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Tuesday May 9
10am – 4pm
All supplies included
Silkscreens allow you to quickly create an intricate pattern on a canvas of Sculpey polymer clay. Baked on a metal mold to create a round image, these pieces will be ready for you to create a show stopping beaded necklace
Syndee will have on hand all the Sculpey supplies needed to create the pendants, including the clay, alcohol markers and even silkscreens and stamps!
She will show us a couple of ways to create bezels for the pieces as well as the “Montarsi Easy Bail”. Then it’s up to you to create the wonderful beaded canvas to display your work!
It was a wonderful turn out of polymer clay fans, some who were just getting to know the possibilities that are contained in those 2oz packages of colored clay.
With what seems like magic, a little mixing and cutting and anyone can create works that are big or small, jewelry or wall pieces, even sculpture that is serious or whimsical.
I am lucky to be apart of this quickly growing community of polymer artists. I’m doubly fortunate to have very good friends join me in my studio. I’ve hosted many sterling polymer instructors over the last few years. Doreen Kassel will be here in a few weeks teaching student how to create her beautiful pods and flowers. Plus a day of her darling jiggly dolls. There are a few opening in the doll class if you are interested.
This last weekend was just pure fun. Laurie Prophater, Julie Eakes, Meisha Barbee and Dayle Doroshow gathered at my studio for 4 days of creating and sharing.
On Saturday I hosted an open house featuring their work. People were fascinated to watch as these artist worked magic with clay.
Laurie and a customer
Meisha and her contribution for Into The Forrest
Lois Lynn came all the way from Ocala to visit with us.
Here she is with Julie.
Dayle Speaks with a polymer clayer about her work.
Once again I want to thank these talented women for coming from around the country to share with me and my community. We are richer for it.
Thanks to the Highlands Sun for a very nice article today.
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Use canes from my stash
10am – 4:30pm
Saturday – Nov. 5, 2016
Make one or two
This is the first time I have offered a workshop using canes from my inventory. I’ve been teaching so much and making canes for each workshop so I have an overflow. I decided it would be great fun to see what you might do with slices from them .
I’ll have some ornaments, but if you want to being your own you can. Any color and a medium to small size or one large.
Bring your lunch and your sense of humor.
10am – 4:30pm
Nov. 12, 2016
Make one or two
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.
Only one space left in each Workshop. But good news for those who are just tuning in. Put your name on the waiting list and there could be another workshop available.
Doreen Kassel is coming to Studio 215 in Feb. 2017.
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Feb. 11, 2017
9am – 4pm
ABSTRACT BLOOM AND BUDS
Fill your vases with the most colorful and uncommon blooms and buds! Using long wire stems we’ll translate and abstract actual flower shapes into beautiful sculpture full of intricacies and surprises. Flower patterns are full of possibilities for the most scrumptious blooms and buds. We’ll paint them with the color palette you choose, from bright and bold to pastel and soft. Make as many as you can in the class and fill your vases with beautiful Abstract Blooms and Buds.
Feb. 12, 2017
9am – 4pm
JIGGLY JOINTED DOLLS
In this class we’ll create characters with jointed arms and legs. Make whimsical creatures, combining species, if you wish! Adding a simple wire technique these dolls can sit, swing from a string or hang on a wall. After they’re cured we’ll apply a unique oil paint layering technique to bring these little swingers to life.
I just listed a few new workshops for May and the beginning of June.
I’ll be teaching beginning canes on May 7 and again on the 28th.
Black and white cuff bracelet on May 14.
A fun new workshop on weed pots on May 21. I’m working on other characters to add to the birds, but of course you can make design your own too.
And a great all day workshop of building your cane inventory on June 2.
I’m ready for my Cane Mapping workshop tomorrow. This Crab is ready to frame and the fish pendant is finished too.
There is still one more space left if you want to have some fun. Just Leave a message here and I’ll set a place for you.
Marie Segal will be at Studio 215 on Friday February 12th from 7pm until 9pm with a trunk show of her work. There will be items for sale and Marie with be doing a demo with polymer clay.
Marie has been working and playing with clay since 1971, she introduced the polymer world to the pasta machine. She teaches around the country and this February she’ll be teaching at Studio 215.
She and her husband Howard own the Clay Factory serving the polymer community since 1980.
Her Disk Earrings, new design, new innovation workshop is full, but you can still be added to the waiting list.
She is also teaching a wonderfully fun and inventive workshop, Iconic Fabrication. Marie is so enthusiastic about this workshop she is fairly bubbling. There are spaces left, but it’s only a month away, so don’t delay.
Marie is providing everything for both workshops and I’m providing the tools and equipment, so all you have to do is show up. Easy!
I’m looking forward to having Marie here and I hope to see you as well.
I’ll be teaching a beginners caning workshop on Friday a Nov. 20th. Several people didn’t want to wait until after Christmas, I love that!
I have room for more students. Call 863-402-4652 to reserve your place.
Beginner’s Cane Workshop
Nov. 20, 2015
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.
Bring your lunch!
I’ve been at home working on new pieces for Studio 215. I love working in my home studio, I get into that zone and create away.
Many more item than pictured here are going with me tomorrow to my downtown studio. I love having both places to create.
Christmas is coming…
Cane mapped fish pendants
Cane mapped pendants using forms made from
Helen Breil’s book Shapes
I’ve been working on a few new pieces for the Studio.
I’ll also be taking quite a few things to sell at Sandy Camp next week. Sandy Camp is annual retreat by the San Diego Polymer Clay Guild and I’m trilled to be teaching a Master Class at the opening of the retreat. Then I get to let my hair down and enjoy the rest of the event.
I’m also prepping for a workshop on Saturday at the Studio. Building a cane inventory is what we will be working on so we can move on to classes for cane mapping. All fun!