Natural Icon Designs

   Nature abounds with every day treasures! At Natural Icon Designs I make well made, handmade jewellery with a focus on semi precious gemstones, bone, amber, wood and freshwater pearls. I enjoy and take pride in creating every piece myself. Unless otherwise noted all pieces are one of a kind.

If you are interested in making your own treasures, I offer jewellery making classes taught in Calgary, including bead stringing, wire wrapping, making earrings, bracelets and necklaces. My fully equipped studio has a relaxed atmosphere with a low student to teacher ratio and classes are affordable with no pressure to over spend.

  You will not only have fabulous accessories, but also enhanced confidence, self esteem, and the fun and joy of creativity!

   Unlike classes at bead shops, you may bring beads you already have to a class. Supplies for one project are included in the price of the class so you don’t have to worry about keeping track of each bead that you are buying so the focus is totally on learning and designing.

 

               

Alberta College of Art & Design Continuing Education Classes

These are the classes I'm teaching at the Art College for the Fall and winter. Click here for more info

SCULPTURE I

 Develop your understanding of basic sculpting methods as you work in the studio with traditional and not-so-traditional materials. Your instructor will challenge you to think and work creatively to create three-dimensional forms, as you practice additive and subtractive techniques, and strengthen your skills in construction. Please see your course supply list online. Be sure to come prepared for the first class. 25063 Tue, Sep 27 – Nov 29, 6:30 – 9:30pm FEE $450 + GST (30 hours)


RESIN POURING   

Resin is so versatile and easy to use. Your instructor will show you how to mix, add colours, and small objects to it. Learn how to brush resin on paper and fabric and pour it into molds and bezel settings. Experiment with it, have fun, and gain the skills to move forward, and continue creating and experimenting with confidence. Please see your course supply list online. Be sure to come prepared for the first class. 25065 Sat + Sun, Nov 19 + 20, 9:00am – 4:00pm 35064 Sat + Sun, Mar 25 + 26, 9:00am – 4:00pm FEE $225 + GST (12 hours) 


GOLD LEAF

You can have the Midas touch! Take an old picture frame or some other small object, and give it new life with gold leaf! Learn how to properly apply gold leaf and seal it so it’s permanent, through step-by-step demonstrations and instruction. Please see your course supply list online. Be sure to come prepared for the first class. 25049 Sat + Sun, Nov 26 + 27, 9:00am – 4:00pm FEE $170 + GST (12 hours)


MOLD MAKING  Learn how to create multiples with a plaster mold and how to incorporate them into sculptural work. This introduction to mold making will teach you concepts that translate into other areas of 3-D art making. Through in class demonstrations and hands on work discover the nuances of good mold design and good practice techniques. You will create a relief mold, a one part, and a two part plaster mold. Examples of what you can do with mold making will be shown and discussed in class. Please see your course supply list online. Be sure to come prepared for the first class. 35062 Tue, Feb 28 – Mar 28, 6:30 – 9:30pm FEE $260 + GST (15 hours)