TWO MONTHS AND COUNTING – WHO WILL YOU CHOOSE?

19 04 2016

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Nope, not talking about the election, although I find it fascinating and scary at the same time.  I’m talking about learning and absorbing every bit of knowledge that can possibly fit into your brain.  I’m talking about growing and using your creative energy and steering away from inertia.

Honestly, that’s where I’ve been for the past 6 or so years.  Not able to find enough time in the studio and dealing with a creative block – one that I intend to break through this year.  So, in selecting instructors for the Creative ARTs events, I consider many things, including the medium (preference to polymer) and look at how much the artist/instructor pushes themselves to develop new and exciting avenues for their work.

I can say that each instructor at Master Class Camp in June has excelled at this.  It’s positively packed with the kind of mental energy to move me and others willing to take the plunge, onto the next phase of our body of work.

So, I ask you this question again – Who will you choose?  Workshop information and registration form is available here.

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ANOTHER ANGLE FOR AWARD WINNING MUIR

13 04 2016

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Melanie Muir has been wowing people for a while now with her sophisticated statement pieces.  Her new style is no different – bold and angled.  She seems able to use a keen eye to piece things together until is it’s just right.

Join Melanie at Master Class Camp for yet another take on her Mokume Gane using some of her detailed stamps specially developed for this technique.  Or, bring your own!  You can download info on hers and others workshops at Master Class Camp here.

 





POLYMER AND METALSMITHING – FOLD FORMING AND GEM SETTING

12 04 2016

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Gotta be honest here – there are few jewelry artists who I admire as much as Robert Dancik for his ability to use almost anything (concrete included) to create one-of-a-kind eclectic jewelry pieces.  When I see his work up close, I say to myself – I’d like to be this good someday.  Every piece unique and carefully, or not, thought out, balancing color, texture, and medium.

Robert will be returning for his third time to Master Class Camp and has decided to share his fold forming and gem setting techniques incorporating polymer as the focal piece.  He has been busy these last few years, so we are pleased to have him joining us again.

Both of his workshops will be one day and are guaranteed to take you to a new level of possibilities. You can read more about Robert’s workshops and download the registration form here.

 





REGISTRATION OPENED FOR MASTER CLASS CAMP 2016 – JUNE 17-20

25 03 2016

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JUNE 2016’s 4th Annual Creative Arts Fest MASTER CLASS CAMP is now accepting registrations. There is no other event like it in the US – one where you can take full day workshops and choose from 8 talented and highly diverse artist/instructors.   We have something for everyone!

WORKSHOP REGISTRATION INFO AVAILABLE HERE

Instructors include:   ROBERT DANCIK, DONNA GREENBERG, DOREEN KASSEL, JANA LEHMANN, MELANIE MUIR, OLGA NICOLAS, SYLVIE PERAUD, and LYNNE ANNE SCHWARZENBERG.

MCC 2016 Instructor Schedules JUNE 17-20

 





TELL YOUR FRIENDS! EXCITING WORKSHOPS – CABIN FEVER REGISTRATION CONTINUES

1 12 2015

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Over the past 8 1/2 years, we have striven to bring you some of the best and brightest artist/instructors available to Cabin Fever and Master Class Camp.  Cabin Fever, in its 9th year is no different and once again, a premier event offering workshops from:  LISA PAVELKA, MAUREEN CARLSON, DAYLE DOROSHOW, NANCY ENNIS, LISA HANEY, LINDLY HAUNANI, ANKE HUMPERT, DOREEN KASSEL, ROBERT LIU, JANA LEHMANN, ANN and KAREN MITCHELL, NAN ROCHE, LYNNE ANN SCHWARZENBERG, and EUGENA TOPINA.  Registration continues for all attendees – click here to register.

Some have asked about the change in format.  The fact is, we listened to what our attendees were requesting – longer classes from more instructors.  The new format offers more full-day workshops and fewer 4-hour workshops with additional class time at a lower fee – bringing attendees more bang for their buck!  If you have questions about the format, just write us – we’ll answer your inquiries as quickly as possible.

Lisa Pavelka, who has brought the polymer community many useful tools and techniques, will be teaching several workshops and will be honored with the Creative Pioneer and Innovator Award for her contributions over the years. Last year’s honoree, Maureen Carlson, will present the award and will also be teaching workshops at the event.  Click here to find out more on the workshops being offered.

 





CABIN FEVER REGISTRATION IS OPEN! DATES Feb. 12-17, 2016

6 11 2015

 

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YES! WOO HOO! I tried and finally succeeded!  Registration is now officially opened for Cabin Fever to be held in Laurel, MD, Feb. 12-17, 2016.  We were able to shave a day off the schedule which is literally jam-packed with incredible workshops!

Classes will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.  Online registration is available as well as online hotel reservations.

Instructors include:  LISA PAVELKA, MAUREEN CARLSON, DAYLE DOROSHOW, NANCY ENNIS, LISA HANEY, LINDLY HAUNANI, ANKE HUMPERT, DOREEN KASSEL, ROBERT LIU, JANA LEHMANN, ANN and KAREN MITCHELL, NAN ROCHE, LYNNE ANN SCHWARZENBERG, and EUGENA TOPINA.

YOUR ONLINE REGISTRATION CAN BE SUBMITTED BY CLICKING HERE.

WORKSHOP DESCRIPTIONS HERE. (NOTE: Workshops are listed by date, not instructor.)

INSTRUCTORS’ SCHEDULES HERE.

ONLINE HOTEL RESERVATIONS CAN BE MADE HERE.





GETTING YOUR WORK TO WHERE YOU WANT IT TO BE…ALWAYS LEARNING AND GROWING

15 05 2015

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We can see examples all over the internet of work from those who are just starting out (where we were all at one time) to those who have moved their work to the next level and above and are considered “professional” artists.  The Master Class Camp in July is not meant to intimidate, but to help you grow in your art.

One artist whose work I’ve seen grow and change so much over the last few years is Doreen Gay-Kassel.  She is my friend but also a very talented artist who has continued to amaze and surprise me with the extent of her work.  She will be teaching a 2-day workshop on this new technique in July. You can see more on her 2-day workshop here https://polymerclayfests.files.wordpress.com/…/mcc-2015… and REGISTER online herehttps://creativeartsfests.wufoo.com/forms/znmjqnl176o6ft/








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