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Workshops 2020


Pre-Registered Workshops 2020

We have our first Pre-registered Workshop for March 13, 2020. 

The location for the workshops is the same as the Show and Sale:

Boca Raton Community Center
150 Crawford Blvd.
Boca Raton, FL 33432.

Please note that the workshops are on Friday only and the Show and Sale is on Saturday only. 

F1  Cancelled - How to Hand Paint on Silk for Miniatures by Renee Isabelle

9:00AM - 12:30PM

Handpainting on silk, upholstering and finishing a miniature chair.  Mixing 
paint colors and the importance of understanding color.
Renee will supply:
  • 1 side chair ready to upholster and finish seat and back with silk painted in class
  • seat and back templates for upholstery and silk painting
  • felt for under silk with lessons to get chair ready for the final stage - your painted silk
  • silk charmeuse in your choice of white, light blue, light pink, light yellow
  • trims to finish chair
  • textile paints, many colors to choose from
  • 2 paint brushes and paint tray for each student
  • printed samples to help with deciding what to paint
  • lessons on using brushes, how to apply paint, how to mix colors
  • paper for trial and error, practice (ample silk should errors occur)
  • learn the value of color and how to use color
  • various glues, wax paper, paper towels, paper plates

Supplies to bring: sharp scissors, soft pencil, damp washcloth in a plastic bag
(to wipe hands from glue or paint), wear an old shirt, bring something to drink

F2 Miniature Christmas Tree Workshop by Annetje Hutchinson

9:00AM - 12:00PM

Make one of 4 different miniature themed Christmas trees.  Choose from Nautical, Buffalo Plaid, Gold or Pearl themed decorations.  Learn how to decorate your dollhouse tree using r ribbons,charms, beads and floral picks.  Annetje will supply:
  • 1 8" pine tree ready to decorate
  • 1or 2 spools of ribbon/bead garland
  • floral & jewelry wire
  • miniature ornaments
  • beads for creating your own ornaments
  • floral picks
  • fabric for tree skirt
  • length of pine to create a matching wreath
Supplies to bring: sharp scissors, pencil, hot glue &glue sticks, small wire cutters, something to drink, imagination.

F3 Ocean Treasures Wreath by Heather Oppenheimer

12:30PM - 4:00PM

During this class you will learn how to create a 1:12 scale coastal-themed wreath, using natural beach materials, including real shells and starfish.  Wreaths can be customized with colors that coordinate with your
mini-decor or left in their natural state.  We will teach you how to add color to highlight your design.
You will need fine pointed tweezers, scissors, white or tacky glue, and a small paintbrush.  All other tools will be provided by instructor, but feel free to bring your favorites, as well as any extra magnification and lighting needed.  Note: the door in the photo is NOT provided with the wreath workshop.



F4 Happy Watering Can by Betinha Murta

1:00PM - 4:30PM

You will learn how to work with cold porcelain, many tips.  We will make a beautiful watering can with flowers. Supplies to bring: white glue, small scissors, personal tools.

F5 Christmas is coming….. by Bonnie Helterhoff

1:00PM - 5:00PM

Let’s be merry and go wild with glue!!!  You will receive an adorable little table made in Spain that will be prepainted and ready for you to add decorations.  We’ll add the garland festooned with ribbon and sparkly leaves to use as a great place to display Christmas cards.  There is a teensy tree with red and crystal “balls” under a dome; a trio of trees; an angel;  a candle surrounded with ornaments; a snowman with flower pot hat; a basket full of greenery; pine cones and sparkly stars and ornaments. There is an ornament wreath for the mirror; a box full of decorations and presents and books and a gift bag.  We will do LOTS of gluing!!! And have a great time!!  Class is limited to 5 lucky people.

F6 On Island Time by Karen Benson

9:00AM - 1:00PM

Let’s make a quaint shop named “On Island Time” just waiting to be filled with beachy themed “stuff” or maybe a bar or ice cream shop.  The shop is 1:48 (quarter) scale laser cut original kit.  The shop interior is a room that is removable from the back.  No lighting is required because there is an acrylic covered opening in the top.  Exterior dimensions are: 4-1/4”W x 4-1/2”H x 3-1/4” Deep without Sidewalk.  Interior dimensions are: 3-3/4”W x 3” H x 2-7/8”D.  The inspiration for this shop design is an existing ice cream shop in downtown West Palm Beach near the Christmas "Sandy Tree" .