John Creighton Petersen: Tchotchke Talisman Transformation

John Creighton Petersen
Tchotchke Talisman Transformation
Friday 7th April
One Day Workshop



Sometimes the most stunning artwork is revealed in the smallest pieces of art – that’s the concept behind this class where you will create a mini shrine created from a metal box to hold all your treasures to create a piece that can be worn as a necklace or incorporated into another larger assemblage piece.

In this workshop, you will learn the fundamentals of working with a variety of mixed media techniques including creating texture, layering, and working with many different mediums to create this miniature statement piece. To finish our project, you will create a wrapped ball chain necklace embellished with coordinating crystal and beads.

Student supply list to bring to class:

  • black and white gesso
  • paint brushes in a variety of sizes
  • sponges/daubers or the like for detail work
  • palette knives
  • liquid adhesive that holds metal and other embellishments like Liquid Fusion
  • heat tool
  • craft mat
  • ‘red line’ tape or similar
  • detail scissors
  • craft knife
  • charms, ephemera, embellishments and other found objects that you may want to include in your work to personalize your finished piece
  • beading surface 
  • magnification for beading if needed (glasses or the like)

Kit Fee: $35

Items provided by the instructor:

  • metal ‘box’ base for piece
  • charms, found objects and other embellishments
  • Relics and Artifacts pieces
  • metallic paints, mica and other inclusions
  • texture pastes
  • background papers and fabrics for creating backgrounds
  • beads and beading supplies for creating the necklace

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