In a scant few months, IGMA will again be part of a most wonderful trifecta, the marvelously fascinating city of London, England, the Kensington Dollshouse Festival and your choice of 5 classes taught by experienced IGMA teachers. The Guild first ventured across the pond with an educational program in the spring of 2014 and met with such resounding success, that they have lined up four more fantastic teachers and a total of 5 great classes for you to select from in 2015.
Ann High, who has crossed the pond in the opposite direction for the last few years to teach furniture carving at Guild School, will be teaching the carving and construction of a Elizabethan period Welsh chest on her home turf. Ann is a very calm and reassuring teacher and when you’ve got a very sharp little chisel in your hands that is a great comfort.
Christina Minischetti will be traveling just a tad further than Ann, traveling to London from her home in Italy with a really interesting project, the reproduction of an Italian charcuterie table for you to recreate in 1/12 scale. Christina has developed a number of truly innovative methods for creating convincing textures for miniature food.
Nell Corkin and Bonni Backe both hail from two of the colder locales in the U.S. Nell from the upper mid-west, will be offering two classes working in 1/144 scale, one is two-day class creating a drawing room, the other, a one-day class creating a Christmas vignette under a dome. Under her expert tutelage you will find your fingers really can work in this most minute scale.
Bonni Backe, one of our Guild School locals from the state of Maine, will bring her ever creative textile skills to London to show her students how to create various and sundry haberdashery trims, otherwise known as notions or passementerie, depending on where you live. With a whole host of tools from looms to cord twisters and an assortment of jigs, Bonni will reveal the methods by which a whole host of trims can be turned out for your 1/12 scale projects.
The program will be taking place May 12-14, 2015, at the Kensington Close Hotel, a short couple of blocks from the location of the Kensington Dollshouse Festival. Enrollment is open and spaces in the classes are being filled in the order in which registrations are received. Visit the IGMA website for all details, including a special rate on rooms for the Kensington Close Hotel.