REGISTRATION OPEN FOR 10TH ANNUAL CABIN FEVER – JOIN THE CELEBRATION!

15 11 2016
ANKARA - MICROMOSAIC

ANKARA – MICROMOSAIC

Registration is now open for the 10th Annual Creative Arts Fests Cabin Fever event to be held February 17-21.2017 at the DoubleTree Hotel, Laurel, MD.  Honorees, Ann and Karen Mitchell will be presented the Creative Pioneer and Innovator Award on Monday evening, Feb. 20th.  Join us as we celebrate another year of creative fun and growth.

The workshop descriptions are available for download here or on the registration page.  Email cabinfeverclayfestival@yahoo.com with any questions.  We hope to see you there! Online registration will be available after midnight tonight.

 





CABIN FEVER 2017 TO OFFER “RETREAT ONLY” OPTION

7 11 2016

100_5574 Yes, it’s true. You asked for it so we are happy to provide.  Along with a full schedule of workshops presented by our talented instructor line-up, there will be an option for a limited number of people to attend just for the experience of being around other creative types and having fun!

Registration will be opening soon, so take a look at your calendar and plan to join the fun in February 2017!   Links for registration will be LIVE soon…stay tuned!





10th ANNUAL CABIN FEVER COMING – Feb. 17-21, 2017

4 11 2016

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Get ready- it’s coming!  The 10th Annual Cabin Fever Creative Arts Fest is set and will begin taking online registrations in the next few days.  – are you ready?  We are very pleased that our Creative Pioneer and Innovator Award honorees this year are the talented sisters of AnKara Designs, Ann and Karen Mitchell.  They celerated 25 years in the business and will be teaching several full day workshops to help you further develop your design skills and your own look.

Other instructors include: Mags Bonham, Kim Cavender, Jeffrey Lloyd Dever, Lisa Haney, Jessie and Jim Miller, Kathryn Jo Ottman, Lisa Pavelka, Barbara Poland-Waters, Lynne Ann Schwarzenberg, Sarah Shriver.





METAL FOLD FORMING TO FRAME POLYMER PENDANTS

18 05 2016

Robert Dancik

I’ve had the pleasure of knowing the charming Robert Dancik for a few years and his work continues to evolve. A few years ago, when he told me he was going to use concrete in his work, I didn’t believe him.  Then, I saw it – unbelievable –  I knew he was a man of innovation and creative brilliance with each of his pieces being unique and telling a different story.

Robert is offering two opportunities for students to learn from his experience.  At MCC, he will teach polymer and other artists how to use the metal work fold forming technique to frame special polymer pendants and the ease of using polymer to set gemstones and other things.

Workshop descriptions and registration form are found here.





EYE-POPPING COLOR TO MAKE YOU HAPPY!

16 05 2016

I love polymer – all kinds of polymer creations.  But no work has ever made me more happy to look at than Jana Lehmann’s color work.  She takes a basic color palette and has begun using Tracy Holmes’ BreakThrough Color cards to expand on it – manipulating the color and finally ending up with something that pleases her.   Her eye for color and design has kept her work at the forefront – drawing us in.

What about you? How do you choose your colors? Do you use Tracy’s BTC system?  Send me some stories and photos and your work may be featured here.

In the meantime, if you’d like to learn more you can register here for Jana’s workshops at Master Class Camp in June.  Spaces still available in most workshops.





A LESSON IN VARIATIONS

12 05 2016

Some would say find a steady path and stay on it.  Others, myself included, prefer to experiment, modify, and adjust.  Melanie Muir has taken this to heart and will be sharing her extensive knowledge and experimentation with us in June.

While you will be learning all you need to make Melanie’s superb ‘Shards’ necklace at Master Class event in June, when you register for her two day workshop, you will ALSO learn how to make these bold and original ‘Mid Century Modern’ variations!! Because Melanie’s class is technique based, but project inspired, she will be able to spend a bit of time demoing all the tips and tricks for making earrings and pendants too. Great value and you will come away buzzing with new ideas!  Register today.





IT’S ALL UP TO YOU: WHAT’S YOUR DREAM?

11 05 2016

“WHAT’S YOUR DREAM?  HEY, WHAT’S YOUR DREAM?”

Don’t you remember the opening lines of the movie, Pretty Woman?  

So many of us start out with dreams for our future – but will we accomplish them?  And how do we get there?  Some are fortunate enough to have a mentor and champion who helps promote and encourage, but most are left struggling and pushing the limits to achieve their goals.  How sweet it is when they accomplish even small goals – wouldn’t you agree?

We’ve had so many students come through our Cabin Fever and Master Class events – some who have gone on to great success.  Julie Eakes, Barbara Poland-Waters, and Ann Kruglak have tutorials on Craftart.edu.  Barbara Liedahl has had an article published in Polymer Arts and Lisa Haney is now an ambassador for Makin’s Clay.  There are many more success stories about artists who are willing to push themselves a little further – even pushing the limits to what they want to achieve.

We want to hear your story and Master Class Camp is that safe place where you can come, learn, and share your story while hearing others’ successes (and failures) and continue on to find your happy place. Don’t give up – Will you join us in June?

Master Class Camp Registration form and workshop descriptions here.

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