Dates: July 29-30, 2017
Class Times: Sat 9am-5pm; Sun 9am-2:30pm
Instructor: Christine Damm
Open Studio: Sat 7-9pm
Rev up your wardrobe with jewelry made by using a simple surface coloring technique with polymer clay, a heat-cured modeling material. Crafting elements for journaling and mixed-media uses or covering tiles, picture frames or other home decorating projects are just a few of this technique’s many uses. Beginning to advanced students from any discipline-- mixed media, journaling, painting or jewelry arts--can benefit from this class. Just bring your curiosity and a well-developed artist's or crafting skill-set. On Day 1, we’ll use the instructor’s extensive collection of pastels, paints and colorants to make sheets of colorful veneer. We’ll also cover how to make your own texture molds using 2-part mold putty. Day 2 is devoted to creating jewelry shapes for earrings or pendants and other forms with these layers. Coaching with color choices will be provided and you’ll come away with the confidence and skills to tackle projects on your own. Kit: $20 payable to instructor.
Material Cost: $20
About the Instructor:
Christine studied art at New York University and The School for American Craftsmen at R.I.T. She was Featured Designer in Belle Armoire Jewelry Magazine - Fall 2011 and was one of 12 artists showcased in Polymer Clay: Global Perspectives by Cynthia Tinapple, whose website Polymer Clay Daily frequently features her work. She has been teaching polymer clay classes at art retreats since 2011 and gives workshops at her home in Braintree, VT.