4 Day Class
In this class you’ll use techniques developed by Celie to make a group of unique charms in PMC, with some other materials mixed in (polymer, wood, beads and other metals). The techniques we’ll use; two sided texturing, carving, sculpting, applique, working with PMC Paper, and leatherhard construction will be specific enough to guide you in making the charms pictured but general enough to encourage you to express your individuality.
The charms are (from left to right): Carved leaf, re-oriented dimensional charm, PMC Paper cut-out charms, bound twig charm, carved snail, cylinder with torn and painted tear away paper and beads, hollow form beads, heat patina-ed copper and natural edge charm, PMC Paper cut-out riveted over mica, riveted frame charm, little cone with balled up wire inside, PMC Paper name tag and a carved toggle clasp.
You can try to make all of these or lavish time on your favorite designs.
Regarding the Chain: The charms are on a bracelet chain made of 16 gauge jump rings (approximately 90 of them). I will offer these to you as a kit (with instructions) for purchase once you've registered for the class.
The cost of sterling is fluctuating but I will have the cost figured out by May.
You may also buy and use a cheaper alternative (smaller gauge jump rings).
The class cost is $495.
The Material Fee is $95.
The material fee includes: Celie’s tear away (for you to use for texturing clay) polymer clay to carve, misc polymer and paper for projects, gold leaf, tools and supplies specific to the projects, liquid polymer, acrylic, sanding and finishing supplies, fine silver wire, Argentium wire, Sterling chain, brass and copper wire and sheet, use of various other supplies and consumables, Celie's demo materials (PMC, polymer, precious metals) and handouts.
Each student will be given a couple of sheets of Teflon paper, and water and oil for working with PMC.
I suggest you budget 3-4 packages, at least, either PMC+ or PMC3 (28 or 25 gram packages or equivalent in larger packs) but this class is highly individualized: some people will use less, some more.
A few tools and supplies will be available to purchase during the class. Basic supplies such as: rolling tools, pin tools, decks of cards, blades, palette knives, slip container, Teflon sheets, top quality water color brushes, as well as templates, carvers, Nesting Tube Sets and more.
A list of local lodging choices will be sent upon registration.
A material list will be sent in June.
This class will be capped at 9 people.
TO REGISTER: E-mail me first to make sure there is a spot in the class. (If you've already emailed me, your spot is secure) Then send a check for $590 by May 15th. This is non-refundable, unless a replacement can be found, in which case you would receive the tuition minus a $50 registration fee. Please email me if you’d like to divide the tuition into two payments.