Creative Palette Convention
February 12th - February 15th, 2004
|Last year, Old Town Crafts (St. Mary's,
Georgia) held its first Creative Palette Convention. There were over 60
classes taught by well known artists given over four days.
This year, Old Town Crafts does it again,
with their rubber stamp and accessory convention. This year there are over
90 classes being offered, taught by such renowned artists as Beth Cote,
Fred Mullett, Sandy and Jennifer Obertin (Rubber Nature Art Stamps), Susan
Pickering Rothamel (US Artquest), Suze Weinberg, and more.
There are too many classes to list here,
but here is a sampling:
|Carved Clay Box -- Instructor: Kathy
Take a few hours to learn a bit about polymer
clay in the great class that includes faux ivory techniques and focuses
on some new and simple methods of carving unbaked clay to enhance and embellish
stamped images. The final result is an aged ivory lid on a sweet little
treasure box that is sure to impress your friends at home.
|Precious Metal Clay Relic Pendant --
Instructor: Chris Burdett
Have you admired silver jewelry but felt
intimidated by the technique and tools required? Well, do we have a class
for you! Through the magic of PMC, you will create a fabulous Silver Relic
Pendant that will be the envy of all your friends and neighbors. No silver
work experience required, but polymer clay experience is a plus.
Ivory Amulet -- Instructor: Lauren Van Hemert
pcPolyzine's own Lauren Van Hemert
will be offering two polymer clay classes. In this class, students will
learn how to make molds for polymer clay. Then students will use those
molds and imitative techniques to create a faux ivory polymer clay amulet,
reminiscent of vintage Oriental ivory carvings.
Antique Jewelry -- Instructor: Roberta Altshuler
Use polymer clay, glass stones and an assortment
of embellishing techniques to create faux antique pins, pendants, earrings,
etc. Each student will complete one or more objects during this class period.
Asian Wearable Vessel -- Instructor: Roberta Altshuler
In this class, students will use polymer
clay, various texture tools (including rubber stamps) and faux finish techniques
to create a gorgeous Inro type lidded wearable vessel. Techniques are broken
down into steps and components so that even a beginner should be able to
succeed. Each student should complete one vessel. For those of you who
aren't familiar with Roberta Altschuler, her stunning beaded and clay pieces
have graced the covers of such magazines as Belle Armoire.
Her company, ERA Graphics, sells stamps and matrix boards, perfect for
& Ice: Mokume Gane -- Instructor: Lauren Van Hemert
Students will create a necklace incorporating
the following techniques: impressed slice off Mokume Gane using rubber
stamps and texture plates, Mokume Gane pad slices to create faux etched
beads, textured spacer beads, extruded clay cords, beading and stringing,
and polymer clay finishing techniques.
Floral Polymer Clay Beads/Sterling
Instructor: Bonnie Simonet
In this class you will make your own floral
polymer clay beads & a lovely bracelet using the beads you made and
accenting it with sterling silver beads and findings. The class encompasses
an equipment & materials review, basic cane making techniques, how
to make a flower cane, cane reduction, how to make beads from the canes
you make and how to put together a simple, but stunning, beaded bracelet.
Clay Face & Stained Glass Pendant
Instructor: Roben Monville & Barbara
Backyard Cards & Gifts
Come join us and be a kid again playing
with clay. You’ll create a beautiful clay embellishment to adorn a book
cover or as a home décor piece. No two will be exactly alike. We’ll
paint or use Pearl-Ex powders to finish your piece. We’ll also teach you
how to make a mold using our mold putty. Everyone will get to make a mold.
Bring a small figurine with a detailed face if you like or we will also
provide things for you to mold.
|Polymer Clay Contest
In addition to the wonderful classes, there
will be contests in several categories: Journals, Creative Beading, Polymer
Clay, Cards, Altered Books and Iris Folding. Enter one or all of the contests.
Prize for each category is $100 shopping spree at Old Town Crafts.
There are two evening events being planned:
Who's Coming to Dinner and An Evening with the Artists.
Guess Who's Coming to Dinner (Sold Out)
There will be fifteen tables with ten at each table. While you dine, a
demo artist will come to your table and spend 15 minutes showing some techniques.
Each demo artist will give you a little something for your "Goodie Bag".
There will be 15 demo artists. Leave with some new techniques, goodies,
and a full tummy.
An Evening with the Artists -- Susan
Pickering Rothamel of US Artquest, Sandi and Jennifer Obertin of Rubber
Nature Stamps and Suze Weinberg will share their tremendous talents and
various techniques and introduce the latest in their product lines. There
is still space available for this event.
If You Go
More information and a complete list of
class descriptions and schedules is available online at www.oldtowncrafts.com.
St. Mary's, Georgia is located just at the Florida/Georgia state line off
of I-95. The closest airport is in Jacksonville, Florida. Accommodations
are available in the Historic District of St. Mary's or in Kingsland, Georgia.