Saturday Registered Workshops
Please note that the scale of each of the 11 workshops is noted in the description
Workshop # 1
Late Victorian / Edwardian style doll suitable for a shopper or shopkeeper.
You will be dressing a 1/12th scale
porcelain doll wearing a lined suit in black or grey silk with a lace blouse and cameo pin. The 3-piece skirt is trimmed with
braid and the fitted jacket has a peplum which is also trimmed with braid. You will also be making her a lovely hat to either
wear shopping or to hand to a customer.
Teacher: Linda Beaupre
Tool List: Sewing kit,
scissors, tacky glue in a syringe, tweezers, mini-iron (optional).
Workshop # 2
Quarter Scale Inside and Outside Room
(Based on an original 1" scale design by, and with permission of, Lori
This laser cut display piece depicts the inside and outside of a Tudor style shop. The inside portion provides clear
shelves within a bay window, plus individually laid cherry wood floor space for display. The outside Tudor style front has a
brick side walk and includes two flower urns which students will create as part of the class.
A wonderful piece for placing
those special minis that deserve to be highlighted in a beautiful display.
The entire display has been created to fit in an acrylic
box, which is included.
Teacher: Bob Francis
Tool List: Basic tool kit, Stain ,Paint any
colour you like.
Workshop # 3
"Stalks for your Stock"
It's the opening day of your florist shop. The sunflowers are ready to
be picked up. The hydrangea in the style of Vera Wang is on display. The roses are lovely and a box is ready for delivery. Who
will be the first through the door. A future bride perhaps?
The workshop includes everything pictured and more, including
the plant stand. There is more than one day's work here, so we will make whatever each student wants to cover in the time allowed.
Teacher: Joan Merriam
Light Extension Cord Wire cutters Washcloth, Corsage
Pin Stylus in different Sizes Needle Nose Pliers Paper scissors Florisoam Toothpicks Mouse
Pad White Glue Teezers Smooth mouth clamps Museum Wax Fimo cutter
or razor blade
Black thread Sewing needle Cuticle Scissord Frozen juice can lid Ruler Pencil Beige
Masking tape Hair Pick (optional)
Paint accessories-fine brush, medium brush, water jar
Workshop # 4
Party Food in Quarter Scale
Do you have something to celebrate? Then come learn how to make quarter scale food and
drinks for your quarter scale party goers. Students will learn to make food from both polymer clay and air dry clay and will
end up with a deli plate with cheese and meats on it as well as rolls for making sandwiches, a chilled shrimp platter with cocktail
sauce, a veggie tray with tomatoes, carrots, brocolli and celery and a dip. Also a serving tray with glases of wine. All clays,
paints and dishes provided along with fully illustrated instructions.
Teacher: Janet Smith
Tool List: Standard tool kit.
Workshop # 5
Jeweller's Display Table
Have a fun, bling filled day creating this splendid array of jewellery atop a gilded Chrysonbon
table. You will assemble, paint and gild the table, then become a mini jeweller crafting earrings, necklaces, brooches
and a "diamond" ring in a velvet covered ring box. The table kit, laser cut display boards, gold plated findings and chain, beads,
sparkling Swarovski rhinestones and lots of other "bits and bobs" will be supplied so your dazzling display will be uniquely yours..
Tool List: Paint brush (flat recommended), Paint Palette (old plastic lid will do), Gold,
permanent marker (Michael's sells CraftSmart fie point gold markers), paper scissors, X-Acto knife,cutting board, Glue Stick (Pritt,
UHU or Aleene's), Crafters Pick Ultimate Glue, Small wire cutters, Needle Nose pliers. Tweezers, Glue syringe (optional but recommended
- some will be for sale in class), Toothpicks.
Workshop # 6
Very Fancy Elegant Drapery
You will make a fancy valance, centre swag, set of tails, drapery and sheers. Suitable
for living room, dining room or formal bedroom. This set looks best on a large window or across a pair of windows.
will need to know in advance your window measurements and your wallpaper colour, if you have a preselected place chosen for these
drapes. She has a large selection of prints and plains so she can help arrive at the fabric that is just right for your room.
will also discuss and make a small kitchen curtain without using a pleater.
Teacher: Janet Harvie
List: Sharp sewing scissors, tacky glue, glue syringe and pins. A pleater, if you happen to have one. (Do not go out an
buy one, the teacher will bring several to loan out during the class.)
Workshop # 7
Serendipity - a Quarter scale shop
This pretty pastel 1/4 scale shop features 2 large display windows with lattice
and gingerbread trim. There is plenty of room on the the flagstone sidewalk for outdoor seating.The spacious interior, 6" wide, incudes
a full wall unit of shelving, printed floor and ceiling tiles and 2 wide window platforms perfect for displaying any kind of 1/4 scale
treasures. Paint will be supplied in the colours shown. You are welcome to bring other paint colours or stain..
Teacher: Gayle Baillargeon
Tool List: Basic tool kit, X-Acto knife with new blade, fine paint brushes:
0 round, 10/0 round, 1/2" flat, wood glue, cutting surface, squaring jig, small clamps, scissors, tweezers, a work light,.
Workshop # 8
"The Shop on Main"
Shadow Box with choice of backing size, either 5" depth (suitable for shelf display) or 3 1/2" depth
(suitable for wall mounting.)
In this workshop you will create your very own two storey shop shadow box with choice of depth
Prior to the class, you will select a name for your shop, size of your shop depth and choose your colour scheme
(Blue or Green). From this there will be custom made awnings with your shop name proudly displayed.
In class, you will learn
a variety of wall textures, finishing and aging techniques to completely make your shop "one of a kind"
The store front will have a
shadow box backing so you will be able to fill your shop windows with wonderful treasures. (Note: students will be responsible for
completing the interior and exterior of the backing piece.)
Teacher: Addrene Rizen
List: Detailed list will be emailed by teacher.
Workshop # 9
Shop Interior Room Box
Interior suitable for a store, 17"wide by 12 1/2 " deep and
10 1/4 tall (exterior measurements.)
Gatorboard with cherry trim
and plexiglass front and top. The workshop also includes shelving and a front counter.
Tool List: Basic tool kit, green painter's tape, wood glue, sandpaper.
Workshop # 10
Victoran Wicker Etagere
In this workshop you will learn how to construct a multi-functional shelf unit using waxed
linen thread and fabric covered wires with wooden shelves. This lovely Victorian Wicker Etagere is styled from the late 1880's
with curls and decorative weaving. In addition, storage baskets to hold those smaller items on the shelf will be taught.
Complete instructions for an optional diamond pattern will be included.
Teacher: Kim Stewart
List: Sharp wire cutters, fine grit 220 sandpaper, glue syringe, light, ruler
After a long day of shopping wouldn't it be nice to relax and enjoy a cup of tea or a martini
in ths comfortable upholstered chair? This chair is designed after a mid-century modern easy chair. In this workshop, you will
learn upholstery techniques and tips on how to recreate a miniature from a photograph. Chair parts will be pre-cut but the fabric
will not. The instructor will bring a selection of fabrics including the one pictured. Feel free to bring your own fabric.A lightweight,
tight weave like cotton with an overall pattern works best. Stripes or plaids are less suitable.
Tool List: Basic tool kit with Xacto Knife, plus Fabric Glue and sharp, pointed fabric scissors.