Largest Miniature Show West of the Mississippi - Benefiting The Auxiliary of Good Samaritan Hospital

The 2022 Good Sam Academy of Miniatures

Workshops to be held Monday, October 10, 2022             Registration Form

The Good Sam Academy of Miniatures offers classes taught by miniaturists that are leaders in their selected fields and have been teaching their skills to miniaturists for several years. Classes take place immediately after the 2022 Good Sam Show, in the San Juan Room of the Doubletree Hotel San Jose.

We are pleased and excited to offer the following workshop:

  • Class #1 - Princess and the Pea with Dana Burton

Click on any picture below for larger pictures. Use the button above to download the registration form. Possible lunch options may be available a week prior to the show. We will contact all students regarding these options.


Class #1 - Princess and the Pea with Dana Burton
  • Scale: 1:12th scale
  • Skill Level: All skill levels.
  • Cost: $175
  • Class Duration: Monday, October 10, 10:00am - 4:00pm
  • Registration Deadline: October 1, 2020
  • Note: Class does not include the bed pictured. The Princess & the Pea bed is available in Friday's class with Jil Weisz.

Imagine opening up your miniature bedroom scene – to view a gorgeous Victorian nightgown clad beauty, resting on her bed. The gown design is taken from the *CRIMSON PEAK* movie. For those that like a little *fairytale magic* … she is perfect for the beautiful PRINCESS & the PEA bed that JIL is teaching. Can she find the pea?

I have dedicated my career of teaching live classes around the world – to BEGINNERS! Those too afraid to tackle a doll on their own. With my fun games, gentle learning critiques and in class help … you can overcome your fears to make a very pretty sleeping lady. I look forward to seeing you in class … and HAPPY CREATING!

Fully assembled, painted doll to dress, full dressing/hair kit as shown is provided. No extras to purchase for the kit. Students can, of course, grab extra hair, wigging book if desired. If a student takes the Princess & Pea bed from Jil then that is the base. Otherwise the Pricess can be placed on any bed suitable for Victorian houses.

    Tools needed:
  • small sharp scissors
  • cream thread and needle
  • Aleene’s original Tacky Glue and glue syringe
  • draping board (macrame or cork)
  • small mister (like travel size)
  • pins
  • toothpicks
  • long pointy tweezers
  • ruler
  • corsage pin (for combing out the doll hair)

Robins Egg Spring Confections with Ruth Stewart, Stewart Dollhouse Creations
  • Scale: 1:12th scale
  • Skill Level: All Skill Levels
  • Cost: $105
  • Class Duration: Full day, Monday, October 14, 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Registration Deadline: Day of class.

Spring is such a happy time of year and what better way to celebrate than with a Blue Robins Egg Theme! This table of confections will make your mouth water as you learn easy and fun ways to work with polymer clay, sculpt cakes, make cupcakes with a fun easy silicone mold and decorate with a beautiful easy to use buttercream style frosting. This will leave you craving to make more. Your woodland scene will be placed on a beautifully designed table with legs to look like a tree trunk, branches that hold up your cottonwood leaf table top and intricate laser cut doilies to add the element of style. You will go home with a finished table of goodies and a box full of tools to take and make more! 

Supplies/Tools needed: Tweezers and X-Acto knife. Lighting and magnification if needed. Supplies, like extra frosting, available for purchase.