring .... 
An apron




 PICASSO- STYLE FACES
Wall hanging or Double- sided on a wooden base.
with Lex Sorrentino



Create a Picasso- style face, either human or animal, by layering Makin's Clay. 


Work on a flat base to create one long face as a Wall hanging

OR 

Work with a Polystyrene interior on a wooden Base and create 2 faces approx. 55cm tall (Incudes extensions).

(This is Suitable for coffee table or benchtop.)




Paint using acrylics and highlight edges with black acrylic paint/pen




Pics coming soon of Faces on wooden base













KIT DETAILS

COST: $65

Includes.....

* 750gm Makin's Clay 
*Wooden Base and rod
* Aluminium wire
* Saucer/ pot and sponge
* Cornflour
* Hanger wire( for walls)


PLEASE BRING

*  Medium sized scissors
* pasta machine if you have one
* Roller
* Pliers
* Scalpel
*Liner paint brush 
Brushes 15mm, 8mm & 4mm wide
* Acrylic paint

I will have some acrylic paint, brushes and tools to share