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August 2017

August 2017 Meeting: Desktop Christmas Scenes

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Our next guild meeting will be Saturday, August 12, 2017 from 1:30-4:30 p.m. in the Contemporary Arts Center at the fairgrounds. We will have a drawing this month – so for those who won something last time, please bring something this time!

For the August meeting, Wendi McKinnon will lead us in creating a Christmas scene or a Nativity scene in an Altoid tin. We will be focusing on the figures inside the tin during the meeting. The outside of the tin will be your own design.


  • Altoid tin (the larger one, 3.5” x 2.25”)
  • Small amounts of clay:
    • For Christmas scene: red, white, brown, green, black, orange
    • For Nativity scene: tan, flesh, brown, blue, gray, white, gold
  • Ball of scrap clay
  • Miniature Christmas trees (optional)


  • Needle tool
  • Pasta machine
  • Work surface
  • Baking surface
  • Blade
  • X-acto knife
  • Small ball tool