THE VALUE OF A FACE-TO-FACE HANDS-ON WORKSHOP: COME AND HAVE FUN WITH FRIENDS

25 04 2016

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How do you like to learn your craft?  These days, there are many more choices that students can make when it comes to how they learn techniques and projects.  All are good in their own respect whether it be online, a video, or in a classroom (see some of the photos above from previous Creative ARTs Fests events.)

However, I believe there is nothing better than being in a classroom, face-to-face with the teacher, watching as they work their magic and amaze students with their techniques.  Master Class Camp offers this opportunity from eight internationally acclaimed instructors and you can take up to 4 workshops over 4 days in a laid-back environment.  Interacting with other students and learning more tricks of the trade is fun too.

So, what are you waiting for, my friends?  Jump on board with the other folks who are excited for MCC 2016.  We’ll save you a spot!

CLICK HERE to download the registration form and workshop descriptions and register today.

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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

 





BUILDING YOUR WORK FROM POLYMER SCRAP AND METAL

19 05 2015

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STILL TIME TO REGISTER FOR MASTER CLASS CAMP IN JULY.

Eugena Topina, originally from Russia, has used her science background in planning and creating new and innovative multi-functional tools for use with polymer and other media.  The stamps, created from scrap polymer and small strips of metal, are exquisitely detailed with simple, elegant lines.  She does not teach very often and we are lucky to have her living here in Maryland.

This will be her first time teaching at Master Class Camp and she is thrilled to be among some of the other talented instructors.  Take a look at some of her other work and you will see the value in learning from her.

Workshop descriptions can be found here and online registration can be done here.

 





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

15 05 2015

KASSEL – POUF necklace

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/





MCC 2015: BASKETS AND MATRIX – COMPLEXITIES SIMPLIFIED

1 05 2015

I am so very excited to have two of the leading men in the polymer world, Jeffrey Lloyd Dever and Dan Cormier, joining us again for Master Class Camp.  These two have mastered their look and feel – in other words, their work is easily recognizable.

Hope from Heart of Darkness

DEVER – HOPE FROM HEART OF DARKNESS

Jeff is a full-time business man, heading up a graphic design business with his wife, Kay.  He is an award winning artist and has his work displayed in museums and galleries around the country.  He returns to MCC and brings us his miniature baskets combined with hollow ware  for jewelry.  The detail is exquisite and the colors pop!  He doesn’t teach often, so get him while you can!   Updated workshop information is here.  Register online for Jeffrey’s workshop here.

CORMIER - MATRIX CANE

CORMIER – MATRIX CANE

Dan Cormier is another master.  He has been working in polymer for decades and has become known as a perfectionist – and his work shows it.  He will be visiting us once again all the way from Mexico and if we are lucky, we’ll have a chance to visit with his son, Griffin.  Dan has taken his Matrix cane technique to the max and I am very excited to see what he does this year using his signature templates, dies, and cutter.   Updated workshop information is here.  Register online for Dan’s workshop here.





MCC 2015: FOR EXPLORATION AND THE COLOR INQUISITIVE

23 04 2015

I’ve experimented with color since childhood, whether with crayons, paints, and in the last 15 years – polymer.  However, I know that there is always more to learn and and many techniques used to achieve the final rainbow of colors.

HAUNANI - EDIBLE COLORS

HAUNANI – EDIBLE COLORS

At MCC 2015, you will have two workshops specifically designed to test and explore your personal color palletes.  Lindly Haunani is one of the best in the polymer world for working out your color spectrum.  Her new workshop, Incredible Almost Edible Color, will take you to from zero to sixty in your color pallete.  These luscious colors can make many hungry to taste test their own recipes. Thanks to Cynthia Tinapple at PCD yesterday, Lindly’s workshop is filling fast.  If you want in, register today! Updated workshop information is here.   Online registration can be found here.

HOLMES - PICK-A-COLOUR

HOLMES – PICK-A-COLOUR

Tracy Holmes, partner to Dan Cormier, is not new to polymer, but she is new to teaching at Master Class Camp.  I was intrigued last summer when Tracy taught an impromptu mini-color workshop at MCC 2014, so I asked her to expand on it and invited her to teach this year.  Tracy and Dan have been working for years to develop different color palletes that marry nicely with his bead shapes.  They have certainly accomplished that.  Join Tracy and learn another way to experiment with color. Updated workshop information is here.  Online registration can be found here.





MASTER CLASS CAMP 2015: ONLINE REGISTRATION OPENS WITH A BANG!

22 04 2015

Yes, as you can see we are finally moving into the 21st Century with online registration – and so far, so good.  This year’s event brings us two talented instructors from Germany – Anke Humpert and Jana Lehmann.

HUMPERT - FUNGUS

HUMPERT – FUNGUS

Anke’s offering is a new direction for her.  She had two new pieces with her when she taught at Cabin Fever in February and I admired them both. As a matter of fact, I took one of them home with me as the auction winner.  The other, the Hungry Fungus, went home with Nan Roche.  Needless to say, she received raves about both pieces, so I asked her to teach a 2-day class at MCC 2015. Updated workshop information is here.  Online registration can be found here.

LEHMANN - GRAPHIC CANES

LEHMANN – GRAPHIC CANES

Jana Lehmann is a master at creating graphic designs with polymer.  I’ve admired her work for sometime.  Her bright colors and crisp lines have intrigued me and I am so pleased to have her join the ranks with us at MCC.  Not much info that I can find on a website, but go to her Flickr and Pinterest pages and find lots of eye candy. Updated workshop information is here.  Online registration can be found here.








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