I love teaching! I teach beginner one-day introductions to multiple day boot camps to technique-oriented classes that are packed with fundamentals. And while my focus is currently polymer clay art jewelry, I on occasion add an art journaling/book making class in the mix. If you would be interested in one of my classes or have any questions, please contact me at email@example.com.
Virtual Workshops for South Florida Jewelry Arts Guild – May 14, 15 and 16th, 2022; 9:30am to 4:30pm EST
I am offering three virtual workshops for SFJAG members but anyone can sign up for a slightly higher registration fee. Saturday – Getting Wabi Sabi with Liquid Clay. Sunday – Little Beasties. Monday – Meditative Magic. For more information and to register go to www.sfjag.org.
Virtual Workshop Series for Metalwerx – The Marriage of Metal and Polymer Clay
These workshops are a part of a series called ‘Marriage of Metal and Polymer Clay’. The focus of these workshops is to introduce polymer artists to a simple, cold connection, a metal smithing skill that will allow them to take their work to the next level. Each workshop will be a stand-alone presentation, so take one or all and build your skill set. For more information please go to www.metalwerx.com.
Links – May 24 and 25: 4:00pm to 6:00pm – OPEN FOR REGISTRATION
Links are a way to provide points of connections in the construction of your jewelry. Most commonly, they are thought of connections in a necklace, but they can just as easily be used in earring, bracelets and even brooches. In this class you will learn how to create links using various shapes, gauges of wire and incorporate them with polymer clay. With this information you can go from necklaces to earrings with ease.
Rivets: July 12th and 14th: 4:00 to 6:00pm – registration not yet open
Rivets are a way to mechanically fasten two materials together. Traditionally, both the rivet and the materials being fastened are metal. Polymer is not sturdy enough to rivet together by itself so we need to be creative. We will introduce you to traditional riveting and show you modifications to make it work for polymer clay. Whether the rivets are functional or decorative, exposed or hidden we will cover several options.
Tabs: August 9th and 11th: 4:00 to 6:00pm – registration not yet open
Tabs allow you to grab and hold onto an item and are very versatile. They are typically cut or sawed out of sheet metal and can hold onto any shape item. We will discuss three types of tabs outer, edge and inner. We will go over practical aspects of tabs like tips on sawing, how long, how many, finishing edges and bending into place. We will also explore the possibilities of incorporating the tabs and surrounding metal into our designs.
Polymer Art Summit: August 6th and 7th
I will be a part of Polymer Clay Art Summit that takes place August 6th and 7th, 2022. I am one of six artists that will be focusing on surface techniques in polymer clay. At this virtual event I will be presenting ‘Exploring Liquid Clay: Smeared, Stenciled and Stamped’. This presentation will cover some of the many techniques that I have discovered using liquid clays. We will cover the basics, share ideas, tools and talk about the super powers of liquid clay that make it so unique. For more information and to register go to www.polymerartsummit.com.
IN-PERSON BEADFEST – August 17 to 20, 2022
An in-person event I can’t believe it!!! Beadfest is an annual show which has been located just outside Philadelphia but has a new venue in Lancaster, PA. The dates for 2022 are August 17 through 20, 2020. I have 4 classes being offered and registration is open!! For more information and to register go to www.beadfest.com.
Wednesday, August 17 – Meditative Magic
Thursday, August 18 – Little Beasties
Friday, August 19th – Getting Wabi Sabi with Liquid Clay
Saturday, August 20th – Marked and Framed