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19R237J-A - Lightheaded!
August 25, 2019
Sunday, 9am-4pm
Deborah Petronio

19R237J-A - Lightheaded!

19R237J-A - Lightheaded!19R237J-A - Lightheaded!

In this class we will create a nightlight that is a little bit cute, a little bit spooky, a little bit freaky, a little bit Steampunk. Using an antique composition baby doll head and found objects such as lamp parts, old keys, finials, and oil cans we will construct our assemblage nightlight. We will have a lesson on using special resin clay to attach objects, and antiquing with paint. No previous experience necessary.

Materials fee covers
a light kit, Apoxie clay, paint, use of tools.
I can provide a set of necessary materials for $65 payable in class (this is in addition to the materials fee paid with tuition) ... OR, alternatively, you may hunt up your own parts (see Parts Needed below).

Level: Beginner and above

Student Supply List:
Parts Needed:
- Composition (or porcelain) doll head. Composition is a wood pulp mixture used in the first half of the 1900s. These and the lamp parts are available on eBay or antique malls. Happy hunting! The opening in the bottom of the head must be at least 1 inch to accommodate the nightlight bulb.
- Lamp base. The opening within the lamp base must be at least 1 inch in diameter to accommodate the nightlight bulb.
- Chandelier Bobesches. The opening in the center of the bobesche must be at least 1 inch to accommodate the nightlight bulb.
- Decorative elements such as lamp finials, filigree, jewelry pieces, ribbons, crystals, and dodads … .
- Tools including pliers, wire cutters, clay sculpting tools, paint brushes, enthusiasm.

Materials Fee $15

Meet the Instructor: Deborah Petronio

This workshop is part of Art Adventure. For more info on this event click the link under Retreats in the right-hand panel.

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