Member’s work from our September Workshop


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Ongoing project – Covering Studio Cabinet Handles

We have started a group project to cover all of the handles of the cabinets in our studio at Thompson Park and they are looking amazing.  Nine have been covered of the 26 handles so you still have a chance to get in on the fun.

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Guest Artist Doreen Kassel – Workshop Sunday November 4th, 2012

We are excited to announce Doreen Kassel will be our guest artist at our workshop Sunday, Nov 4th . It is free to members and it’s not too late to become a member and pay your $30 yearly dues.

Small Creature Charm Workshop

In this class we’ll create adorable creatures & tiny beasts, either to wear as a charm, or just to keep as a good luck charm. Think of stories or categories for your charms. For example, the three little pigs, jungle animals, farm animals, dogs, you get the idea!

Learn to sculpt these tiny 3/4″ creatures. After they are baked we’ll paint them with multiple coats of with oil paints, to give them a subtle, vintage feel. Feel free to bring cord to string the little creatures.Doreen will be with us for 4 hours, 11-2pm. If you plan to work along please bring these supplies with you.
White Premo Clay, three 2 oz blocks
Decent oil paints, I use Winton (be sure to have Burnt umber & white)
a few small, pointed tip brushes
rags to clean up, or Viva paper towels
I’ll supply soft wire for tiny mouse tails & loops for charms.

New member, please join us on our yahoo group for discussion, questions and links to free tutorials.
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Next Workshop September 9th!!!

Our next Workshop will be September 9th.  The second Sunday due to Labor Day weekend.  Robin will demo Kumihimo braiding to make cords for your jewelry.  There will be a few other demos to be announced.  11-3pm

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June 3rd Workshop Butterflies

 Butterfly Project
In an effort to remember them, Holocaust Museum Houston is collecting 1.5 million handmade butterflies.

The butterflies will eventually comprise a breath-taking exhibition, currently scheduled for Spring 2014, for all to remember. The Museum has already collected an estimated 900,000 butterflies.

Please facilitate the “I Never Saw Another Butterfly” activity and create as many handmade arts-and-crafts butterflies as possible. This project may be completed by all ages as individuals or groups.

  • Butterflies should be no larger than 8 inches by 10 inches.
  • Butterflies may be of any medium the artist chooses, but two-dimensional submissions are preferred.
  • Glitter and all glitter-related products should not be used.
  • Food products (cereal, macaroni, candy, marshmallows or other perishables) also should not be used.
  • If possible, e-mail a photograph of your butterflies, to

We will be using all those great new techniques to create polymer Butterflies to donate.

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Great May Workshop

Lenora demonstrating Jones Tones foils

Our May workshop focused on surface techniques.  I demonstrated toner image transfers.  We were then treated to Jones Tones foil techniques, textures topped with mica powders, silk screening, how to use a Cuttlebug and Barbara’s awesome “scratch a lump” technique.  It was as busy as it sounds.  Thanks to Joyce, Lenora, Emily & Barbara for demos.   Our new members should be experts in no time.

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Hope to see everyone tomorrow Sunday, May 6th at 11 – We have a lot to learn

Workshop tomorrow – Surface techniques – Demonstrations include: Joyce (silk screening, textures using cuttlebug), Barbara ( scratch a lump) , Lenora (TBA ), Emily (TBA), Robin (Image Transfers) Please bring Show and Tell!!!!


NJPCG Members enjoying demonstrations by Ellen Marshall – Guest Artist (2008)

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