Watch Tin Diorama Class ONLINE
Sunday, November 8, 1-3pm MDT
Instructor: Tracy Bellehumeur
Limit: 12 students. Includes class kit + shipping
Join local artist Tracy Bellehumeur to create a miniature, three-dimensional world that fits inside a watchmaker’s tin. Tracy often works with a woodland theme, but the small watch tin works well for an old photo, a family tree, some holiday items, a small treasure, or the odd thing saved from a favorite trip. Or maybe you’d like to make something wild and crazy just for fun! Choose a theme for your diorama or else be inspired by items in the little kit of found objects, ephemera, images, bits of nature, and other odds and ends that Tracy puts together for you. She’ll talk about how to layer and fit objects inside the tin and how to embellish the scene with text or a phrase and the tiniest of flying creatures. Voila! A charming little scene that makes an unusual gift or an ornament for the holidays.
To receive your class kit in time for class, register by Oct 25 if outside Colorado or Nov 1 if in Colorado. We ship the kits via USPS Priority Mail and will email you the tracking number. If you are a Boulder local, you have the option to pick up your kit from our Pearl Street location by choosing “curbside pick-up” when registering. Kits can only be shipped within the USA. If you’re outside the USA and would like to take the class, please contact us for information.
Class Kit Includes: watchmaker’s tin- two per student, optional images to use to create a your scene, misc 3-D little objects (bits ofwool, acorn caps, moss, etc.), decorative paper scrap pack, bead spacers, pins, and ribbon for hanging.Kits will begin shipping at least 3 weeks before the class date or earlier.
Please bring the following materials:
-Sharp scissors suitable for small cutting
-X-acto knife #11 or disposable scalpels #11. Bring fresh blades.
-Hot glue gun & extra glue
-Optional: Found objects and images that will fit within the 2.75” watchmaker’s tin. Anything goes if it’s small enough!
Be sure to look for an email approximately one week before the class, which will have all the details: Zoom link to login, class agenda, materials list, and pre-class prep. If you don’t see the class email from us check your spam folder. No email? Double check the email address you entered when you registered. It's on your order confirmation. If there's still an issue, contact us: email@example.com.
Cancellations made 2 weeks before class can either be refunded or used to pay for another class. (Note that if the class kit has already been shipped at the time of cancellation, the price of the kit will be deducted from the refund amount.) Two Hands Paperie retains a $10 processing fee for EACH class cancelled by a participant. For cancellations made after the cancellation deadline, there is no refund or credit.In addition, the fee cannot be transferred to pay for another class. These policies are to ensure that THP and teachers are compensated for their investment in materials and in time spent preparing for the class. We reserve the right to cancel a class if fewer than 4 students are enrolled one week before the class. If for any reason Two Hands Paperie cancels a class, students will be contacted and refunded the FULL class fee.
Tracy Bellehumeur is a local book artist, engineer, crafter, and beekeeper. Her first introduction to book arts was in 2001 at a University of Colorado class given by Mia Semingson, the co-owner of Two Hands Paperie. Tracy took to book making like a bee to honey, recognizing it as an art and craft that brought together many of her passions – photography, sculpture, drawing, the digital arts, and technology. She likes working in miniature with sculptural elements and photography, and is constantly experimenting with ways to create unusual structures such as dioramas, art books, shadowboxes, laser cut objects, little clocks, and other small wonders. She loves to teach and leads an eclectic group of workshops throughout the area and at community events.
Tracy is one of the founding members of BeeChicas, a Boulder-based voice and tireless advocate for pollinators. The group organizes the Boulder Pollinator Appreciation Month and can be found on the Boulder Library rooftop tending the bees. Their website www.beechicas.com describes Tracy best: geological engineer turned creative mastermind, urban homesteader, epic bike journeyer, energetic educator, craft curator, ukulele maestro, and artisan bread baker. Tracy is also the Creative Technologist at the Broomfield Maker Space. Learn more about her at https://www.instagram.com/beefarmgirl/andhttps://beefarmgirl.wordpress.com/