Upcoming Classes

Ellen Prophater continues with her wonderful beginner sessions and custom classes designed to teach you exactly what you want to learn.  Call if you want a good start to your polymer addiction. She is happy to teach one on one, or with a small group, and gives you a good foundation in polymer art. 

Below are some of the classes for 2017 and beyond. Feel free to call us for more information. We try to have work from the teachers on display in the gallery, so stop by and see firsthand what will be happening in the classes.

Jeff Dever
April 2-4, 2017 (Sunday, Monday & Tuesday) (10:00-5:00 pm) $375
April 5-7, 2017 (Wednesday, Thursday & Friday)
"Miniature Polymer Holloware"

In this class we will explore a wide variety of small scale holloware forms and shapes. This technique driven class will result in strong, light and often reproducible pod like pieces that can be used in jewelry as beads, pins or pendants.

You will learn to create small forms/molds of your own design. These, with clay layering and multi-cycle curing will become small holloware pieces. Jeff has a cornucopia of surface ornamentation and finishing techniques to share, as you work toward designing a pendant, brooch or earrings.

If you expressed an interest in this class and are on the list, now is a good time to secure you place with a check! Thanks!

Sarah Shriver
June 2-4, 2017 (10:00-5:00 pm) $350
"Talismans and Hinged Pendants"
We always look forward to classes with Sarah....there is never a dull moment. We like to defer to the teachers to decide what they would like to teach.

She sent the following thoughts --"Ever since I first thought about making jewelry, I wanted to create something that felt tribal. I love the idea of wearing your 'wealth' woven into your clothing or worn on your body, like a nomad might do. I particularly like the idea of embedding some sort of memorial or mystical element in these pieces like the victorian "hair jewelry", or the medicine man's healing potions. In this class I'd like to explore those ideas with some personal input from each student to create a piece that references someone or something, and looks cool too! We'll do a little work with wire and add elements that heighten the feeling of a pendant with curious powers."
Obviously, one element will be the use of a hinge to elevate the piece to a more interesting level. Sarah already has a unique way of making the canes she uses. Add to that her ability to teach you construction will advance your work more than you can imagine. Besides, you'll have a blast.

Doreen Kassel
July 14-16, 2017 (10:00-5:00 pm) $350
"Translucent Blossoms and Things with Wings"

Using simple sculpting techniques and reference from life and books, Doreen will guide us to create offbeat flowers, pods & things with wings. We'll take off from organic forms and create impressions of the natural world. We'll use white Premo & translucent polymer.

After sculpting and curing, we'll use a unique oil painting technique that involves painting on and rubbing off, to create luminous, subtle color. The end result is really wonderful. We have a fun display of Doreen's work in the gallery to tempt you. 

Lindly Haunani
August 25-27, 2017 (10:00-5:00 pm)
"Sagacious Shale"

Laura Tabakman
September 29-October 1, 2017 (10:00-5:00 pm)
"Wire and Translucent Clay"

Leslie Blackford
November 10-12, 2017 (10:00-5:00 pm)
"Costume Jewelry Renewed"

Bettina Welker - April 8-10, 2016 and April 12-14, 2016
Meisha Barbee - May 20-22, 2016
Melanie Muir - June 10-12, 2016
Julie Picarello - July 29-31, 2016
Ellen Prophater - August 5-7 and August 12-14, 2016
Lindly Haunani - September 2-4, 2016
Cynthia Tinapple - October 7-9, 2016
Leslie Blackford - November 11-13, 2016
Nikolina Otrazan -- March 24-26, 2017 (To be rescheduled)
Jeff Dever - April 2-4, 2017
Sarah Shriver – June 2-4, 2017
Doreen Kassel -- July 14-16, 2017
Lindly Haunani – August 25-27, 2017
Laura Tabakman - September 29-October1,2017
Dani Torres and Natalia Garcia de Leaniz
Leslie Blackford - November 10-12, 2017
If you have questions or would like to sign up for any of the classes, call us at 404-314-5767 . Your place in the class is secured when it is paid for. The teachers make their travel plans at least sixty days in advance. We are only able to offer a refund if we can fill your space.

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