2017 Artistic & Business Workshops
Sunday, January 22nd

Workshops are open to: all CIMTA exhibitors, supporting members, and anyone that has admission to CIMTA retail for at least one day. You must register on the pre-registration form. When you get on the pre-registration form, create a brand new username/password.

Class Cost Location Time Notes
Katharyne Shelton - Katharyne Shelton Consulting - Selling Your Items Online Effectively FREE Bienville 10AM - 12:00PM Katharyne Shelton, an e-commerce consultant will be joining CIMTA this year. Regardless how you currently sell your items, e-commerce is too big to ignore. Let Katharyne Shelton, take your business to the next level!
Arlene Finkelstein - Artistic Florals - Mums $6 Each Salon F 10AM - 11:15AM All tools and supplies will be provided by the instructor. Kits will be available for sale.
Arlene Finkelstein - Artistic Florals - Daffodils $6 Each Salon F 11:30AM -12:45PM All tools and supplies will be provided by the instructor. Kits will be available for sale.
Janie Blair - La Petit Decor- HANA HULA DOODLE - MINIATURE QUAIL EGG POODLE $12.00, paid directly to the instructor. Bienville 1:00PM-2:30PM You will be making a miniature poodle out of a quail egg. The kit will include a vintage gold plated set of a poodle head and feet, a Bobwhite quail egg, a photo with instructions and all the pieces and parts to make your hula dancing poodle.
Mr. Chuck - Uncle Joe's Dollhouse Company- Gas Station/Ice House" Kit FREE DEMONSTRATION Bienville 1:00PM-2:30PM Mr. Chuck will do a FREE demonstration of assembly of a simple " Gas Station/Ice House" Kit. Showing the ease of construction and assembly of all our dollhouse kits. The "Gas Station/Ice House Kit" will be available for those observers that wish to purchase one, two or more. All orders of two or more will be shipped FREE to your store within two weeks after the CIMTA Las Vegas Trade Show.
Arlene Finkelstein - Artistic Florals - Phalaenopsis Orchid $6 Each Bienville 1:00PM - 2:15PM All tools and supplies will be provided by the instructor. Kits will be available for sale.
Nancy Petley - Diminutive Details - Tuscan Sideboard Ensemble Full scale: $40.00 Half scale: $20.00 Quarter Scale: $12.00, paid to instructor Bienville 2:00 PM - 5:00PM We will be building a Tuscan-style sideboard with the accessories shown. There will be a small variety of trivets to choose from. We will also be exploring different painting, staining and embellishing techniques. Kits are available in 3 scales; full, half and quarter.
Hong McKinsey - Hanamini.com - Petit Point Miniature Pillows $38, paid to instructor Bienville 2:00 PM - 5:00PM This is a beginner class on getting started with Miniature Petit Point. In this class we will take you through the basics of Petit Point including reading charts, ways to get started, and finishing techniques. We will work on a project in class that is specifically designed for beginners. You will walk away with knowledge, skills and confidence to enable you to start your own projects. We'll give you an additional kit to take with you. Gone will be the mysteries surrounding Petit Point. Come join us for a fun time. Students need to bring: embroidery scissors. Additional light and magnifier recommended.
Sue Weber - Jewelry Box $5, paid to instructor Bienville 2:00 PM - 3:00PM Sue will instruct you on how to make a beautiful jewelry box. Perfect for a bathroom or vanity scene. Item measures 1"x1".
Arlene Finkelstein - Artistic Florals - Tiger Lilly $6 Each Bienville 2:30PM - 3:45PM All tools and supplies will be provided by the instructor. Kits will be available for sale.
Arlene Finkelstein - Artistic Florals - Monstera Deliciosa $6 Each Bienville 4:00PM - 5:00PM All tools and supplies will be provided by the instructor. Kits will be available for sale.
Katharyne Shelton - Katharyne Shelton Consulting - Mastermind Class $197 Salon F 4:00PM - 6:00PM Katharyne Shelton provides a more hands on individualized instruction on launching and growing your business online. Not only do you get one-on-one help but you get access to the CIMTA exclusive software which not only includes additional video instruction (that can be viewed at home), but software to optimzing your product listings

Business Workshop - Bienville

 

Katharyne Shelton, an e-commerce consultant will be joining CIMTA this year. Regardless how you currently sell your items, e-commerce is too big to ignore.

All CIMTA participants will get access to Katharyne's first class for free. It will be held from 10:00AM -12:00PM on January 22nd, Sunday.

For $197 you get access to CIMTA exclusive software and the mastermind class for one-on-one in-depth instructions on successfully selling online. The CIMTA-exclusive software is available now if you want a jump start. It includes video tutorials, tools to optimize your lists, and how to engage an audience with social media. 

The paid mastermind class will be held from 4:00PM-6:00PM on January 22, Sunday. Please observe the updated times.

If you are on the fence about attending the paid class, make sure you go to the free class. There will be a lot of valuable information no matter if you decide to do the paid course/software. You can pay for the course at the show.

Artistic Workshops - Bienville or Designated Conference Room


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Workshop: MINIATURE QUAIL EGG POODLE
Workshop Title: HANA HULA DOODLE
Instructor: Janie Blair, La Petit Decor
Description: You will be making a miniature poodle out of a quail egg. The kit will include a vintage gold plated set of a poodle head and feet, a Bobwhite quail egg, a photo with instructions and all the pieces and parts to make your hula dancing poodle.
Time commitment: 1 to 1  1/2 hours
Time: 1:00PM-2:30PM
Cost: $12.00, paid directly to the instructor.


Workshop: Petit Point Workshop

Title: Petit Point Miniature Pillows

Instructor: Hong McKinsey, Hanamini.com

Description: 
This is a beginner class on getting started with Miniature Petit Point. In this class we will take you through the basics of Petit Point including reading charts, ways to get started, and finishing techniques. We will work on a project in class that is specifically designed for beginners. You will walk away with knowledge, skills and confidence to enable you to start your own projects. We'll give you an additional kit to take with you. Gone will be the mysteries surrounding Petit Point. Come join us for a fun time.
Students need to bring: embroidery scissors. Additional light and magnifier recommended.
Time commitment: 2-5PM
Cost: $38, paid to instructor


Workshop:Tuscan Sideboard Ensemble

Instructor: Nancy Petley, Diminutive Details

Description: 
We will be building a Tuscan-style sideboard with the accessories shown. There will be a small variety of trivets to choose from. We will also be exploring different painting, staining and embellishing techniques. Kits are available in 3 scales; full, half and quarter.
Time commitment: 2-5PM
Cost: Full scale: $40.00 Half scale: $20.00 Quarter Scale: $12.00, paid to instructor


Workshop: Climate Classes - Miniature Flowers

Instructor: Arlene Finkelstein, Artistic Florals

Description: 
10 am - 11:15 am- Mums (No longer Dogwood bush)
11:30 am - 12:45 pm- Daffodils (No longer Jack in the pulpit)
1:00 pm - 2:15 pm- Phalaenopsis Orchid
2:30 pm - 3:45 pm- Tiger Lilly
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm- Monstera Deliciosa

Cost: Classes are $6 each.
All tools and supplies will be provided by the instructor.
Kits will be available for sale.


Workshop: Gas Station/Ice House Kit - Demonstration

Instructor: Mr. Chuck, Uncle Joe's Dollhouse Company

Uncle Joe's Dollhouse Company

Mr. Chuck will do a FREE demonstration of assembly of a simple " Gas Station/Ice House" Kit.

Showing the ease of construction and assembly of all our dollhouse kits.

Demonstration will be offered at: 

1:00PM-2:30PM

The "Gas Station/Ice House Kit" will be available for those observers that wish to purchase one, two or more.

All orders of two or more will be shipped FREE to your store within two weeks after the CIMTA Las Vegas Trade Show.


Workshop: Jewelry Box

Instructor: Sue Weber

Hours: 2:00PM -3:00PM

Cost: $5

Construct a beautiful jewelry box that is perfect for any bathroom or vanity scene.