Embedded Heart Shrines

Laurie Mika, Instructor
Saturday, May 17, 2014, 9:00-5:00p
Class Fee: $120.00
Kit fee $20.00, payable in class

Laurie Mika is an artist, author and instructor with a passion for combining and layering polymer clay and mixed-media techniques to create original style mixed-media mosaic tiles. Hearts are one of Laurie favorite symbols and in this workshop we will focus on an embedded polymer clay heart as the centerpiece of our shrines. The unique thing is that the embedded heart pendant will be removable so that when you would like to wear the pendant, you can simply take it out of the shrine! We will explore a variety of mixed media techniques that include rubber stamping, painting, collage, transfers, embedding, beading and metal leaf. This class is a great way to create something that is both an art piece for the wall and a wearable piece of art! This full day workshop is open to all skill levels and Laurie welcomes beginners to come learn at her side while creating you own beautiful Embedded Heart Shrine. 

Supplies & Tools:
4-5 small (2 ounce) packages of Premo or Sculpey III polymer clay (3 of the same color, preferably darker colors. Make sure the clay is somewhat soft by pressing your thumb into it, if it feels rock hard, don’t buy it! Please condition clay prior to class by kneading it until soft and then rolling into a ball and store in a baggie. a rolling pin works well),
one-inch paintbrush and a small brush, pencil with an eraser, small bottle of ACRYLIC metallic gold, silver or copper paint (Folk Art or similar), small bottle of Weldbond glue (available at Michaels or Ace Hardware), a couple of Doo-dads to embed in clay (charms, buttons, beads, found objects, Milagros, jewelry parts, watch parts, metal findings, small glass tile, found objects), Also a few TINY embellishments for your heart pendant (see pics for ideas).

All class fees are prepaid, and non-refundable. Contact class manager Dede Warren at 714-757-0558 to reserve your place in this class. You may also reserve your place in person at the store by check, cash or credit card. Call us if you need assistance...we'll be happy to help!