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

 

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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.

 





CFCAF 2015: A TRADITION CONTINUES – ARE YOU IN and WILL YOU HELP??

6 11 2014

There are two things that happen each year at Cabin Fever that make it unique over any other Creative Arts event out there.  First, we honor one or more of those in our community who have paved the way for many. In 2015, we hope you will join us to help honor Maureen Carlson of WeeFolk and Maureen Carlson’s Center for the Arts in Jordan, MN as she received the Creative Pioneer and Innovator Award for 2015.  Since 2009, we’ve been honoring some of these pioneers in the polymer world, those who came before many of us and tested the waters and the medium, bringing good and bad results to the forefront so the rest of us can learn from their triumphs and mistakes.  Maureen designed many of the face molds that we began using for doll-making, etc.  Maureen will be teaching a two-day workshop in addition to two 4-hour workshops.  Her creative wit and reflection as she inspires others is worth its weight in gold.  You can read more about her story in an upcoming post.

The second happening at Cabin Fever is the ability to participate in the auction which raises funds for non-profit organizations close to our heart.  In 2015, we will be raising funds for two charities that will benefit some in our own community.  The  first is the Prison Project – organized by Cynthia Tinapple, and raising funds for childhood cancer patients, including Baby Cullen, Kim Cavender’s grandson who is fighting a rare form of brain cancer.

Here is a sneak peak of some of the highlights you will be part of when you REGISTER HERE.

1. You will help us to celebrate our 8th year of bringing you not one, not two, not even three guest artists, but 17 instructors from around the country and around the world.  Yes, CFCAF has been an international event from our very first year!

2. You will have your choice of full-day workshops or half-day workshops or better yet, BOTH – the best of both worlds.  Who are the instructors?    Cabin Fever Creative Arts Fest 2015 Instructors include: Maureen Carlson, Jana Roberts Benzon, Robert Dancik, Dayle Doroshow, Christi Friesen, Lindly Haunani, Anke Humpert, Doreen Kassel, Randee Ketzel, Ann and Karen Mitchell, Melanie Muir, Kathryn Jo Ottman, Nan Roche, Marie Segal, Eugena Topina, and Teri Walters.

3. Be one of the first 50 to register and receive a commemorative canvas goody bag filled with lots of treats from suppliers and organizers.

DON’T WAIT AND BE LEFT OUT IN THE COLD – REGISTER HERE NOW!





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: 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








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