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ADULT CRAFTING EVENT: An Artist Studio for a Dollhouse
October 22 @ 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
with Fran Sussman, Miniature Artisan, Member International Guild of Miniature Artisans
$125 (Members 10% Discount)
Just as a real house needs a dollhouse, every dollhouse needs its own miniature. In the dollhouse world, this is referred to as 1:144 scale, or a “dollhouse for a dollhouse,” where an inch represents 12 feet. The scale is tiny, a little larger than model railroad N scale. Despite the small size, it is often possible to recreate—or sometimes just hint at (and let the eye fill in)—much of the detail of the real world.
In this class, you will build and furnish an urban loft-style artist’s studio, choosing from one of several different artists to personalize your studio. The class is ideal for beginners, who will be surprised at what they can create! Students will construct a small roombox, and then scratch-build the contents using wood and plastics. You will learn how to weather and add realism to your roombox, adapt laser kits and photo-etched brass, and “repurpose” a variety of objects. So that you can focus on completing the interior, some cutting and painting will be done in advance. The approximate finished size is 1″ wide, deep, and tall.
A steady hand is helpful, and students should bring glasses or magnification stronger than they use for reading. Good lighting is also helpful, so bring a portable desk/task light (such as an Ott Light) if you have one. Students should bring a fine detail brush (8/0).
The instructor will have supplies that you can borrow, but if you have them, bring a cutting mat, a craft knife with 5 sharp #11 blades, fine tweezers, a small assembly jig, and a selection of flat and round brushes 1/4″ and smaller. All other materials and tools will be provided.
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