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10:00 am
Cdn $45.00

Nature’s Mood: Bead Embroidered Pendant

February 3 @ 10:00 am - 2:30 pm
Instructor: Anne Marie Desaulniers

Course outline: Create a miniature bead embroidered seascape, and then surround it, with the metal bezel of your choice. Utilize natural materials, seed beads and intuitive bead embroidery stitches, to create a totally unique pendant. We will be working intuitively, so no drawing or sketching ability required! Note: a kit is required; see details below. Skill level: Beginner to Intermediate Prerequisite: Students must be comfortable working with a needle, thread, very tiny beads, and in a small format. Technique: Bead embroidering a pendant to fill a commercial bezel Bring to class: Sharp scissors, pen/pencil, magnification and task lighting, if required. …

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11:00 am
Cdn $170.00

Hollow Forms in Metal Clay (2 days)

February 3 @ 11:00 am - February 4 @ 5:00 pm
Instructor: Liz Reynolds

Course outline: The strongest form in nature is the sphere and in this workshop you'll learn why, and how to make non-sphere forms just as strong. You'll learn how to construct an internal architecture that prevents hollow shapes from sagging. Included are two variations on constructing regular hollow forms (squares, rectangles, circles) as well as using irregular shapes, such as stones, to create asymmetrical hollow forms. In this class we will use either Hadar's Clay or Prometheus clay. Prometheus Clay is ready to use straight out of the package. Hadar's Clay is in powder form and a mixing tutorial is …

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  • Some classes have associated kit fees, please check class details to see where applicable. Some kit fees are payable to the store, some to the instructor and may be cash only in that case.
  • For some studio classes, those using fire-breathing torches and fast spinny things a waiver must be signed acknowledging you have experience or training in their use, and we will ensure you have training to work safely!
  • Some classes have age requirements. Students MUST be mature and responsible to work safely to be allowed to take some of our lampworking, soldering, fusing, and some metalsmithing classes.

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