We have some lovely workshops coming up, and I wanted to let you all know what they are. All enrollment links are set up (right tab), in the event that you are ready to sign up. Please keep in mind the classes will be held either here at Chateau Grenzer (Los Gatos) or Intrepid Thread (Milpitas). If you have any questions, please leave a comment or email me, and I will get back to you.
March 22, 2014
Teacher: Tina Haller
Class: Polymer Bunny ($100)
Location: Chateau Grenzer - 10 student max
April 12, 2014
Teacher: Kristen Robinson
Class: Photo Etching (Jewelry - $125)
Location: Intrepid Thread
Etching remains one of the most amazing techniques available. That said photo etching takes something wonderful and makes it truly amazing. In class we will be etching away – creating personal pieces of artwork that not only look incredible but also tell a story.
After we create our divine etchings we will integrate them into a lovely bracelet that can also be worn as a necklace. Come prepared to be inspired, work with new tools and learn an amazing etching technique sure to become one of your favorites.
Velvet Ribbon – Neutral Color
2 3x3 sheets of brass to etch
Needle and Thread
High Quality, High Contrast Image Printed onto a Photocopy Transparency (this must be done on a toner printer)
1 Yard of Ribbon if you do not wish to use a neutral color
April 13, 2014
Teacher: Kristen Robinson
Class: My Heart's Story (Mixed Media - $125)
Location: Chateau Grenzer (CHANGE OF LOCATION)
Wood panels are absolutely divine to work with, as not only are they readily available but dimensional in their own way. Join me as we walk through a painted journey together. Layers of paint, papers and found objects combine to create a tale of sorts, our tales if you will.
We will be working with stencils, wax, vintage papers, molding paste paint and much more. Each student will leave class with three completed panels. Everything you need for the foundation will be in the kit – including a bit of bling and of course a bezel and ribbon.
Acrylic Paint – at least 3 shades and 2 neutrals such as grey and crème
Paper that you wish to work with
Flat Paint Brush
Round Paint Brush
Color Pencils (I will have mine on hand)
Heat Gun (craft variety)
Teacher: Riki Schumacher
LE PETITE PHOTO WORKSHOP
SATURDAY MAY 3, 2014
Price: $170 includes kit fee
Location: Chateau Grenzer
These sweet frames measure only about 2”-3”, so they are truly a keepsake that will be cherished. You can also opt make a pendant out of your amazing creation as well. Just bring some chain, heavy jump rings, beads/gems and a clasp, and voila…a necklace! Gather up your beautiful vintage rhinestone embellishments, beads/gems, treasures, stampings, vintage pieces, and whatever you have collected to adorn your oh so tres chic frame. There will be a variety of items I will bring for purchase as well. Won’t you join me in creating this precious and personal treasure? Can’t you already hear Edith Piaf in the distance? They are so ooh la la! It really helps to have some torch soldering experience for this fast paced workshop.
Kit includes: use of some soldering equipment, tools, materials, mini hardware, 20ga copper wire, polishing pads, sheet metal, gallery wire, spacers and mica.
Supplies provided by teacher include punch set, drills, additional mini hardware, various metal and jewelry making tools, mandrels, a couple soldering stations, including torches, pliers and heat safe surfaces. Also provided, flux brushes, flux, patina, additional mini hardware, files, metal letter stamps, sand paper, paint brushes, extra metal for purchase, lamp wire, texture hammers, drill, mini anvil and adhesives. Additional found objects and rhinestone chain will be available for purchase.