2024 Guild Show Classes

September 17 - 22, 2024  |   Hilton Hasbrouck Heights/Meadowlands   |   Hasbrouck Heights, NJ

Instructors & Classes

 

August 25, 2024 is the registration deadline for all classes.

Registrations after this date at the instructor’s discretion. Cancellations received before August 25, 2024 will receive a refund to their original payment method minus a $25 cancellation fee. No refunds will be issued after this date as instructors will have begun shipping materials to the event. Some teachers will have kits that can be mailed after the event, but this is per teacher and shipping will be extra.

With all classes, we highly recommend students bring personal tools, lighting and magnification, based upon their personal needs.

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Barker

Sculpting a Vase on A Mini Wheel 101
Instructor: Lynette Barker (A)

Wednesday, September 18, 8:00am – 12:00pm

Lynette will teach you the basic skills needed to sculpt clay on a mini wheel. For this class, she will use air-dry clay, so no kiln is needed. She uses a mini wheel. The project for this class will be a large (relatively speaking) vase or bowl. Simple, elegant, and 1:12 scale. Finished projects will be about 1 inch tall. No tiny pieces are involved. Variation of style is encouraged.

Lynette will implement a sculpting method that does not use very much water, unlike standard “throwing.” This allows for very precise lines and thin edges on your finished projects. Techniques learned: centering, opening, shaping by sculpting, and finishing a piece on a mini wheel. Lynette’s unique sculpting style will be used throughout the class.

Using less water also speeds drying time and allows for possible painting and sealing of the project within the class time. It is expected that students will complete the project within the class time of 4 hours. Each will have enough clay for at least two vases/bowls.

Tools to bring: Materials supplied during class by the instructor will include a mini wheel for each student, tools needed and a small amount of air-dry clay to complete current projects.

Wheels and tools are for use during class only, they are not included in the class fee. Wheels and sets of tools are available for purchase after classes are completed for an additional charge. Wheel - $35, set of sculpting tools - $20.

Skill Level: All levels

Max. Students: 10

IGMA Members $110 / Non-Members $120

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Barker

Sculpting a Vase on A Mini Wheel 102
Instructor: Lynette Barker (A)

Thursday, September 19, 8:00am – 12:00pm

Lynette will teach you more skills needed to sculpt clay on a mini wheel. For this class, she will use air-dry clay, so no kiln is needed. She uses a mini wheel. The project for this class will be a large (relatively speaking) vase or bowl. Simple, elegant, and 1:12 scale. Finished projects will be about 1 inch tall. No tiny pieces are involved. Variation of style is encouraged.

Lynette will implement a sculpting method that does not use very much water, unlike standard “throwing.” This allows for very precise lines and thin edges on your finished projects. Techniques learned: centering, opening, shaping by sculpting, and finishing a piece on a mini wheel. Lynette’s unique sculpting style will be used throughout the class.

Using less water also speeds drying time and allows for possible painting and sealing of the project within the class time. It is expected that students will complete the project within the class time of 4 hours. Each will have enough clay for at least two vases/bowls.

Tools to bring: Materials supplied during class by the instructor will include a mini wheel for each student, tools needed and a small amount of air-dry clay to complete current projects.

Wheels and tools are for use during class only, they are not included in the class fee. Wheels and sets of tools are available for purchase after classes are completed for an additional charge. Wheel - $35, set of sculpting tools - $20.

Skill Level: All levels

Max. Students: 10

IGMA Members $110 / Non-Members $120

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Brunk

Woodworking: Wainscoting using Hand Tools
Instructor: Katie Brunk

Friday, September 20, 9:00am – 5:00pm

In this class students will use miter boxes and Exacto knives and learn techniques to make wainscoting from scratch using sheet wood and trims for use in a dollhouse room box. Each student will have supplies to make a 3 inch high 36 inch long piece of wainscoting which can later be applied to any room box or other display they desire. Techniques taught will allow students to individualize some dimensions for personal preference. There will not be time for painting/ staining, but techniques will be discussed. Students will probably not be able to complete this project by the end of the day, but will have the tools and techniques to finish at home. This class is appropriate for beginner and intermediate students.

Tools to bring: Students should bring an Exacto knife, a small miter box with saw, small self-healing cutting board size A4, lighting and eyewear for seeing details.

Skill Level: Beginner and Intermediate

Max. Students: 10

IGMA Members $132 / Non-Members $142

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Fowler

Dollhouse Wiring and Finishing 101
Instructor: John Fowler

Offered Thursday, September 19, 8:00am - 12:00pm
or Thursday, September 19, 1:00 – 5:00pm

Do you want to learn how to wire and finish your dollhouse? Then this workshop is for you.

This course teaches you what you need to know:

  • Types of electrical components used in dollhouses. The different type of light bulbs, plugs and connectors, power supplies and wiring systems. Difference between tape and dual wire techniques.
  • Basic connections - how to wire your dollhouse without having to cut or join a single wire, and also explain why that is not the prettiest way to do it, but can be done.
  • Plugs and splices - We will cover the thing you need to know to completely wire a dollhouse installing a basic plug, splicing to make them longer, grouping electrical items together in to a single wire, wiring with canopies that make lights removable or direct wiring if you prefer.
  • Planning how to run wires - We will look at how we plan to wire or re-wire a dollhouse, taking into account that you plan for when the wiring fails, and at some point it will fail because dollhouses are heirlooms and we build ours to be working for multiple generations.

We look at how the wires are best hidden, and how we can plan grouping electrical items to make installation and trouble shooting in the future easier.

We will also delve into general building techniques, wallpapering, flooring, ceiling decoration as most of these skills go hand in hand with wiring your dollhouse.

Tools to bring: I will have enough tools for the class but if you wish to bring your own, I will be happy to help you adjust them. Throughout the class I will explain which tools I find useful and explain the different levels of complexity and quality of the tool we can use.

Skill Level: All levels

Max. Students: 12

IGMA Members $115 / Non-Members $125

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Freeman Kane

Wren on a Watercan
Instructor: Beth Freeman Kane (F)

Friday, September 20, 9:00am – 5:00pm

Tiny Wren on a watercan with a dragonfly...what could be more charming? Perfect for any miniature garden scene or a window sill in the kitchen.

All cast items will be provided ( no sculpting) , acrylic painting techniques will be taught with lovely contrasts between the softness of the bird and the rusted metal on the watercan. The little dragonfly adds an extra touch of charm and we will be using real insect wings.

This is a fun class with a wonderful end product, please join us!

Tools to bring: Students should bring good eyesight! Magnifiers, Extra light - anything to make you see better. Scissors, craft knife, tweezers, pin vise. Paint brush, round size 000 (Preferably Windsor and Newton Cottman 000) – I can send photos to the students.

Skill Level: All levels

Max. Students: 10

IGMA Members $240 / Non-Members $250

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Goldman

Sailor's Valentine
Instructor: Pamela Goldman

Thursday, September 19, 9:00am – 5:00pm

Create a magical Sailor's Valentine , 1:12 scale . Go back in time to when sailors purchased seashell valentines as gifts for their loved ones. You will choose from a variety of in-scale sea shells and a centerpiece for your valentines.

All objects and supplies to complete the project will be provided by the instructor.

Tools to bring: A magnifier, sharp pointed tweezers, lights and a steady hand...seashells and container provided.

Skill Level: All levels

Max. Students: 6

IGMA Members $210 / Non-Members $220

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Hannon

Learn to Paint Van Gogh's Three Sunflowers
Instructor: Christine Hannon (A)

Tuesday, September 17, 8:00am - 12:00pm

Enjoy a beginner, step by step paint-a-long, creating a framed 2” x 2.5” acrylic painting of Van Gogh’s Three Sunflowers 1888. Skills taught will be design transfer, color mixing, impressionistic brushwork and painting composition. Christine maintains a relaxed and fun atmosphere where even the most inexperienced student will be proud of their work and confident to paint miniature art on their own. All supplies and frame are included. Students will be able to keep their mini paintbrush set.

Tools to bring: Magnifiers. Tools will be available to borrow for the class.

Skill Level: All levels

Max. Students: 12

IGMA Members $75 / Non-Members $85

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Hannon

Learn to Paint Bob Ross' Golden Glow of Morning
Instructor: Christine Hannon (A)

Tuesday, September 17, 1:00 - 5:00pm

Enjoy a beginner step-by-step Paint Along. All materials and tools will be provided, and you will leave with a framed 2.5" X 3" Bob Ross style "Autumn Landscape" acrylic painting. We will use Bob Ross Color Palette and techniques including palette knife painting.

Tools to bring: Magnifiers. Tools will be available to borrow for the class.

Skill Level: All levels

Max. Students: 12

IGMA Members $75 / Non-Members $85

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Hannon

Painted Sea Captain's Chest
Instructor: Christine Hannon (A)

Wednesday, September 18, 9:00am - 5:00pm or
Friday, September 20, 9:00am - 5:00pm

Learn painting and aging techniques on an artisan crafted sea chest by Pam & Pete Boorum. Christine will guide students while they create their own folk art design and color combinations. The chest is in 1/12th scale, 4” x 2” x 1.5” Historic examples will be provided via email in advance to help students choose a design or they may design their own. Once selected or designed, scaled templates will be provided at class. Design transfer, color mixing, glazing, waxing and simple hand painted lettering will be covered. Class fee includes the chest, all supplies and a set of miniature brushes for the student to take home.

Skill Level: All levels

Max. Students: 12

IGMA Members $150 / Non-Members $160

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Israel

Miniature Masterpieces: Painting One of your own
Instructor: Diane Israel

Offered Friday, September 20, 8:00am – 12:00pm

Diane E. Israel is an artist specializing in miniature watercolors. Diane is a former gallery owner in Montclair, New Jersey for twenty-eight years. Ms. Israel received her certification to teach K-12 from William Paterson University. She is also skilled in photography, graphic design and calligraphy. Diane has over 40 years’ experience in the art field.

Join other fellow artists as we delve into the world of miniature watercolors. You will create a miniature masterpiece, suitable for displaying in a dollhouse or for any "refrigerator" gallery. This is your chance to try something new. Materials for the class will be provided but you are welcome to bring your own. Frames for the finished piece are included. All levels are welcome. Every dollhouse needs some home decor. Now you will be able to paint your own!

Materials included in class: Frame. Small pieces of watercolor paper - 2X3 and/or 1X2 (or smaller) Six-well miniature Palette Water brush Watercolor paints

Skill Level: All levels

Max. Students: 12

IGMA Members $55 / Non-Members $65

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Landon Siegel

Vintage Rose Tea Set, Tray and Shelf
Instructor: Ginger Landon Siegel

Friday, September 20, 1:00 – 5:00pm

Create this timeless elegant vintage rose tea set using unique everyday objects as your painting tools

You will use these items to paint the delicate roses and two-toned leaves for the rose border and center design of the black metal tea tray. These same items will be used to paint the rose designs on the non-opening teapot, creamer, sugar bowl lid, set of four teacups and saucers. Gold accents and glaze will be applied to enhance the overall effect. In addition, you will stain and build the shelf adding two lace dollies for your painted teacups. Techniques will be shared to shape the pre-glazed dimensional plates for the shelf and to add the scallop border and gold accents to these plates. Completion of your tea set and filled shelf is expected.

Tools to bring: Everything is Supplied. Bring if you like: Basic Tool Kit, Magnification, and Extra Lighting

Skill Level: All levels

Max. Students: 6

IGMA Members $72 / Non-Members $82

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McWilliams

Vintage Steamer Trunk
Instructor: Belinda McWilliams

Wednesday, September 18, 9:00am - 5:00pm

Evoking nostalgic dreams of long ago ship travel, this steamer truck is perfect for keeping all your essentials safe and at hand.

All tools and materials required to complete the project are provided.

Tools to bring: Personal Magnification, cutting mat and an extra light would be great. Maybe some handwipes and your personal tools that you love.

Skill Level: Beginner

Max. Students: 20

IGMA Members $140 / Non-Members $150

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McWilliams

Lavender Gift Case
Instructor: Belinda McWilliams

Thursday, September 19, 9:00am - 5:00pm

For that special person, or just yourself. this lavender gift case is filled with all things lavender scented and flavored. From candles to handtowels, everything needed for spoiling is neatly arranged for easy reach.

All tools and materials required to complete the project are provided.

Tools to bring: Personal Magnification, cutting mat and an extra light would be great. Maybe some handwipes and your personal tools that you love.

Skill Level: Beginner

Max. Students: 20

IGMA Members $140 / Non-Members $150

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McWilliams

Wooden Sewing Cabinet
Instructor: Belinda McWilliams

Friday, September 20, 8:00am - 12:00pm

From reels of cotton threads to scissors. The wooden sewing cabinet is filled with all the notions needed. It will be perfect for your parlour or next to the fireplace.

All tools and materials required to complete the project are provided.

Tools to bring: Personal Magnification, cutting mat and an extra light would be great. Maybe some handwipes and your personal tools that you love.

Skill Level: Beginner

Max. Students: 20

IGMA Members $125 / Non-Members $135

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miller

Orchids for Castle Craft Domed Terrarium
Instructor: Ree Miller (A)

Thursday, September 19, 6:00 - 10:00pm

The Scale will be 1/12. Students will learn techniques for hand cutting, hand punching, and working with laser cut sheets. Coloring options for customizing will be taught with students being able to choose their own color schemes from the available paints and alcohol markers. Using alcohol markers in your work and how to seal and protect your creations from UV damage will be covered. As well as techniques for using various materials to simulate moss, dirt, and mulch, as well as plant roots. Students will be creating additional jungle foliage in the form of ferns and small plants to give the terrarium a well established appearance. Options for the style and color of the additional foliage will be available. Completion at the end of class is expected. Completed dimensions will vary by student, however, they will fall within 1 ¼” L X ⅝” W X 1 ¼” H.

Tools to bring: Additional lighting, Magnification, Small Scissors: Cuticle, embroidery or German paper cutting work best, Crafting tweezers with good tips can be straight or curved, both would be useful, a set of small tip ball stylus tools if you have them: Michaels and Hobby Lobby carry them for around 4-5 dollars a set of three. If you need to borrow tools due to travel restrictions, etc. I will have styluses, scissors, and tweezers available for loan in class. However, if you have taken a flower class before, please feel free to bring your own. All other tools and materials will be provided.

Skill Level: All levels

Max. Students: 12

IGMA Members $65 / Non-Members $75

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Moore

Diagonal Checkerboard Parquet Floor with Border
Instructor: Laura Moore

Wednesday, September 18, 9:00am - 5:00pm

1/12th scale 12" X 12" hardwood Cherry and Maple parquet floor. All levels. First time mini floor makers will receive extra assistance, as needed. Students from any of Laura's previous classes will learn a new technique. Students will be given precut parquet squares and lengths of strip wood as well as a 1/4" thick plywood base. All cuts can be made with an X-Acto knife. All materials and tools will be provided. Students are encouraged to bring their favorite knife handles and a 12" L square if they do not want to share. #11 blades will be provided for students who are flying and can't carry them. No stain will be necessary as the natural wood colors are beautiful. Completion is unlikely but students will receive sanding and polishing instructions to complete at home.

Laura will be teaching a new technique that involves gluing the pieces to each other before gluing to the base. Imagine being able to adjust gaps and remove a piece with accidently misalligned grain before it is glued down!

Please contact instructor in advance if you would like to make a larger floor. Extra supplies can be available but will need to be ordered in advance.

Tools to bring: All supplies and tools will be provided. Students are encouraged to bring extra lighting/magnification and any favorite straightedges/squares if you do not want to share. Extra supplies are available for purchase to students who may want a larger floor. Bring a tracing of your floor project if you want to go big. Completion is not likely - this is more of a technique class than a project completion class.

Skill Level: All levels.

Max. Students: 10

IGMA Members $170 / Non-Members $180

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Santichen

Ice Cream Sundae
Instructor: Kate Santichen

Thursday, September 19, 6:00 - 10:00pm

Students will create and take home 1:12 scale polymer clay Ice cream sundaes! They will make ice cream. cherries, cookies and more. Liquid clay will be used to create the effects of chocolate, strawberry and carmel syrups. A variety of clay colors will be available to make chocolate, strawberry, mint chocolate and rocky road flavors.

Students will learn the basics of working with and baking polymer clay, coloring clay with chalk pastels and tips for scaling down full-size images for use in miniatures.

Tools to bring: Students are encouraged to bring magnification, lighting, and hand or body lotion as working with clay can dry out skin. All materials will be provided.

Skill Level: All levels.

Max. Students: 14

IGMA Members $88 / Non-Members $98/p>

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Suchodolska

Pork Roast
Instructor: Gosia Suchodolska

Wednesday, September 18, 1:00 – 5:00pm

Pork roast made from polymer clay in 1 inch scale. You are going to learn how to mix clay to achieve realistic colors and how to texture it to look like juicy meat. The workshop also includes a few different finishing tricks that will make your roast look as real as you want it.

Tools to bring: Please bring Magnification and extra lighting if needed. All other tools and supplies are provided.

Skill Level: All levels

Max. Students: 12

IGMA Members $120 / Non-Members $130

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Suchodolska

Naked Layered Cake topped with Blueberries
Instructor: Gosia Suchodolska

Thursday, September 19, 8:00am – 12:00pm

A naked layered cake decorated with blueberries and dusted with powdered sugar. Made from polymer clay. 1 inch scale. You're going to learn how to mix clay and color it to look like home-made sponge as well as how to add layers of icing leaving the sides of the cake naked. The workshop includes making some blueberries and tiny leaves used to decorate the cake. You're going to practice texturing surfaces for various effects and applying different materials for the final touch ups.

Tools to bring: Please bring Magnification and extra lighting if needed. All other tools and supplies are provided.

Skill Level: All levels

Max. Students: 12

IGMA Members $120 / Non-Members $130

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Suchodolska

Grilled Lamb Chops
Instructor: Gosia Suchodolska

Thursday, September 19, 1:00 – 5:00pm

Grilled lamb chops made from polymer clay. 1 inch scale. You are going to learn how to mix clay to achieve realistic colors and how to texture it to look like juicy meat. The workshop also includes a few different finishing tricks that will make your chops look as real as you want it.

Tools to bring: Please bring Magnification and extra lighting if needed. All other tools and supplies are provided.

Skill Level: All levels

Max. Students: 12

IGMA Members $120 / Non-Members $130

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Suchodolska

Strawberries in a Colander
Instructor: Gosia Suchodolska

Friday, September 20, 1:00 – 5:00pm

Freshly picked garden strawberries in a colander. 1 inch scale. Made from polymer clay. In the lesson you're going to learn how to color polymer clay strawberries, how to texture the surface and make the little holes and how to shape the tiny leaves. The number of the strawberries will depend on how fast you can work and may vary from one person to another. Each participant will receive a colander for their strawberries. ( 3D print, project by Giulia Wolf).

Tools to bring: Please bring Magnification and extra lighting if needed. All other tools and supplies are provided.

Skill Level: All levels

Max. Students: 12

IGMA Members $138 / Non-Members $148

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Suchodolska

Layered Chocolate and Cherry Cake with a Slice Cut Out
Instructor: Gosia Suchodolska

Friday, September 20, 6:00 – 10:00pm

Students are going to learn a range of various techniques of working with polymer clay to achieve realistic results. The techniques taught include mixing clay colors, texturing clay, finishing the surface with different media and some extra hacks for maximum realism.

Tools to bring: Please bring Magnification and extra lighting if needed. All other tools and supplies are provided.

Skill Level: Not Beginner Class, some experience is helpful but not necessary

Max. Students: 12

IGMA Members $150 / Non-Members $160

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Suchodolska

Heirloom Tomatoes in a Basket
Instructor: Gosia Suchodolska

Sunday, September 22, 4:00 – 7:00pm

A basket of freshly picked heirloom tomatoes. 1 inch scale. Made from polymer clay. In the lesson you're going to learn how to mix clay to get the desired transparency, how to shape and color the tomatoes and how to add all the tiny imperfections. The number of the tomatoes will depend on how fast you can work and may vary from one person to another. Each participant will receive a basket for their tomatoes. It's a hand-woven OOAK basket made by me.

Tools to bring: Please bring Magnification and extra lighting if needed. All other tools and supplies are provided.

Skill Level: All levels

Max. Students: 12

IGMA Members $120 / Non-Members $130

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Sussman

Casting Baked Goods and More! In 1:144
Instructor: Fran Sussman (A)

Wednesday, September 18, 6:00 – 9:00pm

In this evening class, students will learn the techniques and materials needed to capture fine details when casting and produce realistic results. Using a silicone rubber mold provided by the instructor, students will cast a variety of miniature breads and tarts suitable for 1/144. Although these items are tiny, they are actually pretty easy to cast, since there are no undercuts or pockets that you need to be sure to fill. And they’re fun to decorate. So this is a great introduction to casting for 1/144 miniatures!

While the resin cures, students will work on other baked items. As time permits, students will also cast small flower pots and picture frames from the Instructor’s molds. Students will take home a variety of completed baked goods. They will also keep the mold they used in class, additional resin, and other supplies so they can continue casting at home. Students will be given a supply list for materials used in class.

Tools to bring: Students should bring good magnification, a light (with an extension cord if necessary), fine tweezers, a craft knife with a triangle blade and a second knife with a chisel blade if they have one, a small cutting mat, a small paintbrush (smaller than 0), and an inexpensive pair of school scissors. A small jewelry box (at least 1 ¼” x 1 ¾”) to take your mold home would also be helpful

Skill Level: All Levels

Max. Students: 8

IGMA Members $94 / Non-Members $104

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Sussman

1:144 Patio with Potting Bench
Instructor: Fran Sussman (A)

Thursday, September 19, 9:00am – 5:00pm

This class is a great introduction to 1/144 for the beginner, but the experienced student should have fun and learn a tip or two as well. In this relaxed class, students will start with a pre-formed base and learn how to make a realistic-looking patio using watercolor paper and paints. Next we will create an aged brick wall using cardstock and high quality photo-realistic printed brick. Students will age and weather the supplied 3-D printed potting table and pots, and put finishing touches on the prepared tree and garden implements. (Note that the pots may differ from those in the prototype due to availability.) The remainder of the time will be spent making a variety of realistic and recognizable potted plants that can be arranged around the patio. Students will create plants from punched paper, etched brass, live plant material, and various landscaping foams and dirt. Ink and colored pencils will be used to add color to flowers, as needed. Students will go home with extra materials so they can use the techniques taught in class to make additional potted plants or 1/144 landscaping. Approximate finished size is 1" wide x 1" deep.

Tools to bring: Good magnification and lighting appropriate to the scale are essential. Students should bring an extension cord if your lamp is not battery operated. The instructor will have supplies that you can borrow/share, but it would be helpful if you could bring a craft knife with five sharp #11 blades, a cutting mat, fine tweezers, a sharp pencil or mechanical pencil with an eraser, and several small brushes (at least one #0 and a fine detail brush, such as #10/0). All other materials and tools will be provided.

Skill Level: Beginner and up

Max. Students: 10

IGMA Members $144 / Non-Members $154

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Sussman

1:144 Vintage Diner Vignette
Instructor: Fran Sussman (A)

Friday, September 20, 9:00am – 5:00pm

The prototypical US diner from the early and mid-1900s, with its traditional steel exterior and slightly garish interior of black and white tiles, stainless steel, and bold splashes of red or green, are iconic. In this class you will focus on building and fully furnishing an interior vignette in classic diner style. Students will start with a mostly assembled vignette structure. Then students will lay individual black and white floor tiles, put in wall paper, and scratch-build a counter and stools, a table and chairs, and other furnishings. You will have ready-to-use bottles, plates, breads, and baked goods you can add to the shelves or counter.

Under the instructor's guidance, students will work with a variety of materials, including hardwood, styrene, soft metal castings, Yupo paper, and wallpaper. You may find a new glue or other idea to add to your mini supply arsenal. Good fine motor skills and patience are helpful, although alternatives to the more difficult steps will be offered. You’ll be surprised at what you can do! Approximate finished size is 1" wide, deep, and tall.

Tools to bring: Good magnification and lighting appropriate to the scale are essential. Students should bring an extension cord if your lamp is not battery operated. The instructor will have supplies that you can borrow/share, but it would be helpful if you could bring a craft knife with a fresh sharp #11 blade, cutting mat, fine tweezers and a pair that is not so fine, a small assembly jig (at least 2” in one dimension), several small brushes (at least one #0 and a fine detail brush, such as #10/0). All other materials and tools will be provided. Bring a sharp pencil or mechanical pencil.

Skill Level: Beginner and up

Max. Students: 10

IGMA Members $144 / Non-Members $154

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Taylor

Shabby Chic Dollhouse Crafting
Instructor: Sherry Taylor

Tuesday, September 17, 8:00am – 12:00pm

Tuesday Welcome to our enchanting class on Shabby Chic Dollhouse Crafting! In this creatively inspiring course, participants will delve into the world of vintage elegance and timeless charm as we explore the art of crafting shabby chic dollhouse items. Whether you're a seasoned artisan or a novice crafter, this class is designed to ignite your imagination and bring the quaint allure of shabby chic design to miniature dollhouse settings. Uncover the essence of shabby chic design, embracing the beauty of distressed finishes, pastel color palettes, and vintage-inspired elements. Elevate your dollhouse furniture with techniques for distressing, aging, and repurposing. Turn ordinary pieces into timeless treasures that exude charm. Use mini stamps technique! This class is a Make & Take and includes the cozy Rose wall plaque, The enchanting Emerson Side table and the quaint flower crate. 1:12 Scale (crate will be a different style to coordinate with rose shelf, new picture to follow)

Everything is Supplied.

Tools to bring if you like: Basic Tool Kit, Magnification, and Extra Lighting

Skill Level: All levels

Max. Students: 15

IGMA Members $68 / Non-Members $78

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Taylor

Farmhouse Fables
Instructor: Sherry Taylor

Wednesday, September 18, 8:00am – 12:00pm

Wednesday "Step into the Tiny World of Charm: Craft, Create, and Captivate with Our Farmhouse Style Dollhouse Class – Where Miniature Dreams Come to Life!" In this engaging and creative class, participants will delve into the charming world of farmhouse style dollhouse items. Whether you're a miniature enthusiast or a novice eager to explore this delightful hobby, this class is designed to bring out your inner artisan. Throughout the course, you will learn the art of crafting and assembling farmhouse-inspired miniature décor and accessories for dollhouses. Each item will capture the timeless essence of farmhouse living in a scaled-down version. This Make & Take class Includes the Farmhouse candle holder, Chicken Crate with Chicken and nest and the dinner Bell.

Everything is Supplied.

Tools to bring if you like: Basic Tool Kit, Magnification, and Extra Lighting

Skill Level: All levels

Max. Students: 15

IGMA Members $68 / Non-Members $78

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Taylor

Radiant Hibiscus: Stained Acrylic Art Workshop
Instructor: Sherry Taylor

Thursday, September 19, 8:00am – 12:00pm

Are you ready to unleash your inner artist and add a touch of tropical beauty to your little home? Join our hands-on workshop and create a stunning hibiscus flower stained acrylic window!

What You'll Learn:

  • Designing a vibrant hibiscus flower motif
  • All necessary materials and tools
  • Tips on using light and color to enhance your design
  • A beautiful, completed stained acrylic window to take home
  • Create a unique piece of art for your home or as a gift
  • Learn the art of shading to add depth and dimension to your work
  • Discover the secrets of color blending for vibrant, lifelike results

Tools to bring if you like: Basic Tool Kit, Magnification, and Extra Lighting

Skill Level: All levels

Max. Students: 15

IGMA Members $68 / Non-Members $78

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Taylor

Create an Antique Hutch in Distressed Style!
Instructor: Sherry Taylor

Friday, September 20, 8:00am – 12:00pm

Are you a fan of vintage charm and classic craftsmanship? Do you love the look of distressed furniture with a touch of warmth and character? Then this workshop is for you!

What You'll Learn:

  • Step-by-step instructions to build your own hutch in 1:12 Scale
  • Techniques to achieve a beautiful distressed finish
  • How to use chalky red paint to give your hutch a warm, inviting touch
  • Tips on aging and distressing wood for that authentic, old-time look
  • Materials Provided: All necessary tools, wood, chalky red paint, and distressing supplies and brushed. All accessories included

Tools to bring if you like: Basic Tool Kit, Magnification, and Extra Lighting

Skill Level: All levels

Max. Students: 15

IGMA Members $68 / Non-Members $78

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Taylor

Tiny Elegance: 1:24 Dollhouse Dreams
Instructor: Sherry Taylor

Sunday, September 22, 4:00 – 7:00pm

Sunday Tiny Elegance: Crafting 1:24 Scale Dollhouse Dreams Welcome to the enchanting world of miniature craftsmanship! In this class, we will embark on a creative journey to design and create exquisite 1:24 scale dollhouse

Tools to bring if you like: Basic Tool Kit, Magnification, and Extra Lighting

Skill Level: All levels

Max. Students: 15

IGMA Members $68 / Non-Members $78

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Tribotti

Bar Cart
Instructor: Gina Tribotti

Tuesday, September 17, 6:00 – 10:00pm

A bar cart is a fun way to show off some of your daintiest miniatures, such as fancy hors d'oeuvres, desserts, wine, and cocktail glasses.

Students will have the option of creating one of two bar cart styles: a rattan and wood style, or a mirrored and acrylic style. More advanced students are welcome to pursue their favorite design catalogs and make their own builds out of the provided materials.

Bar carts are in 1:12 scale with approximate dimensions of 1 ½" wide by 2 ¼" long by 2 ¾" tall.

Completion is likely.

Tools to bring: Xacto knife and blades, two paint brushes (one for glue), foam holder (for drying painted wire), small squaring jig, mini miter box and saw, tweezers, flush cut wire cutters, lighting and magnification.

Skill Level: All levels

Max. Students: 10

IGMA Members $93 / Non-Members $103

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Wybranowska

Raspberries & Blackberries Cake
Instructor: Anna Wybranowska

Wednesday, September 18, 8:00am – 12:00pm

Four-layer naked cake with raspberries and blackberries in 1 inch scale. During the classes, we will focus on three different densities of the polymer clay (hard sponge cake, soft cream and pouring whipped cream). In the second part of the workshop, Students will learn two different techniques for creating raspberries and blackberries. Finally, we will add small leaves for decoration.

Tools to bring: Magnifying glass if you need it and extra light – battery operated would be the best. Your own small scissors and tweezers are welcome but not necessary. It’s worth taking a box to protect your finished work. All other tools and supplies are provided.

Skill Level: All levels

Max. Students: 12

IGMA Members $138 / Non-Members $148

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Wybranowska

Cheese and Grapes Board
Instructor: Anna Wybranowska

Wednesday, September 18, 6:00 – 10:00pm

Students will create a composition of grapes and selected cheeses (Brie, Camembert, Roquefort & Parmigiano Reggiano) on a wooden board. All in 1 inch scale.

We will work with polymer clay, fimo liquid and soft pastels. Various baking, coloring and finishing techniques and tricks will be presented during this class.

Tools to bring: Magnifying glass if you need it and extra light – battery operated would be the best. Your own small scissors and tweezers are welcome but not necessary. It’s worth taking a box to protect your finished work. All other tools and supplies are provided.

Skill Level: All levels

Max. Students: 12

IGMA Members $120 / Non-Members $130

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Wybranowska

Cherries in Colander
Instructor: Anna Wybranowska

Thursday, September 19, 1:00 – 5:00pm

Learn polymer clay best techniques to achieve perfectly shiny juicy cherries in 1 inch scale. Composition on wooden board with 3D printed colander (project by Giulia Wolf).

Various techniques for mixing colors, building steams structures and finishing fruit and leaves will be presented. The use of dry pastels, glue, inks and varnish will be demonstrated during this class.

Tools to bring: Magnifying glass if you need it and extra light – battery operated would be the best. Your own small scissors and tweezers are welcome but not necessary. It’s worth taking a box to protect your finished work. All other tools and supplies are provided.

Skill Level: All levels

Max. Students: 12

IGMA Members $120 / Non-Members $130

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Wybranowska

Cherry Tart
Instructor: Anna Wybranowska

Thursday, September 19, 6:00 – 10:00pm

This class could be a continuation of afternoon cherry making session, but it could also be your only choice. Together we are going to prepare a chocolate tart with fluffy mascarpone filling and cherry jelly. As additions to the composition, we will create a few single cherries and a bowl full of fruit jelly. We will use polymer clay, soft pastels, inks, fimo liquid, glue, varnish and UV resin.

Tools to bring: Magnifying glass if you need it and extra light – battery operated would be the best. Your own small scissors and tweezers are welcome but not necessary. It’s worth taking a box to protect your finished work. All other tools and supplies are provided.

Skill Level: All levels

Max. Students: 12

IGMA Members $120 / Non-Members $130

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Wybranowska

Coconut Palm
Instructor: Anna Wybranowska

Friday, September 20, 8:00am – 12:00pm

Green plants decorate every dollhouse. Learn polymer clay best techniques to achieve a beautiful coconut palm in 1 inch scale. The plant will be potted in a resin basket.

During these classes, we will focus on structures - from soil, through coconut, to the most important - the structure of leaves. Students will learn how to give leaves a shiny finish, and those interested will also learn tricks for deliberately emphasizing imperfections that add realism to the work, such as adding dying parts of the leaf.

Tools to bring: Magnifying glass if you need it and extra light – battery operated would be the best. Your own small scissors and tweezers are welcome but not necessary. It’s worth taking a box to protect your finished work. All other tools and supplies are provided.

Skill Level: All levels

Max. Students: 12

IGMA Members $120 / Non-Members $130

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Wybranowska

Blackberries and Raspberries
Instructor: Anna Wybranowska

Friday, September 20, 6:00 – 9:00pm

If you thought that these little berries were something you couldn't make yourself, I will prove you otherwise! They are small (1 inch scale) but very fun to work with as long as you know the techniques to make them. During these classes you will learn two completely different ways of approaching the presented fruit.

Tools to bring: Magnifying glass if you need it and extra light – battery operated would be the best. Your own small scissors and tweezers are welcome but not necessary. It’s worth taking a box to protect your finished work. All other tools and supplies are provided.

Skill Level: All levels

Max. Students: 12

IGMA Members $120 / Non-Members $130

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