Guild Show Classes

September 18-20, 2019   |   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.

3-Day Class | Wed-Fri 2-Day Classes | Wed-Thurs 1 1/21 1/2-Day Class | Thurs-Fri
Thursday Classes Friday Classes
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3-Day Class | Wednesday to Friday | September 18-20

Let’s Have Some Tea, Shall We?
Instructor: Jeanne Rullie, IGMA Artisan Member
8:00AM – 6:00pm

Students will create a 1:12 scale woman in a seated position. Starting with the instructor’s basic mold for the head and torso, students will learn sculpting techniques for a tea party character doll. Hands will be free sculpted with fingernails, veins and knuckles. The instructor will sculpt in advance legs for each student’s doll, on which students will apply shoes using colored clays. All doll parts will be wired for assembly and painted with Genesis paints. Optional patterns for costuming will be provided. Students can then choose a different time period other than the prototype doll.

It is likely that the project will be completed in class. The instructor’s favorite sculpting tool will be available to borrow and all fabrics and supplies necessary to make a complete doll will be available. Students should bring a 1:12 scale tea cup or tea pot and any hats, jewels or accessories they would like to complete their doll plus small scissors, magnification and lighting.

Skill Level: Beginner
Class Limit: 10
Class Fee: $585.00 for Guild members/$595.00 for non-members
Last date to register for this class: August 17, 2019

2-Day Classes | Wednesday to Thursday | September 18-19

George III Chinese Mounted Cabinet on Stand
Instructor: Geoffrey Wonnacott, IGMA Fellow Member
8:30am – 5:30pm

This project is based on the original George III English mahogany cabinet on stand, which had carved soapstone mounts on each panel depicting oriental characters of the Chinese Chien Lung Dynasty. There is one central paneled door enclosing a shaped shelf and surrounded by nine banded burr veneered drawers. It is standing on a shaped apron and square tapered legs terminating in spade feet. The overall measurement is 4" tall by 2" wide.

Starting with a prepared cutting list of timbers and veneer, the cabinet will be constructed, the top moulding mitered, the door hinged, the drawers made and veneered, the small mounts applied and fine detail painted.

Completion is likely in class, however, a detailed booklet is provided to complete the piece at home. All tools and supplies will be provided by the instructor. Students may feel free to bring their own small tools. Magnification and lighting are recommended.

Skill Level: Beginner – Advanced
Class Limit: 12
Class Fee: $340.00 for Guild members/$350.00 non-members
Last date to register for this class: Day of class

1 1/2-Day Class | Thursday to Friday | September 19-20

1:144 Scale Workroom for a Dollhouse Maker
Instructor: Fran Sussman, IGMA Artisan Member
Thursday: 8:00am – 5:00pm
Friday: 8:00am – 12:00pm

Enter this 1:144 scale basement workroom where the miniaturist has just stepped away from a dollhouse in progress. Students will work with a variety of materials, including foamed PVC, laser board, laser-cut kits, very thin wood, 3D printed power tools, card stock and styrene. Students will also work with photo-etched brass parts, including some hard-to-find miniature hand tools for the workroom. The interior will be fully fitted with a resin-cast workbench designed by the instructor, storage, power and hand tools, painting supplies and other 1:144 scale scratch building materials, and of course, a few finished and in progress dollhouses. Aging and weathering techniques will be used to enhance the realism of each room. The instructor will complete some cutting, painting and other preparations in advance in order for student to finish the project in the allotted time. Approximate finished size is 1.5" W x 1" D.

Materials needed: Craft knife with 5 sharp #11 blades, fine tweezers, a small assembly jig, a set of needle files and several small flat and round brushes of different sizes (including a very small detail brush 8/0 or smaller). If available, it is suggested to include small bar clamps or weights. Good magnification and lighting appropriate to the scale are recommended.

Skill Level: Beginner – Advanced
Class Limit: 8
Class Fee: $240.00 for Guild members/$250.00 non-members
Last date to register for this class: September 18, 2019

Thursday Classes | September 19

Fancy Ottoman
Instructor: Marcia McClain, IGMA Artisan Member
8:00am – 12:00pm

The instructor invites students to join her in decorating an ottoman (fancy or simple) to complement a miniature interior. A selection of beautiful silks from which to choose will be available as well as a wide range of trims to complete the project. It is likely that the project will be completed during class time. Materials needed: sharp fabric scissors, lighting and magnification.

Skill Level: Beginner
Class Limit: 10
Class Fee: $115.00 for Guild members/$125.00 non-members
Last date to register for this class: September 18, 2019

Haberdashery Drawer
Instructor: Mariella Vitale, IGMA Fellow Member
8:00am – 12:00pm

Join this instructor in converting a typographic drawer into a haberdashery container. Students will build and paint the drawer before filling with all the accessories: thread floss, DMC thread box, needle cases, button cards and measuring tape.

It is likely that this project will be completed in the allotted time. The instructor will furnish all materials. Supplies needed: scissors, lighting and magnification.

Skill Level: Beginner – Advanced
Class Limit: 10
Class Fee: $85.00 for IGMA members/$95.00 non-members
Last date to register for this class: September 5, 2019

Making Divided Glass Panes on Cabinet Doors
Instructor: Mark Murphy, IGMA Fellow Member
8:00am – 5:00pm

This class will involve making the beading and rim pieces for divided glass panes on a small wall cupboard, provided by the instructor. After the beading material is made, students will miter and assemble the pieces to the desired pattern of their choice. The instructor will provide three different patterns from which to choose or students can design their own pattern. This process can be used on any future projects that require this technique. After the bead work is complete, students will set the hinges and install the glass. There will be time to discuss finishing techniques to be completed at home.

It is likely that the project will be completed in the allotted time. All materials will be furnished by the instructor. Supplies needed: craft knife and #11 blades. Magnification and lighting are recommended.

Skill Level: Beginner – Intermediate
Class Limit: 10
Class Fee: $165.00 for IGMA members/$175.00 non-members
Last date to register for this class: September 1, 2019

Travel Desk (18th Century Laptop!)
Instructor: Bill Studebaker, IGMA Artisan Member
8:00AM – 5:00PM

This folding desk was a necessity for travelers in past centuries. When opened it provided a sloped and cushioned writing surface. Closed it provided safe storage for correspondence and necessary tools. Built from antique walnut, students will assemble the hinged case, then cross band and install the leather writing surface and pencil box. Ink bottles will be provided by the instructor. However, students are requested to bring their own quill!

It is likely that the project will be completed in class. Supplies needed: craft knife, cutting mat, tweezers and 6" steel ruler. Lighting and magnification are recommended.

Skill Level: Beginner – Intermediate
Class Limit: 10
Class Fee: $145.00 for IGMA members/$155.00 non-members
Last date to register for this class: September 1, 2019

Shabby Chic Arrangement w/Birdhouse and Hydrangeas
Instructor: Cristina Lissiotto
1:00PM – 5:00PM

In this class students will create a lovely birdhouse using various techniques of pictorial decoration. The instructor will share with students her technique of making hydrangea flowers with shaded and punched paper.

It is likely that the project will be completed in class. The instructor will supply all needed materials. Supplies needed: craft knife. Lighting and magnification are recommended.

Skill Level: Beginner
Class Limit: 10
Class Fee: $85.00 for IGMA members/$95.00 non-members
Last date to register for this class: September 5, 2019

Leather Bound Hidden Potion Book
Instructor: Deb Mackie, IGMA Artisan Member
1:00pm – 5:00pm

Love Potion? Poison? Elixir? Students will create a 1:12 scale leather bound book with a cut-out center to hide a tiny glass bottle and its mysterious contents. Students may choose from several colors of leather and endpaper. Tool the leather with sample designs or explore the instructor’s extensive leather stamp collection for creating their own design. Each book may be embellished with a choice of several metal accents. Students may add a jump ring and chain to the binding to make it into a pendant. 

All materials will be furnished by the instructor. Personal magnification and lighting are recommended. It is likely that the project will be completed in class.

Skill Level: Beginner - Advanced
Class Limit: 10
Class Fee: $90.00 for IGMA members/$100.00 non-members
Last date to register for this class: Day of class

Winter Landscape in a Tree Shaped Shelf
Instructor: Loredana Tonetti, IGMA Artisan member
1:00pm – 5:00pm

In this class, students will create a special winter landscape, with snowmen and birdhouses, using cold porcelain. The instructor will guide students in making all the elements to fill a shelf unit shaped like a Christmas tree.

It is likely that the project will be completed during class time. Supplies needed: scissors, craft knife and several brushes. Lighting and magnification are recommended. 

Skill Level: Beginner – Advanced
Class Limit: 10
Class Fee: $85.00 for IGMA members/$95.00 non-members
Last date to register for this class: September 5, 2019

George III Tea Caddy
Instructor: Geoffrey Wonnacott, IGMA Fellow Member
6:30pm – 10:00pm

Tea was an expensive commodity in 1773 (with or without tax), precious enough to be safely stored and displayed in small decorative lidded boxes and caddies, commonly with locks. This fine example with marquetry oval and contrasting veneers, is typical of the period. A small elegant box standing just 3/4" high.

Students will begin with a prepared cutting list of timber and veneers. The box will be assembled and veneered, a single oval inlay will be made (a second oval inlay is optional), and set into the front of the box. The outer lid will be hinged into place and the inner lid fitted. Brass hardware and a final finish will be applied.

Completion is likely in class, however, a detailed booklet is provided to complete the piece at home, if necessary. All tools and supplies will be provided by the instructor. Students are welcome to being their own small personal tools. Magnification and lighting are recommended.

Skill Level: Beginner – Advanced
Class Limit: 12
Class Fee: $60.00 for IGMA members/$70.00 non-members of class
Last date to register for this class: Day of class

Friday Classes | September 20

Folk Art Wind Vanes
Instructor: Pam and Pete Boorum, IGMA Artisan Members
8:00am – 12:00pm

What was once attached to the roof of a barn or public building is now a decorative accent in a home! Students will use a jewelers saw to cut the shapes in brass, progressing from the simplest to the most complex. Students will travel long, sweeping curves, and intricate detail inside and outside cuts. After the cutting is complete, a patina will be applied for aging. The wooden stands will be provided.

It is likely that the project will be completed in class. The instructor will supply all tools and materials needed. Magnification and lighting are recommended.

Skill Level: Beginner – Intermediate
Class Limit: 10
Class Fee: $75.00 for IGMA members/$85.00 non-members
Last date to register for this class: Day of class

Sea Chest
Instructor: Bill Studebaker, IGMA Artisan Member
8:00AM – 12:00PM

In the days of sail, a sea chest usually accompanied a sailor on his voyages. Providing the only personal space available, it held his clothing as well as writing materials or craft items he may enjoy. Starting as a plain box, these chests received embellishments and decorations through time. Students will build, paint and distress a chest with a hinged lid and inner tray.

It is likely that the project will be completed in class. All supplies will be furnished by the instructor. Lighting and magnification are recommended.

Skill Level: Beginner
Class Limit: 10
Class Fee: $80.00 for IGMA members/$90.00 non-members
Last date to register for this class: September 1, 2019

Blue Bird
Instructor: Beth Freeman-Kane
8:00am – 5:00pm

Students will create a box framed composition featuring a blue bird on a branch with cherry blossoms. The cast bird and framing kit will be provided by the instructor. Acrylic painting techniques will be taught to bring the scene to life. It is likely that the project will be completed in class. 

Supplies needed: fine scissors, tweezers, craft knife and stylus. Lighting and magnification are recommended.

Skill Level: Beginner – Advanced
Class Limit: 10
Class Fee: $220.00 for IGMA members/$230.00 non-members
Last date to register for this class: September 1, 2019

Gourmet Gift Basket
Instructor: Jeanie Anderson, IGMA Artisan Member
9:00am – 5:00pm

In this class, students will be exploring a variety of techniques for shaping and enhancing polymer clay treats to fill an elegant gift basket. Students will be working with molds and liquid clay as well as chalk pastel and other embellishments.

The instructor will supply all tools and materials. It is likely that the project will be completed in class. Lighting and magnification (battery-powered preferred) are recommended.

Skill Level: Beginner – Advanced
Class Limit: 10
Class Fee: $135.00 for IGMA members/$145.00 non- members
Last date to register for this class: September 20, 2019

She Shed in 1:12 Scale
Pierluigi Pirovano, IGMA Artisan Member
9:00AM – 5:00PM

The She Shed could be a greenhouse, the studio of a painter, a place to relax and read a book, or to drink a cup of tea with friends. All wooden parts are laser cut and the windows assembled. Students will build the structure with PVA glue and paint with acrylic colors. The instructor will also illustrate weathering the structure and the floor with acrylic colors and washes. The base dimensions are 10.9"W, 12.1"D, 9.4"H.

Supplies Needed: PVA glue (fast drying) or aliphatic glue, brushes of different sizes, at least three acrylic colors (for structure, roof, and floor) and a medium grit sandpaper. Lighting and magnification are recommended. It is likely that this project will be completed in class.

Skill Level: Beginner
Class Limit: 8
Class Fee: $255.00 for IGMA members/$265.00 non-members
Last date to register for this class: August 25, 2019

 

French Marquetry Pedestal/Stand
Instructor: Geoffrey Wonnacott, IGMA Fellow Member
9:00AM – 6:00PM

A later example of French style, this substantial pedestal would typically serve as a solid base for a clock, a bronze sculpture or a floral arrangement. It features a molded top tapering down to the base, and a marquetry burr-veneered panel with brass detail, standing 4" high.

Each student will start with a cutting list of prepared timber and burr veneer. The paneled front will be veneered and the rails shaped. Mouldings will be mitered to form the top and base. A shaped plinth will be made and the burr top fitted. Brass ornaments and strip will be mitered and applied before final finishing.

Completion is likely in class, however, a detailed booklet is provided to complete the piece at home, if necessary. All tools and supplies will be provided. Students may feel free to bring their own personal small tools. Lighting and magnification are recommended.

Skill Level: Beginner – Advanced
Class Limit: 12
Class Fee: $165.00 for IGMA members/$175.00 non-members
Last date to register for this class: Day of Class

Adopt A Cat
Instructor: Sue Veeder, IGMA Fellow Member
1:00PM – 4:00PM

The instructor will furnish a hand sculpted (super sculpey) cat with whiskers, in a variety of poses. Students will paint with Gesso and acrylic paints and will add details that will bring their new little pet to life. Students may pick their own colors or copy one they already know and love.

It is likely that the project will be completed in class. Materials and a take home box will be provided by the instructor. Supplies needed: magnification and lighting.

Skill Level: Beginner – Intermediate
Class Limit: 6
Class Fee: $135.00 for IGMA members/$145.00 non-members
Last date to register for this class: September 1, 2019

Tiny Doll & Accessories in a Suitcase
Instructor: Daniela Kiefhaber, IGMA Artisan Member
1:00PM – 6:00PM

Students will assemble a suitcase with faux leather and a paper inlay. The instructor will furnish a hand crafted and painted porcelain doll for students to dress and create as many accessories as they wish. To complete the project, students will arrange the doll and accessories in the suitcase.

It is likely that the project will be completed in the allotted time. All materials will be furnished by the instructor. Supplies needed: scissors, lighting and magnification.

Skill Level: Beginner – Advanced
Class Limit: 6
Class Fee: $165.00 for IGMA members/$175.00 non-members
Last date to register for this class: September 1, 2019

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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.