AUTUMN 2022 TERM WEEKLY CLASSES

Hi all, 

These are the Bring-your-own weekly classes.

This term, the online weekly classes will be held via zoom and the recordings will be stored on new private facebook pages.  This way you can not only watch back the recordings, but you can ask questions and share images in the groups.  

The zoom links will be stored on the facebook pages and can also be found in the members section under "my bookings"

Enrolment open for Autumn 2022. 

Equipment list will be online by September

Any questions, please just ask. 

Rhi

NEW PAGE FOR Autumn TERM WEEKLY CLASSES 2022

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Ingredients and Equipment - Facebook groups will contain photos of cutters/veiners

 

Each week please check the list for your class to see the ingredient and equipment required, these are only suggestions as you may have tools or ingredients that you would prefer to use

but please assume that

Each week you need the following basic tools: -

New to cakes? Scroll down to the bottom of the page for my youtube video about cake tools

Modelling tools set such as PME, to include Dresden, ball tool, bone tool, cone tool, scribe, non stick smooth work board, edible glue and brush, small rolling pin, corn flour puff. kitchen roll, paint palette and brushes (PME do a set of 5 brushes which have 3 detail brushes and 2 dusting brushes which is a good starter), palette knife, small sharp knife, scalpel (no.11 blade), small sharp scissors, cutting wheel if you have one. (long rolling pin for covering cakes)  Apron, baby wipes, dish cloth and tea towel, kitchen roll, gloves if you prefer to wear them.

Polystyrene dummy for flowers/models  at least 6" wide with a box at least 10-12" tall to put the dummy in.

For flower courses also include: jem 12 a/b texture tool, pliers, florist wires and tape, PME spray glaze, grooved board or non stick flower work board, celpad or flower pad or your hand. Flower cutters will be listed next to the relevant week. PVA or Impex hi-tac non toxic glue fand nivea or cold porcelain work , or trex or PME petal base for sugar flowers..

Paste - I will be using Cold porcelain: Hearty soft deluxe and/or modena - please add white gouache/acrylic/oil paint if using just modena as it is translucent (it becomes opaque when the paint  or a small amount of hearty soft deluxe is added). Wilton winton oil paints Sap green is invaluable as a leaf base colour when colouring cold porcelain.

You are welcome to use sugar florist paste such as Squires kitchen or platinum, or sugarflex (I do not recommend pastes that say "flower and modelling" however, simply heaven flower modelling paste is suitable too).  

Colours: You are welcome to choose different appropriate colours for all courses, I will suggest what I will be using. 

In the flower groups you have the freedom to choose your colours but I will be making flowers the colour of the advertised fresh flowers.

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Monday Evening 7-9pm.     10 weeks £100 

Please enrol first then you can request to join the FB group

Facebook group coming soon

Flower making can be really relaxing. Whether you are new to flowers or not, it is all about breaking down techniques and the air drying clay makes it a lot easier to learn as there are less breakages. I will be demonstrating using cold porcelain/air drying clay, you could use sugar if you wish.

Varieties will be Rose, Frangipani/Plumeria, Tradescantia leaves, Gingko leaves and looped Aspidistra leaves which can be combined with artificial bear grass to create a modern arrangement

Please check the basic tools list above too

This will also be in the new facebook group soon with ingredients and equipment.

19th September start date for 10 weeks (please note there will be gaps in the schedule due to other teaching commitments)

Week 1 19th September - Gingko Leaves

No Class as I am teaching in Scotland

Week 2 3rd October - Gingko Continued

Week 3 10th October - Tradescantia Zebrina leaves

Week 4 17th October - Tradescantia Zebrina continued

Week 5 24th October - Aspidistra leaves looped

Half Term

Week 6 - Rose - starting with 3 rose cones to make bud, half and full

Week 7 - Roses continued

Week 8 - Frangipani/Plumeria

Week 9 - Catch up and colouring

Week 10 - Arranging flowers

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Tuesday 10am-12     Week A Flowers 

5 weeks fortnightly class £50

Please enrol first then you can request to join the fb group 

Facebook group coming soon

This will be a fortnightly group making a variety of flowers - Flower varieties coming soon

I will be working in cold porcelain, but you can choose to work in flowerpaste.

Please check the basic tools list above too for the regular equipment.

This will also be in the new facebook group soon with ingredients and equipment.

The fortnightly dates for this term are below (please note there may be gaps in the schedule due to other teaching):

Week 1 - 20th September start

Week 2 

Week 3 

Week 4 

Week 5 

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Tuesday 10am-12:30pm Week B Figure Modelling

5 weeks Fortnightly class £60

Please enrol first then you can request to join the fb group

Facebook group coming soon

This will be a fortnightly group.  Figure Modelling - Subject coming soon. 

Please check the basic tools list above too - Please note that the list below can change.

This will also be in the new facebook group soon with ingredients and equipment.

The fortnightly dates for this term are below (please note there may be gaps in the schedule due to other teaching):

week 1 4th October start
week 2 
week 3 
week 4 
week 5 

 

Equipment needed

You can work in flowerpaste or pastillage, using sugarpaste for adding details.  Useful tools is the patchwork cutters miniature brickwork embosser (although even that could appear too large if your buildings are very small). Regular modelling tools, a board and box to store your work on, dust/gel colours to suit.  You can also paint with gel/dust colours and alcohol or with dust colours and cocoa butter.

We will aim to make a building each week - think of Lilliput lane style buildings, you are welcome to bring your own image reference to work from.

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Tuesday 7-9pm. 10 weeks weekly class £100

Please enrol first then you can request to join the fb group

Facebook group coming soon

This will be a mix subject group.  Subjects are:  a Strawberry plant, a meerkat model, Christmas Elf Model, a Polar bear model and Amaryllis

Please check the basic tools list above too for the regular equipment.

This will also be in the new facebook group soon with ingredients and equipment.

Remember a polystyrene dummy to put your flowers in (6" or wider) and a box at least 12" tall (can you box extenders, but better to keep boxes that you may receive deliveries in over the summer)

The fortnightly dates for this term are below (please note there may be gaps in the schedule due to other teaching):

Week 1 20th September Start - Strawberry Plant

Week 2 - Strawberry Plant

Week 3 - Strawberry Plant

Week 4 - Meerkat model

Week 5 - Polar Bear model

Week 6  - Christmas Elf

Week 7 - Christmas Elf Model continued

Week 8 - Amaryllis

Week 9 - Amaryllis

Week 10 - Amaryllis