ANN AND KAREN MITCHELL: OVER 2 1/2 DECADES OF COLLABORATION

18 01 2017
ANKARA - MICROMOSAIC

ANKARA – MICROMOSAIC

Ann and Karen Mitchell are not only sisters and the best of friends, they are also a very successful design team that has had over 25 years of working together and collaborating on their work.  They have been selected as the 2017 Creative Pioneer and Innovator Award Honorees for their portfolio of work and contributions to the polymer community.

The sisters (ANKARA Designs) are scheduled to teach 3 full day workshops at the upcoming Creative Arts Fests’ Cabin Fever, Feb. 18-20, 2017.  Openings are still available if you have a day or two to come hone your jewelry design skills with them.  Registration is open and ongoing, so join us! Registration form and workshop info here.

ANKARA - LIQUID CLAY

ANKARA – LIQUID CLAY





NOW OPEN FOR INDIVIDUAL CLASS ENROLLMENT!

16 01 2017
SCHWARZENBERG - GEORGEOUS GINKO

SCHWARZENBERG – GEORGEOUS GINKO

HURRY!!!!   Just one month to go!  Time to open things up to those of you who have limited time to take creative adventures.  We have now opened up all workshops for individual registration, so now’s your chance.  A shortened schedule over a holiday weekend (Feb. 18-20, 2017 President’s Day) may also help.

Here is the revised schedule for Cabin Fever workshops:

cfcf-2017-instructor-schedules

To see workshop info online, click here.

And here is the updated REGISTRATION FORM allowing you to register for one or more workshops.

If you prefer to register online, go to our Wufoo Forms Registration here.

Time’s a wastin’ – we’ll see you there!

 





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 18-20,2017 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. 18-20, 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.








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