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Basic Jewelry Repair
  • Basic Jewelry Repair
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$20.00

Learn about basic jewelry repair, what to do to about missing clasps or broken strands of beads. You know all those pieces hanging around in boxes being unused...it is time to take them out and bring your pieces to class to discuss and find ways to repair them or to find out whether they need to go to a jeweler for more extended work. Allergy sufferers note: a lovely shop cat Marcel will be present unless you notify ahead of time.

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Bronz Clay Adventure
  • Bronz Clay Adventure
  • Bronz Clay Adventure
  • Bronz Clay Adventure
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$90.00

Learn the basics of making bronze pieces with a new innovative product called Fast Fire Bronze  Clay.  BRONZclay is a non-toxic metal clay product used by jewelry artists and craftspeople to create one-of-a kind and small run jewelry, models, prototypes, sculpture and decorative items.
Spend three hours making your pieces, leave them to dry and be fired, and come back the next day to pick up your pieces which you will finish at home.
$15 of the $90 fee goes to the price of the Bronze clay and firing fee. ALLERGY note: lovely shop cat Marcel will be on the premises unless you notify ahead of time.

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Basic Bookbinding Class
  • Basic Bookbinding Class
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$45.00

Learn the Basics of Bookbinding- Techniques, Materials and Tools used to create an accordion fold book as well as a Japanese Binding. No experience is necessary.  Sign up for a fun time with a friend.  Please check the calendar for dates or request one. 

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Greeting Cards Workshop
  • Greeting Cards Workshop
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$45.00

This Workshop will teach you the Basics of making Creative Greeting cards.
Learn about materials - papers, glues, inks and techniques such as embossing with different colored powders in order to make you own unique cards.
Be ready for any occasion. With the holidays coming up, get yourself a stack ready to go.
The sky is the limit!
No previous experience required.
Please check the calendar for dates or request one. Lovely shop cat Marcel will be on the premises unless you notify me.

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Special PMC Introduction
  • Special PMC Introduction
  • Special PMC Introduction
  • Special PMC Introduction
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$90.00

Learn how to make jewelry using the unique PMC clay in silver. In three hours- shape, file and dry pieces and torch fire them; then polish and finish your pieces to take home. Magic! PMC clay needs to be ordered from a catalog at an added cost, I need at least one week notice on what size you want, i.e. 9 grams, 16 grams and so on. Each amount of PMC has it's own cost, silver prices fluctuate daily. You can pay for PMC in class. Allergy note: lovely shop cat Marcel will be on the premises unless you notify me.

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Intro to PMC for a Group of 4
  • Intro to PMC for a Group of 4
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$300.00

Enjoy a discounted rate of $75 per person when you have a group of four. Learn how to make jewelry using the unique PMC clay in silver. In three hours- shape, file and dry pieces and torch fire them; then polish and finish your pieces to take home. Magic! PMC clay needs to be ordered from a catalog at an added cost, I need at least one week notice on what size you want, i.e. 9 grams, 16 grams and so on. Each amount of PMC has it's own cost, silver prices fluctuate daily. You can pay for PMC in class. ALLERGY note: Lovely shop cat Marcel will be on the premises unless you notify me.

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A Review of several classes by Lucretia Coleman:

" I recently attended two of Minna's workshops (Basic Bookbinding and Decorative Papers) and I LOVED both workshops. Minna is extremely talented--both as an artist and an instructor. I had a WONDERFUL time learning the basics of each workshop and I came away with my new creative treasures...anxious to start applying what I learned and just having fun! You've got to take one (or more) of Minna's workshops...no matter what your artistic level. I look forward to the next workshop! Five stars!*****"

Learn a new skill in a non-pressurized supportive atmosphere, allowing you to explore new ideas and discover your artistic side.
Craft Foundry classes take place at 701 Belgrade Street, Philadelphia PA 19125.

 

 

Fun with Decorative Papers


Here is a visual journey for a paste paper being painted. First are painted layers of yellow and red, and some purple.
Then combs are used to make patterns. Brushes get used next, and then a flower and stars are stamped throughout.

You can do any color and any pattern you want.





 
          

 



 
 

Precious Metal Clay

Have fun with a great new way to make jewelry!

PMC is silver in clay form and you can make all sorts of new shapes never possible before!

It is like ceramics and metals all in one.

Classes are on-going but generally by special request, $80 plus cost of PMC.  Bring a friend and get a discount.

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