Workshops & Classes for aspiring miniaturists!

Love to learn mini-making? Whether you’re new to mini-making or you’ve created things before, you’ll want in on this! Friday, February 1, 2019 San Diego Miniatures Show & Sale is offering WORKSHOPS at the Marriott Mission Valley!

Registration is now open for your choice of 3 WORKSHOPS. Each is a great value, taught by an experienced talented instructor. Half day or full day – these are great!

To register, email with your choice of WORKSHOPS and detailed payment information will be emailed to you. Register early, class size is limited and you don’t want to miss out! No refunds after January 10, 2019.

Porcelain Baby in a Draped Crib Workshop         WORKSHOP: Porcelain Baby in a Draped Crib | Maria Ray

This workshop will consist of assembling a baby crib from card stock, covering the crib and draping it with material and lace as well as making a small mattress and pillow for the crib. You will also dress a small 1:12 scale hand painted porcelain baby doll ($45 value, handcrafted by Maria!) in a simple robe and bonnet.

Instructor: Maria Ray, Grand Master Porcelain Doll Artist, My Dolly’s Bebe | 1pm – 5pm | $90


1:12 Magical Unicorn Cupcakes and Cakes Workshop:Ruth:Magical Unicorn cupcakes and cake

Magic is in the air… Remember the days of your youth? Rainbows, unicorns, cupcakes… Well come and relive it with me making unicorn cakes and cupcakes! What could be better? These magical creations will make you smile and absolutely giggle. Unicorn horns are 3D printed and plentiful! So after you paint these beauties with magical dust you will learn to make a sliceable, textured Unicorn cake and cupcakes! Class includes detailed photo directions for reference when you get home, a complete cupcake kit, frosting star tip, cutters for the cake and ears and so many more tools and goodies!

Instructor: Ruth Stewart, Stewart Dollhouse Creations | 8am – 5pm | $120

Summer Flower Bed  ~ Filled ~

Students will learn how to create realistic 1:12 plants using three techniques.  You will  leave with 3 coleus to which you will add your own contrast color, 3 Artemisia from pre-painted paper, Europys daisy plant and 2 young daisy plants, which you will create from pre-painted laser cut sheets and punched leaves.  All the plants can be taken home in a flowerbed, which you will learn to make, and can be “planted” in your own miniature landscape.”

Instructor: Julia Tollafield, Tolly’s Treasures | 8am – 12pm | $50

INTRODUCTION TO MINI-MAKING CLASSES are taught during the day Saturday and Sunday. These classes are designed for those new to miniature making. Class size is limited, so sign up early at the show’s Front Desk/Ticket Sales. Check out these class descriptions:

“Can U Canoe?” Designed for our pint sized attendees, children 8-12 will learn basic

Can U Canoe?

Kids Class for aspiring miniaturists 8-12 years old.

mini-making skills during this free one hour class. Registration is limited to the first 12 students each day. Class starts at 12:30.

For those who aren’t kids and aren’t quite grown we have a ‘tween option, “Easiest Project Ever!” 13-22 year olds don’t need to register, but must drop in the class room area at 1:30 to make your Make ‘n’Take project! It’s a surprise!

Travelin' Light

2019 Adult Class – doll not included, class is to make the duffle bag 🙂


Taught by Micro and team, designed by S&S Furniture, “Travelin’ Light” is a darling duffle bag that tucks easily into any project! Adults register at Front Desk/Ticket Sales and for only $5 you will complete a great little project. Class size limited, 2:30-3:30.