Guild Show Classes

September 19-22, 2017   |   Hartford/Windsor Marriott Airport   |   Windsor, CT

Following are the classes offered by exceptional instructors. Because of occasional poor lighting in hotel class rooms, students are urged to include lighting and magnification in their tool kits.

4-Day Class 3-Day Class | Tues-Thurs 2-Day Classes | Wed-Thurs
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4-Day Class | Tuesday to Friday | September 19-22

Geppetto
Instructor: Jeanne Rullie, IGMA Artisan
8:00AM – 5:30PM

In this class, students will create a 1/12 scale Geppetto doll in polymer clay, perhaps for their toy shop. Starting with the instructor's basic mold for the head and torso, students will learn sculpting techniques to add expression and character. Next the hands will be free sculpted complete with fingernails, veins and knuckles. Legs and feet will then be shaped and shoes made from colored polymer clays will be applied. All parts will be wired for assembly and painted with Genesis paints. Geppetto will be costumed with a provided pattern and fabric. Facial hair will be applied to complete the doll. Time will not allow for Pinocchio to be made but instructions will be provided for students to create one on their own.

It is likely that the project will be completed in class. The instructor will bring all necessary supplies. Students should bring a chair or stool for Geppetto and any preferred tools. Special sculpting tools will be available for students to use with the option of buying.

Skill Level: Beginner
Class Limit: 10
Class Fee: $575.00 for Guild members/$585.00 for non-members
Last date to register for this class: September 10

3-Day Class | Tuesday to Thursday | September 19-21

The UFO (Un-Finished Objects) Rescue Workshop
Instructor: Teresa Layman, IGMA Fellow
9:00AM – 6:00PM

For all those who have unfinished structures, any topic from building techniques and lighting to decorating ideas, this instructor is offering her knowledge and design skills to help students complete those projects that have been neglected, due to time restraints or those that just have the maker stumped.

Each registrant may bring one project to work on for 1, 2, or 3 days. The instructor will accept only a limited number of participants so that each project will be given the proper attention. After registering, the instructor will contact each student to discuss their particular project and the needed tools and materials.

The greatest satisfaction is finishing a project that deserves to be completed and appreciated. You will truly be glad you did!

Skill Level: All levels
Class Limit: 6 per day
Class Fee: $115.00 per day for Guild members, $125.00 per day for non-members
Last date to register for this class: August 12

2-Day Class | Wednesday to Thursday | September 20-21

Kitchen Cabinet
Instructor: Bill Studebaker, IGMA Artisan
8:00AM – 5:00PM

Based on a cabinet in the 1902 Montgomery Wards catalog, furniture of this type was common in every kitchen. A sturdy work table with cutting boards, drawers and corner bins below, it also boasts closed food storage above. Students will make and fit mortise and tenon joints, drawers, glass paned doors and they will join copper panels to the drawer frames to create the bins. The completed piece will be painted and distressed to reflect years of daily use.

Power tools will be used. It is recommended that students bring a craft knife, ruler, jeweler's saw, pin vise (hand drill).

Skill Level: Intermediate
Class Limit: 10
Class Fee: $255.00 for Guild members, $265.00 for non-members
Last date to register for this class: September 3

Louis XVI Encoignure/Corner Cabinet
Instructor: Geoffrey Wonnacott, IGMA Fellow
9:00AM – 5:00PM

A beautiful example of Louis XVI furniture, this corner cabinet will be an elegant addition to any miniature setting. From a prepared cutting list of timber, each student will construct the basic cabinet, fitting a central shelf as well as veneering and banding the decorative sides and feet. The full height cabinet door has a false drawer front and an elaborate quarter veneered and banded door panel. Students will have the option of adding floral/music marquetry to the panel before hinging. The cabinet will be completed by shaping the marble top and applying the metal mounts.

Skill Level: Intermediate/Advanced
Class Limit: 12
Class Fee: $330.00 for Guild members, $340.00 for non-members
Last date to register for this class: September 20

Wednesday Class | September 20

Cardinal
Instructor: Beth Freeman-Kane, IGMA Fellow
9:00AM – 5:00PM

Students will create a beautiful cardinal bird perched on a birch tree with delicate branches, foliage and ground detail. This project can be created as a stand alone sculpture or in a box frame composition. The bird casting, as well as the landscaping materials will be provided. Acrylic painting techniques will be taught to bring the bird to life. Mixing, blending and shaping will transform the raw resin casting before your eyes. A truly fun class!

It is likely that this project will be completed in class. Supplies needed: tweezers, scissors, craft knife, and stylus. The instructor recommends that students bring lighting and magnification to class.

Skill Level: All Levels
Class Limit: 10
Class Fee: $195.00 for Guild members/$205.00 for non-members (additional $20.00 for frame)
Last date to register for this class: August 1

Thursday Classes | September 21

Cardinal
Instructor: Beth Freeman-Kane, IGMA Fellow
9:00AM – 5:00PM

This is a repeat class offered by the instructor. Please read the description of the class in the Wednesday, 9:00AM – 5:00PM time slot above.

Skill Level: All Levels
Class Limit: 10
Class Fee: $195.00 for Guild members/$205.00 for non-members (additional $20.00 for frame)
Last date to register for this class: August 1

Vintage Bath
Instructors: Patrizia Santi (IGMA Artisan) and Roberta Solari
8:00AM – 5:00PM

Furnished for each student will be a bathroom cabinet with sink and mirror, including accessories for a small vignette consisting of a wall and floor. Instruction will include laying and grouting tiles, aging wood, making wire mesh baskets, slippers, towels, soap, and perfumes. Completion will consist of assembling all items to create a lovely vintage bath.

It is likely that the project will be completed in class. Supplies needed: brushes, vinylic glue, scissors, forceps and tweezers.

Skill Level: Beginner
Class Limit: 12
Class Fee: $185.00 for Guild members/$195.00 for non-members
Last date to register for this class: September 11

Silver and China Shop
Instructor: Fran Sussman, IGMA Artisan
8:00AM – 5:00PM

This 1/144 scale Georgian-style building is home to a silver and china shop. Students will construct the exterior, applying detailed molded plastic and cast-resin moldings and adding hand-built trim. Under the instructor's guidance, students will work with a variety of materials, including foamed PVC, styrene, brass and other metal etched pieces, real wood paper, fine watercolor paper, and woods like beautiful Australian blackwood. The interior will be fully outfitted with furniture and products for sale, such as tiny sterling silver findings and other faux silver pieces, punched paper plates, and glass and other beads. Paintings will round out the furnishings.

It is likely that the project will be completed in class. The approximate finished size is 2” wide x 1” deep. Supplies needed: craft knife with 5 sharp #11 blades, fine tweezers, a small assembly jig, a ball stylus, and several small brushes. All other materials and tools will be provided. It is recommended that students bring good magnification and lighting appropriate to the scale.

Skill Level: Beginner
Class Limit: 12
Class Fee: $190.00 for Guild members/$200.00 for non-members
Late date to register for this class: September 20

George III Oval Serving Tray, Circa 1790
Instructor: Geoffrey Wonnacott, IGMA Fellow
6:00PM – 8:30PM

An essential addition to any traditional 18th century dining room setting is a lovely serving tray. Made in mahogany with burr veneer top inlaid with a pearwood centre oval and a veneered gallery with brass carry handles. The length is 1 3/4”.

All basic tools will be provided. Students may feel free to bring any small hand tools and optical equipment if required. It is likely that this project will be competed in class. A detailed booklet will be provided should students prefer to finish at home.

Skill Level: All Levels
Class Limit: 12
Class Fee: $45.00 for Guild members/$55.00 for non-members
Last date to register for this class: September 21

Friday Classes | September 22

Marquetry Hall Table
Instructor: Pam and Pete Boorum, IGMA Artisan
8:00AM – 12:00PM

This is a hands-on table saw class for those who would like to extend their woodworking skills. Students will cut and assemble most of the table parts, although in the interest of time, the center medallion of cherry, ebony and amboyna burl will be assembled and ready to apply to the tabletop. The class will focus on fitting the mitered border around the medallion and cutting the tapered legs. Shaped molding will be cut for the apron.

It is likely that this project will be completed in class. It is recommended that students bring to class a mechanical pencil.

Skill Level: All Levels
Class Limit: 10
Class Fee: $80.00 for Guild members/$90.00 for non-members
Last date to register for this class: September 11

Bunnies Baby Blanket
Instructor: Barbara Studebaker, IGMA Artisan
8:00AM – 4:00PM

Students in this class will make an adorable 1950's crib coverlet. They will use basic embroidery and sewing techniques after transferring the pattern to cotton batiste. Fabric paint will be used, as in the original, to enhance the design.

It is likely that the project will be completed during class time. However, students will have all the materials to complete the project at home. All materials and tools will be provided by the instructor.

Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Limit: 10
Class Fee: $130.00 for Guild members/$140.00 for non-members
Last date to register for this class: September 3

Dressing Collette
Instructor: Marie Wilson, IGMA Artisan
8:00AM – 5:00PM

Provided by the instructor will be a china painted porcelain doll, age 5 years, to dress in a costume appropriate to the court of Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette, circa 1780's. Students will create the slippers, underskirt, overskirt and bodice, and stomacher. Added will be trims and laces, a simple coiffure and flowers to finish Collette's ensemble. Skills: cutting, straight stitch sewing, gluing, and ironing.

It is likely that the project will be completed in class. Supplies needed: sharp pointed embroidery scissors, fabric cutting scissors, hemostats (optional), and magnification.

Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Limit: 10
Class Fee: $285.00 for Guild members/$295.00 for non-members
Last date to register for this class: September 21

Autumn Fun: Sculpting a Lit Jack-O-Lantern
Instructor: Bev Gelfand
9:00AM – 3:00PM

It is never too early to get into the Halloween spirit! Join the fun in learning to use polymer clay to sculpt an original lit Jack-o-lantern. Students will layer clay over a form, then shape and sculpt the clay to create a realistic pumpkin. Once the jack-o-lanterns are carved, baked, and assembled, students will detail and age them with paint. A flickering bulb will be added to bring the creation to a spooky life! For an added festive bonus, students will make a “straw bale” on which to display their creation (and also to hide the battery and wire).

The instructor will furnish materials to create one lit jack-o-lantern and up to two unlit ones. Additional lighting supplies will be available for purchase. If students have their own sculpting tools, they are encouraged to bring them to class, however, the instructor will have basic tools available to borrow during class. It is likely that students will complete the project in class.

Supplies needed: X-acto knife with #11 blade, 2 small paint brushes, scissors, pliers, white glue (Elmer's or Aleene's tacky), magnifiers and task lighting if needed.

Skill Level: All Levels
Class Limit: 12
Class Fee: $140.00 for Guild members/$150.00 for non-members
Last date to register for this class: September 10

Potted Coleus
Instructor: Jeannie Lindquist, IGMA Artisan
9:00AM – 1:00PM

As they were in Victorian times, coleus are just as popular today because of their many varieties, colors, leaf patterns and shapes, and thriving in shade and full sun. The class offers two varieties inspired by Chocolate Mint and Limelight, to be made in 1/12 scale. All leaves are laser cut and highly detailed with realistic patterns and coloring. Scissors are not needed for cutting the leaves. The instructor will illustrate shaping and special tips in assembling the coleus plants to achieve a truly small version of the full-sized plants. They can be “potted' in the provided clay pot, put into an arrangement, or added to miniature landscaping. All supplies for making the coleus, pot and plastic display box will be furnished.

Supplies needed: small needle nose pliers, medium and small scissors, single edge razor blade, small round paint brush #0, small embossing tools, tweezers, cutting mat or heavy dense-pressed cardboard, T-pin or push pin, Magic tape, Aleene's Turbo Tacky glue or equal, pencil, paper, ruler, and clear flat plastic (top of a clear plastic food container). Good magnification and lighting are recommended.

Skill Level: All Levels
Class Limit: 10
Class Fee: $95.00 for Guild members/$105.00 for non-members
Last date to register for this class: September 22

Diamond Dot Leather Handbag
Instructor: Deb Mackie, IGMA Artisan
9:00AM – 4:00PM

In this class students will transform a simple piece of premium grade veg-tanned tooling leather into a stylish leather handbag using traditional (and some not-so-traditional) leather crafting techniques, such as carving, stamping, embossing, faux stitching, and skiving. Students may follow the supplied sample pattern or search through the instructor's extensive leather stamp collection to create their own design. Choose from several other dye colors and explore several types of finishing methods. There will be plenty of leather scraps for experimenting. Students will find this class to be fun, laid-back, and easy.

Skill Level: Beginner
Class Limit: 10
Class Fee: $90.00 for Guild members/$100.00 for non-members
Last date to register for this class: September 22

Puddled Window Treatment
Instructor: Marcia McClain, IGMA Artisan
9:00AM – 5:00PM

This puddled window treatment will allow students to become adept at creating natural folds in silk fabric. The design is quite French in its inspiration but looks very English when done in a floral fabric. The instructor will furnish all supplies. The project will be completed in class. Supplies needed: sharp fabric scissors.

Skill Level: Beginner
Class Limit: 8
Class Fee: $145.00 for Guild members/$155.00 for non-members
Last date to register for this class: Day of class; however, late registrants will have limited color choices of fabric.

Hurricane Lamp: Soldering Class III
Instructor: Ron Stetkewicz
9:00AM – 12:00PM

In this class, students will learn to hard and soft solder on the same brass piece with a handheld butane torch. In addition, the instructor will share with students several methods to soldering their own work at home, as well as finishing the project piece with a felt wheel on the Dremel.

The project will likely be finished in class. Supplies needed: Dremel and handheld butane torch. It is recommended that students bring eye protection and a favorite smock to class.

Skill Level: Beginner
Class Limit: 8
Class Fee: $80.00 for Guild members/$90.00 for non-members
Last date to register for this class: September 1

Louis XV Style Casket
Instructor: Geoffrey Wonnacott, IGMA Fellow
9:00AM – 5:00PM

A small yet elegantly shaped example of Louis XV style, this casket, less than an inch long, will enhance many decorative situations, be it a desk box, jewel chest or as a stand along table cabinet.

Starting in class with a cutting list of prepared timber and brass, the mitered sides will be assembled to form the carcase. The lid's raised panel will be sanded to shape, and rails mitered around. Individual jigs will be made to produce decorative brass strips and detailed brass hardware shaped before fitting into place. A finish will be applied and the interior base lined in silk.

All basic tools will be provided, however, students may bring to class small hand tools and any required optical equipment. Completion is likely in class. A detailed booklet is provided should students wish to finish the project at home.

Skill Level: All Levels
Class Limit: 12
Class Fee: $145.00 for Guild members/$155.00 for non-members
Last date to register for this class: September 22

Little Baby Baker
Instructor: Daniela Kiefhaber, IGMA Artisan
1:00PM – 5:00PM

Students will sculpt the tiny baby, guided by the instructor, from polymer clay. Upon completion of sculpting the little girl or boy, the baby will be painted and wigged. Students will construct the baker hat. The instructor will furnish the tiny bowls for him or her to sit in. This class is perfect for a first try on sculpting.

It is likely that the project will be completed in class. All supplies and tools will be provided by the instructor.

Skill Level: Beginner
Class Limit: 5
Class Fee: $120.00 for Guild members/$130.00 for non-members
Last date to register for this class: September 1

Hurricane Lamp: Soldering Class III
Instructor: Ron Stetkewicz
1:00PM – 4:00PM

This is a repeat class offered by the instructor. Please read the description of the class in the Friday, 9:00AM – 12:00PM time slot.

Skill Level: Beginner
Class Limit: 8
Class Fee: $80.00 for Guild members/$90.00 for non-members
Last date to register for this class: September 1

Artist's Studio
Instructor: Fran Sussman, IGMA Artisan
1:00PM – 5:00PM

In this class, students will learn how to work in 1/144 scale or they can expand their skills as they make this urban loft-style artist's studio. Students will scratch build using wood and plastics, learn how to weather and add realism to the roombox, adapt laser kits and photo-etch and “repurpose” a variety of objects. Some work will be done in advance by the instructor in order for students to focus on completing the interior. Students will have a number of choices to personalize their studio, including a choice of paintings. The approximate finished size is 1” wide x 1” deep.

The project will likely be completed in class. It is recommended that students bring lighting and magnification. Needed supplies: craft knife with 5 sharp #11 blades, fine tweezers, a small assembly jig, and a selection of flat and round brushes 1/4” or smaller (including a fine detail 8/0 brush). The instructor will have supplies that can be borrowed. All other materials and tools will be provided.

Skill Level: Beginner
Class Limit: 12
Class Fee: $85.00 for Guild members/$95.00 for non-members
Last date to register for this class: September 21

 

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Please send the form and your payment to: Annelle Ferguson, Guild Show Class Coordinator, 511 Gibbs Ferry Lane, Clinton TN 37716.