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P364 - Mosaic Mandalas

Laurie Mika
9:00 - 4:30
Monday - Feb 12

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$ 150  

Mosaic Mandalas is a class where students will be guided through the process of using polymer clay as a background material on which to embed and attach glass tesserae, jewelry pieces, beads and millefiori. The goal of this workshop is to familiarize students with the medium of polymer clay and how it can be combined with traditional mosaic materials to create beautiful pieces of art. In this hands-on workshop, students will learn how to condition clay, roll out slabs, rubber stamp, paint, gold leaf and embed the clay. A variety of mixed media techniques for altering the substrates will also be emphasized that include rubber stamping with ink, using stencils and collaging

Materials Fee $10.00 paid to instructor at beginning of class Includes:  

Acrylic paint, Rub n Buff, mica powders, napkins, gel medium,

Supplies Needed to bring for Class:

6-inch square wood substrate. I like the deep (1.5 inch) cradle panels from Blick.com

4 (2oz) packages of either Premo or Sculpey III polymer clay. A variety of colors. Make sure the clay is somewhat soft before buying, if it is rock hard, don’t buy it! Please condition clay prior to class by kneading it until soft and then placing in a baggie.

Rolling pin or large diameter, 1.5 inch PVC pipe works too about 10-12 inches long

Paintbrushes to include a one-inch flat brush and a small detail brush

A pencil with an eraser

Small bottle of Weldbond glue

Doo-Dads- jewelry parts, tiny millifiori, tiny glass tesserae, glass rhine-stones, rhinestone chain, ball chain, metal findings, bead caps, buttons, beads, charms, small glass pearls, tiny mirrors (see pics for ideas). Stay away from plastic/ adhesive rhinestones!

Most of the required supplies for your classes can be pre-ordered from Collage. They will be ready and waiting for you to pick up when you arrive at the retreat. For further info and to place your order, contact:

Maria Raleigh
Maria@collagepdx.com

http://collagepdx.blogspot.com/

 


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