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.
4 x 57grms Polymer clay, needle, threads, wax
Scrap clay (approx. 100gm)
Polymer clay tools
Posca paint pen 1mm - white & black (Officeworks) optional
This is a 1-day class to sculpt a whimsical bird with a human face. You will learn about clay sculpting, mold/texture plates use, building a base 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, then attach to a bird body you have made and patterned. It is a layered approach right the through to the painting and lots of fun to do.
You will end up with your own unique Quirky Bird and skills to develop your own ideas later.
$40 class materials fee includes
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).
This is a great workshop to get your creative juices flowing for the rest of the weekend.
This is for those who have done the previous microwave glass workshop.
You will be using float glass this time (window glass). Different to fusing glass , It is cheaper and a harder glass but cannot be mixed with other glass or frit.
In this workshop You will paint and bake 2 pendants and
If time permits we will finish them completely ready to wear.
The enamel paint you will be using starts as a powder and is mixed and when baked gives a tin like finish.
It is fabulous for jewellery amongst other things but jewellery is the best way to learn how to use it.
I will have a selection of enamel painted items to give you some great ideas for its future use.
KIT DETAILS :-
Your kit cost is $20 and will include.
Glass enamel powders and fluid mix
Selection of float Glass shapes
Findings , beads , chain and cord for 2 pendants.
What to bring.
Jewellery making tools such as pliers only if you have them.
That's it….. I will supply the kilns for class use.
If I can get them I will have a couple of kilns for sale at the retreat.
Just a finishing note.
The heart pattern is just one of many styles you can achieve
It is a simple style and easy to do however I will have Many ideas on the day if hearts are not your thing.
If you have any queries please click on Janice’s EMAIL in TIMETABLE.
This is a 1-day class to make a small bird or 2 on a creative upcycled base. You will learn about clay sculpting, mold/texture plates use, building a base form, balance and capturing a sense of an expression.
Your bird can be as real as you like or just out of your imagination. Please bring images either printed or on your phone if you have a particular bird you want to create.
If you are totally new to air dry clay, that is fine, this clay is wonderful to work with regardless of your level of practice.
This form of sculpture is a very layered approach, right the through to the painting and lots of fun to do. You will end up with your own unique sculpture and skills to develop your own ideas later.
Painting and Bleaching
The Workshop consists of.....
Sculpting a bust of an animal/ dragon/ elf....or whatever!!! .... using a blend of 2 colours. We will then create a foil pattern, cut and add fur.
Because we need to fit the finished piece in the oven we will keep the size to approx. 16cm high and 17cm wide.
Cosclay is usually quite hard to warm up, use a pasta machine and save your hands!
(Metal Base plate and rod pictured)
$30 class materials fee includes
COST : $36
Eyes $3 a pair
Copper Tubing and wire $3
Metal base plate and rod $20 (or create your own)
Synthetic Fur $15 ( or Bring your own 5 to 7cm long)
* Al. foil
* Sculpting tools
* Pasta Machine ( if you have one ).
* Clear craft Glue
* Any embellishments for collar, earrings etc
If selected to bring your own....
* Fur 5 to 7cm long( 30cm square should do)
Base with 3mm headless nail/rod, 12cm long
You'll have fun with layering pan pastels and using silk screens and stencils to make pendants or earrings or brooches. You will also learn to make your own flower cutters to use and take home with you. Findings for jewellery pieces (ie ear hooks, brooch backs and screw eye pins) are included. If you like to crochet or want to learn how, please bring your favourite thread and your own crochet hook (size 8 or 10 or 12) and beads with holes large enough to take your thread. You might not get time to crotchet much in the class, but enough to start you on your way. Otherwise, there will also be cord and some hooks to use available.
Out of Africa
Add a taste of Africa to your garden by creating this stylised elephant.
This workshop is a good starting point to discover the unique qualities of Paverpol sculpturing, giving you the expertise to take on other projects.
Have fun exploring the unique properties of this versatile non-toxic product which can be used as a stand-alone art product or in unison with other mediums.
We will use a 2-legged stand, foil, wire, grey Paverpol and cotton interlock.
Add a dash of Paverpol
Paverpol is a versatile non-toxic product used as a stand-alone art product as well as an enhancement for other mediums.
Come and try this simple sculpture and see how Paverpol might be useful for your art works.
Pasta machine if you have one, if not, I have a few for people to use.
Ceramic tile or tempered glass work surface. Large-ish i.e. around 30cm is best
Roller…Lucite roller or piece of poly pipe 10cm long or more.
Tissue blade (if you have, I will have spare)
Needle tool or simply a large darning needle
Alcohol based hand wipes and paper towels
Cling wrap and baking paper
Large knitting needle or similar smoothing tool
Wet dry sandpaper 400 grit, 800 grit
Jewellery pliers if you have them, otherwise can borrow