Upcoming Retreats

Colorado Springs 2021 - October 18 - 23, 2021

Portland, OR 2022 - March 13-21, 2022

Portland, OR 2022 FALL - October 18-27, 2022

Portland, OR 2023 - April 11 - April 19, 2023

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Portland, OR 2022 Registration is NOW OPEN

Artful Junk Birds

Lori Siebert
9:00 - 4:30
Friday March 18

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$ 170  

Each student will take their stash of fabrics, vintage finds and every day materials and upcycle them into a one of a kind assemblage bird. 


Materials Fee $20 paid at beginning of class includes:

For making the basic bird…
Original Sculpey Clay
Galvanized tin flashing
Two nails for legs
Two brads for eyes
E-6000 glue.
 
Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

These choices for embellishing the bird listed below will give each bird a look authentic to each creator

Options for the base tail feathers:

popsicle sticks
toothpicks
old ruler
old paintbrushes
wooden clothes pin
wooden skewers (the Dollar Store is a good place to shop!)


Options for the bird bases:

decorative tins
cigar boxes
ceramic rice bowls
tea cups
old spools
drift wood
nests
wooden bird houses
ceramic or resin balls


Options for embellishments:

ribbons
cording or fibers
vintage ephemera from books,etc…
old jewelry
fabrics
embroidery
embroidery thread
buttons
silk or paper flowers
rhinestones
dried flowers
paper clips
toothpicks
craft paints… colors of your choice

Additional materials that instructor will provide:

Liquitex Matte Gel medium
sponge brushes
For ease of holding the bird:
Irwin Quick Grip clamps ( small or med. size)
paint brushes
craft glue(an option for gluing fabric and fibers) Plastic gloves
Wire cutters
Scissors


 


Click here for a printable page

Proud Sponsors for Art & Soul

For your convenience, you may pre-order your materials for classes! Your materials will be waiting for you at the retreat. And you can always purchase additional materials at the retreat.

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