New York Polymer Clay Guild
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||Spend quality class time with Polymer Master Artisans. Classes
start at 10am, however, classrooms open 1 hour earlier-use this
time to set up or visit. Be sure to read the Materials List for each class to know
what supplies you need to bring to class.
Please note that the selling of members merchandise at any Guild event is prohibited unless the member has written permission from the instructor and the Board members prior to the event. The member is required to to give the Guild 10% of all proceeds from merchandise sold. The selling of merchandise by non-Guild members is prohibited at any of our Guild events.
Please note our payment policy for workshops at NYPCG are as follows. These costs are per person, per day, unless otherwise indicated:
Workshops fees are refundable less a $50.00 administrative fee.
|Payments made up to approx. 4 weeks prior to workshop date
||$100 per day
||$120 per day
|Payments made after 4 weeks prior to workshop, up through the Guild meeting preceeding workshop
||$110 per day
||$130 per day
|Walk-ins (after the meeting, if space is available)
||$120 per day
||$140 per day
Please send all payments to Valerie Hall
109-63 202nd Street
St. Albans, NY 11412
You can find the printable application for all workshops and Clay Days here. (Microsoft Word .doc file)
Checks should be made out to NYPCG.
Address your mail to "Valerie Hall", as different mailmen may not recognize "NYPCG" immediately and may return some mail.
If you have questions about payments, please e-mail valerie at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
||Apr 5-6, 2014
||Museum in a Box & The Unfolding Pyramid
Museum in a Box
That moment of opening a box and discovering the secret treasures that lie inside will inspire this class. You will construct a polymer clay box that houses a miniature museum complete with artifacts and text. The "museum" can be one of personal imagery, re-creations of artifacts from an actual culture, or from a culture that exists in your imagination! The artifacts can be created out of polymer clay as we explore several techniques. You can also add your personal treasures collected on your travels through life. Miniature book structures will hold the text for your museum in a box. Come delight in and create a world in miniature from your imagination.
The Unfolding Pyramid
Explore the mysteries of ancient civilizations. Peek through windows, unlock and walk through doors into the world of sculptural books. Using polymer clay, beautiful papers, and other elements, we will create freestanding, three-dimensional "books that are sculptures" or visa versa. Personal imagery, found objects and other mixed media will be combined with polymer clay to create a pyramid structure that unfolds to reveal a hidden surprise. Polymer clay techniques include transferring photocopy imagery, carving and antiquing, making and using three dimensional clay pieces.
Materials List for Museum in a Box and The Unfolding Pyramid
Acrylic rolling rod and pasta machine
Polymer Cutting Blade
Objects for impressions and molds- old and new jewelry, buttons, rubber stamps, brass charms,found objects, etc(I will bring some to share).
Favorite small black/white photocopy imagery- use a machine with carbon toner ** not inkjet **
Metallic Powders like Pearlex powders, Fimo Metallic Powders, or eyeshadows (I will bring some to share)
Gold and/or Silver leaf
Speedball linoleum carving tool (or woodcarving tool) small "v" gouge
Small beads, charms, personal treasures, wire, fibers to incorporate with the clay (I will bring some to share)
Polymer Clay - a good assortment of colors (both warm and cool colors), white, black, ivory. As far as amounts go - condition plum-size amounts and have extra clay on hand if we need it or if you are new to Polymer Clay: 2 ounce blocks - these amounts are guesstimates for what you will need:
2 blocks white
2 blocks Tan (Champagne or Sahara or Ecru)
2 blocks black
5-10 blocks colors of your choice
If you have: Any old/new canes and mokume stacks