Each year, the Show brings together more than 100 U.S. and international artisans and dealers, including a number of I.G.M.A. Artisans and Fellows. They offer collectors unique, well-crafted 1-inch, 1/2-inch, and 1/4-inch scale miniatures from around the world.

Saturday, June 29, 2013

Article on the Good Sam Academy (GSAM)

There is an excellent article in American Miniaturist introducing the six outstanding teachers at this year's Good Sam Academy (GSAM). See the July 2013 issue #123, pages 56-64. It provides background information on each instructor and includes photos of additional work. The write-up also speaks to the techniques the artisans will be teaching in their classes. All were asked "What do you find to be the most rewarding aspects of offering workshops?" Clearly, they all love to share their knowledge and skills with students. 

Exterior of Le Bon Marché as detailed by instructor IGMA Artisan Bluette Meloney. Five day workshop, Oct. 14-18, 2013.
Interior of Le Bon Marché with Art Deco faux finishes.

Interior detail of Bon Marché with alternate Floral faux finishes. Students will have a choice of which interior detail they wish to use.

Instructor Barbara Sabia "Stained Glass Window" one-day workshop, Oct. 14, 2013. She also offers a "Stained Glass Fireplace Screen" one-day workshop on Oct. 15, 2013.
Exterior of Medieval Folly as detailed by instructor Rik Pierce. Five day workshop, Oct. 14-18, 2013.

Tufted  Leather or Fabric Chair and Foot Stool. 3-day  workshop, Oct. 14-16, 2013. Instructor IGMA Fellow Nancy Summers.

Learn to make a rhododendron, clump of bamboo, and pot of petunias from IGMA Fellow Carol Wagner. Four day workshop, Oct. 14-17, 2013.
French Transitional Louis XV-XVI Bureau c1774. Three-day workshop, Oct. 14-16, 2013  by IGMA Fellow Geoff Wonnacott. He also offers a two-day workshop, Oct. 17-18, 2013 to make a George III Chippendale Silver Table.

To order a copy of American Miniaturist magazine, email usoffice@ashdown.co.uk or go to http://www.craft-club.com/usa. Downloadable issues and overseas shipping available.

For Good Sam Academy registration information go to: http://goodsamshowcase.miniature.net/goodsamacademy.htm

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