Mini Mosaic Pendants NEW! In-Store Class Nov 18
Mini Mosaic Pendants NEW! In-Store Class
Saturday, November 18, 1-4pm
Instructor: Stephanie Kuhne
Limit: 7 students. All participants must be 15 years or older.
In just a few hours, create some personalized pendants with beads, small charms, and other little treasures. They’re adhered to metal bezels with Apoxie clay, a useful medium that’s easy to work with and sets up quickly. Learn how to use it from Stephanie Kuhne, a Denver multimedia artist and jeweler. Her teaching philosophy is to help students learn a skill, apply it, and then move on to do something else with it.
Stephanie discusses materials and demonstrates techniques, such as mixing the clay, dyeing it, and making a clean edge for the bezel. Choose a theme and a color for your pendant, then select what you want from the collection of items she brings: bezels, charms, seed beads, found objects, ribbon cords, and chains. If you have something you’d like to use, bring it with you. Keep in mind, though, that the largest bezel is 2-½” and the small ones are 1”.
Come make friends with Apoxie clay! And create some lovely little gifts at the same time.
Due to the limited size of the classroom, social distancing will not be possible. Attendees of the class are welcome to wear masks. Help keep community members and our staff safe, please do not attend the class if you are feeling sick. Please contact email@example.com ahead of time if you have specific questions regarding class covid safety.
Please bring the following materials:
- Optional: charms, beads, found objects, metal pieces, etc., small enough for a 2-½ or 1” bezel.
All class materials are provided, but Stephanie will also have small bags of mixed media items for sale. The bags are $10 each, cash or check directly to her.
Class Materials Include:
- Bezel forms
- Apoxie clay
- Beads, charms, and other found objects
- Ribbon & chain cords
- Clay dyes
- Gloves, toothpicks, tweezers, tools etc
Class Refund/Cancellation Policy
Cancellations made up to 14 days prior to the first class meeting will be refunded or, at the participant's option, used to pay for another class. Two Hands Paperie will retain a $10 processing fee for EACH class cancelled by a participant. After 14 days, there is no refund or credit. In addition, the fee for a class cancelled within this 14-day timeframe by a participant cannot be transferred to pay for another class. These policies are to ensure that 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 3 students enroll 48 hours prior to the scheduled class time. If for any reason Two Hands Paperie cancels a class, students will be called at the phone number on file and refunded the FULL class fee.
Stephanie Kuhne loves exploring new ideas. She’s a lifelong learner who fearlessly tries out new techniques or mediums. Not surprisingly, her artwork reflects discovery. It tells stories of her personal artistic explorations in the use of silver, metal, glass, resin, wood, and mixed-media materials. She says that her muse for creating work is not a single person or thing, but the process she’s developed. When something inspires her she reflects on it, researches it, and then forms an idea. Exploring the myriad ways of transforming her idea into art – going forward, backward, and then forward again – is an integral part of what she does.
Following an early passion for creating and designing, Stephanie completed a BA in Applied Design and an MFA in Sculpture from San Diego State University. During her 28-year professional career, she’s been internationally recognized for her glass art and has received many awards for her mixed media work.
Stephanie now resides in Colorado, where the natural beauty surrounding her is a constant inspiration throughout the changing seasons. To help her expand her ever evolving vision of art, she continues to seek out the latest media. Stephanie enjoys studio art making and carries on the legacy of her mother, who was also a lifelong learner and art explorer. In 2020 Stephanie recreated her mom’s original studio as Creative Connection. The studio is a welcoming, safe, and inclusive environment where students and working artists can connect and receive positive feedback. Stephanie also runs an Art Club and provides Open Studio times so people can use their specialized equipment. Creative Connection seems to have just about everything!