Information on Classes
1. 1/4” Scale Mi’ Lady’s Chambers 2 Days – $150
Learn to work with LEDs and Construct a charming two room vignette of Mi’Lady’s chambers in either Medieval style or as an Adobe Hacienda. (indicate choice when registering to guarantee preferred window treatment). A ceiling with either rafters and beams or vigas and latillasis included. Instruction on how to make and install LED lighting will be given as you install a fireplace, wall sconces and light outside the windows illuminating a magnificent view of the countryside. A dim light at the end walls suggest rooms beyond. All lighting and the regal bed and stools are included.
Tools: scissors, tweezers, screw driver, X-acto knife, spatula or plastic card for spreading glue, 12” ruler, clamps, squaring block or legos, T-pins, flat paintbrush ½ – ¾”, round paintbrush small, 1” foam brush, Wellbond, Tacky or other white glue (NOT Elmer’s). Yes (wallpaper) glue, Zap-a-Gap or super glue, paints: browns, gray, green, sheet of medium sandpaper, and a sheet of fine sandpaper, blue masking tape, work light with extension cord and magnification if needed.
2. Matrix Building for Molds – 1 Day
Learn to build the originals-where the student will build architectural trims, doorways, parts of furniture or other pieces from which to make a mold-including flat pieces, 3-dimensional pieces, doorways, trim or anything else you would like to customize for your miniatures. The workshop will include hands-on design and making of moldings, ornaments, doorways, windows, and other parts from many types of materials. Students may also enroll in the second day class –Mold Making Simplified– where they will make the actual molds and cast them in resin.
Discussion and demonstration will include building various matrices for making molds and the types of molds to make what you wish to craft. Finished pieces will vary with individual students.
Student Supplies and Tools Needed: A general tool kit (X-acto knife, small tweezers, scissors, and ruler). Please also bring any photos or drawings you may have which you wish to use as a reference and the measurements if you would like to make a piece with a special size to match. Feel free to contact me (Judith Oak Andraka 570-998-9339. 1588 Lake Road, Trout Run, PA 17771) to discuss your project. All materials for making the master are supplied unless you have a certain something that you want to incorporate
3. Mold Making Simplified – 1 Day
Learn to make rubber molds for your creations – including flat pieces, 3-dimensional pieces, doorways, trim or anything else you would like to make in quantity. This popular workshop will include hands-on making of a one-part mold, a two-part mold, and casting resin into the mold to create the piece.
Discussion and demonstration will include building various matrices for making molds and the types of molds to make what you wish to craft. Students may bring their own small pieces to use to create a mold. Finished molds will vary with the individual students. This class can be paired with Matrix Building for Molds – where the student will build architectural trims, doorways etc from which to make a mold.
Student Supplies and Tools Needed: A general tool kit (X-acto knife, small tweezers, scissors, and ruler), thin rubber gloves, and a small object to mold. Some objects will be provided if the student has nothing specific in mind. Instructor will provide all mold and casting materials and supplies to make the molds.
*NOT FOR THOSE ALLERGIC TO LATEX*
4. Two-Armed Crystal Gas Chandelier – 1/2 Day
Construct a delicate two-arm gas chandelier hung with genuine Swarovski crystal drops. Learn how to put jewelry findings together to create a unique chandelier. In the course of making the chandelier, the student will be taught wiring the chandelier for electricity, soldering, uses of glues and the use of various electrical parts. The student will finish with a stylish, electrified chandelier for the miniature home or roombox.
Student Supplies and Tools Needed: All supplies are included. Student should bring General tool kit including Pencil type soldering iron, jewelry pliers – round and flat, tweezers, very small file, 2-4 micro Micro clips (#270-373 from Radio Shack), glue (either GS Hypo cement or Bond 527). Contact me for more info on the tools.
5. Animal Table Lamp w/LED Light 1/2 Day
Make a charming 1” scale lamp using a carved wooden figure or animal and electrify it with an LED light. Choose to power the lamp with 12 volts or by battery. You will learn how to solder a set of wires together and construct the lamp. Also included is the making of the shade in a style and color to enhance the lamp. Students will choose a figure/animal for their lamp base.
Student Supplies and Tools Needed: All supplies are included. Student should bring General tool kit including Pencil type soldering iron – if you have one; jewelry pliers – round and flat; tweezers; very small file; 2-4 micro Micro clips (#270-373 from Radio Shack); glue (either GS Hypo cement or Bond 527). Contact me for more info on the tools.
6. A Lamp for Many Rooms – 1″ scale – 5 hours – $99.00
Make a Tiffany shaded floor or table lamp with choice of torchère or regular shade. The basic lamp is a floor torchère, but the lamp can be made with the shade and light beaming down or either model as a table lamp. Regardless of how you choose, you will receive directions for the 4 different configurations. Various finishes will be available for the lamp. You will electrify the lamp with an LED light which can be used with 3, 9 or 12 volts. All components supplied. Each kit will make one configuration of the lamp. Floor lamp is 5-3/8” tall and table lamp is 2-1/8” tall.
7. Quarter Scale LED Hurricane Lamp – 4 Hours – $37.00
Various gold-plated brass findings will be fitted together, glued and electrified with an LED chip. The chimney will be shaped to give a flair at the top. The metal parts of the lamp will be antiqued to give it an “old time homey” look.