Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Happy May! I am jotting down this reminder that at the Molly Cromwell Miniatures show in Sturbridge, I will be teaching for the second--and final--time, the 1" scale roombox Convent of St Teresa. So if you didn't make it then but wanted to take a workshop to build this piece, now is  your oppurtunity. June 4 from morning till done. 

Please see Molly's website for further details.

The Convent of St. Teresa in the remote hills of Spain has remained unchanged for nearly three-hundred years. Yet, while the nuns go about their activities below, no one seems to know who maintains the candle in the room at the top of the stairs. This 1" scale inch scale room box is approximately 8" x 8" square & 4" deep, taking minimal space, but having a maximum impact.
You will use Paperclay to create realistic aged plaster walls, build and age the wood floor, trim and stairs, plus use creative lighting techniques to create the sense of realism that gives The Convent its mystical allure. Students will build all interior details as shown in the photo, installing the candle, aging the book, bowl and other details. This is a long one-day workshop, so that we finish all details. Transformer, electrical, frame, and all materials seen in the photo are included in the project, except for the painting. A standard tool kit is sufficient. Wood glue is best. I will supply super glue and any tools outside the standard setup. I will also pre-stain all wood ahead of time and attach the overhead lamp, to save time. We will apply a frame to fit over the box, as shown in the photo.
Costs and options:
$225 with plain pine exterior box. If you wish Veneer of mahogany or walnut - I will apply it ahead of time - please request at registration - cost with veneer exterior: $255.
Contact me as soon as possible since there is still space in the class. I accept credit cards, checks, Paypal and gold bullion. Email:

Completion in class is guaranteed!


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