Upcoming Retreats

Portland, OR 2022 FALL - October 19-26, 2022

Portland, OR 2023 - April 11 - April 18, 2023

Portland, OR 2022 FALL Registration is NOW OPEN

Mixed Media Jewelry: Texture, Stamp, and Sculpt

Amy Shawley Paquette
9:00 - 4:30
Thur Oct 20

[back to quicklinks]
$ 180  

Explore an exciting range of texture techniques to create unique mixed media jewelry! Students will work with acrylic mediums, pastes, and color, along with polymer clay, to develop both subtle looks and statement pieces. We will hand sculpt relief texture from acrylic gels and pastes, make acrylic skins and create molds for casting. Learn about "texture mats" and how to make your own so you can achieve stunning effects in clay. You will make at least two necklaces and stud earring sets while building ideas to compose more items beyond class time. This workshop will also cover basic necklace assembly techniques and easy beadwork. All levels welcome!

Materials Fee $20 paid at beginning of class includes:

chain, jump rings, clasps, earring backs, assorted brass components, assorted beads, cork fabric, wood tiles, polymer clay, moldmaking silicone

Instructor will provide assorted workshop-use GOLDEN acrylic colors and mediums, extra clay tools, brushes and pencils, bits and pieces, and access to a toaster oven so we can bake our items during class time.

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

Jewelry pliers set, Xacto Knife No 1 (with #11 blade), water container, paper towels, 1/2" flat synthetic brush and several small rounds (golden taklon or white nylon), painting knife similar to Liquitex Small No 12 or 13, Painting palette, clay roller or small non-stick rolling pin

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.

Runaway Art and Craft Studio

Runaway Art and Craft Studio is our onsite store and sponsor for Portland, OR Retreats.
Visit Runaway Art and Craft Studio...