Fairy Fantasy: Fairy Habitat Workshop

The museum is hosting this workshop in partnership with the 2017 Tucson Miniature Showcase

Title:  Fairy Fantasy: Fairy Habitat Workshop

Date(s): Wednesday, October 11, 2017 and Friday, October 13, 2017 (non-consecutive dates)

Time: 10:00am–4:00pm on Wednesday and 10:00am–2:00pm on Friday

Instructor: Lani Smith

Class Fee: $80 (this program is not eligible for discounts)

Class Description: Capture the magic of autumn through the creation of a mixed-media fairy habitat. This two-day workshop provides students with the skills, materials and techniques to create a unique, finely-crafted fairy habitat. On Day 1 of the workshop, students will construct the habitat by cutting and shaping their papier-mâché box and sculpting the tree stump walls and roots. Students will learn to use, manipulate and sculpt with paper clay. On Day 2, students will finish their fairy habitat by painting, adding fine details and decorating with rocks, moss, twigs, autumn flowers and more. 

Minimum Age: 14 (12 if accompanied by a paying adult)

Skill Level: This class is designed for all levels. Students will become familiar with paper clay and gain experience with various sculpting techniques such as shaping, carving and smoothing. 

Minimum and Maximum Enrollment: 7/15

Location: The Mini Time Machine Museum of Miniatures 

Tools/Materials: Materials and tools will be provided; including papier-mâché boxes, paper clay, faux moss, flowers, twigs, rocks, paint, brushes and more! Please note, fairy statue as pictured is not included. Students are always welcome to bring their own preferred materials and supplies.   

Instructor Biography: Lani Smith – Over the last three years, Lani has given her time to The Mini Time Machine Museum of Miniatures as a volunteer, docent and part-time Museum Services Assistant. Lani started making and collecting miniatures 40 years ago when she was shopping for a Christmas present for her mother at a miniature store and signed up for the local club. She has been an active member of the Southern Arizona Miniature Enthusiasts (formerly the Tucson Miniature Society) ever since. Her own collection of houses and roomboxes (some created in workshops by renowned miniature artists and ranging from a sea captain’s saltbox house to a modern, contemporary home) are each furnished with furniture made by Lani, predominately from kits. She’ll share many of the tips and techniques from her thirty years of experience during the class.

Refund/Cancellation Policy: Refunds will only be issued five or more days in advance of the class unless otherwise noted. In the event a class is cancelled by the museum, a full refund will be issued. 

Register: Register online, in person or by phone at 520-881-0606. 

Questions? Please contact Moira McGee by email or 520-881-0606 ext. 113