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Master Class with Michael Yurkovic: Mid-Century Modern ShadowBox

Join us for a special full day workshop on Saturday, March 5th from 9am to 5pm at D. Thomas Fine Miniatures led by the very talented IGMA Artisan Michael Yurkovic from Atomic Miniature. We’ll be creating an incredible Mid-Century Modern decorated shadowbox with hanging lit chandelier ready for filling with your own treasures.

Michael’s lifelong love of art and design together with his impressive technical and visionary skills provided a natural segue from industrial design into the world of fine scale miniatures. He draws inspiration from classic MCM designers including Charles Eames and Eero Saarinen and Michael’s portfolio includes furniture, accessories and vignettes that typify the styles of MCM. Now, he will share his best tips and techniques in this full day workshop.

Students will be provided with a “box” along with an assortment of decorative materials to choose from. We’ll learn finishing tips and design techniques from the period along with interior color and composition theory. The sides of the box will be covered with choice of coordinating fabric wall panels and we’ll finish the floors with hardwood, paint or tile. Students will have a choice of hanging ceiling fixture including woven metallic shade (shown here). We’ll finish off the workshop by learning how to wire and connect the fixture to a battery pack and supplied 9v battery.

Your finished shadow box measures 9” tall by 7” wide by 3” deep and may be placed on a table-top or wall hung and includes everything you see here except furnishings and accessories. Students will have the opportunity to purchase any of the pieces you see here at a 20% discount on any one item from Michael’s collection. This full day workshop is for students of all skill levels and abilities. All necessary tools and supplies will be provided. Students are encouraged to bring a magnifier and additional light source if needed. Please bring lunch with you as we will break for just ½ hour. There are nearby places for take out as well.

Class Fee: $325

Adults/all skill levels and abilities/all tools provided

50% non-refundable reservation fee is required by Monday February 15th.

Balance due day of class

Book your reservaton here or call 914-231-9871

Works by Mr. Yurkovic will be on view in the Gallery at D. Thomas Fine Miniatures from March 5 through May 1. An Open House reception is scheduled for Sunday, March 6th from 3 to 5pm. RSVP 914-231-9871 or drop by and join us!


D. Thomas Fine Miniatures is an online and in-store retail destination featuring artisan dollhouses and top quality collectibles including 1/12th scale furniture and accessories. The shop also offers workshops and classes taught by master artisans.

The concept, designed to appeal to collectors, crafters and enthusiasts at all skill levels and abilities, was created, in part, to raise awareness of miniatures as a decorative art form and to introduce the discipline not only to a new generation but to those who may just be discovering it!

The shop also features a gallery space showcasing works in miniature by well-known artists from all over the world.

D. Thomas Fine Miniatures is located at 579 Warburton Avenue in the village of Hastings-on-Hudson NY. Gallery and shop hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm and Sunday from Noon to 5:00 pm. Evening hours are available by appointment.

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