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POLYMER CLAY WORKSHOPS
Complex Face Canes
    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
Canvas
    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
    materials supplied.
    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
    instructor.
Spindle Dolls
Amazing Make ‘n’
Takes  
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
    supplied.
POLYMER CLAY & Mixed Media
Earrings by Design
    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.
Mixed Media
Connections
Diva Dolls
    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.
POLYMER CLAY MOKUME GANE
Intentional Mokume
    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
    $20 value).

    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.

2013 Class Descriptions for Polymer Clay Techniques
New for 2013! – classes include bonus supplies tailored to each instruction. Barbara offers both private
and group lessons (increased rates apply to private classes).  Class includes written instructions. Please
contact Barbara for special rates if you are hosting a class at your location. Samples and additional images
for press will be sent as dates are booked. Thank you for your interest!

Please contact Barbara to register.
By email:  
barbara@barbaramcguire.com
By phone:  678-654-7055
Build a Bird! – 3 hrs. $45 Learn the impact a little form can create making this puffed up bird sing! Class
fee includes 5x7 stamp. Work is one sided and can be worn as pendant, brooch, bead component.
Class creates bird only (not complete necklace) Students must supply pasta machine, clay, 400 & 600
grit wet sandpaper, small dish for sanding, stiff bristle brush for antiquing, soft rag.
Fanciful Filigree – 3 hrs. $45 Create a double sided starburst of color that focuses on defining effective
contrast. Includes pre-made canes and filigree. Work is double sided and can be worn as pendant or
bead component.
Master molds – 3 hrs. $45 Great opportunity to create mold castings from Barbara’s extensive
collection of textured findings, artifacts and doll faces. Antiquing, sanding and buffing bring out the
relief in molded components. Students must supply mold compound, translucent, ecru and white clay,
400 & 600 grit wet sandpaper, small dish for sanding, stiff bristle brush for antiquing, soft rag.
Beginning Color Blending – 3 hrs $45 A full class devoted just to color, featuring the Barbara Blend, an
interpretive way to use the Skinner blend in creating hue and value in the same blend. Instructor will
illustrate transforming blends to beads with simple spiraling. Students must supply clay and pasta
machine.
Beginning Graphic canes – 4 hrs $55* *Bonus – small face cane for embellishing a finished pendant.
Choosing color, rolling, stacking and stretching, this basic beginner’ s class is the foundation to beads
and decorative surface design. Students must supply clay and pasta machine. Recommend - Beginning
Color before taking this class.
Beginning Floral canes - 4 hrs $55* *Bonus – small leaf cane and face cane slice for embellishing a
finished pendant. Choosing color, rolling, stacking and stretching, this basic beginner’s class is the
foundation to floral beads and decorative surface design. Students must supply clay and pasta
machine. Recommend - Beginning Color before taking this class.
Beginning leaf canes - 3 hrs $45* *Bonus – small floral cane for embellishing a finished pendant. Choosing
color, rolling, stacking and stretching, this basic beginner’s class is the foundation to leaves and
decorative surface design. Students must supply clay and pasta machine. Recommend - Beginning Color
before taking this class.