Google+ The Art of Friendly Plastic: FRIENDLY PLASTIC CLASSES IN THE UK - Liz Welch!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009


I have the next list of Friendly Plastic classes available in the UK offered by Artist Queen Liz Welch.

I personally spent a full week with Liz and although, I am quite familiar with Friendly Plastic, there were loads of things she taught me. We spent and entire evening together staying up until wee hours of the morning creating and collaborating. Now, I can not guarantee that Liz will create until wee hours of the morning, I can guarantee that you will come away from these classes refreshed, inspired and it will be one of the best days you will spend, plus you will make some great art!

So....without further adieu here are her classes:

First Impressions - 10th November 10.30am-12.30pm - £10.00

FUN FUN FUN!!!!! -

Quick ideas for simple but elegant cards using Friendly Plastic. If you have never used this material before, you will be amazed and delighted at how easy it is to create sophisticated motifs from your paper crafting or jewellery making. This class is based around stamping into Friendly Plastic using a variety of methods, ways of colouring and re-colouring and ideas for recycling scraps.

Bowled Over by Friendly Plastic 10th November 1.30pm-3.30pm - £13.00

Learn how to add colour, impress, mould and shape your Friendly Plastic and turn it into a beautiful little bowl or dish. This class is suitable for beginners and those with experience alike.

By the Book - 19th January 10.30am - 12.30pm - £13.00

Make a beautiful and unusual gift - a delightful little 2" square book using Friendly Plastic and paper. You will learn how to create a textured aged look, how to join pieces together using the hot water method, and how to use the soldering iron to make eyelets, and how to make Liz's "Beads on Strings". This class is suitable for Friendly Plastic virgins as well as those with experience.

Dancing Dolls - 19th Januiary 1.30pm-3.30pm - £13.00

(Can I say this...."this was one of my most favorite things I learned from Liz!)

Free form modelling with Friendly Plastic brings these charming little dolls to life. Learn how to use the hot water method to soften your plastic ready for manipulating it in your hand. Simple shapes, simply worked, turn Friendly Plastic into 3D forms. Learn how to attach brooch pins without using glue.Some manual dexterity required for this class, but no other experience is necessary.

Friendly Plastic Day School 9th March 10am-3.30pm £45.00 including Lunch

Spend the whole day learning about Friendly Plastic - Bend it Shape it anyway you want it
Read all about Liz's trip to the US on her blog -
You can also email her thru the blog for more information about the classes.
All classes will be held at :
8 Victoria St
Derby, DE1 1EQ,
United Kingdom
+44 1332 332133
If you are planning a trip to the UK - these classes will surely be a highlight.
Plans are underway to hold a Friendly Plastic World Conference Late Spring of 2010 in the UK. We are still in the beginning planning stages, so information will be given as soon as it's available.

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