Faces – the most challenging cane of all! But an investment
you will have for years to come. This class helps to
understand shape, proportion, and coloring to create a
life-like image with personality. Individual component
canes includes eyes, nose, lips, brow and optional cheeks
(as time permits). Also includes a demo of how to adjust
and embellish a finished face cane for use in work.
Prerequisite! – this is an advanced class. Students should
have complete knowledge of a Skinner Blend and previous
cane building and reduction experience.
FEE: Face Canes - Two days (12 hrs) $190.
Materials needed 1 ¼ lb translucent clay, black, white,
brown, ecru, eye color and pearl clay, work surface,
blade, pasta machine, acrylic roller with handle. All other
materials and tools supplied.
|Angel Portraits on |
Paint with clay! This appliquéd array of stamped, molded,
shaded and textured shapes incorporates use of all the
elements and principles of design. You’ll have your choice
of an angel sweet caned face or an ivory cast beauty.
Class instructions are equipped with several patterns or
learn the design dynamics to create your own!
FEE: 6 hrs $120 Class fee includes an 8x10 set of angel arms
(a $20 value).
Materials needed: White and pearl clay, Liquid Sculpey,
8x10 or 9x12 canvas (no staples on sides), work surface,
blade, pasta machine, roller small mixing cup and palette
knife. Please bring a heat gun if you have one. All other
Art meets Doll in this feminine reflection of stories wrapped
up in time. The winged doll tells a personal journey through
a poem scribed on the wound spindle. Polymer is the
ultimate building block as the body and face take form in
your hands. A wondrous mixed media expression.
FEE: 6 hrs. $120 Includes spindle and a 5x7 impression stamp
for texturing wings (a $20 value).
Materials needed: Polymer clay white & translucent, work
surface (preferably tile), flexible polymer blade, pasta
machine and acrylic roller with handle, stiff bristle brush for
antiquing, soft rag. Students are welcome to bring clay
surface designs, canes or found objects to include in the
assemblage. All additional materials supplied by the
|Amazing Make ‘n’ |
Choose from Sassy
Suspended Pendant or
Big Bent Bracelet.
Make your own version of Barbara’s most popular designs –
without the intensive labor of canes! The first step is
creating a wonderful focal with premade everything –
shaded color, graphic or floral canes and a sassy face. You’
ll learn how to crop, select and place the elements for
effective balance and focus. Special attention stressed in
determining form and shape while accommodating the
mechanical functions of the design.
FEE: 5 hrs. $85 Class fee includes clay, canes, a finishing kit
of beads and cords (a $25 value).
Class includes assembling the completed necklace or
bracelet so you’ll be wearing your work home! Materials
needed: Polymer clay - black, work surface (preferably
tile), flexible polymer blade, pasta machine and acrylic
roller with handle. Chain nose pliers required for
assembling necklace. All other materials and tools
|POLYMER CLAY & Mixed Media|
Big, bold and modern, these earrings are show stoppers!
The better news is that options for highlights are
essentially scrap from your ‘surface design’ table. You will
learn the secrets of creating a few key caned elements,
and how to balance a design with texture. The earrings
are completed with embellished spiral ear wires integrated
into the design.
FEE: 5 hrs $85 Class fee includes a 3x5 texture stamp
(combined with supplies, a $20 value).
Materials needed: black, white and translucent clay, work
surface, flexible polymer blade, pasta machine, and roller.
Students should bring or arrange to borrow wire tools
including a flush cutter, round nose and chain nose pliers.
All other materials including bead accents and Sterling
wire are supplied for two pairs of earrings. Gold filled wire
also available at a surcharge.
Metals are all the rage! Hammer , pound, pierce and lash
components together to compliment your polymer pieces.
This class focuses on the techniques of cold connecting
the metal components. Design emphasis is on creating
shapes integrated with contrasting elements.
FEE: 5 hrs $85 Class fee includes premade polymer shapes
(combined with supplies, a $20 value).
Materials needed: Ball pein hammer, steel block, piercing
placement tool, two hole punch. Students should bring or
arrange to borrow wire tools including a flush cutter, round
nose and chain nose pliers. Metals and sterling wire are
supplied for two pairs of earrings. Gold filled wire also
available at a surcharge.
Create as many Divas as you wish with this popular
expression of a female form. The class focuses on making
the doll, but finished work can be worn as a pendant, pin,
or captured in a frame. Working in translucent clays, this
technique invites inclusions. A crash course on molds is
also included as you enjoy Barbara’s collection of faces,
textures and script.
FEE: $4 hrs $65 Class fee includes templates, and a 3x5
impression stamp for texturing (a $16 value).
Materials needed: Polymer clay – 2 blocks translucent, work
surface (preferably tile), flexible polymer blade, craft knife,
pasta machine and acrylic roller with handle, bone folder,
stiff bristle brush for antiquing, soft rag, 400 & 600 grit wet
sandpaper, small dish for sanding. All additional materials
supplied by the instructor.
Develop Barbara’s favorite Brand of Mokume Gane one
step further with design by intention. Since random
mokume slices have a delightful element of surprise, just
imagine what you can do with an intentional element
added just where you want it – even after the slicing! This
class also explores the use of an alternative to real gold
leaf while still creating luminous, iridescent and metallic
layers. New design applications for 2012.
FEE:5 hrs. $85 Class fee includes 5x7 stamp set (a
Supplies needed: black, white and translucent clay,
work surface, flexible and stiff polymer blades,
pasta machine, roller, small dish for sanding and
soft rag. All other materials supplied.