WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU AND SEE YOUR WORK!

17 03 2017

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Creative Arts Fests is going on 11 years of bringing first rate instructors to you.  We’ve had 10 Cabin Fever events, soon our 5th Master Class Camp, and two years of Fall Foliage Festival.  We’ve seen some of the work up close and personal, but we’d like to see how far you’ve  come too!

If you’ve attended any of these Creative Arts Fests events and want more people to see what you’ve accomplished, send us your pictures! Photos of your work may show up on our blog or Facebook page!  A number of our earlier students have gone on to teach and have their work published in magazines or on PCD.  We are so pleased and proud of you all!

So, if you’ve got something you want to share, send your .jpg photos to: creativeartsfests@yahoo.com with the subject line: (your name) and title of your work.  Please include info on what event you attended, the year, and who your teacher was.  Don’t be shy – this will help encourage others to explore their talents.

Can’t wait to see what you’ve done!





PCCAF 2011 MIDWEST INSTRUCTORS: LINDLY HAUNANI

15 08 2011


LINDLY HAUNANI’s work has appeared in more than fifty invitational and juried shows and was awarded the prestigious Niche Award in 2009.

Lindly is a founding member of the National Polymer Clay Guild and with Pierrette Ashcroft, co-authored “Artist’s at Work: Polymer Clay Comes of Age.”  Her latest book  “Color Inspirations“ was co-written with Maggie Maggio and  has become the color reference manual for the polymer community as well as for artists. She has produced several video workshops and been featured in numerous polymer and arts magazines.

She began teaching workshops in 1990 and continues to enjoy traveling to lecture and inspire artists.  Her passion for food and cooking provide a basis for her inspiration and is often expressed via color, construction techniques and form.  In addition to many private collections her work is part of the permanent collections of the Racine Museum of Art, the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, the Newark Museum of Art, the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the Meinge International Museum in San Diego. She has a BFA, in Printmaking from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, PA.

Come to Wisconsin where Lindly will be teaching Rainbow Roll Beads at PCCAF MidWest 2011.

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PCCAF 2011 MIDWEST INSTRUCTORS: LAURA TABAKMAN

7 08 2011

Laura, born in Argentina, moved with her family to USA in 1989. Although her background is in Architecture, she favored art. After exploring several media, she discovered Fiber Arts which appealed to her because of its tactile quality, variety of textures and colors. In 1995, Laura began making jewelry with polymer clay, becoming attracted to its vivid colors, its dimensionality and the diversity of effects and textures she can accomplish with it. Visit her Flickr site here.

More recently, she began combining her fiber and polymer clay interests in mixed media sculptures and installations. She is particularly interested in process and exploring different approaches to materials and feels more comfortable working in three dimensions, using basic forms evocative of nature and primitive cultures. Time touches, alters and decays things. Seeing the marks of the passing of time moves her and tries to include these marks into the work.

She is a studio artist and teacher who exhibits and sells her work through galleries and juried art shows nationally and internationally. She is a member of the Associated Artists of Pittsburgh, the International Polymer Clay Association, the Pittsburgh Polymer Clay Guild, where she is currently the president, and the Fiberarts Guild ofPittsburghwhere she is in charge of exhibitions and was co-director for the Fiberart International 2004 exhibition.

Laura’s work has been featured in several publications: 400 Polymer Clay Designs– Lark Books, Polymer Clay Creative Traditions, Polymer Clay Color Inspirations, and Polymer CAFÉ magazine.  Laura also won the Best of Show award in the 2010 Progress and Possibilities, a Competition organized by the IPCA, and Best of Show at the 2009 AnnualART+TECHExhibition – Pittsburgh Technology Council with a computerized polymer clay piece.

Laura will be teaching Polymer Clay Pendants at PCCAF MidWest 2011.

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PCCAF Midwest 2010: Instructor Shirley Rufener-Pastel Floral Pod

6 09 2010

Rufener-Translucent Chalk Pod Floral Pendant

Shirley Rufener lives in Oregon with her husband and two children.  She is a nationally known author and certified professional TV demonstrator for the craft and hobby industry. She “found” polymer clay in 1985 and has been hooked on it ever since.  She has published 3 books and has appeared several times on the former Carol Duvall Show and appears monthly on the popular AM Northwest show (KATU the ABC affiliate) demonstrating polymer clay and many other craft techniques.  Her skills as a designer are known for being original and clever. For years she has worked with craft manufacturers writing books and magazine articles and demonstrating their products on TV.

Students will be pleasantly surprised at how well soft pastel chalk sticks and saturated Pan Pastels work with polymer clay. During this workshop we will discover and apply several different chalking techniques, some of which were introduced in Shirley’s newest book “Polymer Clay Mixed Media Jewelry”. The workshop will focus on Shirley’s original painting with “chalk pods” surface floral technique as we create a pendant, as well as a technique sampler with as many additional chalk techniques as time allows for. This is a technique driven class that will expand your creativity to use mixed media in your work.

Don’t miss your opportunity to learn this fascinating new technique from Shirley…follow this link

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