CFCAF 2015: MARK YOUR CALENDAR NOW – FEB. 12-18, 2015

21 08 2014

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Mark your calendar now to attend the 8th year of Cabin Fever!  CFCAF 2015 dates are February 12 – 18, 2015 at the Holiday Inn West, Laurel, Maryland.  Each year, we try to bring a great mix of instructors as we also honor one of the pioneers in the field.  2015 will be no different.  We’ve got a great line-up of instructors in addition to a well-deserving honoree, Maureen Peck Carlson.

2015 Instructors include: Maureen Carlson, Jana Roberts Benzon, Robert Dancik, Dayle Doroshow, Christi Friesen, Lindly Haunani, Anke Humpert, Doreen Kassel, Randee Ketzel, Melanie Muir, Kathryn Jo Ottman, Nan Roche, Sarah Shriver, Marie Segal, Eugena Topina, and Teri Walters.

Once again, we will have full-day pre-conference workshops and 4-hour conference workshops, allowing you to get a “taste” of what more instructors have to offer.  Above is a sampling of photos of some of the workshops that will be offered.  Be certain to stay tuned to be one of the first to register.

 





MCC 2014: A HUGE SUCCESS, NOW ON TO CFCAF 2015 IN FEBRUARY!

19 08 2014

It’s been nearly one month since Master Class Camp ended and a great time was had by all.  For our second year, we had over 90 people in attendance and an amazing line-up of instructors.  Thank you to all of our fabulous instructors for all that they did to make MCC 2014 the success it was.  We had attendees all the way from Australia and Abu Dhabi not to mention Dan and Tracy coming from Mexico and Melanie all the way from Scotland!

Additional thanks go to Nan Roche and her husband, John, who held a special dinner at their home for the hard-working instructors.  Looking forward to next year and another adventure.  Here are just a few photos to give you a taste of what you missed!

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Now, we move on to planning and opening registration for Cabin Fever Creative Arts Fest in February 2015.  This will be our sixth year of presenting the Creative Pioneer and Innovator Award and Maureen  Carlson is our honored guest.  She’s been working in polymer for many years and set the groundwork for many polymer sculptors.  The line-up of instructors is another winner.  Just see who you will have a chance to take a workshop or two from!

Cabin Fever Creative Arts Fest 2015 Instructors are: Maureen Carlson, Jana Roberts Benzon, Robert Dancik, Dayle Doroshow, Christi Friesen, Lindly Haunani, Anke Humpert, Doreen Kassel, Randee Ketzel, Melanie Muir, Kathryn Jo Ottman, Nan Roche, Sarah Shriver, Marie Segal, Eugena Topina, and Teri Walters.

Start planning your trip to Maryland in February and stay tuned for registration to open in September.  Congrats to all the instructors…

 





MCC 2014: 4 DAYS TO GO AND WE’RE ADDING MORE FUN

12 07 2014

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Well, I know that some people just can’t get enough of claying, so we’ve decided to add three (3) mini workshops to the Master Class Camp schedule.  If you are interested in attending any or all of these workshops, cost will be $30 each for MCC attendees and $40 each for non-MCC attendees.  Email me at cabinfeverclayfestival@yahoo.com for additional info and to register.

  • Ponsawan Sila will be teaching MINI ROSES on Thursday evening from 6:30PM – 8:30PM
  • Marie Segal will be teaching STEAMPUNK HEARTS on Friday evening from 6:30PM – 8:30PM and
  • Sarah Shriver will be teaching BEAD SHAPES on Sunday evening from 6:30 – 8:30PM.




MCC 2014: THREE WEEKS TIL THE MAGIC BEGINS – JOIN US!

25 06 2014

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We are just 3 weeks away from the 2nd Master Class Camp and things are heating up.  Getting excited about having these talented instructors join us and looking forward to seeing what the students in each of these classes bring to life.  That’s the great thing about organizing this type of event – we get to see the diversity of the talented attendees too!

Will you be joining us? Below is a list of the instructors and availability.  Not too late to register! Click here to download registration form and workshop info. 

  • Jeffrey Lloyd Dever – space available
  • Lindly Haunani – space available
  • Marie Segal – space available
  • Sarah Shriver – space available
  • Sandra McCaw – space available
  • Ponsawan Sila – space available
  • Robert Dancik – space available
  • Melanie Muir – FULL
  • Loretta Lam – FULL
  • Dan Cormier – spaces available in both workshops

We have two impromptu evening workshops planned and will also be having a few demos of new products, so join us near the Nation’s Capitol for a few days and see if you can kick your creativity into action.  Get that muse in gear!





MCC 2014: DAN CORMIER, REGISTRATION UPDATES AND GOODIES!

29 05 2014

Summer-type weather has already arrived here in Maryland and I am glad for it.  The warm weather gently encourages people to get outside and take in the beauty of their surroundings even though inside work continues to beckon them.

 

Dan Cormier's Surfboard Choker

Dan Cormier’s Surfboard Choker

 

One of the beauties of creativity is that you carry it with you.  Dan Cormier, who is teaching his 2-day workshop “Pattern Up Front: Decorative Veneers” and 1-day workshop “Form and Finish: Bare Essentials” has done just that.  Originally living in Canada with his partner, Tracey Holmes, and their son, Griffin, they picked up roots several years ago and transplanted themselves to Mexico.  I don’t think he ever skipped a beat.  Dan, a very gifted artist, continues to create his meticulous art in Mexico and has recently traveled to Malta and to the Czech Republic to teach.  After taking a workshop from him, you will appreciate even more the purposeful refinement of his pieces.

A few spaces still available in both of his workshops. Click here to download registration form and workshop info. 

stampglassbraMarie Segal has revised her class and will be teaching a 2-day translucent workshop only.  She’s been working with translucent for years and is thrilled to be able to share her tips and techniques.   Click here to download registration form and workshop info.  

NOTE: There are still a few spaces available all workshops except Melanie Muir – hers is full.

Every one loves Goodies!  Well, we’ve got some for you in addition to some special things being planned for the evening hours.  You’ll get some time to play with new products and watch some demos.  Maybe even a field trip!  Don’t wait…last day for the $30 discount is coming up, May 31st, just 2 days away.  Get your registration in now – you don’t want to miss it!

 

 





MCC 2014: INTRIGUED BY TRANSLUCENT? JOIN MARIE SEGAL OR PONSAWAN SILA FOR CLASS

12 05 2014

Confused by translucent clay too?  Well, Marie Segal and Ponsawan Sila have both been working and experimenting with translucent clays and will bring their lessons learned to their workshops at Master Class Camp.  Marie, who has been working with polymer for decades, has recently been doing some extensive experimenting and is bringing what she has learned to her class.  I just love the DELFT~!

Ponsawan loves using inks with Pardo translucent clay.  Her results are stunning especially with her wirework.  She was a finalist in the IPCA Progress and Possibilities competition this year.  This will be Pons’ first time teaching at a Creative Arts Fest event and we are so pleased to have her join us.  Click below to register for her 2-day wire and polymer workshop.  For more of Ponsawan’s work, visit her Flickr site here and here.

Space is still available in both workshops and the discount still applies.  Pay have now and the other by June 15th…

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE REGISTRATION FORM AND WORKSHOP DESCRIPTIONS

Did you get a gift certificate to Master Class Camp for Mother’s Day?  No???  Well, it’s never too late to ask…come join us!

Master Class Camp is not for Master artisans.  It is for artist like you and me who want to learn new techniques and take their work to the next level.  All of our instructors are teaching something unique…something that identifies them.  Many polymer artists out there are unsure of how to use translucent clay.  Is it just to be used for background to flower canes?  Can color be added to it?  If so, what should you use for color?

Ponsawan loves using inks with Pardo translucent clay.  Her results are stunning!  This will be Pons’ first time teaching at a Creative Arts Fest event and we are so pleased to have her join us.

Space is still available in both workshops and the discount still applies.  Pay have now and the other by June 15th…

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE REGISTRATION FORM AND WORKSHOP DESCRIPTIONS





MCC 2014: DEVELOPING AND REFINING YOUR WORK – FOR BEGINNER TO PROFESSIONAL – REGISTRATION CONTINUES

6 05 2014

Someone wrote me recently and asked if they would be allowed to attend Master Class Camp since they were not a Master Artisan.  That’s when I realized that perhaps another explanation of what CREATIVE  ARTS FESTS Master Class Camp is all about.

1. You DO NOT have to be a Master Artisan to attend.

2. You DO need to have the drive and desire to improve your techniques when creating your work.  Your color palette, design concept, and finishing techniques all need to be developed and refined to say – hey, this is my work and I’m proud of it.

3. You DO need to want to immerse yourself for 2-6 full days in the teaching from the very eclectic and talented instructors who are coming to teach from all over.  They love to share their knowledge and it’s important to keep your mind open for some mind-changing Ah-Ha moments that may change your path.

That being said,  Lindly Hauanai, Sarah Shriver, and Sandra McCaw will all use their variations of the Skinner Blend technique to develop your color palette and compose beautiful blends for use in your work.  Each of them have their own twist on color and teach very different concepts.  BUT, they all are seasoned professionals and well worth the time you will spend with them to develop your own twist of their techniques.

Don’t wait…we are just 2 1/2 months away from MCC and workshops are filling.  Discount applies if you get your registration and full payment in by May 15th SO – WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?  WHAT IS YOUR DREAM FOR YOUR WORK?

CLICK HERE FOR REGISTRATION FORM AND WORKSHOP DESCRIPTIONS 








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