PCCAF Midwest 2010: Instructor Cindy Silas

24 09 2010

SILAS: Photopolymer Plate Example

SILAS: Photopolymer Plates Galore

Cindy has always been an artist, spending much of her youth drawing, painting, sewing, knitting, and as a teenager in the 70’s, doing macramé.  She chose the business art of graphic design as a profession, while continuing to explore other arts mediums, such as watercolor and photography.  In 2003, she picked up a book about polymer clay and began creatively exploring the art form.  More recently, she began exploring silver clay and has become focused on combining the two versatile mediums to create art jewelry.

Her experience in the arts has been rich, collecting what each individual medium has to offer.  Each explored medium has added to her sense of design and love of color, not to mention adding to the overflow of supplies in her home studio.  She believes life is an adventure, and that there is so much left to do…see…try.  Her goals are to move forward, to explore, innovate, and continue to share the creative genius that is in all of us through her art, teaching and publishing.

In this class, you will learn to create photopolymer plates (PPP) from your own art! Then use them as you would a rubber stamp to impress textures and designs—even your signature, into your polymer or metal clay. In this class, you will make a photopolymer plate (or several) to take home, plus learn the following:

•  several ways to create your art, so that you get crisp results
•  the best plates to use for different purposes
•  how to determine the best exposure time
•  demo and tips for using your plates
•  use your art or choose from several available designs
•  and finally, Cindy will have samples available to show how the plates can be used.

To register for the Polymer Clay and Creative Arts Fest in Weston, Wisconsin, 21-24 Oct., please click here or on the registration linkabove to download the registration forms and get them in as soon as possible.  Registration deadline is 10 October 2010.

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