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New: D. Thomas MiniVersity!

D. Thomas Miniatures is excited to launch its new D. Thomas MiniVersity Program featuring livestream and pre-recorded instructional "courses" about...miniatures!

D. Thomas MiniVersity is now open for study and includes lectures, demonstrations, virtual field trips, independent study activities, class projects, classes on mini making, and more. Courses are facilitated by MiniProfessors and experts in each course field of study and students gain credits from class attendance with a certificate of completion at the end of the year!



D. Thomas MiniVersity is for hobbyists, makers, artists, collectors and all around miniatures enthusiasts to help mini students to learn and grow as members of the miniatures community. There is something to learn for students at all stages of their mini journey!

D. Thomas MiniVersity courses are mostly free with a cost at times, especially for artist-led miniature making classes which will include instructor and material fees.

The first D. Thomas MiniVersity course: "How to Spot a Really Great Miniature 101" livestream, held in February of this year, students learned what makes a truly terrific miniature. Participants were taught what materials to look out for, some of the techniques and skills required to make a good miniature and how to spot the difference between a commercially manufactured miniature and a truly one of a kind artisan piece. If you missed the class, no worries, it will be repeated again in the fall!

The next D. Thomas MiniVersity course: "Top Tools for Miniaturists 101" led by Ann Pennypacker, from AMiniThing.com was livestreamed on March 24, 2024. You can watch the replay here:

The next D. Thomas MiniVersity course is scheduled for Thursday, April 11 at 7pm ET and will be led by IGMA Artisan Julie Steiner from RidiculousTinyThings (Instagram). Julie is a micro scale knitting and crochet artist from Philadelphia who crafts some of the most awesome tiny scale works you've ever seen!


Julie will present “Downsizing Your Knitting: Tips and Tricks for Knitting in Small Scale” which will answer the question: Do you want to take your knitting tiny?" She'll walk you through her personal knitting journey and share what she’s learned (and created!) along the way including tools and material sources, choosing patterns and final finishing tricks.

This course will address scaling and how to achieve a properly sized piece and is for all all skill levels including those who are familiar with working in full scale! You'll leave with terrific information and to help you move to knitting smaller!



Information about upcoming classes will be announced via email blasts from D. Thomas Miniatures - sign up on the DThomasFineMiniatures.com website.


There is no cost for most D. Thomas MiniVersity programming, but if you like what you see and would like to support the offerings, consider joining the D. Thomas Miniatures Patrons Club and contribute to our efforts and gain access to exclusive content. More info here: https://bit.ly/DTPatrons and on all our social channels here: https://bit.ly/DThomasLink


Thank you for being a part of the D. Thomas Miniatures community!


- Darren T. Scala

D. Thomas Miniatures

LECTURE ESTATE SALES GALLERY


*Registration for D. Thomas MiniVersity and all livestream events automatically adds you to my email distribution. You may opt out at any time but hope you don't!







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