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Workshops Coming Soon!

I’m teaching two workshops coming up soon, one is this Saturday and the next is the following Saturday.

Then in Feb. I’m very excited to be hosting Marie Segal on Feb 12, 13, & 14. 

Marie Segal’s Trunk Show and Sale will be at Studio 215 in downtown Sebring, FL on Friday Feb. 12, 2016 from 7pm – 9pm. She will also be demonstrating polymer clay. This event is free.
On the same evening Studio 215 is also participate in the Art of Chocolate and Wine event.
You will sample chocolate and wine pairings straight from the New York State Finger Lakes Award winning Wineries during this event. Each participating business will feature a different wine pairing, artists, music and more. The $20 ticket price includes your samplings, a collectable wine glass and more! Tickets are limited for this first event in the Sebring After Dark series, get yours today! https://www.facebook.com/events/623379434361075/
Marie’s earring workshop is full, but by request we could accommodate one more student. Her Iconic Fabrication Workshop still has room. Scroll down for more information.

This Saturday is the beginner workshop and It’s a small group, making it the perfect opportunity to receive lots of person instruction. 

The next workshop is my cane mapping technique. This is the perfect next step for the caner who want to create a unique one of a kind picture, table top, or pendent using the canes that are in your stash. 

Beginner’s Cane Workshop
Jan. 30th
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.

beginner pendant

Download application blank for Alice’s workshops here

Cane Mapping
Sat. Dec 19, 2015
Sat. Feb. 6, 2016
10am – 3pm
fame included

Alice Stroppel Cane Mapping

If you love mosaics and polymer clay, if you love the look of complex canes but simply don’t want to create a giant complex cane, if you love one of a kind pieces, and if you have tons of left over canes, this is the class for you!

This is an intermediate class and having some skinner blended canes in your stash will make your designs pop.

You’ll learn the basics by mapping a fish portrait like the one pictured above (or bring your own design) . Plus I’ll demo my Stroppel canes and we’ll have fun incorporating some slices into our designs.

I use several older canes but make many new canes as needed for each piece. So be sure to bring some of your older canes and supplies to make new ones.

I always use Skinner blends in my canes. In my opinion, it’s what makes a piece pop. I’ll be asking you to do a bit of homework ahead of time so we won’t be spending time in class making skinner blends. If you’ve taken my cane class, then you’ll be ready for this workshop or the one below.  Homework video will be sent when deposit is received.

Marie Segal - Alice Stroppel's Studio 215

Guess whose coming to Sebring, FL
Marie Segal
She’ll be at Studio 215 for two full day  classes. 

Her first workshop will be 

Disk Earrings, new design, new innovation
Feb. 13th  2016
9am – 4pm

Download application here


Marie Segal earring1 Marie Segal earring 2

You will complete several different techniques, foils, translucent cane, sutton slice, foiled clay, dome making wire construction and design.

This earring class is a technique laden class: and the earring completion and unique wiring for the wires  is something you won’t want to miss.

Supply list will be sent to you when you sign up.


Iconic Fabrication

Feb. 14th  2016
9am – 4pm

Download application here

hearts - Marie SegalMarie SegalMarie Segal Iconic

vessel - Marie Segal

Classic interpretation of modern pieces and mediums on
art today.   You’ll learn a  collection of ways to make old style or iconic fabrication with a modern twist.

Marie has this to say about Her Iconic Fabrication Workshop.

“Iconic Fabrication is my heart!

I have always loved ancient design and fabrication but this class has a modern twist to it.

Construction, surface treatments, and modern materials stand the test of time. Designs were meant to stand for ever years ago and most pieces of art had meaning or were to document an event, loss, or love!

I love the reverence of our past history and like to celebrate that in my own time today!

We will make a vessel or a switch plate for your house.”

Thank you all for being a part of Studio 215.


Starting the New Year Right

Alice Stroppel beginner  Workshop 1 9 2016

The first workshop of the year! New caners were enthusiastic for sure in this beginning cane workshop. Maggie Mora, Pauline Somoza, Esther Manso, are sisters and they met in Sebring for a mini reunion and to take my workshop. How fun is that? Marilyn Wright is  a ceramic artist and is excited about the possibilities of polymer.

Tons of laughter in this class, we all went away smiling.

The next beginner workshop will be on Jan 30th.

Alice Stroppel build your cane inventory 1-2016

Toni Carroll, Barbara Snapp, Kathi Keck, Nancy Simmons, Linda Boyd, and Judy Fala and Marilyn Wright created fun and funky canes this weekend in a Build your cane inventory workshop held on Jan. 16. Marilyn had to leave early and I’m sorry I didn’t get her in the photo.

Next step would be to take the cane mapping workshop and get ready to let your work explode.

Only three weeks until Marie Segal arrives to teach 2 one day workshops., Find out more here. 

An Evening with Marie Segal

Marie Segal  iconic fabrication

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.

Exciting New Adventure – Online Workshops

Alice Stroppel online workshops

This weekend, my students in my Build Your Cane Inventory Workshop will be the first ones, you might say my testers, for my new video system.

I have been working all day to set up this monitor  so I can stream  online Workshops and allow my in Studio student a great view of what I demoing in class.

Soon I’ll be offering small online Workshops and possibly ongoing classes to everyone. I’m going to need a few more “testers” for my first coupled of tries the size of the class will be limited to only 3 or 4 people, so the bonus will be extra attention. You’ll be helping me and I hope having some fun at the same time.  Sign up for my newsletter to find out more. I’ll be sending information our next week.

I am excited to have this set up in time for Marie Segal’s Workshops and for her Trunk Show on the Friday night before. More info on that to come as well.