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2017 Good Sam Academy Classes

Classes to be held Monday, October 9, 2017.

The Good Sam Academy of Miniatures offers classes taught by miniaturists that are leaders in their selected fields and have been teaching their skills to miniaturists for several years. Classes take place immediately after the 2017 Good Sam Show, in Morgan Hill, California.

Download the Registration Form Registration deadline is September 1, 2017.

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Good Sam Academy Workshop: Lit Tissue Box with Jim Larson, Jim Larson Designs

Lit Tissue Box with Jim Larson, Jim Larson Designs

  • Scale: 1:24th (1/2-inch scale), finished tissue box is approx 9 by 9 by 12 inches
  • Skill Level: All Skill Levels Welcome
  • Cost: $229
  • Class Duration: 6 hours, 1 Day Class, Monday, October 9
  • Registration Deadline: September 1, 2017

Jim Larson Designs presents a delightful and practical miniature that is sure to enhance any collection. This lighted, charming half inch tissue box features a tissue rising from its chimney, masquerading as a puff of smoke.

It is of basic construction for students of varied skill levels and to be decorated to the builder’s personal taste. Shingles, windows and door make it a treasure to display anywhere in the home.

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Good Sam Academy Workshop: Classic Country Dough Table with Ken Byers, Shaker Works West

Classic Country Dough Table with Ken Byers, Shaker Works West

  • Scale: 1:12th (1-inch scale)Skill Level: Some experience to skilled.
  • Cost: $195.00
  • Class Duration: 9:00am to 6:00 pm, Monday, October 9
  • Registration Deadline: September 1, 2017

We will be building from scratch an exact 1/12th scale copy of one of the most often ordered piece in my line. This is a most unusual piece yet one that almost everyone recognizes as having been in grandma’s kitchen or back porch. Also sometimes known as a Houser table, this table was a very popular kitchen fixture until the advent of commercial bakeries. This is a copy of a beautifully functional antique that will bring smiles to your heart. Its natural pine finish and real metal bins add to the fantasy. Even the drawer handles are specially cast, made to the original specs. The bins are aged and dented tin and the bread boards are scarred from decades of use.

Many of the primary wood elements are pre-cut and all assembly is straight forward under your experienced instructor’s supervision. All parts are included and the student will leave the class with a treasured finished product. The student should be familiar with using the basic tools of miniature building. No power tools will be used.

Students will learn creative assembling secrets and the basis of the renowned Shaker Works West finishing process as well as many other tricks of the trade.

More information about the classes.


This information is offered as a service to the community of miniature enthusiasts. If you know of a miniature related event or have information/photos to share, please contact the N.A.M.E. N2 Region Webmaster.

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