Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Winter Workshops

After much delay the winter workshops are finally scheduled. There is a wide variety. I am sure you will find something to feed your creative spirit. Samples can be seen at the shop. Don't delay as classes fill up fast. To register call or come in to the studio. You aren't considered registered until you have paid in full. Workshops are non-refundable. Workshops are for 16 years and up. Without further delay here is the lineup.

Gourd-gous Santa

Sunday January 29th

Although the Christmas season has passed for another year, many of you requested this workshop. So, get a head start on next years decor. A fun day spent sculpting a lovable Santa on a dried gourd. He is then brought to life with embellishments and paint. All skill levels are welcome. All materials supplied including a light lunch.

Glass Mosaic Vase

Sunday February 5, 11am-5pm
Monday Feb. 6, 6pm-7:30pm

This stylish vase is a great vessel for flowers, candles or fruits. You will learn the basics of creating a mosaic on the Sunday and then on Monday evening the piece will be grouted. All materials are supplied, including a light lunch. Students are required to have wheeled glass nippers (available for purchase at the studio) and safety glasses

Spread your wings and fly

Sunday February 12,

In this full day workshop we will explore various mediums to create 4 or more pairs of beautiful fairy or angel wings. These are applicable on all sorts of figures whether you create soft sculpture, polymer sculptures or other crafts. All materials are supplied including a light lunch. Students are required to bring a sewing machine and know how to use it. (we do not teach sewing)

Sculpting a Character Doll

Saturday February 25, Sunday February 26
10am -4pm
kit required-(kit fee $40.00)  which includes sculpting tools, a full brick of clay,eyes,
armature wire, fabric, batting, any other materials needed

This 2 day workshop is designed to give newcomers all the basics required to sculpt a figure or art doll. It is also a great refresher course for intermediate students. Foolproof steps will be taught to sculpt a head, hands and feet to scale, as well as creating a wire armature  and build a body in which to attach the sculpted head and limbs. A light lunch is included both days.

Mosaic window
Sunday March  4, 10am-4pm
Tuesday March 6 6pm-7:30
By far our most popular workshop. All skill levels welcome. Create a stunning picture to hang in a window and have the light shine through. You choose the design, we show you how to create it. You will be provided a frame allowing for a 10"x10" picture. All materials supplied including a light lunch. Students are required to have wheeled glass nippers (available at the studio for purchase) and safety glasses.

Costuming the Figure

Saturday March 10, Sunday March 11

This is meant to be part two of the beginner sculpting class however taking the 1st class is not a prerequisite. In this 2 day workshop we will cover in depth how to create all sorts of clothing for your figures, as well as how to create the illusion of movement. On day 2 we will learn to create a mohair wig to custom fit your head. Students will need to bring an unclothed figure to dress and wig. A sewing machine and basic sewing kit is also required. We will supply fabrics and mohair and any other supplies needed.

A Full Figured Fae

Saturday March 24, Sunday March 25
$190 +$50.00 kit fee

In these 2 days you will create your own bodacious fairy with attitude. You will receive my pattern as well as step by step instructions to create a soft sculpted face. Students will require a sewing machine (must know how to operate-we do not teach sewing), have basic sewing skills and basic sewing kit. Materials will be supplied in your kit. A choice of colours will be given. A light lunch will be provided both days

That's it for now folks. I hope you were able to find something to your liking. If you have any questions you can email me at or call me at the studio

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