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.

Doreen Kassel CANCELLED (watch here for the reschedule date)
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. 

Doreen has also agreed to share some of her wonderful figures for our amusement. We are all about these whimsical character figurines. 

We are already picking out names for our characters! Come and join us. Maybe your figure can hold your flower for you!

Lindly Haunani
August 25-27, 2017 (10:00-5:00 pm) and September 1-3, 2017 (10:00-5:00 pm) $350
"Sagacious Sumptuous Intentional Color: Tile Bracelet Inspired by Nature"

This is a three day color-centric workshop for confident beginners to advanced polymer artists. During this class you will expand your color awareness, refresh your knowledge about color and perfect your skills when combining colors. 
The glorious range of softer muted colors found in nature will provide the inspirational starting point while you learn how to create an intentional, impactful color scheme. Five useful strategies to enhance harmony will be presented as you prepare a set of colors destined to become a collaged tile braelet or a series of brooches. 
Lindly will share her tips for creating stripe blend sheets that are appropriately scaled for making smaller pieces. The importance of including dramatic value contrasts-accent colors and neutrals in your nature inspired color scheme-will be emphasized. There will be dozens of illustrative color samples on display. There will be plenty of time for individual attention while you make your color choices. Once you have prepared your blend sheets, you will learn how to make eight different color coordinated patterns: including soft Ikat, stripes, fractured color blocking, fabric inspired stripes, feathered stripes, and a small scale circular mokume gane. Lindly wil then demonstrate how to sequence and audition your elements to create a successful harmonious balance in your design while using multiple patterns.
At the end of the session we will brainstorm as a group on how to incorporate what you have learned in your future projects.
Join Lindly Haunani, a internationally recognized colorist for a fun and illuminating three day workshop. While you may know just what colors you like, and exactly how to mix them, using them in harmonious combinations can be challenging. Learn how to add impact to your polymer clay work with increased color confidence and agility.
Join Lindly Haunani, a nationally recognized colorist for a fun and illuminating
three- day workshop. While you may know just what colors you like, and exactly
how to mix them, using them in harmonious combinations can be challenging.
Learn how to add impact to your polymer clay work with increased color
confidence and agility.
Here is a snapshot of a prototype bracelet that Lindly is working to refine. 

We had the good fortune to watch some veneers being developed.


It's very exciting to see an idea from the ground up and we can hardly wait for the class. We are opening a second session September 1-3, if there is enough demand, so get your name on the list if you missed the first session.

Laura Tabakman
September 29-October 1, 2017 (10:00-5:00 pm) $350
"Wire and Translucent Clay"

Laura is well known for her use of translucent clay. We're thrilled that she is going to guide us through her techniques, both with clay and with wire.

She has been experimenting with a laser cutter and has made some amazing stamps based on her own photographs. We will be able to use her stamps and learn from her experiments.

We will be making all sorts of translucent canes based on circles, dots and cells. We'll use alcohol inks, paints, embossing powders, pigment powders, mica minerals and whatever else we can dream up to color the clay.

Laura will teach us how to weave a wire pod, and use our translucent canes to make small hollow round vessels to combine with our wire work to make a pin or necklace.


Leslie Blackford
November 10-12, 2017 (10:00-5:00 pm) $340
"Costume Jewelry Renewed"

Dig out all your old costume jewelry or head to the flea market for some old treasures! Leslie is going to crank up your sculpting skills and give your old, perhaps broken or pairless earrings, brooches and necklaces, a new lease on life.

Maybe an earring will become the finial for a night light or a knob on a treasure box. You never know what a liberal application of Leslie's magic creativity dust will conjure up. But you can be sure it will be fun.

Jeff Dever - April 2-4, 2017
Sarah Shriver – June 2-4, 2017
Doreen Kassel -- July 14-16, 2017(cancelled)
Lindly Haunani – August 25-27, 2017 and September 1-3, 2017
Laura Tabakman - September 29-October1,2017
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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