MASTER CLASS CAMP 2017: REGISTRATION AND WORKSHOP INFO (updated 6/6/17)

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Kathleen Dustin  will each be teaching two 2-day workshops June 23-26, 2017 at Master Class Camp in Laurel, MD. Lynne Ann Schwarzenberg will be teaching three one-day workshops June 23-25, 2017.  Workshop information is available below and ONLINE REGISTRATION is available here.  These workshops will fill quickly, so don’t wait to register.  Cost for one 2-day workshop with Kathleen is $400 and two 2-day workshops are $750. Cost for one 1-day workshop with Lynne Ann is $150.  Fee includes workshop, some supplies, goody bag, Saturday evening reception and auction and a few other surprises. Hotel reservations are $99/night and can be made by calling the hotel directly at 301-776-5300 and asking for Creative ARts Fests Master Class Camp.  Room rate is available June 22-June 25, 2107).

DUSTIN: WORKING OUTSIDE THE BOX: PURSES IN UNUSUAL SHAPES (FRI/SAT JUNE 23-24, 2017)   NOTE: 6/6/17 – WAIT LIST ONLY!

2-day workshop for all levels except beginner (know how to make Skinner blend and simple canes.)

Polymer clay enables us to make containers in any shape we wish so why do we feel limited to making a purse that is rectangular? Kathleen discusses shape design principles and leads students through making an interior mold and a container with inside rim and attached cord like her purses. Students design their own shapes, colors and embellishments.  ONLINE REGISTRATION is available here.

SCHWARZENBERG: BUTTERFLY WING CANE-O-RAMA  FRI. June 23  9AM – 5PM

Beginners and advanced students alike can ‘spread their wings’ with Lynne Ann’s proven teaching style and over 25 years of experience while learning to make this butterfly wing cane in polymer clay.  Students will learn to blend custom colors and transform them into a base cane that will be turned into the wings of a butterfly.  While the cane looks quite complex, Lynne Ann has broken the process down into a series of easy steps shown in a packet with over 100 step by step color photos. The magic happens when Lynne Ann shows students how to transform the wing cane into all kinds of beautiful pieces, like a mermaid’s tail, complex flower petals and other recombinant canes.

ONLINE REGISTRATION is available here.

SCHWARZENBERG: FILIGREE/FLORAL FUSION SAT. June 24  9AM – 5PM

The simplicity of leaves and petals and classic beauty of turn of the century style filigree come together in this beautiful piece that can be worn as either a pendant or a pin. Students will learn to create a subtle gradient blend with polymer clay, turn it into two different canes (one leaf, one petal), then build a pendant using neo-classic filigree pieces from Kabela Design and finish the piece off with a Swarovski Rivoli crystal and a finding that combines a bail and a pinback, making it wearable either way. Lynne Ann will cover cane design and construction, even slicing, the best way to create a metal and clay fusion piece using special adhesive material, finishing without sanding (as it is nearly impossible to sand a dimensional piece), and metal to clay and crystal to clay fusion.

ONLINE REGISTRATION is available here.

DUSTIN: LARGE HOLLOW POLYMER BEADS (SUN/MON JUNE 25-26, 2017)  NOTE: 6/6/17 – ONLY 3 SPACES LEFT!

2-day workshop for all levels except beginner (know how to make a Skinner blend and simple canes).

It’s wonderful when large beads can be visually statement-making, but it’s not enjoyable  when they are too heavy to wear comfortably. In this workshop, Kathleen will teach constructing and assembling large light-weight hollow beads in organic/geometric shapes, then covering them with polymer patterns using a variety of techniques. As in her other workshops, Kathleen will also discuss basic design principles as she leads students through inventing and making their own beads.  ONLINE REGISTRATION is available here.

 

SCHWARZENBERG: PICTURE PERFECT PODS    SUN. June 25  9AM – 5PM

Learn to use polymer clay canes to create gorgeous, realistic or Avatar-like supernatural pods and buds! We’ll make a beautifully shaded petal cane, create these awesome little buds that work great as beads, earrings, pendants and more.  Learn to form, reduce and manipulate the petal cane, construct a realistic looking pod and add sculptural elements like twisted calyx points.  Learn to antique and shade the pods for more realism and finally, the best way to finish the piece without all the tedious sanding!

Please note: This picture demonstrates an assortment of pods, but students will be making just one petal cane and a couple of pods due to time constraints.  However, each student will make enough cane to swap pieces with the others so that they can make several other pods with the techniques they’ve learned.

ONLINE REGISTRATION is available here.




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