KSB Miniature Workshops - April 9th to 13th, 2024

Kaye Browning, recipient of the 2022 Kentucky Arts Council Milner Award, the most distinguished of the Governor’s Awards recognizing outstanding support of the arts, is continuing her dedication to education of the arts with the new KSB Miniatures Workshops.

Kaye is known throughout the world for her tireless dedication to promoting miniatures as an art form. Her latest commitment to furthering education for miniaturists of all levels came to fruition in 2024 with the introduction of the inaugural KSB Miniatures Workshops. And what a success they were!

The five-day event featured four full days of classes taught by some of the most talented artisans in the industry. Held at the Kentucky Gateway Museum Center in Maysville, Kentucky, students received personalized one-on-one instruction in a relaxed classroom setting with eight to ten students. Our workshop attendees couldn’t have asked for a better destination for their after-school activities with tours by Kaye herself to the KSB Miniatures Collection’s latest exhibition Scaled to Perfection: Encore & More! In addition, students also enjoyed an opening banquet and auction, a cookout at the Browning residence and dining, shopping and tourism in the charming river town of Maysville and surrounding areas during their free time.


17th Century Still Life

Johannes Landman

IGMA Artisan Johannes Landman from British Columbia taught fundamentals of color theory, detailed sketching and painting methodology and step-by-step layering and glazing techniques to enable students to complete a 17th century still life painting in miniature.

Video Highlights from Johannes' class



Aunt Bee

Jeanne Rullie

Popular guild school instructor, IGMA Artisan and esteemed doll artist Jeanne Rullie taught students polymer clay sculpting techniques using clay and paints to create a 1/12th-scale doll called Aunt Bee.

Video Highlights from Jeanne's class






Bee My Honey

Teresa Layman

IGMA Fellow Teresa Layman guided students in creating a traditional bee skep using sewing techniques. She also taught students how to age a pre-cut wood shelter and assemble pre-cut landscape pieces for cosmos, daisies, pansies and a foxglove.

Video Highlights from Teresa's class






Tiny Jewels, Big Sparkle

Sun Lemmens

Acclaimed miniature jeweler and IGMA Fellow Sun Lemmens from the Netherlands taught students how to create a necklace, earrings and tiara using silver and genuine emeralds. Students also learned how to make a sterling silver Fabergé-style egg.

Video Highlights from Sun's class



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KSB Miniatures Collection at The Kentucky Gateway Museum Center
215 Sutton Street, Maysville, Kentucky 41056 | 606-564-5865 | www.kygmc.org

Kentucky Gateway Museum Center