B’Sue Boutiques Workshop, Columbiana, Ohio – May 19-21
Posted on March 21, 2017 in In My Studio, Polymer Clay by Katie Oskin
Come & Join Us:
B’Sue Boutiques Workshop in Columbiana, Ohio – May 19-21
You will not want to miss this fabulous workshop put on by Brenda Lansdowne of B’Sue Boutiques in Columbiana, Ohio on May 19-21. The B’Sue Boutiques workshop is a mixed media discipline workshop that combines polymer clay and jewelry techniques. This year participants will be learning fantasy faces, faux jade, mini assemblage, and chain making.
B’Sue Boutiques Workshop
Why Attend a Workshop?
Everyone who attends workshops do so for a variety of reasons. For each person they are varied and different. When I choose which workshops I attend they are based on a variety of reasons but it boils down to a basic three elements for me:
- Is the topic being taught something I want to learn, need growth in, or desire to know more about?
- Will the class allow for open studio / one-on-one time with the instructor if I have additional questions or need more help?
- Does it fit into my current schedule and budget?
Let’s break down the above questions and I will answer them here for you so you don’t have to wonder. How does that sound? Sound good? Okay! Keep reading.
Fantasy Faces & Faux Jade with Katie
At this B’Sue Boutiques Workshop this year I am teaching Fantasy Faces and Faux Jade techniques. Both of these have wide applications in many media whether a jewelry artist, textile/fiber arts, polymer clay sculptor, bead weaver, mixed media arts, or many others.
DAY 1: I am going to teach you the basics of facial concepts and design. We will start with simple pencil and paper. Break down face shape, structure, symmetry, and proportion. Then we will begin making simple faces with polymer clay. We will break into groups and I will demonstrate the basic techniques to each group on making faces. It’s not as hard as you might think! We’ll have all afternoon to play with our design, shape, & structure of our faces. The evening is an open studio which means you can sit and work on your faces, finish up one (or several others). I will be around the help you individually and answer any questions and offer personal assistance. I will also be doing live demonstrations that evening of a huge variety of face applications and what you can DO with your faces once they are sculpted in their bezel forms. By the end of the evening you will have at least ONE (if not more) finished fantasy face ready to bake, completed in your bezel [as well as many samples, experiments, and trials you might not want to bake].
Register to Come & Join Us Here
DAY 2: The second day at the B’Sue Boutiques Workshop I will show you how to finish your faces by adding paints to bring your faces them to life. Later in the morning I will also show you how I make my own Faux Jade clay recipe. Once you learn how to make the faux jade clay recipe you can use it to make a wide variety of polymer clay beads, baubles, and jewels. During the workshop, I will show you how to inset your newly baked face bezels from the previous day. I will also demonstrate how to make various beads and details to accent your faux jade focal face beads. By the end of the evening all the polymer clay will need put away as the following day will be focused on our jewelry work.
Register to Come & Join Us Here
DAY 3: The third day of the workshop will be taught by Brenda Lansdowne and Javiera Perry. They will be teaching mini-assemblage and wire chain techniques. A good time will be had by all!
REGISTRATION TO JOIN:
Registration for this 3 day workshop is through a private FaceBook group run by Brenda Lansdowne. The cost for the 3 day workshop is $285. You are responsible to make all your own arrangements. If you do not have a FaceBook account or are not a part of the group, you can call Brenda directly to register.