10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Language of Flowers
Immerse yourself in another era as you create a charming book based on the victorian language of flowers. Victorians consulted these popular books when giving flowers to someone to avoid miscommunication, and Kate Middleton is said to have used a book of flower meanings when selecting flowers for her wedding. The book you will make contains a colorful sampling of vintage flower illustrations and meanings. Book covers and cardstock pages, 0-wires for binding, images and flower meanings, and an instruction book will be provied in the class kit. Appropriate rubber stamps and ink pads, Prismacolor pencils, decorative papers, embellishments and dies and machine for cutting images will be available. Please bring the following items: ruler, bone folder, scissors, craft knife, cutting mat, pencil, stipple brush if you have one and several blue sticks (not hot glue sticks) or your favorite adhesive medium for adhering paper. Bring a sack lunch and converse with classmates in the language of flowers. ($55)
3:00 p.m. - 6:00p.m.
Solder 101 Donna Goss
In this class we will explore the basics of solder for those who have never attempted it. You will assemble collages for a necklace, and will receive additional glass for making more charms at your leisure. Once you learn this technique, you can make all kinds of things besides jewelry. Ornaments, wall art, boxes, your imagination will run wild with other gifts. Bring to class scissors, glue stick, small vice, bone folder, solder iron with 1/8" screwdriver type tip, safety glasses and jewelry pliers. ($65)
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
This is a one day mixed media workshop where you will use your your creativity to make a whimsical little creature called a Bird Peep. Working with polymer clay, inks, paints, metal leafing, wire and other materials, you will build your Bird Peep, just bursting with sweetness! A rudimentary bird-shaped armature quickly takes flight when you add texture to polymer clay, which is further accented once color is added. Experiment with the application of alcohol inks on clay, enjoying their translucency, blend-ability and plethora of colors! They can be layered with other materials available to use in class to achieve a richly colored surface for your bird.
The face will be made using your choice of molds from the teacher's personal collection. It can be left with a matte finish, or can be glazed for a glass-liked shine. Your Bird Peep is designed to stand on its own two legs and the finished size will be approximately 4 to 5 inches tall. Instructor will demo how to make a simple wire birdcage for you to make at home, or time permitting, in class. With the hand-formed heart that springs from its chest, you will find your Bird Peep simply irrestible!
Please bring the following: 4 packes of white Premo Polymer clay (condition clay before class. After condition, roll each package into a sheet using the thickest setting of the machine and place in a plastic bag, each sheet separated by plastic wrap. Search for clay that is squeezable in the package - not too firm!)
Chain nose and round nose plies, wire cutters, small hand drill with wooden handle (bring if you have one - I have one to share)
Optional: 1 roll 19 gauge dark annealed steel wire (20 gause will also work) - This is for the bird cage - optional for class);
gloves and apron. ($80)