Tuesday, June 19, 2012

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Free Demo on Saturday (June 23rd from 1 to 3pm)! Ron Lehocky, who makes polymer heart pins to support his charity, the Kids Center for Pediatric Therapies in Louisville, KY is coming for a visit to Creative Journey Studios. He has graciously offered to give a free demo about how he makes his wonderful hearts. His techniques can apply to all sorts of polymer pin making, and it will be fun to watch him in action. After 19,200 hearts at last count, Ron definitely has some tips to share. We've been busy at the gallery and have expanded our retrospective collection to an even more mind-boggling size. This is a great opportunity to see what we are all about, have some good snacks and visit with other hardcore polymer addicts.

Also coming up is Sarah Shriver. Sarah will be teaching a weekend workshop on July 7th and 8th on her intricate kaleidoscope cane techniques, using painterly skinner blends. You will learn to obtain the illusion of depth and movement by using a repeating interlocking pattern. You will develop the visual texture and quality of a fairly simple cane to create infinite and intricate variations. Sarah has lots to share about bead construction and finishing techniques. If you have ever had the chance to see Sarah’s work up close, and to feel her beads, you know this class is not to be missed.

Sarah is staying to teach an extra session on Tuesday, July 10th. She will present her take on making ‘Big Beads’, using Sculpey Ultralight clay (which Polyform is providing for the class—thank you, Iris). Using kaleidoscope cans or simple skinner bends as veneers, the class will make molds, pinch, carve and utilize Sarah’s new techniques for reverse inlay to create an array of beads that showcase these cool techniques. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn from one of polymer’s premier teachers. The weekend is just $215 and Tuesday is $105. You can hold your spot by calling 404-314-5767 with a credit card. If you have further questions, please give us a call!
Be sure to check the summer classes page often. Don't miss Cindy Moore, Julie Eakes, Christi Friesen, Lindly Haunani, Kim St. Jean, Tammy Honaman, Judy Belcher and Jana Roberts Benzon. We're making lots of fun plans for the rest of summer and into fall.