Materials fee: GBP 40 (paid to the teacher in English pounds or Danish Krone)
In this 3-day class we will sculpt a 12th scale sweet gardener from scratch.
You will learn how to make the armature using wire and bending techniques.
You will sculpt the face, torso, hands, legs and shoes using Polymer clay, while learning about the clay and partial baking. We will paint him with Genesis heat set paint, adding lifelike colouring and shading to his face, torso and hands.
You will learn how to make the rest of the body using yarn to get him ready to dress.
We will dress him up using various fabric and fabric glue, no sewing involved.
At the end we complete his hair using mohair and create his hat.
This workshop welcomes newcomers to polymer clay work and those who want to develop
their skills. All materials and tools will be provided to finish this project.
Please bring your magnifying glass and your favourite sculpting tools if you have any.
Materials fee: EUR 60
The focus of this class will be on learning how to carve ball and claw feet on the cabriole legs of an eighteenth century Queen Anne table, similar to the one above. Students will learn to carve the feet using tools like miniature gouges, a miniature chisel and an X-acto knife.
The main carcass of the table will be assembled from a prepared cutting list of pearwood. The table will have one drawer. The top and drawer are veneered with walnut burr (or other) and the cross-banded border is optional. The table will be finished with a choice of stain, sealer, wax or shellac. All the wood, precut pearwood parts, veneers and two drawer handles will be provided.
In this class we will be making a shelf (size 47mm x 13mm, deep 9mm) for an artist’s studio, but it could also be found in a garage or cellar.
The shelf holds 2 metal jars containing colored pencils and brushes, cans of turpentine and solvent, and an old, closed metal pot. Hanging from the hooks we find a palette, flat brushes and two spatulas (photogravures by Pierluigi Pirovano, IGMA Artisan).
To complete the composition, we will make a closed tin of used paint and a paint brush.
We will use wood, modeling sheet metal, polyshrink and, of course, hair to make brushes, spray acrylic and oil paints. You are going to learn the technique of giving different shapes to the
various brushes and cans, and how to age and make each object come to life.
No special technical skills are required other than a good dexterity in using a cutter and other simple tools.
Materials fee: EUR 65
Materials fee: EUR 50
In three days we are going to make three copper pots with lids in different sizes.
You will learn a large variety of metalwork techniques: sawing, drilling, dapping, riveting and soldering.
You will saw and form the various parts of the pots and lid out of copper plate. We will use a jewellers saw, drill and hammer. Then use a flame to solder the parts together.
The handles are made of brass wire. It will be riveted onto the pots.
It is recommended that you have some experience in using a fretsaw or a jewellers saw. The pieces must be made very precise in order to be able to solder it.
Materials fee: EUR 60