New Workshops at Studio 215

It’s been a busy summer and I’ve loved adding to my online school, but I’m ready to start my live workshops at Studio 215 in Sebring, FL  I started by offering two ornament workshops over the last two weekends. The santa workshop was very sucessful so I’m going to offer it one more time on Nov. 26.

You can always find updates in the list to the right on the home page. and if you sign up for post notifications, you’ll be the first to know when I post a new workshop here.

If you see something that you and a few of your friends would like to take, leave a message here or on my facebook page, and we can set a date.

Here’s what I’ve listed today.

Download workshop applications here

Santa Ornaments

10am – 4:30pm
Nov. 26,  2016
Everything included
Make one or two

Santa WorkshopSanta - Alice Stroppel - Maureen Carlson

Come make your own Santa Ornaments using the easy molds from Maureen Carlson. You’ll love how they turn out. I’ll have everything you need, just bring your lunch and your smile.

The Dots Have it

everything included

Thursday  Dec. 1.  2016
10am – 4pm
$90 everything included

Dots have it

In this easy for beginners workshop you’ll learn how to make a couple of simple “cane” and my favorite dot -dot-dot cane. We’ll cover a bracelet and make a pendant.

Not sure what a “cane” is? Watch this short video explaining the process.

Beginner’s Cane Workshop
Friday Dec. 2, and  on Sat. Dec 10,  and  Fri. Jan. 6, 2017

9pm – 4:00pm
you provide the clay
$90 clay provided

Beginners workshop - Alice Stroppel

In this class you will learn caning basics. Skinner Blends, plugs, canes and how to slice cane for application.

You’ll leave the workshop with at least one finished piece.

Not sure what a “cane” is? Watch this short video explaining the process.

Cane Mapping Furniture
3   days
Friday – Sunday
Jan. 11-13, 2017
Limited to 6 students
$100 deposit required


Learn how to cane map on a large scale. We’ll be covering a small table (you provide) with colorful polymer canes.

Tables should not be larger than 20” in any direction. You should have your table completely ready to accept your artwork. Sanded, painted etc. If you are painting it yourself, don’t paint the surface where your artwork will be attached.

Bring your favorite canes and create your person piece of art-furniture. You’ll be supplying your own clay.

Once you learn how to cane map for furniture, you’ll be able to apply that knowledge to large wall pieces and other items.

Day one – plan your design,  make skinner blends and canes.
Day two – begin mapping your design.
Day three – Continue with your design and do final prep to  your table. Apply finished art to your table.


This is a little cart saved by my sister Sheryl. Her neighbor was throwing it out. A bit of paint and some polymer and it’s taken on a new life.


This table is special to me, it was our first telephone table in our first apartment. I won’t be teaching faces canes in this workshop, but you could bring your own.


Here’s another thrift store find. But there is no reason why you can’t start with a new table.

Download furniture workshop application here