Happiness is... Classes for Kids - and Free, too!
Grandma Dolly says: "Let's make a battery operated lamp to sit on a cute table in my free class. There will be an expert, Lucy Hanson, who will help everyone understand and put together this lamp. It will be easy, so come and have some fun." The first 15 students, ages 6 - 16, that sign up will be able to take the class at 2:00 pm each day of the show." Be sure to sign up at the front desk when you arrive!
Happiness is... Workshops at the 2016 Seattle Miniature Show
How-to workshops are available to those who pre-register. If you've always wanted to learn from the pros, now is your chance. Check back often as new workshops are added to this page. When you've made your choice, email the teacher directly.
Afternoon Delight: A romantic laced draped table set for an afternoon tryst with champagne, strawberries, caviar, toast points on a tray with a doily. Champagne exclusive to class Learn to make polymer strawberries, do a resin pour for champagne, drape 7 set lace covering. Students should bring their regular tool kit for working on miniatures, including: Xacto, small pliers, paint brushes, mechanical pencil, hand wipes, wax paper, toothpicks, sanding file or sandpaper with different grits, ruler, tweezers, t-pins, tape, Q-tips, etc. Instructor has over 30 years of scenic painting experience and is an IGMA Artisan and NAME AOH. Class time: 4-5 hours.
Please Be Seated
Please Be Seated: A pair to enhance any setting. Using top quality Bespaq furniture, students will learn techniques applicable to full size and even smaller scales. Instructor will share secrets for quick gilding, rare tortoise shell painting, and a cracked leather seat. All sources reveled. Workshop participants receive a take-home notebook with extensive research and 4 brushes. Instructor supplies gold leaf and gold size and a box to take home. Students should bring their regular tool kit for working on miniatures, including: Xacto, small pliers, paint brushes, mechanical pencil, hand wipes, wax paper, toothpicks, sanding file or sandpaper with different grits, ruler, tweezers, t-pins, tape, Q-tips, etc. instructor has over 30 years as a Motion Picture Set Painter, and is an IGMA Artisan and NAME AOH. Class time: approx. 6 hours
Dressing Room in a Mint Tin
Altered Mint Tin - Join us for a fun time as we create a tiny dressing room, complete with a lovely corset, mirror, perfume bottles and fan. Cover your tin with paper, dress your mannequin in a lush corset, add some perfume bottles and other accessories and you've completed a small scene as well as a glimpse back in time. You may want to take the next class listed and add the jewelry display to your scene! Bring small pointed scissors for cloth and small pointed tweezers. I'll supply the glue and paper scissors so you won't have to walk around the show with your tool kit. Class time: 2-3 hours.
Jewelry Display - Have you always wanted to make tiny jewelry? Well now's your chance to give it a try. Create three necklaces and three bracelets to display on a jewelry bust and bracelet roll. This is a lovely stand alone piece for your lady's dresser, or can be displayed in the Altered Mint Tin listed above. Bring small pointed tweezers, I'll supply the glue and everything else you need to become "gem certified". Class time: 2-3 hours.
The Basics of LED Lighting, Soldering & Lampmaking
Register for this class by contacting Luci at firstname.lastname@example.org
Class will last 6 hours and include the basics of LED lighting for miniatures and other applications. It will also include basic soldering and making electrical connections. This class is easy, fun and very informative— one you will use for years and in all miniature applications.
- Learn how to make a lamp for battery power or 12 volt transformers
- Learn how to make soldered connections with hands-on experience
- Learn how to light up a craft and work area
- Learn how to test LED connections
- Learn the proper use of electrical accessories
- Make your own test board for testing lights