One of the things the Guild does especially well, is to provide educational opportunities for its members, and for miniature lovers everywhere. We’re celebrating 35 years as an organization with a host of festivities at the Guild Show this year, and as part of that celebration there will be many educational opportunities, from classes to demonstrations to a make and take opportunity during the show on Sunday.
Pre-show classes will begin on Wednesday, August 6 with a 2 1/2 day room box class taught by Peter Kendall, a Fellow member of the Guild and a master teacher of that genre. Thursday and Friday the roster of classes increases exponentially with equally talented IGMA teachers and includes an expedition into New York City to trawl amongst the fabric and trimming shops of the garment district, discovering treasures galore for your current and future projects.
If a structured class is not on your agenda, be sure to join us after dinner on Friday night, August 8th, for the annual Gathering of the Guild. The Gathering has evolved over the last couple of years into a festive evening, now knows as Desserts and Demonstrations. The Desserts are set up on one wall, and the demonstrations are opposite them so you can enjoy a bite, have a seat and talk with friends, or gather round the demonstration tables and learn about new tools and new techniques that will provide a whole new approach for your next miniature project.
Lastly, but not least…during the show on Sunday, we are in the midst of organizing a make and take project, or projects, to encourage miniaturists of all ages to come and check out the fun.