Some of your favorite teachers are again making their expertise available with classes in the days immediately preceding the 2013 Guild Show. We’ve tried to ensure that the classes represent a variety of skills and media, so you will find classes in miniature food making with polymer clays,
classs in woodworking to build a lovely or upholster a lovely piece of furniture, textiles, whether stitching with, or organizing your stash, and learning which fabrics would work best for which uses, and a class to build a small museum quality display box to show your new treasures off. There are even
a couple of excursions into the city, to examine needlework at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, or to troll the fabric and trimming stores of the Garment District. There is something that will appeal to everyone.
Betsy Niederer will be teaching an all-day class on Friday, August 2nd in the pastry arts. Students will learn how to decorate large and small rose covered cakes as well as how to make several different kinds of cookies, including the very popular macarons.
On Thursday, August 1st, Barbara Wilson will be offering a class in the finishing and wiring of a Dresden type chandelier. Students will learn how to paint the metal chandelier to simulate the effect of porcelain and to wire it for electricity fitting it with replaceable bi-pin bulbs.
Nancy Summers will also be teaching on Thursday, August 1st and in her class students will begin to master the art of upholstery working on an exquisitely carved and painted French love seat frame made by Nancy, and upholstered in cotton velveteen, which she will supply, or a fabric of your choice.
The class listings as well as registration information, is now posted on the website, and registration has begun.