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Term 1 Classes 2011

Welcome back! 2011 is shaping up to be another year full of creative clay fun!

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SILVER METAL CLAY   class information


     

PMC BASICS

This is my most popular class and the one to take if you've been wanting to give precious
metal clay a try!  In this class we either make a textured rolled bail pendant or you
have the choice of using the Makin's Creative System to design your own
piece. We focus on hand finishing techniques, fire the pieces in class using a
torch and you recieve comprehensive written notes for your reference
if you are game to give PMC a try at home! 
You will complete your piece in this class.


 

MACEDON
***Please note that on days of Total Fire Ban the Macedon Studio is closed***
Classes will be held at a New Gisborne venue or rescheduled depending on the severity of conditions
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Sunday 13 March
Thursday 24 March
Sunday 10 April
Thursday 28 April

10am – 2pm
Bookings and enquiries

   
 
WHITTLESEA

Whittlesea Community House
Sunday April 3, 10am - 2pm
$80 per person plus materials (10g PMC3 $30, 16.9g PMC3 $50).

Bookings and enquiries here

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Other PMC Classes:

PMC - Necklace Set 

CANBERRA – Studio of Lex Sorrentino 

End clasps, bail and pendant set.  The pendant is free choice, or you may use a mould of one of my original sculptures.

Sunday 20 March 10am until 4.30pm.

CCIP Artisans or Instructors: $145

Non CCIP members: $165

All materials are included in the cost, please see Lex Sorrentino's website for bookings and more information..
 

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HEALESVILLE - The Whimsical Bead.
PMC Rings


             

Some basic PMC experience is required for this class.

Sunday 27 March
9.30 - 4.30
$130 includes materials


Full details are available at this link, or book here

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BASE METAL CLAYS class information


MACEDON
***Please note that on days of Total Fire Ban the Macedon Studio is closed***
Classes will be held at a New Gisborne venue or rescheduled depending on the severity of conditions
.

COPPRclay or BRONZclay


 
Using the original base metal clays, we utilize the Makin's Creative System to fabricate your
own piece of Art Jewellery.  We spend the day designing and refining your pieces, which are then
fired in the studio kiln.  As the firing process takes some time, you can either elect to have the pieces tumbled
and posted out to you, or return at a convenient time and spend an hour finishing them yourself.   

Tuesday 22 February
Thursday 10 March
Tuesday 5 April
9.30am – 3.30pm

Contact me

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HEALESVILLE - The Whimsical Bead.

COPPRclay

Sunday 27 February.
XPLORing COPPRclay – an excellent class for beginners and more experienced people alike, you are
given the choice of a project, or free choice.  You may choose to use the new embeddable
findings as illustrated in the graphic below, or utilise traditional techniques to create your own bail.
We will spend the day using 100g of clay each, the pieces will be fired, tumbled and posted to you
during the following week.

Full details at this link.

   


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Additionally:




Contemporary Clay Instructors Program - By appointment.
More details


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Tuesday and Thursday drop-in classes are back for this term.

 


If you have a project you wish to do but don't have the tools or the space at home the Studio
will be open from 10am until 3pm on most Tuesdays and Thursdays. 
The classes are $25 per session, plus materials.
Bookings are essential, as these sessions have to fit around other classes. 
You may choose to work in polymer clay, Makin's clay or if you have completed a 
Basics PMC or Exploring Metal Clay class you may work on your own project. 
Initial interest shown has been for beginning with sculpting, contact me for more information.


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Chainmaille

****NEW 2011****

            
   Beginners Class Project One Kit                                                               Variation

This year my sister, Margaret Blyth, is sharing my Macedon studio space and teaching Chain Maille classes.
Margaret is available by appointment. Please see below.
 

Beginners Class, Project Two

 A 3 Hour Class including materials is $40, or a
Term Enrolment
for 5 classes within 10 weeks is $175, including materials.

The supplied kits are in bright aluminium,  as pictured.  You may upgrade the kits to copper, jewellers brass or
stirling silver for an additional cost, please state your preference when
booking
and we'll advise you of the price before confirming your order.

Classes are held once a fortnight, you have the option of Tuesday mornings or Saturday mornings.  
While the classes mainly focus on bracelets, additional supplies can be purchased on
the day if you wish to continue the weave to necklace length. 
Class notes, morning tea and coffee are supplied.

Tuesdays: 9.30am - 12.30pm - Saturdays: 10am - 1pm.  
  Beginners class, two projects as illustrated
 
Ongoing techniques, Double Vision Bracelet 
   Ongoing techniques, Jens Pind Linkage Bracelet
  Ongoing techniques, Full Persian Bracelet
 
Ongoing techniques, Japanese 12 in 2 Bracelet.
 
 
Bookings and enquiries here.

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www.contemporarycraftretreat.com.au 

Workshops in PMC Pro, Paverpol, Polymer clay, COPPRclay, PMC+ paper, Makin's airdry,
photopolymer plates, Kumihimo braiding and more!

BOOKINGS OPEN NOW - Limited vacancies!

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Polymer Clay Classes in Camberwell
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with Dani Rapinett of The Whimsical Bead.
If you have ever wanted to learn the ins and outs of polymer clay, then you may be interested
in the workshops that Dani has devised for Opendrawer in Camberwell. 
Dani is an exceptionally talented and motivated young lady, if
you would like to know more look out for her polymer cuff tutorial and profile
in the current issue of Australian Beading (issue 4.6).
Day classes Opendrawer - Information Link
Evening classes Opendrawer - Information Link
Dani - The Whimsical Bead

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News from The Gallery

The Gallery Mt Macedon celebrates 5th birthday
Please join us to help celebrate on Saturday February 19 at 1.30pm.
Also enjoy the opening of our current exhibition of paintings and sculptures by the Independent Artists.
 



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