Wands Of Protection ONLINE

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Wands Of Protection ONLINE

99.00 119.00

Workshop Title: Wand of Protection

Class Duration: July 28 - the end of time

Student Level : All levels (beginner, intermediate, advanced)

Description of workshop:

Recently I was commissioned to create a wand of protection for a friend.  I should mention that this person had a physical ailment that traditional medical methods proved futile.  She ended up using byproduct of honey, which almost magically, cured her condition.  As a gesture of thanks to the bees (whom she saw as her saving force) she decided to take up beekeeping to honor her insect friends.  The problem was, however, that she was deathly allergic to these little pollinating pals.  So the wand of protection she asked me to create, was to protect her from bee stings when she when on her apiarian expeditions.  Of course, this creation is strictly metaphoric and was not intended to be a giant EpiPen.  Rather it is a psychological symbol that helped her to overcome her fears, a symbolic shield, that would help her nurture the bees that nurtured her. 

We all have mental monsters to defeat, so it seemed to me that everyone might needs a magical wand of protection now and again; something to give us a little psychological boost when we need it the most.  So in this workshop, using objects and symbols important individual, participants are going to create magical wand to help them make those troubles disappear.  This will be done incorporating a combination of painting, sculpture and assemblage.  

BUT THAT’S NOT ALL…you will also have time to create a case, stand or shrine for Wand of Protection.

And with a wave of your wand your troubles will vanish…fingers crossed.  Abracadabra! 

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Class starts July 28th 2018 

EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT UNTIL June 7th

Other Questions You Might Have:

  • How much does it cost?  $119.00  (early bird discount $99.00 if purchased before June 7th 2018).
  • How long can I access the videos? Forever and ever.  You will have to ability to download the videos right to your computer.
  • How does it differ from a live class?  There isn't the one-on-one component and the possibility for immediate feedback that you have in a live class, but you have the advantage of being able to get into much more in-depth explanations of technique. Also, the advantage of being to replay any section that you need a refresher on.
  • Will there be video?  Yes.  There will be roughly about 240 minutes of protected video that only students will be able to access.
  • How many videos will there be? I'm expecting there to be about about 15 chapters with 2 - 3 videos each chapter.
  • Is the class segmented or do I get everything at once?  I have designed the class so you will have access the information at once and can play with it as you like, at your own speed.  Q and A videos will be added each week for the the first 6 weeks.
  • Is there anyway to connect and share with other students enrolled? Yes.  A Facebook Group will be set up specifically for this workshop.  Students will be able to share experiments, projects and ask questions for the Q and A videos.
  • What kind of site is being used to host this class?  I am using a protected website as well as a protected video host.
  • How will I access the website?  When class begins I will send out passwords to all the students. 
  • Is this for Beginners or Advanced students?  It's for everyone.  I've made it so it is information that can be used by all levels.
  • Will it be entertaining?  Geez, I hope so.  I have done my best to make it very un-dry and fun.
  • What will happen after I sign up?   Initially, I will send out a link to the Strange Tales Facebook Group  On March 15th I will send out the secret codes and links to get you rolling.
  • What will I need to be able to watch the videos? If you can read this the information on this website and have the ability to watch videos on vimeo.com then you've got everything you need to be able to watch the videos.  

Supply List

  • Aves Apoxie Clay ¼ lbs or more (contact www.avesstudio.com if you have any problem locating this product.  They sell direct or will tell you about local suppliers).  If you buy from them they will give you a 10% discount if you type "demeng" in the special code section. 
  • Something to make your wand from.  This could be anything from a stick, to a baton, to rolling pin, to a broken curling iron.
  • Something that can be used to house your wand. Here are a few suggestions:
    1. A long narrow box or case
    2. A plaque or shrine
    3. A candle holder…in fact if you used a candelabra you could make a stand for more than one wand.
    4. A baguette tray
    5. A block of wood that can be adorned
  • Variety of other found objects that might be interesting additions.  Items like watch parts, gears, typewriter parts….just about anything, really.  Look for things that are interesting shapes or designs.
  • More recommendations for found objects:  Old rings, or napkin holders  that could be slide over you wand as a decorative element.
  • Paint Brushes (a couple small detail brushes, and some cheap brushes (1/2 inch to 1 inch in size)
  • Wire a couple of different gauges
  •  DAP KWIK SEAL Tub & Tile Adhesive Caulk (White) – small tube (this can be found in hardware stores.
  • Paints: Acrylic (Golden brand -preferably fluids – the tubes and jars will work too, the colors are the key)
    1. Quinacridone Nickel Azo Gold,
    2. TitaniumWhite,
    3. Carbon or Mars Black,
    4. Van Dyke Brown
    5. Pthalo Blue
    6. Transparent Brown Iron Oxide.
    7. Quin Crimson
  • Optional Paints
    1.  Nickel Azo Yellow
    2. Azurite Hue
    3. Quinacridone Magenta
    4. Permanent Violet
    5. Interference or Iridescent colors (metallic colors)
  • 11. E6000  adhesive
  • 12. Tools that will make your life easier
    1.  Heat gun
    2. Dremel  with cut off wheel and sanding drum
    3. Drill (cordless or manual)