Julie Haymaker was here last year and we had sooooo much fun. Seriously, tons of fun! Julie is the brains behind the Shrinket molds. We get to draw and color on plastic sheets, heat them with a heat gun and voilá they shrink into the prettiest little forms thanks to the magic of the molds! The best part of all is we finish or almost finish our projects in class! Yay us!
Child’s Play – August 10, 10:30-5:30 pm
Don’t you just love this necklace? All the bright happy colors.
Create unique handmade beads using shrink plastic and Shrinkets bead-making molds. The beads will be colored using colored pencils. Several of the shrink plastic beads will be hand drilled to create interesting forms for multi-bead strands and hand-formed shrink plastic will create bead cages. All components will be strung together using colorful glass beads to create even more patterns. A unique double-sided shrink plastic pendant will be the main focal point.
The Grateful Bee – August 10, 6-9 pm
Starting with shrink plastic we well draw our bee onto the sanded side. Using shading and contour lines our bee will come to life. A separate gold crown will be added . The bee will be shrunk and then mounted on cut out 24 gauge sheet metal that is distress by hammering and adding stamped marks to the surface. The metal is then oxidized using a patina solution and the bed is mounted onto the metal she floats a bit above the surface, She is then strung on a leather cord.
The Wheelers – August 11, 10:30-5:30 pm
Using paper clay we will form simple geometric shapes that work as the base bodies, heads and hats for our critter These will then painted using layers of colors and glitters. Next we will design the critters adding stick and wheels for necks and legs. Fun embellishments are than added using wrapped wire, creating paper wings. Adding jewelry findings and tore small “doo dads” such as buttons, ribbons, game parts, feathers, beads, paper wings etc. Critters are small average size 3 “x 5 “(with wire). Student may want to bring an small fun tiny objects o add to their critter
Full details are on the website. Click here for more details. I hope you can join us.