The Ranch Monday 10-12 January Start 9 weeks £80
Pantygraigwen Rd, Pantygraigwen, Pontypridd, CF37 2RR
Gypsy caravan with cocoa butter painted details in a landscape setting.
Can be polystyrene, Rice krispies or cake (will not be able to eat it by the time we finish, hence the offers of different insides).
(please note the gaps in the schedule. These are due to school holidays or my other teaching commitments) Please bring paper and pen for notes
Each week please bring:
modelling tools, edible glue, cornflour puff, work board, CMC, food colours to suit your caravan choice, knife and palette knife, glue brush, ruler, scalpel/cutting wheel
Week 1 6th January 2020 - Armature - 12" round or square cake drum or MDF, Caravan will be approx. 7"long x 3" wide by 5" tall either cut from rice krispies, cake or a polystyrene dummy ( buy a 7" square by 5" tall cake dummy which we will cut for both the caravan body and the caravan support) Your caravan could be tapered or straight, so have a peek at inspiration pictures before carving.
Caravan support will be A block 5" x 2" by 1.5" - 2" tall glued to the board with another thin cake card 7" x 3" glued centrally on top for the caravan to sit on.
Bring glue gun, strong scissors for cake card, serrated knife for carving the polystyrene base
Week 2 13th January 2020 - Carve caravan - Bring Serrated long bladed knife, rubbish bag, palette knife for cakes
Caravan body will 7" x 5" tall choose from either: cake (can be layers) and buttercream or ganache,and cling film or rice krispie treats (melt 400g large marshmallows in microwave until they rise to triple their height, then stir in 400g rice krispies - leave for 30 minutes then put into containers of a similar size lines with cling film. we can press them together to fix multiple shapes together, then carve) or bring the remaining poly dummy from week 1.
Week 3 20th January 2020 - Cover caravan - 2kg of sugarpaste (this can be coloured to suit and will be used for both the caravan and all the board decoration) colours to match your choice of caravan, smoother, long rolling pin, flexi smoother, icing sugar shaker, spritzer water bottle
Week 4 27th January 2020 - Caravan details - Same coloured sugarpaste to add strips of wood and details
Week 5 3rd February 2020 - Caravan details - same as last week
Week 6 10th February 2020 - wheels and stairs - pastillage, circle cutters in approximate sizes of your chosen wheels (we will discuss sizes in class) (not all caravans have wheels as in the green image, so you can carry on with details that week), sponge or foam pad to rest the wheels on.
17th February is half term week - no class
Week 7 24th February 2020 - Painting the caravan - We will paint details with cocoa butter and your chosen dust colours - You can choose swirls or flowers Bring a side plate and breakfast bowl, superwhite dust, cocoa butter callets (I use squires but a bag can be shared between everyone), sandwich bag or clingfilm to cover the plate for next week, range of paint brushes including detail brushes
Week 8 2nd March 2020 - painting the caravan - as last week Begin board design - Sugarpaste (colour green and brown for earth and grass), nail brush, long rolling pin, tweezers
Week 9 9th March 2020 - Complete design
**Please note there there is no cancellation, refund or transfer of places on courses whether for one session or all sessions**
Interested in the subjects on offer?
Left are subjects the six weekly classes completed in the summer term 2018. My examples left were created alongside the students work.
Top row: , Wed 10-12; Mon 7-9
Bottom: Mon 10-12; Wed 6-8; Tues 10-1
Subjects for the next term are chosen by existing students.
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Inspiration images sourced from the internet. We will design our own caravan